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Ed Whipple Brings Recruitment and Succession Planning Expertise to ZRG’s Financial Officers Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, December 2, 2020ZRG, the fastest-growing global executive search firm, announces the addition of Ed Whipple to the Financial Officers Practice. Ed brings broad experience conducting key recruiting and succession planning assignments within the Financial function. He will work in ZRG’s Atlanta office.

Ed’s diligent and hands-on techniques have proven successful at every step of the executive search process. Working closely with his clients to align their talent needs and business strategies, he has established a reputation as a trusted advisor to organizations at the intersection of the Financial function and Industrial and Private Equity sectors.

Ed has completed over 200 engagements, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller, Corporate Development Directors, Division Finance Executives, and Strategic Pricing Leaders. Among other concentrations, he specializes in completing multiple assignments simultaneously with his client partners, such as the build-out of senior executive teams and finance leadership teams.

Previously, Ed was a Consultant in the Global Industrial and Financial Officers Practices of a Top Four retained executive search firm, serving private equity-backed and global industrial clients as well as publicly traded blue chip companies. While there, he amassed a network of executives across the industrial services, distribution, energy, technology, diversified manufacturing, infrastructure, retail, consumer, supply chain, and professional services industries.

“From just a quick glance at Ed’s track record of successful engagements, it’s clear that he is the kind of high-caliber consultant we enlist here at ZRG,” said Larry Hartmann, the firm’s CEO. “Our clients and search professionals within the Financial Officers Practice will enjoy collaborating with him to fulfill their talent needs.”

“I was attracted to join the ZRG team for a myriad of reasons, but most notably its innovative, data-driven approach to search and strong cultural values rooted in client centricity, integrity, and collegiate behavior,” Ed added. “I am excited to work alongside the firm’s dedicated search consultants, implement ZRG’s cutting-edge execution process, proprietary Zi technology, and cultural assessment tools within my own work, and contribute overall to the growth of the firm.”

About ZRG

Since 1999, ZRG’s data-driven approach to executive and professional search has been changing the way clients think about identifying top talent, and for over 20 years, clients have trusted us to recruit top talent around the world. Today, ZRG is one of the fastest-growing global firms in the search industry and provides a full suite of retained executive, middle-management, and customized search solutions globally through its offices in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Middle East/North Africa.

ZRG matches clients with the right leaders by leveraging technological innovation, years of experience, and an ability to identify quality candidates. Businesses often falter under sub-par leadership, but with each placement, ZRG promises to identify and hire executives fit to meet their clients’ unique needs. ZRG’s analytical process and collaborative culture give us the competitive edge to provide our clients with an industry-leading advantage.