Tony Filson – Filcro Media Staffing
Tony Filson is President & CEO at Filcro Media Staffing, a recruitment company established in 1985 which deals with the highly specialized staffing concerns of companies within the public and private media broadcasting industries. Recruiting from manager to C level positions, the company has worked with a long list of clients, including FedEx, Innovative Communications Corporation, Discovery Communications, Studio 360, The Walt Disney Company, Sony Music, Univision, HBO, Viacom, ABC, Comcast, ChaCha, Bet Networks, The Home Shopping Network, WNYC, AT&T, Prudential, MetLife, Comedy Central and Time Warner.
Long term alliances with Filcro Media Staffing include the employment liability company Mercer Consulting, the classified, display and digital advertising company P&H advertising and the government systems and information resources firm White Knight Inc.
Filcro Media Staffing helps to identify and recruit media executives within a diverse range of national and international markets in the technical, business and creative sectors, with the firm functioning across the US, Europe, South America, The Middle East, Africa and Asia. The firm’s recruitment operations span TV, cable and satellite networks, advertising agencies, broadband providers, OEM’s, government bodies, public broadcasters, digital content providers, telecommunications companies, publishers and film studios.
When positions arise in companies within these markets, Tony Filson is frequently identified and placed as Officer in Charge to conduct a search for the ideal managerial/executive candidate. With increasing challenges facing diversifying media companies, Filson’s experience and extensive portfolio of media clients helps such companies find candidates with the skills, personality and overall vision to help maintain viability in the 21st century.
Filson is also the chairman at Filcro Media Staffing’s parent company Filcro Personnel. He is a board member at P&H advertising, which deals print and interactive classified advertising in the US, the EU and South America. He also works with the US Government and NGO’s to increase the quality of communication and push for political, social and economic reforms. His commendable stance on diversity and equality is shown through his actions not only outside Filcro, but inside Filcro. Out of the six managerial positions within Filcro, four are held by women, andhe also ensures that opportunities for internal progression are available, with the promotion of two Filcro members of staff made in 2011.
This shows that Filson’s firm knows the importance of diversity, not just in terms of his employed workforce, but in the range of available media executives covered with every executive search. Just as important as diversity to Filson is inclusion, and Filcro’s recruitment modality makes sure that every executive search case includes every qualified potential candidate available for the position.
Filson also commits much of his company’s resources towards pro bono requests and assistance in executive search for non-profit media organizations and NGO’s that help to serve the disadvantaged. While they are always busy with paying clients, their commitment to pro bono requests is indicative of Filson’s vision for better recruitment practice.
Prior to working at Filcro, Filson was the Managing Director of Sales at Group W. He was educated at the New York Military Academy.