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Lan Nguyen
Managing Director
New York, NY
O: +1.212.430.2358
M: +1 917.941.4029

Professional Profile

Lan Nguyen is a member of the Financial Services team at ZRG, with experience recruiting for clients in insurance, banking, corporate finance, brokerage/securities, consumer finance, FinTech, and beyond in related business services. Throughout her career, she has placed Board members and management committee-level executives as well as mid-level leaders who have been subsequently promoted, including to the C-suite. Seeking out high-impact, game-changing talent, Lan is a passionate advocate dedicated and determined to bring companies talent that matters.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining ZRG, Lan was a Partner at Ward Howell International, a global executive search firm. Before that, she was a Managing Director leading financial services searches with a female-owned boutique firm, known for their diversity and inclusion search approach and solid track record of candidate presentations and placements reflecting diversity.

Earlier in her career, Lan was a Washington, DC, lawyer, serving clients in complex disputes including trials and investigations, antitrust matters, and damages, particularly those involving the federal government.

Areas of Expertise

Lan understands the many requirements of a position for the client across multiple functions. Clients value her thorough due diligence, deep approach to problem-solving, and advisory skills. Focused on the financial industry, she brings expertise in finance, legal, risk, regulatory, and privacy functions that also touch on data security issues. She excels where a sophisticated understanding can bear on increasingly technical, emerging, and esoteric roles that conjoin components of risk, analytics, data, or digital.


Lan holds a JD from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle and a BS in International Relations from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Hobbies & Interests

Having come to the United States as a refugee, Lan is committed to human rights, and given her education, she also has a strong interest in international affairs. She enjoys global travel and, as a "maker," delights in figuring out how things work.