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John McFarland Joins ZRG’s Healthcare and Not-For-Profit & Education Practice Groups as Managing Director

Rochelle Park, NJ, November 11, 2020ZRG, recognized as the fastest-growing global executive search firm, today adds John McFarland as Managing Director. Based in Atlanta, John has completed successful C-suite and executive leadership assignments for both member-driven nonprofit organizations and a range of healthcare organizations. In particular, he has placed Presidents and CEOs, Vice Presidents, Chief Officers, and mid-level managers within independent hospitals, health systems, health-related nonprofit organizations, and more.

John views trust and understanding as the foundation of his longstanding and successful client partnerships. In his role prior to ZRG, he led and executed more than 100 senior-level searches for nonprofit and healthcare organizations, and he previously provided management support to large health systems and other noteworthy clients as a Senior Consultant in Ernst & Young’s Advisory Practice.

John gained his first operational leadership experience as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. During his time in service, he commanded at the company level, served two tours of duty in combat, received the Bronze star medal, and ultimately rose to the rank of Captain.

“John’s success is due in large part to the strong relationships he builds with each client, taking time to understand their needs and gain valuable trust,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “Our nonprofit and healthcare clients and search consultants will surely appreciate and benefit from his expertise and steadfast commitment.”

“When considering ZRG, the entrepreneurial and collaborative nature of the team was apparent – many times, you just find one or the other, but both are highly valued here,” John offered. “I am excited to work and collaborate with talented colleagues across a number of industries and functional areas and provide innovative tools and deeper expertise to my clients.”

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.