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Justin Pinchback
Chief Revenue Officer
Chicago, IL
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Justin is Chief Revenue Officer of ZRG Partners, one of the fastest-growing mid-sized global executive search firms in the industry. His thought leadership and expertise in human capital earned him recognition when he was named to Crain’s Magazine’s list of ‘2020 Notable Leaders in HR’.  He has spoken at leading conferences including Linked In’s “Talent Connect” and MIT’s “Sloan Sports Analytics” conferences. His work has been featured in Harvard Business Review and he has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and Princeton University.

Previous Experience

Justin most recently served as Chief Administrative Officer at Bluegrace Logistics, a $400M logistics brokerage and digital freight matching platform. While there he successfully led numerous large-scale initiatives including the organization’s COVID-19 response.

Prior to joining Bluegrace Justin focused on finance, technology and data science talent management and hiring. He designed and led Citadel’s global Datathon program, a hiring approach that focuses on ‘talent auditions’ as opposed to interviews. At Datathons professionals in the field of math, statistics, technology, and engineering compete by analyzing data to solve business and social problems.

Immediately following graduate school, Justin joined Bain & Co., where he was a strategy consultant focused on human capital, corporate restructuring, post-merger integration, and private equity. His career in talent started when he began recruiting MBAs to join the firm. Prior to Harvard and Bain, Justin worked in front line roles at top financial institutions including HSBC and Moody’s where he gained foundational training in finance, markets, and credit.

Areas of Expertise

Justin has experience leading board engagements, driving post-merger integration, designing compensation programs, and leading growth hiring across role cohorts at scale. He is passionate about human capital innovation, data-driven solutions, and achieving meaningful recruiting outcomes for clients across all industry verticals.


BS, SUNY Geneseo

MBA, Harvard Business School

Hobbies and Interests

Justin lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and two children, where he spends most of his spare time traveling with family, collecting vintage basketball cards, coaching soccer, and volunteering as the ‘Chief Talent Scout’ for Chicago KICS United, a growing soccer club on Chicago’s south side.

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