The Company We Keep : Tracy Murdoch O’Such

March 05, 2024 Share this article:

Tracy Murdoch O’Such is the Global Managing Partner, Media, Entertainment, and Sports: Diversified Search / AltoPartners USA. Based in New York.

From Waterford, Connecticut. Currently living in Fairfield, along the coast of CT in the North Eastern part of the United States, population 62,000.

Studied psychology at the University of New Hampshire.

First job: Selling tickets for “See Submarines by Boats” when I was 12.

First car: Mazda

Current car: White Mercedes A220

What’s the biggest surprise about your job?

How I use my degree in psychology every single day!

Biggest risk you ever took?

Auditioning for the New York City Rockettes (in my youth as a dancer pursuing her dream).

What makes you feel better on a bad day?

My early morning run on the beach.

Most redeeming quality?

My empathy.

What have you learned to come to terms with?

That life truly does go on.

What’s the thing that people are most surprised to learn about you?

That I wanted to be a jazz dancer.

Most interesting conversation you have had in the last month?

Too many to count - in the last few weeks I’ve engaged with a Kenyan-based company looking to scale up in the US, the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and the CEO of US Rugby. All equally fascinating.

Last holiday (or the holiday that you loved the most): Ireland.

Best book you’ve read in the past year?

Joan Didion’s Year of Magical Thinking.

What have you binge-watched recently?

The Last Movie Stars about Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman.

Best gadget?


How do you relax and unwind?

Bad TV.

Charity / cause closest to your heart:

Anything to do with getting kids to dance.

I have a collection of….. hearts in nature - anything I find in the wild that is shaped like a heart.

In my fridge, you will always find… champagne.

Tracy Murdoch O’Such
Global Managing Partner, Media, Entertainment, and Sports AltoPartners New York