Issy Perez is a Managing Director in ZRG’s Consumer practice group, with an emphasis on the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Food & Beverage sectors. He has served leading companies throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.
A proven search professional and former industry executive himself, Issy specializes in placing C-suite executives in general management, sales, and marketing roles. He brings a wealth of commercial experience to acutely understand client needs, and he has strong strategic and problem-solving skills. Together, these traits enable him to identify and attract the very best candidates – and ultimately hire the right people. Issy is collaborative, influential, and widely respected for his enthusiasm, drive, and integrity.
Prior to joining ZRG, Issy built an impressive search career as President & CEO at Kincannon & Reed and as a consultant in the Consumer practice at Spencer Stuart. Before that, he held senior executive roles in management, sales, and marketing with PepsiCo/Frito Lay, Kraft Foods/Nabisco, and Britvic North America. Issy has a strong track record of leading Consumer Packaged Goods companies and building their businesses and sales teams.
Areas of Expertise
Issy areas of expertise include Consumer, Retail, CPG, Food & Beverage, Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Supply Chain.
Issy earned a Master of Management degree in marketing and finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics with a minor in economics from Hamilton College.
Hobbies and Interests
Issy is an avid sports fan and played basketball at Hamilton. Today, he enjoys playing golf, learning to play pickleball, spending time outdoors on his North Texas ranch, and volunteering at his church in several ministries. Issy lives in Dallas with his wife Anne and is fluent in Spanish.