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Jeff Walker Brings 25 Years of Global Expertise to ZRG’s Financial Services Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, March 31, 2021ZRG, the fastest-growing global executive search firm, announces that Jeff Walker has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Financial Services Practice.

Walker’s addition brings his professional financial services, technology services, and private markets expertise to ZRG. This sector is growing significantly, and ZRG’s talent services deliver several areas of expertise uniquely to its clients, including executive, professional, and interim search. In addition, the firm offers a proprietary integrated enabling technology platform.

Throughout his professional career, Jeff has successfully delivered business growth, built new capabilities, and led digital transformation programs for global financial services clients. He has held various global client and practice leadership roles in the financial services sector, and his career experience has included KPMG, EY, Morgan Stanley, and Accenture.

Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said, “From his earliest days at PGA and Accenture to founding his own firm, Jeff has displayed a knack for seeking – and identifying – the next areas for growth. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the financial services industry, and all of ZRG stands to benefit from his expertise.”

Jeff believes that ZRG is well-positioned to continue to expand its business globally. “We can achieve this outcome by providing our clients a full talent suite of solutions,” he states. “We have much to offer beyond traditional search, bringing a data-driven capability and an approach that provides clients with accelerated outcomes with complete process transparency. ZRG’s impressive growth, differentiated market position, and strong financial backing make it an ideal firm to join.”

 “Larry’s approach to leadership is largely what drew me to ZRG,” Jeff adds. “Under his guidance, the company works with a collaborative approach, as one team across verticals, sectors, and at all levels. I am thrilled to be joining this dynamic organization.”

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.