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Chuck Nees
Senior Advisor
New York City
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Professional Profile

Chuck offers a powerful combination of relevant industry and executive search experience in support of his clients’ leadership talent acquisition initiatives. He is a member of ZRG’s Technology and Financial Officers Practices and has an unparalleled track record of search completions across functions including C-suite General Management, Finance, Sales & Marketing, HR, Operations, IT, and Engineering. His clients are innovation-minded companies of all sizes and ownership structures, including private, PE & VC, public, and family-owned.

Previous Experience

Chuck’s 30-plus years of combined experience comprises nearly two decades of executive search experience coupled with sales and marketing leadership roles in the Tech & Telecoms marketplace. Directly prior to joining ZRG, Chuck was a co-founder of a national boutique search firm, Braswell Nees Group, holding this position for over 12 years. His prior executive search experience includes key roles in the Advanced Technology Practices of both Heidrick & Struggles and Korn Ferry International.

Chuck’s sales and marketing leadership roles have spanned verticals within the Tech & Telecoms market and included progressive responsibilities in academy organizations including AT&T/Lucent Technologies, Dell, Global Crossing, Rhythms NetConnections, and Ariba.

Chuck's operational exposure has included three IPOs, two Chapter 11 filings, and one hyper-growth situation.

Areas of Expertise

Chuck’s areas of focus and expertise include Technology/Cloud/Innovation, C-suite General Management, Finance Officers, Go-to-Market, HR, Operations, IT, and Engineering.


Chuck graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in both Finance and Management.

Hobbies and Interests

Chuck studies martial arts, runs Spartan obstacle course races, and enjoys golf.

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