Trish Shortell
Trish Shortell
Managing Director
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As Managing Director, Executive Search, Trish oversees MediaLink’s talent specialty. Trish has spent 25+ years in the executive search business, both on the search firm side and the client side. Before coming to MediaLink, Trish was at RSR Partners, a boutique search firm where she led the Marketing Services Practice.

Prior to her role at RSR she spent more than a decade at WPP as senior vice president, executive recruiting and talent management. Her earlier recruiting experience comprises both search firm and client-side roles. At Heidrick & Struggles, Shortell executed searches for clients ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to multi-national corporations, was a training and development faculty member and initiated a firm-wide process for enhancing diversity efforts. She also spent several years at law firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft.

Outside of work, Trish has served as chairperson of the British American Business Inc. Human Resources Roundtable and has helped establish New York City’s CAPITAL Program, which introduces creative industries to New York’s inner-city, high-potential youths.