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Media Technologies

Broadcast Operations, IT, Advanced Technology Development, Production, Post, Engineering, Sales Technologies, Systems Programming, Content Management, Workflow, CODEC Development, Platform and OEM Integration, All Distribution Modalities and Associated IT - Recruitment for all of the above.

 



 

Broadcast and Media Technology Executive Search

Media Broadcast Distribution, Production and Post Operations, Workflow, Sales Operations, Facilities, Engineering, IT, Programming and Emerging Technologies.

Filcro Media Staffing identifies specialized media and broadcasting technology executives with broad strategic, operational, distribution, production, engineering, sales, programming and maintenance responsibilities from a software and hardware management perspective.

 

Broadcast Operations and Engineering (BOE), Broadcast Operations Canters (BOC),Network Operations Centers (NOC) , Television Operating Centers (TOC), Electronic News Gathering (ENG), Video On Demand (VOD), Content Management Systems (CMS), Communications Security (COMSEC),  High Definition (HD), 3D, Holographic Conversion (HC) , Digital Radio (DR), In Band On Channel (IBOC), All TV & Radio Sub-carrier, Broadcast Robotics and Automated Production (BRAP), Set Top Box (STB),  Workflow Automation,(OEM) Original Equipment Manufacturer Integration, (OTT) Over The Top Integration, (CDC) Cloud Distribution Centers (SAN,WAN,LAN), Multiplatform Automated Delivery, Library & Storage, MPEG(x) All Compression, (MME) Mobile Media Engineering, Multiplex Distribution, Encoding, CODEC Development, Broadcast Mechanical & Facilities Engineering, Broadcast HVAC, Telecom & MSO Network Integration and all VoP, RTP, VOFR, ATM, BPL, and VTOA.  Specialized Media Technology and Workflow Sales Group - Client Technology Rosters - Technology Group Profile - Web-Scale All of the above across all RF and Digital platforms. For Specialized RF Antenna Management.
 

The media technology listed above is specialized broadcasting, MSO and Telecom technology nomenclature relevant to the recruitment and executive search practices of Filcro Media Staffing.
 
This diverse technology subject matter reflects the scope and granular practical understanding that Filcro Media Staffing utilizes to recruit media technology executives.  Media and Communications companies seeking talented media technology leaders for single platform or multinational multicast multiplex multiplatform entities are Filcro Media Staffing’s clients.

Media technology search firms Review of Filcro Media Staffing IT recruitment executive search firms for the broadcasting industryWith the growing influence of IT facilitating the efficacy of convergence; telecommunications and broadcasting interests experience similar benefits from implementing change management and succession planning through our focused identification. Filcro Media Staffing as a media broadcasting executive search firm understands media technology and media technology people from a tactical and strategic perspective.

Reviews of Filcro Media Staffing Recruitment Firms that specialize in recruiting Brodcasting IT Executives  for Information Technology environments  in media broadcasting and digital media  companies Filcro Media Staffing Executive SearchFilcro Media Staffing has broad strategic and granular IT and engineering recruitment acumen specific to the media industry. From actual code for custom programming and systems environments that develop their own solutions for every facet of the broadcasting industry to distribution and sales operational initiatives, Filcro Media Staffing offers highly specialized technology recruitment.  Traffic, broadcast operations, inventory, production, post production, library management, sales, sales operations infrastructure, distribution, research analytics, NOC automation, satellite control systems, CODEC development for in-house and or off the shelf box development are all areas relevant to Filcro Media Staffing’s technology clients and specific to the firm’s recruitment proficiency on tactical and strategic levels.

 

Filcro Media Staffing is a global executive search firm and our client’s utilize our global recruitment experience to attract talent from the primary technology centers all over the world.  Our capacity to identify, recruit and attract technology talent in not limited by geographic boundaries.  Some areas of exposure for the firm:

US

LATAM

ASIA

MENA

EU

AFRICA

Filcro Media Staffing recruits for media technologists globally.  Our firm “speaks media technology” and recruits media technology executive leadership, engineers and media IT professionals who speak multiple languages and travel throughout the world to build, integrate, engineer, manage and monetize all things media. 


Software and hardware Engineers, Managers, Programmers, DirectorsSr. Directors, Vice Presidents, Scientists and CIO, CTO, CXO level media technology executives are identified with the appropriate experience, acumen and skills. Our commitment to "best practices" in this group and our ability to identify executives when "change management" is essential in sophisticated technology environments is proven.

Review of Filcro Media Staffing  is one of the IT Executive Search Firms for the TV and Media IndustriesFilcro Media Staffing maintains up to date information from organizations like SONY, Panasonic, GE, Harris, Scientific Atlanta, Lucent, Cisco, SUN, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, INVISION, TRW, Pioneer, JVC, Grass Valley, Philips, Motorola / GI and others to establish our own internal guidelines for hard skill sets for each technical search. When the firm identifies and recruits a CIO, CTO, Senior Vice President of Network Broadcast Operations or a Director of Network Distribution and New Technology for a Multi-Plex, single network or their integrated x.0 compliant web property, Filcro Media Staffing assures that that individual's skills and business capabilities are everything they should be now and going forward.

Every search in this practice group is conducted by an Officer in Charge of Search (OIC) with a minimum of 15 years of technical HR recruitment experience who is also a former Satellite, IT, MSO, TV Network, or technology executive with extensive industry knowledge related to a client’s needs. Theoretical and practical knowledge of current and future MSO / network distribution, fiber, digital, production/post, mobile, OEM, satellite and RF technologies facilitates rapid and accurate identification of talented technical employees in every media market in the United States or OCUNUS. The firm stays up to date with legislative and technical FCC mandates for spectrum license allocations including wireless for private/public applications, digital sub carriers and emerging BPL technology. COMSEC and INFOSEC searches are assigned to the appropriate search executive based on the nature of the organization. Client Rosters

 

 

 

 

 

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From initial build-out to recovery to security to operations to integrating legacy platforms for monetization with digital properties and accommodating technological growth, Filcro Media Staffing is the most comprehensive broadcasting and media executive search firm CONUS or OCONUS to identify and secure proven media information technology and engineering leadership. For Tony Filson OIC Roster - For CTO / CIO

Programming executive searches for all operational, engineering and application development recruitment include but are not limited to: SAP, ASP/ASP.net, VB/VB.net, .NET, Perl, Linux, C++, Oracle, UNIX, SAS,  Java/J2EE, SQL Server.  Please note that Filcro Media Staffing only recruits programmers with related media, broadcasting, telecommunications and entertainment experience.  Also visit our specialized “Media Technology Sales Group”.

 

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Media Technology Executive Search Reviews & Case Histories

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Global Broadcasting, Motion Picture, Cable & Interactive Networks


 

Location

New York, NY - USA

Search Firm

Filcro Media Staffing

OIC

Tony Filson Reporting to Board of Directors, CEO, CTO & SVP HR

Client

Diversified U.S. Global Media & Entertainment Conglomerate

Client Situation

Succession Plan & Upgrade of Global IT Across all Media Platforms

Executive Search Committee Industry and Business Sector Inclusion

  • Television Networks - Cable & Broadcast - International, National, Regional & Local
  • Radio Broadcasting Networks - International, National, Regional & Local
  • Wireless / Mobile Content Producers - International, National, Regional & Local
  • Online Interactive - International, National, Regional & Local
  • Network & Syndicated Programming Producers - TV, Radio, Interactive, Mobile, Film
  • Motion Picture Studios - Domestic & International

Review of Tony Filson Media Technology Executive Search Filcro Media Staffing Tony FilsonThe executive search committee (ESC) of the client company was comprised of the President, CEO, current CTO and SVP of Human Resources acting as the liaison for the (ESC).  The (ESC) identified Filcro Media Staffing (FMS) and Tony Filson (TF) functioning as Officer in Charge of Search (OIC) to conduct a national search to identify and review the proper technology executive capable of facilitating the current CTO’s succession plan and the board of director's desire to enhance the global technological resources of their media holdings across all media platforms.

The CTO had a clear vision of where the diverse media holdings needed to be technologically in international, national, regional and local markets and he was exceptionally articulate in what he was seeking strategically and tactically to assure that his successor could manage this global media and entertainment conglomerate, well into the future.

The diversity of the company's global media portfolio would require Filcro Media Staffing to recruit a CTO with broad media acumen and a sophisticated comprehensive overview of advanced multimedia, multicast and  multiplex broadcast technologies.  For terrestrial distribution, MSO, OTA & Satellite relationships and FCC mandates this new CTO would require exceptional hard and soft skills to evangelize technology internal and external to the organization.  The new CTO would review and manage many IT and broadcast vendor relationships across three continents; this would require a fiscally mature media IT executive with extensive build-out, operations and maintenance experience globally.

With a large multinational and multi language IT engineering staff reporting into this technology executive, a noted and adept mentor with the ability to manage soft and hard assets remotely would be essential.  Media technology issues associated with international government regulations, business affairs and monetization were complex and we required an executive who could utilize the firm’s extensive legislative resources effectively to manage these areas with autonomy.

Some of challenges facing the new CTO

  • Global Dissemination Across Multiple Media Platforms
  • Web-Scale for Future Global Enterprise OTT, OEM
  • Optimizing and Upgrading Resources for TV, OD, Radio, Interactive and Mobile Normalization
  • Change Management
  • Vendor Management in International & Domestic Markets
  • Optimizing Sales Technology to Enhance Revenue Across All Platforms
  • Centralize Control of International Technology Assets
  • International Government and Domestic FCC Compliance
  • Management of a Diverse Multinational Staff
  • Attracting and Mentoring Staff to Facilitate Technology Initiatives
  • Implementing IT Best Practices Internal & External to the Organization for Assimilation, Dissemination & Production
  • Integration of media platforms for monetization of multicast products and services

Solution

Technology recruitment for the media industry in New York City
Based on Filcro Media Staffing’s recruitment experience with prior advanced media technology searches and an awareness of other global media organization's technology infrastructures; compiling, verifying and vetting the entire initial search universe and including the ESC in the process took less than three weeks to complete.   With a finite number of appropriate media technology executives capable of moving the organization globally to their next generation of technology across all their targeted media platforms it was apparent who was qualified from a mechanical perspective well before the initial round of interviews in New York, Atlanta and California to understand each executive's capacity strategically.

The OIC’s (Tony Filson) objective was to attract the proper media technology executives to fit well within the organizations unique technology culture. Every ideal media technology executive identified was currently under contract, happy and well vested within their respective media conglomerate.  The current CTO’s succession plan was essential while recruiting to attract the “ideals” who were talented and well sought after Media IT executives. All exhibited the career progression and stability sought in the new CTO to maintain continuity and facilitate growth in the client’s global technology organization.

The current Chief Technology Officer CTO required extensive assurances that this incoming executive would assume the initial transitional role prescribed before taking over the CTO position at the cadence prescribed. Maturity and sound judgment during a brief transition alloted would afford the organization and their vendors and affiliates  continuity during the new CTO’s ascension.  An extensive round of interviews in New York with the CTO, CEO and other senior level executive of the hiring company provided a unanimous consensus that the proper media IT executive to assume the CTO’s position had been identified and that he was indeed uniquely qualified and the single most qualified candidate for the position.

Successful CTO Recruited

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The executive recruited and attracted by Filcro Media Staffing - Tony Filson (OIC) for the organization was currently managing (7) seven major TV broadcast and cable entities for one of the largest U.S. based multinational media and entertainment conglomerates in the world.  In his previous roles this technology executive managed across every media platform relevant to the organizations diverse global media infrastructure to include: Multicast of Cable TV, Broadcast TV, Radio, Interactive, On Demand, OOH, Mobile and Wireless assets.

The executive was currently managing over 70 senior technology employees across The Americas, Europe and Asia with total technology and financial controls within these geographics for global dissemination.  His total reports on a dotted line and vendor management exceeded that of any other candidate by two fold.

With a proven history of efficacy in managing and introducing new media  technology from a hard asset and human resource perspective he was respected below, on and above line by everyone who came in contact with him personally and professionally.  This level of respect by his peers and those who reported into him would also be an asset in attracting and retaining highly valuable media technologists for the client company in the future.

One of the most challenging  aspects of this media technology executive search was negotiating the timing of the executive's release from his current contract due to a media industry merger.  At all times, this media IT executive exhibited traits inherent to someone with a fine character, intelligence and honor.  It was a pleasure working on this search with the current CTO and attracting such a fine senior media IT executive to carry forward the firm's reputation as a leader in global media technology and broadcasting entertainment.

The incumbent CTO left the firm as designed in his succession plan and the new CTO apparent reported directly into the new CEO.

Employers wishing to retain or discuss a similar search assignment with Filcro Media Staffing, please use the Employer link below.  Thank you.

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A Filcro Media Staffing Review of
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Senior Vice President
     Multimedia Network Sales Operations & Technology
     New York, Los Angeles, Chicago -  USA
  

Online, Mobile, OD and On Air Platforms Sales IT & Operations

Reporting
Filcro Media Staffing with Tony Filson as OIC reporting to the President of TV Network Sales

Client
A diversified U.S. based multinational media and entertainment conglomerate.

Search
A Senior Vice President to lead all national sales operational infrastructure and technologies across all media platforms for multiplex, multicast monetization optimization of the TV Network.

Client Situation
Client through a multi-billion dollar acquisition of on line and on air media properties needed to upgrade infrastructure to optimize revenue.

The objective was to have the Agencies, Clients, Network Traffic, Network Inventory, Network Sales Staff and Network Planning across multiple platforms: On line, On Air, On Demand & Mobile all functioning seamlessly.

The multiple media groups wanted to be able to offer integrated revenue management optimization while reducing internal redundancies when serving clients who were buying across multiple media platforms.

Industry and Sector inclusion for Universe Compilation

  • Broadcast Television
  • Cable Television
  • Satellite Networks
  • MSO Operators
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Online Interactive
  • On Demand & Multiplex Broadcasters
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Technology & Media Management Consulting
  • Mobile Technologies & Providers

Subsequent to Filcro Media Staffing being retained

Filcro Media StaffingThe Filcro Media Staffing OIC Tony Filson participated in a number of meetings with line personnel and senior management to map out the media technology (IT) and human resource (HR) objectives going forward.

The HR & IT org charts provided gave clarity on future hiring needs, determinations of support staff tactical and strategic autonomy and immediate staffing issues facing the new Senior Vice President.

Filcro Media Staffing’s overviews of traffic, inventory, sales planning and the current metrics utilized for primary and secondary research analytics were key in proper universe compilation for identification, recruitment and attraction.

New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Detroit were analyzed individually to provide each key client and agency's preferred modality and IT functionality during technology upgrades and operational improvements for Traffic, Inventory, Sales, Sales Planning, Research and Client Services.

Some of the challenges facing the new Senior Vice President

  • Change Management
  • Best Practices
  • Technology Integration Across Multiple Platforms
  • Directing IT with Off-theShelf Modifications and New Program Development
  • Training of Staff on New Systems and Software
  • Agency and Client Awareness of the Benefits and Advantages
  • Redundant Systems Operating Through Integration
  • Hiring of Additional Staff to Facilitate New Programs and IT Programming
  • CMS OD Content Sales System Integration w/MSO, Satellite and Mobile

Filcro Media Staffing’s Recruitment Solution

Filcro Media Staffing proceeded to Identify organizations with specific "best in class" reputations on individual  platforms.  As this was a new initiative to the industry, no single executive to date had successfully implemented an environment with such efficacy across these multiple media  platforms: Broadcast, Cable, Satellite, Interactive, Mobile, OD, OTT, OEM and DOOH

Recruiting from the identified universe proved to be fruitful.  The greatest challenge was having to determine “capacity Vs. “experience” as we were recruiting for a compilation of objectives that had never been fully realized in the industry before.

Successful Senior Vice President Recruited

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A Vice President of Sales Technology from another multinational media and entertainment conglomerate.

This Vice President was responsible for global (IT) technology initiatives across TV, Radio, Interactive, Motion Picture, Mobile and legacy platforms.

With 8 direct reports and a staff of 62 on a dotted line this VP had built and developed with internal and external resources one the most respected technology environments in the media and broadcasting industries.

With broad experience in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago this executive welcomed the challenges in each location across the United States to integrate systems and human resources to facilitate the client’s business goals and the optimization of revenue.

The timing of the search coincided with many of the executive's personal and professional desires to build a “new technology” infrastructure that would allow for recognition throughout the industry. His current environment could not afford him this opportunity based on the logjam of senior management he reported into, preventing him from from functioning with the strategic autonomy he desired and deserved.

Summary

The Senior Vice President was successfully attracted and relocated.   Filcro Media Staffing with Tony Filson as Officer in Charge of Search participated in the employment contract phase and the Senior Vice President has proven to be a vital resource for current and future initiatives.

Employers wishing to retain or discuss a similar search assignment with Filcro Media Staffing, please use the Employer link below.  Thank you.

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A Filcro Media Staffing media technology executive search review by Tony Filson OIC
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  Filcro Media Staffing Reviiews of Media Technology  Execuitve Search by Tony Filson
 
  Director Global Distribution
   Engineering and New Technology

  
Global Multiplex Multiplatform Channel Environments

 

Based   New York, NY  - USA

The Search Firm   Filcro Media Staffing (FMS) with Tony Filson (TF) as officer in charge (OIC) reporting to Technology Human Resources in New York, NY - USA

The Client Company

Reviews of Filcro Media Staffing with Tony Filson leading media technology executive searches for tv networksCable broadcasting environment of one of the the World’s largest media and entertainment conglomerates with global and domestic terrestrial distribution. This Multiplex is considered the World’s eminent technological leader and premium programming provider in the broadcasting industry with unsurpassed MSO  and cross-platform dissemination modality. These 14 networks (as of search initiation) enjoy international market dominance and are SUB not advertising driven. This New York City based national executive search was “strategic” to assure the combined Networks and MSO’s continued global dominance with regard to broadcasting distribution and advanced operational technology.

Executive Search

Senior Director TV Network Global Distribution
Director Engineering and New Technology (DENT)

Client Situation

The Vice President of Network Technology Distribution (VPNTD) was referred to Filcro Media Staffing from corporate human resources. The VPNTD had searched for over six months through other executive search firms and was unable to identify an appropriate Sr. Director. Filcro Media Staffing was called in when the situation became critical for the Network(s) distribution and MSO properties based on affiliate adaptation deadlines of proprietary broadcast signal assimilation and dissemination.


 

With synthesizing technology through the entire global distribution chain form NOC to Affiliate(s) being of timely and paramount importance based on set-top-box (STB) and new CODEC roll-out,  Time Warner required aggressive, creative and media focused recruitment indicative of Filcro Media Staffing’s recruiting modality and efficacy.

The skill sets, experience and media  technology specific to global broadcast distribution required existed in few environments and there was virtually no success prior to Filcro Media Staffing being retained. Other search firms from inside and outside of New York did not produce results. Due to the immediacy and nature of the search Time Warner requested The Officer in Charge of Search  (OIC)  at Filcro Media Staffing be Tony Filson (TF).

It was the consensus of FMS-TF that a national search was not required based on Tony Filson’s knowledge of technology succession planning at two “ideal environments” to draw from that were located in New York City. However, additional national candidates sourced with proper technology leadership experience were also  presented by Filcro Media Staffing  to assure success if the “ideals” could not be attracted from within New York City based on a perceived compensation issue that ultimately was moot.

Media Industry and Media Sector Inclusions for Candidate Universe Recruitment

  • Cable Television Network(s)
  • Multisystem Operators (MSO’s)
  • The Major Broadcast Television Networks - OTA
  • Super Stations / Regional Station Groups / National Station Groups
  • Broadcasting Industry Technology (IT & Engineering) Consulting & Vendors

Filcro Media Staffing is Retained

Filcro Media Staffing Officer in Charge Tony Filson and the FMS Director of Research spent time in person at the client’s New York City Executive Offices with Technology Human Resources.   From the onset Filcro Media Staffing was familiar with the client technology culture and technological infrastructure from a business and IT perspective.  Tony Filson created a engineering topography review to be utilized during identification and recruitment. Human Resources gave detailed guidance that was formulated in conjunction with the VPNTD to determine the desired experience, soft and hard skills. The departments culture was equally as important and presented challenges if the autonomy capacity of the new Director was lacking even if the technological acumen was above the mean.  A search document was quickly established and the client’s “ideal” was apparent to Tony Filson from the onset. Filcro Media Staffing’s broadcasting focus and experience with similar TV network technology searches was utilized immediately to set a positive course of action and cadence.

Filcro Media Staffing was provided with an overview of all Network technical (IT) and (BO&E) operational facilities for terrestrial distribution. Based on the fact that this was a “multiplex” environment and few other competitors enjoyed their “current” technological superiority, a flexible compensation structure was understood that could be market driven to attract an ideal executive regardless of a competing Network’s nomenclature without running into parity issues within the same department. Filcro Media Staffing  evaluated all distribution facilities as they relate(d) to the new DENT and affiliate issues to include security, budget, current and future CODEC development and vendor considerations for STB, OD, Mobile and Wireless.  The reporting line was not an issue as the position was strategic and required calling upon existing staff, departments and affiliates to work in synergy with the DENT to implement all “New Technology” and “Change Management”. This technology executive would have unusual autonomy based on their technological acumen and capacity to implement business initiatives.

This level of strategic autonomy is normally afforded to a VP of Technology within the client's competitors and we were recruiting and attracting a high-pot Director level executive.

The Network's objectives with regard to domestic and international Cable TV, DBS, HITS, OD,  broadband, etc. were timely and to assure proper deployment and continuity of service we needed to identify an executive who could evaluate new distribution technologies and make recommendations based on past BO&E experiences.  CMS distribution acumen created challenges as others in the industry were a full generation behind the client company.

The VPNTD was very “hands-off” during the identification phase and let Filcro Media Staffing function with unusual autonomy during universe compilation, recruitment, attraction and tiering. Human Resources played a very active role to facilitate attraction based on the firm’s recommendations and they ultimately provided the catalysts to bring the search to fruition.

Due to the Network(s) being six months behind schedule prior to engaging FMS, the firm gave FMS unusual latitude to facilitate very aggressive sourcing, identification and recruitment.

Some of the biggest challenges facing the new Technology Director

  • Strategic implementation on a Network and global affiliate level
  • Continuity during new distribution technology implementation
  • New business development with non-technical partners
  • Representing the Network to the industry from the Network’s point of view
  • Domestic and international PPV / OD and new business development support
  • Maintain Network technology leadership in the broadcasting industry
  • Gaining Internal and External consensus with regard to vendors and affiliates
  • Cross platform multicast for the entire family of muliplex Networks & products

Filcro Media Staffing’s Solution

Filcro Media Staffing Tony Filson Review Broadcasting Technology Executive Search Firms that specialize in TV Network Distribution Broadcast operations and engineering TechnologyFilcro Media Staffing proceeded to Identify “best of class” technology executives from  major U.S. television networks that shared facilities and resources that contained  “multiplex” environments for substantial cable TV and OTA Network technology holdings. There was no doubt that very few technology executives on the Director’s level existed in the United States with the “perfect” experience or knowledge.  An additional technology executive was identified in Hong Kong as a safety net but the cost of relocation was prohibitive and our ideal was the New York candidate. The Asia based candidate with equal acumen and experience was second tiered.

Through the identification, recruitment and screening process the executives sourced were so specialized and their environments so specific based on “technology”, that the only logical criterion for precluding executives had to be based on strategic limitations as opposed to tactical. What differentiated these strategic executives, and was seen as a solution for the client, was a “perfect” hard and soft skill mix that others had overlooked. Access to O&D charting and awareness of technological capabilities and vendor relationships of the targeted companies was essential here.

The “Peter Principle” could not come into play for this executive looking at a 5-10 year plan based on technology and succession planning. There would “always” be something new to learn and teach others technologically internal and external to the organization. The ecology of this executive had to match the ecology of the client technology being rolled out for implementation and the development of new systems in BETA.  Noted as one of the most advanced technology environment in the industry, the new technology executive would have to present as a someone who loved and respected technology well beyond the norm.

The distribution and IT issues with vendors and affiliates required an executive who could function as a facilitator, advocate and catalyst for new technology initiatives to drive revenue on the PPV and OD side. The media engineering, soft skills and new business development implementation required a very well balanced executive who could advocate for the firm to vendors and the broadcasting community as a whole.

The affiliates were so fragmented from a technological perspective that the new executive had to play a role that allowed vendors into each affiliate to roll-out new technology that enhanced distribution and new business initiatives by corporate mandates that could ultimately benefit OD / PPV & proprietary revenue streams that were previously not monetized.  The mix of MSO and Network interests created many experience and skill set variables.

Specific technology and broadcast IT vendors can be very challenging  to work with and required was a person who was current on cutting edge broadcast software and hardware issues who could speak with a vendor, affiliate and the industry as a whole to “leverage the Network(s)” in such a way that a “new standard” could be implemented to cause others to financially take technology initiatives that would ultimately benefit the Network and the affiliates.  This capacity to sell and evangelize new technology was essential as hundreds of millions of dollars of technology buy-in was hanging in balance.

Effectiveness through transparent persuasion based on technological, budget and media business acumen would be essential.

Successful Director of Distribution and Advanced Technology Recruited

A Director of Distribution Technology from a Major TV Network.

This executive had an intimate knowledge of every technological tactical and strategic aspect of the position.  It was apparent to everyone involved in the search that this was a “high potential” person who could facilitate the future of Network Technology for our client.  However, the unusual cultural fit was also excellent.  He was able to assimilate easily into the new organization and bring with him numerous global industry contacts and followings that immediately benefited the Network. His broadcast IT and Engineering acumen were equal to his skills in quickly gaining internal and external consensus of those he collaborated with.  This was a passive candidate, who had to be recruited and attracted by Filcro Media Staffing and the OIC.

The new broadcasting technology executive having extensive engineering experience was also an accomplished business executive who would be able to implement the Network’s “New Business Revenue Streams” through successful enhanced implementation of OD / PPV and proprietary projects that would be facilitated through increased affiliate technology adaptation and new CODEC development.

His ability to facilitate monetization through technology was proven. He was skilled at selling advanced technology he conceptualized, built and brought to fruition internal and external to the organization.

This executive was so familiar with the “broadcasting community” as a whole that he was also a fit to “Chair” appropriate groups that would benefit the Network’s attempt to set a new standard for distribution technology on a terrestrial level.

This media technology executive's strength was developed from a very hands-on but not micromanagement approach in his previous environment. His thought provoking demeanor that made others feel at ease as opposed to being under pressure, was very refreshing. He had an unusual ability to make others feel as if they had found the solution, even if he had to step in to put out the fire himself. This strong soft skill set in a “technology environment” facilitates a more collaborative process when he is involved and everyone seems to be more productive with his “positive reinforcement”. His technology acumen is so astute that in his previous environment vendors looked to him for leadership when rolling out new products. His exceptional soft-skill sets were “ideal” based on mentoring required across multiple business lines internal and external to the Network’s technology environments.  His strength with vendors was essential as he had to evangelize large technology spends all the way down the affiliate chain.

This executive scored very high on Filcro Media Staffing’s proprietary technology and behavioral profiles.  The balance of hard and soft skills was apparent, and confirmed, in person and on paper.

With this broadcasting technology executive coming out of a major competitor of our client company, Human Resources was very helpful in attracting their “ideal” though creative incentives that avoided any parity issues.  When a media technology driven hiring entity has the resources to facilitate a mission statement of global technological superiority and leadership, Filcro Media Staffing performed with aplomb to meet their critical demands.

The cultural fit of the new executive placed HR at ease when it came time to use the tools they had set aside from the beginning to attract their “ideal”. Since this TV executive was identified in the same city, there was no need for relocation.

The executive experienced a smooth transition to the new Network and is performing exceptionally well on all levels. He has become a vital and respected member of the company and he is looked at as a leader of technology and new business development in the global broadcasting community. He has also been promoted in advance of the client’s initial succession plan.

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A Filcro Media Staffing director broadcast engineering executive search for review

Major TV Network
Broadcast Operations and Engineering Technology (BO&E)

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Based  New York City, NY - USA based
Search Firm  Filcro Media Staffing with Tony Filson as OIC
Reporting to Vice President Network Operations Engineering, New York City, NY - USA

Client

Reviews of TV BO&E Executive Search Firms that specialize in Television Broadcasting  Operations and Engineering Executive Search Filcro Media Staffing Tony FilsonA diversified U.S. based global media and entertainment conglomerate with major television network, sports, cable TV, radio, Motion picture, publishing, outdoor advertising, entertainment and media holdings. The firm operates media businesses globally and this search was relevant to all domestic and international distribution of their broadcast signals on multiple media platforms.

Executive Search

Director Distribution
Network Operations and Engineering Technology


Client Situation

The Vice President of Network Operations and Engineering had been searching for a Director with exceptional IT skills for over six months through other resources and was unable to identify a candidate that met all the technology criterion required for the Network's future plans for global distribution to stations, affiliates, MSO, SAT and wireless partners.

 

Filcro Media Staffing had conducted previous searches for Manager, Director and VP level technology and engineering staff in the past and made the Network aware of an opportunity at a competitor that could be to the Network's advantage, while working on another engineering and information technology search.

Industry and Sector inclusion

  • Network Television Broadcasting - Engineering and IT
  • Cable Television Broadcasting - Engineering and IT
  • MSO Distribution - Engineering and IT
  • Radio Network Distribution - Engineering and IT
  • Satellite Network Broadcasting - Engineering and IT

Filcro Media Staffing Recruits

The Filcro Media Staffing Officer in Charge of Search - Tony Filson (TF) identified, recruited and attracted the candidate to meet the following criterion:

  • Design, implement, and manage transmission plans for television events worldwide and guide IT project management for implementation.
  • Supervise the installation of complex systems and software for remote broadcast and telecommunications facilities
  • Evaluate the most cost effective, reliable, and appropriate method of transmission routes and services operating in a zero tolerance-for-defects environment.
  • Hire, train, and manage IT and engineering technical personnel and transmission service providers.
  • Generate detailed budgets and quotes and approve and monitor spends to ensure financial goals
  • Execute technology-driven project management responsibilities for implementation and operations guidance
  • Coordinate the analog to digital and High-Definition conversion of remote satellite backhaul and fiber optic transmissions; including cost analysis, vendor selection, equipment procurement, and integration.
  • Manage fiber network connectivity between the Network, studio, and broadcast origination facilities.
  • Work internal departments on installation, activation and maintenance of new and existing circuits.
  • Manage Disaster Recovery plan fiber infrastructure.
  • Manage the annual budget process for the operating, staff travel, IT, expense, and capital budget lines for the Transmission and Broadcast Operations departments. Track and report variances.
  • Create, compile, organize, and analyze key technical data and operational trends.
  • Provide business analysis, reports, and recommendations to improve business and operational efficiency.
  • Assist with long term strategic planning and new technologies research, traffic and facilities scheduling, vendor negotiations, and staff training. Maintain long-term contracts database.
  • Provide information and analysis in response to technical inquiries for the global fleet of satellites.

Some of the challenges facing the new (BO&E) Broadcasting Operations Director
 

  • Locating resources internal and external to the organization and getting them to work in a cooperative manner, on time and on budget
  • FCC Reporting
  • Negotiating competitive business terms with IT vendors and clients
  • Reviewing current operating expense statements, analyzing costs and developing new financial structures for technology
  • Maintaining the accuracy of the delivery inventory and resources across multiple media platforms.
  • Negotiating lease cancellations, subleases and contracts for idle delivery assets to be leveraged toward future delivery needs.
  • Change Management
  • Training
  • Best Practices
  • Advanced (IT) technology implementation that integrates all platforms globally
  • New CODEC adaptation and development across multiple platforms

Solution

Reviews of Filcro Media Staffing Broadcast Operations and Engineering Excecutive Search Firms Tony FilsonFilcro Media Staffing proceeded to Identify, recruit and attract a "best in the industry" broadcast operations and engineering executive who had worked in an advanced technology Network distribution environment for one of the Network's closest competitors.

Filcro Media Staffing completed the search in 3 weeks.

The executive has made a smooth transition to the CBS Television Network and has proven to be a valuable asset in the global distribution and advanced technology surrounding the organization's broadcast operations and engineering divisions.

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A Filcro Media Staffing broadcasting chief engineer executive search for review by Tony Filson OIC with Filcro Media Staffing reporting to the TV Network CEO

Client Company

Filcro Media Staffing Reviews Madia and Broadcast Engineering Executive Search Tony Filson TV TechnologyThe Home Shopping Network - HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI) is a $3 billion interactive multi-channel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise and operates two business segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSNi offers an innovative, differentiated retail experience on TV, online, via mobile, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores. HSN delivers a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names, and broadcasts live 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 364 days a year, reaching approximately 96 million homes. HSN.com is a top 10 most trafficked e-commerce site that creates a unique experience by leveraging content, community and commerce. In addition, HSN is an industry leader in transactional innovation, offering services such as HSN Shop by Remote®, the only service of its kind in the U.S.; mobile applications, including HSN apps for iPad®, iPhone®, Android™; and HSN on Demand®. Cornerstone is comprised of leading home and apparel lifestyle brands, including Ballard Designs, Frontgate, and Garnet Hill. Cornerstone operates eight separate e-commerce sites, distributes more than 300 million catalogs annually, and has 11 retail and outlet stores.

Search

Chief Engineer

Media Technology Search Firms


Location

St. Petersburg, FL - USA.

Client Situation

The Network CEO was seeking a honed TV engineering executive to assume the role of Chief Engineer.   Based on the advanced technology build-out, cross-platform dissemination and technological  leadership continuity required it was essential that the  Network identify a Chief Engineer capable of formulating, executing and bringing to fruition the Network’s current and future media and broadcasting technology needs. 

Industry and Sector inclusion for Universe Compilation

  • Broadcast Television - Networks, Station Groups & Stations
  • Cable Television Networks
  • MSO - Multi-System Operators
  • Technology and Media Conglomerates
  • Technology Vendors to the Broadcasting Industry

Solution

Filcro Media Staffing proceeded to Identify Chief Engineers, Vice Presidents of Technology and Directors of Broadcast Engineering and Operations from the surrounding geographics and moving outwards.

Based on Filcro Media Staffing’s experience with similar broadcast engineering executive searches it was apparent through O&D charting compiled internally that there was a rich pool of candidates for the firm to review in the Miami, Atlanta, DC/MD/VA, New York and New Jersey markets enabling identification, recruitment and attraction from the primary East Coast targets.

With OTA, Satellite, MSO, Mobile, OEM and Online all being of relevance it was essential that cross-platform, multi-cast be part of this engineering executive's experience.

 

Many affiliate relationships were contingent upon the Networks NOC implementing new standards for CODEC development.  The varied platforms required different modalities and project management skills with internal clients, vendors and affiliates would be essential.

As the Network built and implemented this new technology it would require a technology executive who could speak on behalf of the Network to the broadcasting industry, vendors and attract IT and broadcasting engineering personnel as needed.  Mentoring skills were very important so a proper succession plan could be implemented from the onset of this technology initiative.

Based of the Network's culture this Chief Engineer would have to exhibit strong soft and hard skills.  There was no technology cocoon and this technology executive would be implementing business goals and monetization through technology needs that were not being conveyed by technologists. 

The ability to report into a technology savvy CEO with media technological vision for monetization on business and creative levels was extremely important.

Successful Chief Engineer Identified, Recruited, Attracted

A resourceful, innovative professional technologist with over 20 years of Broadcast Engineering and Operations Management experience within both domestic and international arenas that included 12 years executive level experience at a multi-billion dollar interactive multi-channel network with 27 owned and operated TV stations. He held P&L responsibilities with expertise in initiating projects and programs that boost efficiency, productivity, and sales revenue through state-of-the-art technologies.  He was a hands-on Broadcast Engineering  Manager with proven skills in analysis, coordination, conceptualization, negotiation, budgeting, building, and improvement of operations through policies that promote creative thinking, new avenues of business for the company, superior customer service, and a positive result for the corporate bottom line.

He managed all technical aspects of a TV station function including engineering, operations, IT, post production, distribution, recruitment, hiring and training of staff, budgeting, P&L, scheduling work and activities, establishing policies and procedures, performance evaluation and motivation of employees.

As a sincere technologist he researched the latest technologies and best practices to develop an 18-month proactive plan to transition a network to High Definition broadcasting across multiple media platforms.  He succeeded in a 13-month completion time and $1M under budget.

Efficiency, productivity and profitability were all synonymous with his name. At one point in his career he lead the design and rebuilding of over 27 television stations in different markets, within different parts of the country.  Identified needed technologies and successfully created state-of-the-art tech facilities and studios.  His work always increased consumer viewership, product sales and revenue dollars for the company.

This technology executive knew how to monetize technology through sound planning and project management in collaboration with or directed by business and creative executives who “did not speak technology”.

He also reduced operating expenses by coordinating the movement of post-production services from outside vendors, in-house.  Managed all aspects of the movement to internal needs achieving  annual savings that were equal to the current technology vendor budget..

His financial reporting skills were strong and allowed for a multitude of budgets to be adjusted and vendor contract to be renegotiated as substantial saving to the Network.

Leading a legal, technical and facilities negotiation team for acquisition of broadcast carriage in Puerto Rico, Mexico and Germany. He Successfully launched Hispanic and European Cable Networks.
 
Summary

The Chief Engineer was successfully attracted and relocated to St. Petersburg, FL.

He has exhibited the technological and business leadership skills desired by the CEO and created a technology environment that is highly respected by the media and broadcasting communities.

It was a pleasure reporting to the Network CEO who is a fine gentleman. Instrumental in leading one of the World's most recognized brands in broadcasting and merchandising he was instrumental in conveying his commitment to technology to help attract such a highly talented Chief Engineer. 

Note: Filcro Media Staffing has a record of attracting Chief Engineers that express great longevity.  Many are still in place after 15-20 years of service.
 

Filcro Media Staffing - Media and Broadcasting Executive Search

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Senior Systems Engineer
Advertising Agency Post Production Creative Global Cloud Workflow & Systems

Location: New York, NY - Midtown Manhattan
Industry: Advertising Media Workflow & Systems Technology
Executive Search Firm: Filcro Media Staffing
Officer in Charge: Tony Filson
Search Group Profiles: Technology - IT for Production, Post Production & Workflow

Executive Search Summary

tv-test-bars-110-73Tony Filson, as officer in charge of the search, met with the hiring executive for one of the world's leading advertising agencies known for cutting edge digital content creation, production and post production workflow in New York City. Filcro Media Staffing was retained to recruit a talented Senior Systems Engineer to bring to fruition the technology required for collaborative global creative integration of hardware, software and workflow of one of the world's largest, most creative and respected advertising agencies. 

The workflow modalities and systems architecture developed in New York, would be utilized throughout the world in the advertising agency's US, LATAM, ASIA & EU offices.

Executive Search Profile

The CEO tasked Filcro Media Staffing to recruit a Senior Systems Engineer to be part of the centralized support and administration team of creative workflow, server infrastructure and cloud services.

Required were strong technical and interpersonal skills to work with a highly talented team as well as being the escalation point for the first line client support helpdesk teams providing systems administration and engineering assistance to maintain the server environments. This Senior System Engineer was recruited to work with a team dedicated to providing a unique mixture of solutions oriented technical support and customer service, resulting in maximum customer satisfaction for the advertising agency globally.

Recruiting a specialized production and post production systems engineer responsible for the oversight of the system administration team to lead and mentor other creative technologists was done successfully and expeditiously in line with the key duties and experience listed below.

 

Key Duties for the Senior Systems Engineer Recruited

  • Deliver engineering support and systems maintenance in line with good practice processes, customer expectations and customer contract service level agreements.
  • Work as an integral member of the engineering team to support the operation, troubleshooting, installation or maintenance of the clients servers, editing systems; ingest, media management, playout, workflow, back up systems and network infrastructure.
  • Help architect and implement video production workflows where necessary to optimize and/or meet the clients business requirements.
  • Consult and help implement new video services and/or products in furthering the evolution of the streaming ecosystem with a focus on scalability and high availability.
  • Configure, develop, test and implement appropriate software and hardware to optimize and/or meet the clients business requirements.
  • Help define video requirements with best practices in mind.
  • Cultivate relationships with current and existing vendors/partners to improve video quality of service and experience
  • Responsible for implementing, management and support of system monitoring services across all environments. This includes ensuring all sites are properly monitored and tier 1 support have access.
  • To proactively monitor and report on the health of our clients’ technical environment including the network LAN / WAN; cloud services; storage usage levels, production systems and SAN hardware to ensure good day to day management of the systems and to help identify and rectify issues before they impact the user environment.
  • Provide diagnostics, fixes and patching remotely, over the telephone, through our helpdesk systems or on-site to optimize the configuration and performance of the networks and systems.
  • Consult and collaborate with the help desk team, which you will be part of to provide efficient technical issue resolution, where necessary escalating issues to other internal teams in accordance with the escalation process.
  • Responsible for tracking, communication and resolution of engineering support issues in the Support Ticketing System.
  • Follow internal procedures to document technical environments, procedures and good practice protocols for our customers, updating documentation to reflect any changes.
  • Provide support to the team deploying on-site customer solutions, demo / trial setup, operation and product testing.
  • Update software / hardware assets on client database and tracking systems.
  • Maintain documentation of hardware maintenance, configuration, failures, removal, and installation.
  • Conduct daily inspections of the video infrastructure.
  • Assist in RMA process for customers’ equipment.
  • Provide customer feedback to the Head of Engineering.
  • Be part of the team’s support rota to provide 7 day, 9am 6pm support coverage 365 days a year.
  • Provide out of hours support via mobile phone on a rota basis.
  • Responsible for team member appraisals in conjunction with the Head of Engineering

Key Role Deliverables of the Senior Systems Engineer

 

  • To provide first line application and technical support to the video environment and its Adobe Premiere Pro and motion graphics workflows to ensure the facility is maximizing its capability and ensuring that issues are resolved to enable users to hit their production deadlines.
  • To implement local support processes and service level agreement as agreed by the central team support manager for delivering a high quality proactive support service with effective communication lines with users, central escalated support team and the operational team.
  • To lead and deliver assigned projects by set deadlines and when applicable utilize both local and centralized resources for tracking and reporting of progress into the firms project management system.  
  • Look for continual improvement and efficiency in the utilization of technology, workflows and associated processes.
  • Help identify innovation opportunities to deliver benefits back to the business and its users.
  • To provide timely and regular communication with the central team to ensure that the firm is working as one team for delivering support and projects to all departments.
  • To manage technical, licensing and workflow information for the facility and to ensure this is kept up to date and available to the wider team and operational team
  • To oversee, document delivery knowledge transfer to Client’s in-house team and to promote good practices by helping users to become self-reliant in key technology and processes, helping them transition to new ways of working.
  • With cross functional teams plan, implement and support the piloting and testing of new technology, creative platforms and workflows in the facility e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro, and to ensure knowledge is captured to support any wider roll-out to the other facilities
  • To consistently utilize the firm’s systems and resources to proactively look at ways to improve service and operations.

The Systems Engineering and Creative Workflow Experience Requirements Utilized to Bring the Executive Search to Fruition.

  • 5-10 years supporting a multi platform infrastructure environments. Windows Server, Mac Server, Linux, Etc
  • Proficient knowledge of video technical infrastructure and operations, incorporating the following hardware and all associated software:
    • NearLine Editing Systems
    • Shared storage systems
    • Backup services and procedures
    • Switches, hubs, cabling plant and other network equipment.
    • Routers, firewalls and communications links
    • Solid experience in Production and Post Production Workflows
  • Digital desktop editing packages specifically Adobe Creative Apps
  • The Ability to troubleshoot IT related problems and provide solutions
  • Experience with process mapping for project management
  • Creative culture and environment awareness in a large multinational.
  • Ability for domestic and or international travel to emulate process globally.
     

The Senior Systems Engineer Recruited by Filcro Media Staffing

The Senior Systems Engineer recruited had more than 13 years of expertise in the systems and creative workflow areas relevant to this executive search.  With broad desktop and server operating system platform experience with Microsoft Windows operating systems, all MAC OS X versions, all MAC iOS versions, Unix and Linux, this honed technologist with extensive advertising agency production and post production technology experience was ideal to lead the advertising agency’s initiatives for global systems and creative workflow integration.

Well versed in managing creative technology projects from inception to fruition his experience mapping process and project management was ideally suited to emulating best practices regardless of the global geographic.

Having administered and supported multiple production and post production facilities in North, Central and South America to include the Video Edit suites, Audio suites, Animation pits, 3D visual effects software, manual and automated QC systems, while reporting to the CTO the Systems Engineer recruited was ideally suited.

While recruiting we kept weighting towards a media technologist that could understand the enormous demands of SAN installations when working with HD content that had to be shared, edited and delivered in real-time across continents. The new Sr. Systems recruited had the support and maintenance experience specifically of the high-end production and post production advertising agency experience required.

What set this Senior Systems Engineer apart from others was not only his technology acumen but “The Person” himself.  With the ability to mentor others and work with all levels of staff, this was a talented technologist with exceptional soft skills. His ability to convey engineering thoughts in a manner for non-technologists, was commendable. This skill would be utilized well in senior level meetings where business goals would be articulated and he would work with cross-functional creative and technology teams to bring them to fruition.

Filcro Media Staffing completed this recruitment assignment ahead of schedule.

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