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Sucherman Group, a ZRG Company, Appoints Veteran Melissa Ortiz as Managing Director

Rochelle Park, NJ, June 24, 2022Melissa Ortiz has been named Managing Director at Sucherman, a leading media and entertainment advisory firm and a division of ZRG. Melissa is charged with building the company’s consulting and recruitment business in Latin America and the Iberia region while helping to expand the company’s client service capabilities around the world. With nearly 20 years executive search experience across global markets, Melissa is based in Miami and reports to Sucherman CEO Erik Sorenson.

“We are thrilled to have Melissa join our growing team to build our consulting and recruitment capabilities in Latin America, Iberia, and across the globe. We understand that the right talent, leadership development, and structure have never been more important to our client’s success. Melissa’s knowledge and understanding of the entertainment and media landscape, combined with her global network and local market knowledge, will help us support our clients everywhere they operate,” said Sorenson. 

Melissa has worked with Fortune 500 companies in the US, Latin America, and Europe, most recently as the Founder and CEO of boutique talent advisory firm Sapphire Recruiters.  Having spent her early career in the banking industry, she has lived and worked around the world, including New York, Chicago, Miami, Rome, and London. Fluent in Spanish and Italian, Melissa earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pace University and an International MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

About Sucherman

Sucherman is a division of ZRG. For more than 30 years, Sucherman has been the media, entertainment, and digital industry’s go-to partner for every point in the talent cycle, from world-class executive recruitment to leadership development and organizational design. Sucherman’s clients today operate at the intersection of content and commerce. Amid continual disruption, new entrants, and shifting consumer expectations, the Sucherman team enables today’s businesses to thrive by understanding the landscape, cultivating top talent, and developing each organization’s optimal people strategy.

About ZRG

ZRG is a global talent advisory firm that is changing the way companies hire and manage talent. ZRG’s data-driven approach to executive and professional search has been changing the way clients think about how to find top talent. The company’s digital Zi platform combines talent intelligence, candidate insights, and process improvement to dramatically deliver executive searches quicker and with proven better results.

Today, with the help of private equity investor RFE Investment Partners, ZRG is among the fastest growing firms in the search industry and provides a full suite of retained search, on-demand talent, and consulting and advisory solutions across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia.