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Tom Truitt, Music Business Expert, Joins TurnkeyZRG as Managing Director

Rochelle Park, NJ, September 23, 2021TurnkeyZRG, a 25-year-old talent recruitment and executive search firm, announces the addition of Tom Truitt as Managing Director – Music & Live Entertainment. TurnkeyZRG joined ZRG, a New Jersey-based global executive search firm, in January 2021. Based in Nashville, Tom will focus on placing senior-level executives across the entertainment industry, including music, technology, gaming, and eSports.

An accomplished business development and sales management professional, Tom has nearly three decades of experience and a track record of consistent top performance. He currently runs WHO KNEW, a popular networking event which regularly draws 500-plus attendees and invites entertainment industry executives to share stories, wisdom, and industry predictions. In addition, he launched “The Smartest People in the Room,” an hour-long webinar series, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before these successful ventures, Tom founded MusicRowSearch, a music industry-focused headhunting firm, in 2007. In 2017, MusicRowSearch merged with Buffkin-Baker, a retained search firm with seven offices across the US. As a Partner with Buffkin-Baker, Tom managed the firm’s entertainment group; his core clients spanned concert/festival promoters, streaming platforms, record labels, publishers, PROs, production companies, venues, ticketing companies, experiential agencies, and music tech.

“From launching a successful search firm to establishing his well-attended industry networking event series, Tom has shown time and again his prowess for recognizing talent across the music and entertainment business,” said Len Perna, Founder and CEO of TurnkeyZRG. “Our search consultants across the many facets of entertainment look forward to learning from and working alongside Tom.”

“Len Perna’s 30-plus years of experience across sports and entertainment drew me to join TurnkeyZRG; he has undoubtedly grown the firm to a leader in the executive search space,” Tom added. “I look forward to leveraging my vast network of entertainment contacts to help grow the entire firm.”

About ZRG

Since 1999, ZRG’s data-driven approach to executive and professional search has been changing the way clients think about identifying top talent, and for over 20 years, clients have trusted us to recruit top talent around the world. Today, ZRG is one of the fastest-growing global firms in the search industry and provides a full suite of retained executive, middle-management, and customized search solutions globally through its offices in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Middle East/North Africa.

ZRG matches clients with the right leaders by leveraging technological innovation, years of experience, and an ability to identify quality candidates. Businesses often falter under sub-par leadership, but with each placement, ZRG promises to identify and hire executives fit to meet their clients’ unique needs. ZRG’s analytical process and collaborative culture give us the competitive edge to provide our clients with an industry-leading advantage.