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JD Baker Joins ZRG Healthcare and Life Sciences Practices as Managing Director

Rochelle Park, NJ, September 12, 2022ZRG, a US-based global talent advisory firm, announces the addition of JD Baker as Managing Director. JD has focused on engaging and recruiting leaders for global healthcare and life science companies across his nearly 15 years of retained senior executive search experience. He is based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and will serve the firm’s Life Sciences and Healthcare practices.

JD has completed search assignments for organizations ranging from growth-stage investments backed by private equity to Fortune 100 industry leaders. Through his strong work ethic and industry knowledge, he has collaborated with countless executives to identify and succeed their talent and succession goals.

Prior to joining ZRG, JD served a leading corporate governance consulting firm as Partner, with a primary focus on board service and executive succession planning. He began his career in search at a large global firm before transitioning to a smaller boutique consulting organization, where he led the Healthcare Practice for nearly ten years.

“As we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health crises, healthcare and life sciences talent remain highly sought after,” said ZRG CEO Larry Hartmann. “JD’s client relationships and successful search engagements speak for themselves, and we look forward to his future achievements on behalf of our clients.”

“When conducting my own due diligence, I heard consistent positive feedback on ZRG’s culture and people. This was all I needed to know I wanted to be a part of the ZRG team,” JD added. “I’m excited to pitch prospective clients on our intuitive Zi Platform and other data-based analytical tools that set us apart.”

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.