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Richard Herman
Managing Partner
Global Private Equity Practice Leader
Washington, DC
O: +1.202.621.7935
M: +1.703.623.4976

Professional Profile

Richard Herman brings a strong track record of successful senior-level search engagements to the Private Equity Practice at ZRG Partners. His focus is building world-class management teams and helping investors maximize returns by recruiting transformational senior leaders. He has worked across a variety of industries, including Industrial Manufacturing, Food and Ingredients, Consumer Goods, Professional and Consumer Services, as well as Healthcare and Life Sciences.

Richard focuses on supporting Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officers to build best-in-class teams by recruiting for all senior-level finance positions. The core of his practice revolves around recruiting Chief Financial Officers, Chief Accounting Officers/Corporate Controllers, Treasurers, Internal Audit leaders, Tax management, and other division finance executives.

Prior to joining ZRG Partners, Richard led recruiting and portfolio talent management at American Capital, a premier middle-market private equity fund and alternative asset manager based in Bethesda, MD with over $24 billion in assets under management. In this role, he partnered with investment leaders and portfolio company executives to drive senior-level hiring and talent management for American Capital's varied portfolio companies.

Richard got his start in executive search at Christian & Timbers (now CTPartners) working with Venture Capital and Private Equity funds to recruit senior-level talent. He began his career as a Marketing Associate at The Advisory Board Company, a strategic research firm focused on healthcare and hospital systems.

Areas of Expertise

Private Equity, Venture Capital, Manufacturing, Food and Ingredients, Financial Services.


Richard received his BA in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

Hobbies and Interests

Richard enjoys golf, cycling, outdoor activities, and coaching youth lacrosse.

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