John Warrack has dedicated his entire career to recruiting executives within the media and telecommunications industries in executive search and as a leader of corporate talent acquisition teams. He is a Partner at JM Search in the New York office, where he leads the Media & Telecommunications practice, focused on searches for cable operators, content providers, and digital media companies. Based on his personal experience working in those industries at Cablevision, Viacom and Showtime Networks, learning both the content and distribution sides of the business, John has earned the trust of an extremely strong network of executives who have proven to be invaluable to his practice.
John possesses a unique ability to truly understand his clients’ business and culture and assess executive talent. Before joining JM Search in 2013, John founded and led the centralized talent acquisition function at Cablevision, where he served as a Vice President for 13 years. John began his career with Showtime Networks, where he launched the company’s management recruitment function while serving as Director of Recruiting. After five years of successfully leading the function, he was promoted to the corporate office of Viacom as their Director of Corporate Human Resources.
In between his successful corporate leadership stints with Cablevision and Viacom, John spent two years as an executive recruiter at Heidrick & Struggles, where he recruited for clients in the media, entertainment, and consumer products industries.
John earned an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook.