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Gene Head Brings Education, Nonprofit, and Industrial Expertise to ZRG

Rochelle Park, NJ, August 11, 2020ZRG, the fastest-growing global executive search firm, welcomes Gene Head as Managing Director. In his 15-year search career, Gene has been an executive recruiter and consultant to senior leadership within the Education, Global Nonprofit, and Industrial industries.

In the Industrial space, Gene has engaged with large and mid-sized organizations and several national laboratories across the country, placing Presidents, VPs, and Sales Leaders. In addition, he has placed Chancellors, Presidents, Provosts, Deans, Executive Directors, and other key senior executives on behalf of public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits, and foundations.

Before joining ZRG, Gene worked as a Managing Director with Diversified Search, and prior to that, he worked within the boutique firm Wheless Partners. In each of these roles, he placed key leaders for Education, Nonprofit, and Industrial clients. Gene’s career also includes a 27-year tenure with an ad agency his father founded, which gave him firsthand experience in a family business setting and made him a master storyteller on behalf of his clients.

Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said, “Gene’s first search was to find his replacement at the family business, and 15 years later, the business is thriving. His track record of success has only grown from there, and I look forward to the impactful placements he is able to make on behalf of his clients with ZRG.”

“In considering ZRG, I was intrigued by the culture Larry and the team have worked so hard to build – absolute professionalism in search coupled with a desire to serve others in an extraordinarily collaborative environment,” added Gene. “With the people, culture, and technology at ZRG, I’m excited to help push forward the future of executive search.”

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.