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In Good Company

Before coming together as Held & Lloyd, we were sportswriters, stylists, photographers, and more. Today, we leverage our varied experiences — within search and elsewhere — to find strategic, organic solutions.

Binnie Held

Binnie’s been active in the industry since the 1970s. As a stylist and photographer’s rep — not to mention the wife of a successful creative director — she developed a love for agency life and respect for the work. Inspired to join a creative recruitment firm, her caring, earnest approach helped her find winning solutions for mainstays of Madison Avenue. Capitalizing on this momentum, she launched Held & Lloyd in 1982. From a portfolio-strewn office on Lexington Ave to Held & Lloyd’s current home near Columbus Circle, Binnie’s genuine desire to help candidates find the optimum job has been our guiding principle.


Adam Lloyd

With an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts under his belt, Adam spent the early-80s as a playwright and sportswriter. But with mouths to feed, he took to placing friends in advertising jobs and found himself a career. Nearly 25 years later, Adam’s enthusiasm for media and communications, as well as finance and the arts, empowers his work plan. He’ll challenge candidates as they pursue career goals and actively engage clients seeking a coherent hiring strategy. Infusing thought into every aspect of the search process, he helps everyone he works with attain success beyond their expectations.


Stephenie Trepess

Stephenie’s innate ability to make strategic connections can be traced back to photography studies at the Savannah College of Art & Design, where her love of creative problem-solving was discovered and nurtured. Today, her knack for tracking down exceptional creative talent fuels the majors and boutiques, the blue chips and start-ups. But recruitment isn’t her only passion. From soccer tournaments in Iceland to snowboarding in the Alps, Stephenie seeks out adventure like she’s hunting for the perfect candidate.