Principals

Media Recruiting Group’s personalized service, discretion, and unrivaled ethical and professional standards are set and maintained by its two founding principals:

Risa Goldberg, President
Steve Goldberg, EVP, CFO & Managing Partner

 


Risa Goldberg, President

When it comes to Risa’s expertise, reputation and contacts, she is a cut above the rest. Risa started her career as an advertising sales representative in the media industry and quickly progressed into a sales management role.

Having worked for major national media properties like New Woman and Elle, Risa gained incredible hands-on experience in media. After almost 10 years in advertising sales, Risa decided to make a change and establish a recruiting firm in the business she knew best…media. Over the past 20 years, Risa and MRG have been focused on digital media sales and marketing searches, resulting in the company’s becoming one of the premier executive search firms focused in digital in the US.

Risa and Media Recruiting Group’s recruiters are committed to making the best possible matches between companies and candidates. As one of the most well-known recruiters in the media industry, Risa knows firsthand what it takes to make it in this field.

Risa has a BS in Communications from Boston University. She participates with the local school’s PTSA in giving career presentations and instruction to students and parents on college testing. Risa is also a member of AWNY.

 


Steve Goldberg, EVP, CFO & Managing Partner

steveIn addition to his recruitment and business development responsibilities, Steve manages the business of the firm and is the COO/CFO responsible for accounting, finance, human resources, technology and legal.

Prior to his career in executive search, Steve held positions in business and financial management. Steve spent 9 years as the Chief Financial Officer for JMW Consultants Inc., an International Management Consulting firm, where he managed finance, human resources, legal and information technology. Before joining JMW, Steve held positions with firms in telecommunication, education/ training, and “big-4″ public accounting fields.

Steve has an MBA in Finance from New York University, a BS in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University, and a CPA. He serves as Emeritus Director, Board of Directors for the Westchester Youth Soccer League and has been an Adjunct Professor for NYU-Polytechnic University. Steve is a member of the NYU Entertainment, Media and Technology Alumni Steering Committee, 212NYC, and AWNY and has spoken in various industry panels, events and schools.