Our team has enjoyed successful careers in the media sector before moving into recruitment and bring a wealth of sector knowledge and direct experience to searches. We have first hand experience of the challenges facing our clients and we are supported by an exceptional research capability.

We spend time with our clients to understand exactly what they need from a role. We work meticulously with them to define roles and to detail job specifications. And then we take the time to get to know our candidates, what drives them and where their skills lie.

We are passionate about creating the perfect match between client and candidate, create highly successful professional relationships and deliver high quality candidate experience.

AnneAnne Fenton
Managing Director

Anne has worked in Executive Search in the Media Sector for over 18 years. Formerly Joint MD of Searchlight Executive, she has worked with a wide range of clients from small start-ups to large multi-national corporations.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, she is also a qualified tester for Level B psychometric testing.

Before Searchlight, Anne was Executive Director of International Moving Image Society, a professional organisation for technology professionals within media.

GaryGary Hodes

A Chartered Accountant, Gary has a background in international film distribution with Warner Bros. Inc.

In a 17-year career spanning London, New York and Los Angeles, Gary moved from finance to European sales before leaving Warner to start the Searchlight Group which includes Lumina, Searchlight and Grapevinejobs.

He specialises in Finance and Strategy roles.



Teresa Taiwo

Teresa leads our research efforts on our international searches. She has worked on assignments on behalf of leading digital and linear TV companies, Hollywood Studios, and many smaller independent businesses.

With a background in Criminology, Teresa continues to contribute her extensive research experience to our searches. She also has previous experience in the media industry, with a specialism in diversity and inclusion.



team-imgJunead Adam
Finance Controller

Junead has over 10 years’ experience working within the finance industry and is also a Part-Qualified Accountant with the ACCA. He is experienced in managing and maintaining financial accounts with high attention to detail and accuracy.