Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Britt

Hayes

CEO, North America

Britt brings over 20 years of global, cross-discipline recruitment, talent strategy and operations experience across three of the communications industry’s top holding companies. Known for her ability to connect with and unlock top talent, Britt is focused on making successful creative and commercial connections that work equally for our client partners and candidates. Prior to joining The Talent Business, she ran her own consultancy and was the Chief People Officer for DDB North America. Britt currently splits her time between New York & St. Louis with her English partner in crime, Jonathan, her 3 teens & 2 unruly labradoodles.

Gary

Stolkin

Global Chairman & CEO

Much has changed in the marketing and communications landscape since Gary launched The Talent Business in 2007, but the need to attract and retain leaders capable of driving business transformation has never been so integral to delivering growth and sustainable commercial success. As Global CEO, Gary has first-hand experience of identifying and securing leaders capable of driving business transformation for brand owners, tech platforms, consultancies and communications agencies – globally and in key markets around the world. He also works with agency groups on their acquisition strategies, and advises brand owners on the selection of agency partners. He divides his time between The Talent Business’ offices in Europe and the US. Gary is a five-times speaker at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, an Opinion Contributor to Adweek, and has written for Fast Company, AdAge, The Drum and The Guardian. He has also been on the advisory council for Business Insider's 'Most Innovative CMO's in the World'.

Tanya

Livesey

Global Managing Director,
Creative & Design

Tanya is an internationally experienced business leader, talent strategist and leadership coach – who has been developing the careers and profiles of the creative leaders of high-profile creative organisations since The Talent Business launched in 2007. In her early career, she sat on the management teams of some of the top London advertising agencies, learning first-hand about the complexity of leading teams in highly creative, dynamic environments – as well as having a deep understanding of the creative process and what it takes to deliver outstanding work. Since joining The Talent Business, she has helped to build it into the world’s leading global executive search firm in the creative marketing and communications space. Her role as a trusted advisor to creative leaders worldwide has given her valuable insight into the challenges of modern leadership which enables her to identify and deliver outstanding creative talent that can drive genuine business transformation. Tanya has a passion for brilliant ideas and the people behind them – so has been lucky enough to have worked with many of the very best throughout her career. Tanya is also a regular columnist for Creative Review – advising creative leaders on how to tackle some of the many challenges that face the leaders of today.

Andy

Wardlaw

Global Managing Director,
Tech & Innovation

Andy started his career just as the first wave of digital businesses were beginning to establish themselves, transforming entire industries and generating a need for a new breed of innovative, hybrid talent. Joining the first digital specialist search firm, he found himself helping to structure and staff the nascent UK teams of Amazon, Microsoft, AOL & eBay, as well as the first digital communications agencies. Advising businesses and senior talent within the creative and technology sectors has been the focus of his career. He has built cross-functional internal talent team and led staffing and talent strategy internationally for leading creative businesses, including AKQA. He has also run his own talent consultancy. Andy believes that the key to sustainable commercial success is the alignment of transformational talent with business transformation and growth strategy. Since re-joining The Talent Business in 2016, he has been advising brand owners, tech platforms, consultancies and communications agencies on their senior hires, identifying and securing leaders capable of driving business transformation. He has also worked with agency groups on their business acquisition strategies, and advised brand owners on the selection of agency partners. When he can, he runs, skis, travels and spends time with his family.

Philippa

Campbell

Managing Director NA,
Strategy & Innovation

Growing up with a mother who went to British drama college and a father who moonlighted as a DJ on the River Thames, I suppose it’s no surprise that I knew from a young age I wanted to work and surround myself with creative people. A few weeks after graduating, I moved to New York City to take my first job with BBDO working on VISA, Home Depot and Bank of America. After starting out in NY, I moved to San Francisco to join Goodby Silverstein & Partners to help launch HP’s Effie award-winning campaign “The Computer is Personal Again.” Six years later I returned to BBDO in NY to work on Hewlett Packard Enterprise while also leading 3M’s global rebranding. Prior to joining The Talent Business, I spent two years at Droga5 NY, transforming Under Armour’s marketing with their first global campaign. During my career I have partnered some of the world’s biggest brands and helped them transform their marketing communication. In my experience it takes a long term approach to building relationships to deliver successful business transformation and commercial success. I am thrilled to be part of a team at The Talent Business that understands the challenges involved in helping companies find the best senior talent to shape the most effective teams, and also cares so deeply about helping individuals reach their full potential. When I’m not working, I'm spending time with my family plotting or living out our next adventure!

Laura

Stroup

Managing Director NA,
Business & Marketing

Laura started her career in Account Management in the storied era of 2003 CP+B Miami, before making a move to New York where she held account roles across Grey, BBH, and Droga5 on iconic brands including IKEA, Levi's, Axe, Clairol and Puma. In 2010, the lightbulb moment came – a passion of connecting creative people – and started her recruitment career at The Talent Business. After six years there in Global Executive Search, she made the pivot back to agency life as Head of Talent for BBH North America and SVP Talent at BBDO. She can be found between Williamsburg and Upstate NY with her husband and dog, with a flight to London always in the books.

Stacie

Maziarz

Operations Director NA

Stacie started her career in the film industry, working on feature films like Pirates of the Caribbean, Spanglish, Monster House and more. She joined Go Go Luckey Productions as VP of Development where she helped create numerous television series. Stacie transitioned to the advertising world working for BBH Los Angeles. There she helped open and grow the LA office. Stacie learned from years of working within the creative industries that success in any business requires a team made of diverse, creative thinkers who can approach any problem from every angle. Stacie joined The Talent Business in February 2022 as Operations Director to be a part of a team that brings talented people together for businesses fueled by creativity and innovation. Beside work, Stacie is hanging at the beach with her family or chasing their next adventure.

Leah

Silver

Business Intelligence Manager

Leah grew up in New York City where she was classically trained in vocal music before moving to Dublin to study Global Business. As Speaker Liaison for Trinity Economic Forum with experience managing data and conducting research for firms including OCP Capital, Leah brings equal passion for both the arts and analytics. In 2020, she co-founded a legal technology startup with her sister. When not in the office, she enjoys singing, traveling, and interior decorating.

Logan

Muskus

Operations Manager

My passion has always been musical theatre and after reaching my goal of becoming a Thespian Troupe member, I knew I had made it! My college career was focused on marketing & advertising, and this gave me the opportunity to start my journey in the world of creativity and innovation. Living in New York and working at The Talent Business enables me to stay close to all the creative arts, including my love for Broadway. When I’m out of the office I have my own online boutique, love to cook, and spend time with family and dachshund KC.
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