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Food & Beverage Expert Isvaldo “Issy” Perez Joins ZRG’s Consumer and Retail Practices

Rochelle Park, NJ, October 14, 2020ZRG, recognized earlier this year as the fastest-growing global executive search firm, announced today the addition of Isvaldo “Issy” Perez as Managing Director. Having previously led companies throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, Issy brings his Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Food & Beverage experience to the firm’s Consumer and Retail practice groups.

Now a proven search professional, Issy is a former industry executive known for his influence and enthusiastic collaboration. He specializes in C-suite placements, having identified and recruited executives for sales, marketing, and general management roles. His strategic and problem-solving acumen, as well as his wealth of personal commercial experience, enable him to identify, attract, and ultimately hire the best candidates.

Issy’s previous search experience includes tenures as President & CEO at Kincannon & Reed and search consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Consumer practice. Before entering the world of search, he held senior executive positions with PepsiCo/Frito Lay, Kraft Foods/Nabisco, and Britvic North America. Issy has a strong track record of building businesses and sales teams for CPG companies; he doubled sales revenues at Britvic and received both the President’s Award and Ewing Award for his work with Kraft Foods/Nabisco and Frito Lay, respectively.

“Issy is a recognized industry expert and leader in CPG and Food & Beverage, and we look forward to his continued success as a member of the ZRG team” said Larry Hartmann, ZRG’s CEO. “I’m confident he will leverage our Zi Platform and his own expertise to the advantage of both his client companies and his peers within ZRG.”

Issy added, “ZRG’s collaborative team and state-of-the-art technology suite have garnered a leading reputation within the industry. I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with this outstanding group of search experts and build the Consumer Practice.”

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, and Asia.

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.