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Joe Brennan
Managing Director
Chicago, IL
M: +1.312.505.8272


Joe Brennan is a Managing Director within ZRG’s Industrial Practice. He is also a member of the Private Equity and Consumer practice groups.

Previous Experience

Prior to entering search, Joe built a 30-year sales career in diversified manufacturing and new product development with expertise in plastics, packaging, die casting, machining, automation, and complex assembly. His clients ranged from mid-cap, private equity-owned entities to large, publicly traded firms in the Industrial and Food, Beverage, and Nutrition industry segments.


Joe earned his BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and his MBA in Marketing from the Keller Graduate School of Business.

Hobbies and Interests

In his free time, Joe enjoys exercising and being a grandparent. As an avid sports lover, he is a fan of all Chicago sports teams and his Wisconsin Badgers. He extends this passion into his life as a youth rugby coach for the Northshore Rhinos, the 2022 U15 Illinois State Champions.