Before launching Lundwall Group in 2016, Jeff was a founding and managing partner of Mercury Group, his first executive search business, for nine years, beginning in 2007. Prior to that, Jeff led various media sales and business operations teams for more than a decade. He was an Associate Publisher at Condé Nast Digital, where he helped grow staff and revenue 5x over four years. As an early digital adopter, Jeff helped launch The Industry Standard, “the news-magazine of the Internet economy” specializing in areas where business and the Internet overlapped, it was later referred to as “the bible” of the Internet economy. He has also co-founded three content sites where he managed sales and business development, and was involved with early web video and widget development projects.
Judy joined Lundwall Group in 2016 after spending 8 years in executive search as a partner at Mercury Group. Prior to that, she spent more than three decades at both digital and traditional advertising agencies, leading client teams including DeBeers, American Express, Samsung and Kraft. She held the position of SVP at Digitas for nine years, and was also NY Marketing Capability lead where she was responsible for resource management, staffing, and personal development of a 150+ department. She served as Director of Client Services for Blue Marble ACG, after time spent at Ayer and DDB. Judy is also a certified executive coach.
Shara was a media sales operations expert before becoming an executive recruiter. Prior to partnering on the launch of Lundwall Group in 2016, Shara spent five years as Partner and Research Director at Mercury Group, another highly successful executive search firm in media, marketing, and advertising. Prior to her career as an executive recruiter, Shara was Account Services Director at BuzzMedia where she led the NY office of Account Managers. Prior to that, Shara was Director of Client Services and Marketing at A Small World where she hired and managed a team of ad operations, marketing, product, and campaign managers. Shara began her career at Condé Nast Digital where she worked up the ranks from Sales Associate to Business Director, where she worked with the sales team to analyze traffic trends and manage inventory.
Prior to joining Lundwall Group in 2017, Joe had over 30 years experience running some of the U.S. and Canada’s largest media sales, marketing, event and integration businesses. He has held the titles of Publisher, President of Sales and Marketing and CEO with responsibility for billions of dollars of advertising and marketing revenue for companies and brands including Time Warner, Better Homes and Gardens, CanWest Global Communications and Maxim Magazine. At CanWest (Canada’s largest media company) he initiated the complete integration of their broadcast, cable, print and digital businesses , making them the industry leader within 18 months. At Maxim, he transformed the company from a print centric media company to a branded, integrated media and marketing company.
Joe has been responsible for sales and marketing organizations in the two largest media companies in North America.