John Warrack has dedicated his entire career to recruiting executives within the media, technology 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 Digital Media, Marketing Technology & Telecommunications practices, focused on searches across all functional leadership roles for investor-backed growth companies as well as larger publicly traded companies. Based on his search work and personal experience heading up talent acquisition at Cablevision, Viacom and Showtime Networks, 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 corporate leadership roles with Cablevision and Viacom, John spent two years as an executive recruiter at Heidrick & Struggles, where he executed searches for clients in the media, entertainment, and consumer practice.
John earned an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook.