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 in Media Ad Sales 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 advertising and media. After almost 10 years in Ad Sales, Risa decided to make a change and establish a recruiting firm in the business she knew best…Media! Over more than 27 years, Risa and MRG have been focused on Digital Advertising and Media, AdTech, MarTech, and related industries, resulting in the company’s becoming one of the premier executive search firms focused on Digital in the US.

Risa and our team 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 be successful.

Risa has a BS in Communications from Boston University

Steve Goldberg, EVP, CFO & Managing Partner


Steve provides recruitment at all levels for clients that include Digital Publishers, AdTech and MarTech companies, Programmatic businesses including DSP’s SSP’s, Ad Exchanges, Data Providers, Aggregators, & DMP’s, Video, Social, Mobile companies, and Media-related SaaS companies. In addition to his Recruitment, Sales, 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. 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.