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The Winford Group. Alissa Block, Jessica Mayerson, Julie La Rue

The Winford Group is a boutique talent acquisition firm founded in 2002 by two sisters, Jessica Mayerson and Alissa Block. In November 2001, Jessica called Alissa in order to plan Thanksgiving dinner. Over the course of recipe debates (which still happen annually) Jessica asked if she had an interest in going into business together. Alissa responded, “Well, we cook well together”, and with that the seeds of The Winford Group were planted. In 2007 Julie La Rue, Alissa’s dearest friend, joined the firm to add some much-needed balance and rounded out the team.

Over two decades later, The Winford Group has become an industry leader specializing in senior executive and legal recruitment for the Entertainment and Media industries. We partner with storied Hollywood studios and production companies, the most notable networks and streamers, top talent agencies and law firms, as well as many of today’s most contemporary content creators and industry disrupters. In this rapidly evolving media landscape we are nimble, and intently focused on matching top talent to each opportunity. Our continued success has allowed us to build an extensive network of tens of thousands of contacts and a sterling reputation in the community. It is our deep personal relationships that ensure our working with the most qualified professionals in the market identifying, developing, and promoting today and tomorrow’s uniquely diverse workforce.

At The Winford Group, we place a premium on referral business, as that is our most effective marketing tool and a true testimony to our success.

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