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Magdol & Ross, Inc., a leading advertising and marketing search firm, has been successfully meeting the staffing needs of companies seeking top-calibre personnel for over 30 years.

We specialize in Agency and Corporate talent within Account Management, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Media and more.

Magdol & Ross is located in the hub of midtown Manhattan with a team of three full-time, seasoned recruiters as well as an expert researcher.

We are at the heart of this constantly evolving and fast-paced industry. To us, no task is too challenging as Magdol & Ross is on the leading-edge of the industry’s trends to best meet the needs of our Clients.

Leslie Ross, President & Owner

Leslie began her executive search career with Magdol & Ross’s predecessor company, Magdol & McCone, Inc., in 1989, and quickly developed key relationships with clients and candidates, driving successful business growth. As reported in The New York Times, in 1994, Leslie purchased the company and rebranded it Magdol & Ross, Inc. Leslie’s insights and breadth of experience have afforded her the ability to achieve significant success for Magdol & Ross and is passionately committed to future growth. Leslie’s other passions are her daughter, Olympic level table tennis (in her own mind that is) and the NYC’s art culture that’s a hop, skip and jump from her Upper East side apartment.

Susan Kreitzman, Executive Recruiter

Susan spent over 12 years in integrated account management and new business at Grey, OgilvyOne and McCann Erickson. She has diverse category experience ranging from technology to telecommunications, retail to government. A natural people-person, Susan leaped from working agency-side to working for agencies and with candidates best suited for their teams. When not in the office, Susan is chasing after her young son on the streets of NYC and never misses a University of Michigan football game!

Denise O’Neill, Executive Recruiter

Denise has worked in account management for over 20 years in New York agencies, including TBWA/Chiat/Day, DDB, BBDO and Publicis. Her category experience spans the gamut from premium spirits, to pharma, entertainment and telecommunications. Meeting potential candidates and working with hiring managers was something Denise has been doing her entire career, and now she is just sitting on a different side of the table. Denise lives in NYC and thinks so much of the advertising industry she named her new cat Madison (Avenue)!

30 years ago,
digital wasn’t even a blip on the radar.

20 years ago,
things in the pharmaceutical arena were just starting to heat-up.

10 years ago,
some of the industry’s rising-stars were just starting college.

The world has changed and we are ready for those changes with robust practice areas spanning departments and categories, including:

DEPARTMENTS: digital, traditional, integrated, social, CRM and multicultural spanning Account Management, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Media and Analytics.

CATEGORIES: CPG, Retail, Pharmaceutical, B2B, B2C, QSR, Finance, Technology, Telecommunications and many more.

At its core, advertising is all about people. A great team succeeds with leading-edge, smart and passionate talent. Our mission is simple, to present candidates who are the right fit for your needs.

The process of finding the right person means getting to know and keeping in close contact with all of our candidates. How do we do it?

Magdol & Ross works either on a contingency or retained basis… it all depends on how our Clients prefer to work with us.

When you connect with Magdol & Ross for new searches, we ask one simple thing… job specs so we can introduce the right people.

AIN Publications

AR New York


Avrett Free Ginsberg


Berlin Cameron United





Findr Interactive


Gravity Media





iris worldwide



McCann Worldgroup

New Madison Ave


Roberts & Langer

Saatchi & Saatchi

Publicis Kaplan Thaler

The Brooklyn Brothers

The Terri & Sandy Solution

The VIA Agency

Tiffany & Co.

Time Inc.


Young & Rubicam

950 Third Avenue, Suite 2301
New York, NY 10022
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