The media industry is facing unprecedented change. Fragmentation, disruption and changing consumer habits around content consumption, mean many organisations face a new reality – evolve or lose relevance and commercial edge. As the boundaries between media, sport and entertainment diminish, our knowledge and relationships with the sectors brightest leaders ensure our clients are always presented with the very best talent.
We start by understanding what the long and short-term aspirations for the executive team are, where the role sits within the company, and what specific challenges the new hire might expect. In this rapidly evolving industry, we give you insight and knowledge drawn from our experiences of hiring for similar positions into other businesses to challenge and advise you on the best structure for the role and how to find the right person for your needs.
We are judged by the company we keep, and work with some of the world’s most impressive companies.
Tony is a former AIM listed CEO who has lead organisations of scale and stature in Europe and the Middle East. His clients include many of the worlds leading Broadcasters, Sport Franchises, Governing Bodies and Media Groups. His sector insight, aligned with an understanding of how leadership teams operate at board level has led to long term relationships and the successful transformation of many organisations.
Our consultants have on average more than 15 years of search experience within each of their specialised areas, bringing unparalleled levels of expertise, credibility and trust among clients and candidates alike.
Specifically when in competition with the other big blue-chip search firms, many clients buy in to our partner-delivered model.
Partners at Savannah conduct the work rather than oversee it and as such, are fully involved in the searches we run. The partner is at the end of the phone 24/7, not one-step removed meaning there is no dilution in terms of quality of work.
As a mid-size firm, we’re more agile, tailored and personal in our approach. We believe this to be a powerful combination. We will push and challenge when needed, but we will listen too.
From business transformation to crisis management, our experienced team, integrated interim and search practices, and accelerated search process finds you the senior leaders needed to drive short-term fundamental change. We are one of the only firms to have a truly integrated search and interim offering, able to provide short term tactical and long term strategic hiring solutions. This provides clients access to the human capital resources they need right now, whatever maturity stage your business is in.
Typically we place Non Exec Directors, Chairman, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operations Officers, Chief Content Officers and Managing Directors for clients who range from media giants to the world’s most recognised sports franchises and Private Equity backed firms.
We have additionally made many high-profile appointments at functional level and regularly host Boardroom Dinners across various markets and locations.
With decades of collective experience in identifying and securing high performing executives, Savannah offers a rigorous global search process based on deep functional and industry knowledge. We are new and fresh with a deep reach and limited off-limit restrictions. Savannah combines the quality, agility and dedication of a boutique firm with the specialism and global capability of a larger search firm.
Savannah is committed to diversity of gender, race and thought. We were one of the first executive search signatories for the voluntary code of conduct to address gender diversity on corporate boards and more than 1/3rd of our partners are female.
We have a proven track record of locating and securing diverse candidates, particularly in male-dominated industries and functions.
Savannah Group are passionate about promoting diversity in leadership, and we are delighted to support Windsor Leadership in the launch of their new programme to support Black and Asian Leaders.
The Inspiring Black and Asian Leaders Programme will offer senior leaders from differing sectors the opportunity to engage in a challenging, thought-provoking and inspiring environment and shape an energising vision for how and where they lead in the future