Pete Metzger is a Senior Advisor and Managing Director with ZRG Partners. He is internationally recognized as a leader in the executive search and talent advisory sector, having served for over two decades in the industry. He previously served as the Vice Chairman of two of the largest search firms in the world.
Leadership is a distinguishing factor in Pete’s career. He previously served as a US Marine Officer, leading Marines in combat and serving as the Commander of the Landing Force (Special Operations) of the US Sixth Fleet He was personally decorated for valor on three occasions. He further served as a foreign intelligence officer in the CIA and as the Marine Military Aide to the President of the United States. In that role, he was responsible for providing crisis-based information/nuclear options to the Commander-in-Chief as well as managing DOD assets that support the President.
Pete is well-known as a trusted advisor to business and government leaders and has provided leadership solutions across a wide range of industries and functions. As a search professional, he has led some of the most complex and challenging, high-visibility executive searches for Board directors, C-Level leaders, not-for profit/trade association CEOs, government affairs/lobbying, and cyber and security leadership for both established and emerging businesses around the world. He has successfully led searches in the US, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
He maintains close personal ties with the most senior leaders in both business and government as well as the nation’s premier law enforcement and intelligence services. He is the only professional search consultant in the country with a current/active US Government Top Secret Clearance.
Pete serves as an outside director on the NTT Data Federal Systems (Cyber) Board and as a director of Clear Force, an employee risk management firm. He is also a special advisor to Tel Aviv-based ASERO Worldwide, a global security company.
Pete received his BA in International Relations from the University of Colorado. He also completed studies at US Department of State Foreign Service Institute in Latin American Studies/Spanish, and The Inter-American Defense College in Latin American Political-Military relations/Economics.