Providing board directors for strategic oversight
Recruitment. Advisory. Assessment.
ZRG understands the correlation between good governance and shareholder value. A board is the guardian and fiduciary for all stakeholders’ interests. It ensures there is a sound process for setting strategies, and it makes sure the leadership team can execute on that strategy. Board directors across the globe are under great pressure to provide better oversight of their company strategies while mitigating risks that could damage their brand, value, and financial stability.
We have worked with public companies, private equity-owned firms, private firms, family-owned businesses, not-for-profits, and NGOs to augment or dramatically restructure their Boards of Directors.
- Director Recruitment
We combine our industry expertise with our functional expertise to help you access the most appropriate director candidates. We find individuals who bring the requisite technical qualifications while also being attentive to cultural and diversity considerations. We have successfully placed more than 700 directors on the boards of companies ranging in size from Fortune 10 to small, privately held businesses.
- FOCI Specialized Recruiting
In addition, we offer a unique service that specifically focuses on the recruitment of directors for service on Foreign Owned, Controlled, or Influenced (FOCI) boards, both Special Security Agreement (SSA) and Proxy. This segment of the practice is led and executed exclusively by Managing Directors who are also former military officers with experience in highly classified operations and have strong, current connectivity within the Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security, and other sectors of the Federal Government. Peter Metzger, a founding member and leader of this specialty area, currently serves on the boards of two FOCI companies. ZRG is the only global search firm to offer this highly specialized service. Please refer to our recent White Paper for additional information.
- Board Advisory
We recommend best practices for your board to enhance its group performance, onboard new directors, and prepare for succession planning.
- Board Assessment
Our assessment helps you define and benchmark against comparable organizations in terms of composition, committee structure, and collective skill sets to address long-term challenges.