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George Williams Joins TurnkeyZRG to Spearhead International Expansion into the UK & Europe

Rochelle Park, NJ, September 14, 2023 – TurnkeyZRG, a leading sports and media executive search firm, announces the appointment of George Williams as Managing Director, UK & Europe. In addition to serving as a driving force in TurnkeyZRG international expansion into the European market, George will collaborate closely with ZRG’s Sucherman division to further support its flourishing growth within the region as well.

Based in London, George brings a 15-year track record in executive search, with a primary focus on the Sport & Media sector. Prior to joining TurnkeyZRG, George held the position of Partner at Savannah Group, where he played a pivotal role in developing and expanding the organization’s Sport & Media Practice throughout Europe. His career has also included a tenure at Odgers Berndtson, where he supported the establishment of their Sports Practice as an Associate.

Having built a reputation as a trusted partner to clients, George is known for delivering consultative recruitment processes that challenge industry norms and provide fresh perspectives. Throughout his career, he has orchestrated high-profile appointments for prominent Sports & Media organizations, placing Board Members, Directors, Senior Managers, Chief Executive Officers, and various C-Suite executives. His clientele spans a wide spectrum of the Sport & Media ecosystem, including sports rights holders, international broadcasters, global sports leagues, production companies, esports organizations, OTT streaming platforms, European football clubs, Formula One teams, and private equity groups.  

“TurnkeyZRG is excited to welcome George to lead the charge for the firm’s presence in the UK and Europe,” said Len Perna, founder and CEO of TurnkeyZRG. “His extensive experience, industry knowledge, and collaborative approach make him an invaluable addition to the team as we continue to provide top-tier executive search and talent advisory services to our clients worldwide.”

“As the connectivity between the US and European Sport & Media industries grows ever stronger, there is a natural opportunity to provide industry leading talent solutions to clients on both sides of the Atlantic,” George added. “I am delighted to have the chance to lead TurnkeyZRG’s expansion in the region and support clients’ talent objectives at this exciting time in the sector.”

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.