Rosenzweig Partners with TAG Strategic to Create Global Recruitment Powerhouse in the Realm of Digital Media Executives



July 21, 2011 – Toronto, Ontario – Rosenzweig & Company, a leading international provider of executive recruitment solutions, announced today that TAG Strategic digital consulting has joined the firm as a strategic partner.

Ted Cohen, TAG’s Managing Partner based in Hollywood, California, and Dick Wingate, the TAG GM of East Coast Business Development based in New York, along with the rest of the TAG team, bring to Rosenzweig decades of experience in the development of executive and artistic talent in the field of digital, music and media. In addition to their many executive placements, the principals of TAG have been instrumental in the career development of some of music’s most successful artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Elvis Costello, Pink Floyd, Aimee Mann, Sarah McLachlan and many others.

“When it comes to digital strategy innovation, music and media, there are no greater experts the world over than Ted, Dick and their team,” said Jay Rosenzweig, Managing Partner of Rosenzweig & Company. “They have deep expertise in advising top executives and CEOs on key strategic leadership issues and bring enormous credibility in the field…but more than that they enjoy a reputation for extraordinary judgment and creativity in developing executive talent.”

Ted’s past positions include Senior Vice President of Digital Development & Distribution for EMI Music, and Executive Vice President of Digital Music Network Inc. Cohen has also led two highly successful new media consulting operations, DMN Consulting and Consulting Adults, attracting clients such as, Microsoft, Universal Studios, DreamWorks Records, Liquid Audio, Wherehouse Records/ and various other entertainment, technology and new media organizations. Ted also held senior management positions at both Warner Bros. Records and Philips Media.  Ted served on the Grammy Los Angeles Chapter Board and as a National Trustee of Governors. He has served two terms as the Chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum Americas.

Dick’s past roles include President, Media Development & Chief Content Officer for Nellymoser Inc., one of the earliest providers of mobile media services, where he worked closely with companies such as Sony/BMG, Warner Music, AT&T, Virgin Mobile, ABC Television, MTV, Alltel and Rodale. Dick helped pioneer the digital music business during his years as SVP, Content Development, at Liquid Audio, Inc. Dick held positions in the recorded music industry including SVP Marketing, Arista Records (BMG), SVP A&R PolyGram Records, and Director of Talent Acquisition with Epic Records. He has been the subject of a feature article in the NY Times Sunday Business section, a front page LA Times article, and quoted in the Wall St. Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, the NY Times Magazine and Billboard Magazine.

“We have been consulting to the music labels, media companies, technology and consumer brand companies for years now, and as an off-shoot we have often placed executives for them because we truly understand what our clients need,” says Ted Cohen. “Being able to now formally provide this recruitment service to our clients based on Rosenzweig’s leading methodology – and against the backdrop of our subject matter expertise – will be extremely powerful.”

Rosenzweig & Company is a highly regarded boutique firm that works with some of North America’s most prestigious companies on specialized, high profile senior leadership and board searches. The principals of the firm bring decades of experience from some of the best known global names in executive search. They do so, however, in the context of boutique firm rigour in terms of process, intensity, and senior level involvement in project execution.  The firm philosophy hinges on taking a customized approach to each and every search assignment and thereby approaching each project with a far greater level of intensity and substantially more senior partner attention. Rosenzweig & Company ( has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Calgary.

TAG Strategic ( is a digital entertainment consulting firm providing expert strategy, market intelligence, product ideation, business modeling and business development services to multinational companies and select emerging businesses. TAG accelerates business development for its clients and delivers market leadership and sustainable, defensible advantage in the dynamic and rapidly evolving global marketplace. TAG team members routinely speak at trade shows, conferences and events, as well as holding relevant board positions and chairing symposiums. TAG is actively sought out to provide its advice, counsel and services to both emerging start-ups and multinational media corporations.

For further information, please contact Jay Rosenzweig at 416.646.3920.

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Posted by Ted • Thursday, July 21, 2011 .