Sucherman Group Grows From TV Recruiting Roots Into Sports, International

Sucherman Group, for three decades a leading recruiting and consulting firm with a low public profile but a high degree of influence in the corridors of TV industry power, is expanding into sports and international with two senior executive hires.

The firm has hired Simon Pollock as Managing Director, International, based in London; and Charles Gould as Managing Director, Sports, based in New York. The moves follow the company’s entry into the tech sector, adding Netflix Amazon and Google to a long-term client list that includes Disney, NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia.

Eric Sorenson, former head of MSNBC and executive producer of the CBS Evening News, has been CEO of Sucherman Group since 2014.

“For more than 30 years, Sucherman Group has helped companies make the right moves with the right strategy, the right organizational structure and the right executives,” Sorenson said in a press release. “With Simon and Charles on our team, we are now positioned to fully extend that top-notch advice and service to the sports industry and companies around the world.”

Gould, whose background includes a stint at Ascendent Executive Search, part of the portfolio of Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, will help sports entertainment brands with talent recruitment and organizational design. In 2018, Sucherman added the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and Baltimore Orioles as new clients, adding to past work with the NFL, WWE, USTA and the New York Mets.

Pollock, who has been a senior international executive at Disney, Sony and A+E Networks, will lead the firm’s international practice. It will provide worldwide executive search and consulting services to U.S.-based companies while also supporting international companies expanding in the U.S.

Stuart F. Sucherman founded Sucherman Group in 1987 and remains its chairman. A lawyer by training, Sucherman had tackled such projects as teaming with former CBS News president Fred Friendly to help create the Public Broadcasting Service in the late 1960s.

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