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Raul Lamas
Managing Director
San Diego, CA


Raul Lamas is a Managing Director for ZRG and leads the firm’s San Diego-based CFO franchise. Not only is Raul an experienced search professional, but he is a former auditor and CFO, giving him a preferred vantage point and network for identifying top candidates.

Previous Experience

Raul joined ZRG via the acquisition of the Toft Group, where he had served since 2013, bringing extensive experience recruiting C-level executives for early-stage and well-established companies. He previously served as a senior executive recruiter with Vistage International, a global CEO membership organization, where he evaluated and recruited seasoned chief executives, presidents, and entrepreneurs. He also was a recruiting director for a boutique search firm specializing in high-level finance and accounting professionals. Before following his calling in executive search, Raul was CFO at technology company RJR Horizons Inc. and worked in the audit practice of Ernst & Young.

Raul takes a customized approach to securing and on-boarding top talent. He’s adept at assessing organizational cultural fit through personality profiling, behavioral interviews, and leadership competency evaluations. With a wide professional network of executives across a variety of industries, Raul has successfully conducted and completed many high-profile searches throughout the medical device, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and professional services industries.


Raul holds a B.A. in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds the Certified Internet Recruiter designation, the gold standard for Internet sourcing knowledge.


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