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Chuck Nees
Managing Director
New York City
O: +1.973.705.7734
M: +1.973.349.4901

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.

Areas of Expertise