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Industry Veteran Joins Leading Management Consulting and Executive Search Firm

New York – (April 19, 2010) - Sucherman Consulting Group Inc., the premiere management consulting and executive search firm for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that media industry veteran, Erik Sorenson, has joined the senior management team as Executive Vice President of the consulting practice. Sorenson will support projects for the firm and manage new business development.  He will report directly to the firm’s founder and CEO, Stuart Sucherman. Sorenson, a seasoned executive and the winner of more than 20 Emmy awards, has extensive management experience in the fields of radio, local and network broadcast television, cable and syndicated television, and digital media, and brings a new edge to SCG’s already extensive media consulting capabilities.
      “I’ve known Erik for a long time,” says Stuart F. Sucherman. “He’s been involved in every aspect of the media business, from production to development to management.  He has handled many of the same issues our clients are facing.  He’s been in the trenches and the corner office, so he’ll be a terrific partner for them as they tackle their unique challenges.  ”
      Sorenson’s years of experience in TV and cable news and online media will add a new dimension to SCG’s media consulting capabilities. Sorenson will focus on developing new clients in the areas of news, entertainment, and sports and will also assist in developing new clients for executive search.
      “I have the highest regard for Stuart's judgment; strategic insights and unrivaled discretion,” says Sorenson. .”I am honored to partner with him and his outstanding team.”
      Sorenson has supervised the production of thousands of hours of non-fiction programming, as a media executive and entrepreneur.  Until recently, Sorenson was president and CEO of Vault.com, an online publisher of career management and job search intelligence with a subscription and advertising business model.
      Sorenson began his career in radio and transitioned to television in 1977.  At 28, he became the youngest-ever major market news director at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, following stints as Executive Producer in San Diego and Chicago. After leading the LA news operation at the Fox-owned station in Los Angeles, Sorenson returned to KCBS-TV to become Vice President and General Manager. From 1989 to 1994, Sorenson was an Executive Producer at CBS NEWS, running CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.  From 1996 to 1998 he worked at Court TV (now TruTV) as Executive Vice President.  In 1998, Sorenson became the President of MSNBC and ran the NBC cable news operation until 2004.  Sorenson was the co-founder and President of Triple Threat Television from 2004 until 2007 when he joined Vault.com.  
About Sucherman Consulting Group, Inc.
Sucherman Consulting Group, Inc., with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is a management consulting and executive search firm that specializes in working with a wide range of media and entertainment companies. These include cable and broadcast television networks, motion picture and television studios, broadcast stations and station groups, online media organizations, publishers and their parent companies. The firm’s primary focus is to work with the creative elements of these organizations in helping create business and programming strategies, re-designing organizational structures, decision-making processes, managing and recruiting key executives.   
Sucherman’s consulting clients include NBC Universal - NBC Network, CNBC & Telemundo, Disney - ABC News & ESPN, Discovery Channel Networks, Viacom – Showtime & MTV Networks, AOL, the New York Mets, and the New York Jets. Sucherman has placed executives at ABC, A&E, CNN, CNBC, Comedy Central, Endemol, Food Network, Fuse, Fox, Game Show Network, MTV, NBC, Nickelodeon, Showtime, Sundance, Telemundo, Tennis Channel, VH1, Viacom, the New York Mets, New York Jets and others.  (http://www.sucherman.com/)

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