As more new media, entertainment, and technology companies are moving into what is termed in Los Angeles as the Silicon Beach, Brentwood Search as an experienced headhunting agency in these industrial sectors, is increasing its focus on recruiting for these firms.
"“I have a lot of experience in this area,” said Marcia Basichis, of Brentwood Search. “My ability to recruit the perfect talent for the right job in a high growth environment has established my reputation for recruiting for hard to fill searches.”
El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
Brentwood Search, the El Segundo, California based retained executive search firm, is intensifying its efforts toward the expanding Los Angeles new media and technology sectors in what is commonly known as Silicon Beach. New companies that are considered part of the Silicon Beach initiative are taking offices in Santa Monica and Venice, stretching roughly through the Marina Del Rey and Playa Vista into the South Bay.
“Los Angeles is becoming the mecca for new media and technology companies. Everything from established entities to startup companies are snapping up office space in the Silicon Beach,” said Marcia Basichis, Managing Partner of Brentwood Search. “Just across the street from where I live businesses like Google, Snapchat, and You Tube have moved into the old post office dispatch center that has been totally renovated as a high tech office park. So far some five hundred startups have opened up shop.”
Basichis pointed out that venture capital and private equity funds have followed the new media and technology companies into the Silicon Beach. She noted that Los Angeles had a shortage of investment groups, some of whom are now moving down from Northern California.
“Silicon Beach culture is more consumer-oriented,” said Basichis. Here most companies are drawing on art, entertainment, and commerce, to explore the intersections between technology, gaming, fashion, advertising, and video. This also holds true with some of the companies who have taken offices in Orange County.
“I have a lot of experience in this area,” said Basichis. “Before establishing my headhunting firm, I was the Head of Development at Spelling Entertainment, and then a Vice President of Sales and Business Development for two media convergence companies. For the past seven years I have worked directly with Venture Capital and Private Equity Groups in recruiting that special talent that would help them scale their businesses. As I have firsthand knowledge of what each job entails, I can place executives who will help the company move forward rather than confront the challenges often found in scaling
Basichis noted how she loves the convergence of new and traditional media, technology, and financial investment. “It is exciting to help staff these entrepreneurial entities that are creating what amounts to a new paradigm in entertainment and technology for not only this generation but for generations of the future,” she said. “My ability to recruit the perfect talent for the right job in a high growth environment has established my reputation for recruiting for hard to fill searches.”
Basichis pointed out it is one thing to be a headhunter but quite another to actually work with and understand your client’s requirements so that the client will return to you for additional searches. “I always make sure our clients get what they need.”
About: Brentwood Search is an El Segundo based retained recruiting executive search es firm specializing in private equity, venture capital, finance, entertainment, and the digital media and energy sectors. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as middle market and startup entities through California and nationally.