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Adelle Kirk Joins ZRG as Managing Director of Consumer Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, May 15, 2024 – ZRG, a global leader in talent advisory services, proudly welcomes Adelle Kirk as the newest addition to its team. Adelle joins ZRG as the Managing Director of the Consumer Practice, bringing with her over three decades of invaluable expertise in executive search and strategic consultancy within the consumer industry.

In her role as Managing Director, Adelle will lead ZRG's efforts in sourcing transformative talent across a diverse range of sectors, including retail, hospitality, restaurants, and consumer goods. Known for her collaborative approach and keen eye for emerging trends, Adelle specializes in partnering with both publicly traded corporations and burgeoning brands, guiding them through strategic transformations and navigating the complexities of the consumer landscape.

"With her extensive experience and proven track record of success, Adelle is a valuable addition to our team," said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. "Her deep understanding of consumer dynamics and her ability to shape transformative strategies will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities and drive success for our clients."

Prior to joining ZRG, Adelle held prominent roles at Herbert Mines Associates, where she orchestrated high-profile searches for renowned clients such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Apollo Global Management, and Leonard Green Partners. Her strategic acumen was further honed at Kurt Salmon Associates, Wenger Swiss Army, and Liz Claiborne Inc., where she shaped transformative strategies and drove success in the ever-evolving consumer space.

"I am thrilled to join ZRG because of the opportunity to innovate in the field of retained search,” Adelle Kirk stated. “By combining high-touch service with cutting-edge data-driven tools, we can guide our clients through the most important hiring decisions they'll make. Additionally, I'm excited to collaborate across regions and service offerings to bring global talent solutions to my clients, ensuring they have access to the best talent no matter where they operate."

About ZRG

ZRG is a global talent advisory firm that is changing the way companies hire and manage talent. ZRG’s data-driven approach to executive and professional search has been changing the way clients think about how to find top talent. The company’s digital Zi platform combines talent intelligence, candidate insights, and process improvement to dramatically deliver executive searches quicker and with proven better results.

Today, with the help of private equity investor RFE Investment Partners, ZRG is among the fastest-growing firms in the search industry and provides a full suite of retained search, on-demand talent, and consulting and advisory solutions across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

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