Samba TV

Roles: MD, EMEA

The Client is a content recommendation platform for connected TV.

The Brief

round8 were retained by’s senior leadership team (based in San Francisco) to find them an MD, EMEA.

Following an unsuccessful direct search, the CRO and CEO wanted to see the very best senior commercial talent in market who would be able to execute their aggressive EMEA growth plans.

We focused on individuals with experience across video, programmatic and data, with extensive networks across media agencies, brands and tech partners.


Conscious to ensure the context of the role and message in market was managed effectively, round8 leveraged our extensive network across all corners of the media landscape to focus on 1st degree connections and referrals from trusted sources.

Our research team supported our Project Director to ensure the rest of the market was fully mapped and no one was missed.

Results singled out one specific candidate who brought all of the skills, experience and personality they were looking for and with round8’s guidance, had the person in place within 2 months of their 1st interview.

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