Ryan Brogan – Principal

ryan at magnetagency.net

Ryan is in his element within the community of executives, entrepreneurs and investors who are revolutionizing New York City’s business scene.

His professional experience makes him the ideal recruiter for today when digital is defining the landscape and a start-up ethic is guiding the way.

He has over ten years of experience recruiting for leading Media, Internet, Publishing, Financial Services and Advertising firms. Before founding Magnet Agency in 2008, Ryan held senior recruiting roles at both Viacom/MTV Networks as well as Time Warner’s Global Recruiting Division.

Ryan’s passion for recruiting is strengthened by the successful ventures he has personally launched. They include:

  • 1xRUN.com (an emerging art platform)
  • Aplopay.com (sold in 2011)
  • Subtrak Records (a digital record label)

Ryan’s connection to the companies he serves comes naturally as does his connection to New York’s business, cultural and philanthropic communities. He studied film at Columbia University in New York. He is managing Partner in the Fine Art Gallery 323 East. He is actively involved in NY Cares, The Chelsea Art Foundation, Charity Water, and The World Affairs Council.

Ryan’s world is the world of the New York City executives. Ryan is an avid TEDster, having attended TED in Aspen as well as California and is a member of New York’s CORE: club, a diverse community of thought leaders and industry elite.

Allen Ackerman – Principal

allen at magnetagency.net

With over 17 years of digital media recruiting experience, no one understands recruiting in today’s digital universe better than Allen Ackerman.

Allen has tech in his blood. He honed his skills as an independent software developer, creating applications for companies such as Goldman Sachs and Sony Music.

Allen’s love for New York City and immersion in its digital media scene makes him one of the most connected recruiters there today. He possesses the rare insights of an entrepreneur who has himself launched successful startups. That makes him invaluable to the growth-minded companies that retain Magnet. Prior to joining Magnet, Allen launched The Hire Syndicate, a global split recruiting website, and also founded A-List Placement.  Allen has helped place key talent at companies such as Meetup, PledgeMusic and Conde Nast. He earned his BA at State University of New York at Albany.

Allen’s core strategy has been to embrace the ever- evolving new media landscape. And his driving ethic has been that no matter what products or services a company offers, its most important resource will always be its people.

Allen is a member of the lean start-up community, and he is a regular on New York’s tech and digital scene. When not recruiting CTOs, Allen can be found traveling the globe, DJing, and cycling throughout New York City as well as perfecting his photography.