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Jud Brandt Adds Technology and Professional Services Expertise as Global Leader of ZRG’s Technology Officer Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, June 15, 2021ZRG, recognized as 2020’s fastest-growing global executive search firm, today announced the addition of Judson “Jud” Brandt as Managing Director. Based in Atlanta, Jud will serve as the Global Leader of ZRG’s Technology Officer practice.

Prior to joining ZRG, Jud was Chief Technology Officer for Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. He has also served as CIO & Digital Leader for Delta Air Lines; as CEO of several P&E backed technology companies with cybersecurity and transformation focus; and in global leadership roles with Accenture and Oracle Corporation.

Jud is recognized across industries for his impact in technology leadership and professional services roles. In addition to placing and coaching top-tier technology leaders in CIO, CISO, CTO, and digital leader positions, he helps companies design and build their technology and digital organizations. He brings renowned expertise in technology and organizational design to these assignments through his tenure in C-level technology leadership roles and his breadth of perspective as a senior advisor to many in similar roles. Jud has advanced the technology capabilities of his multi-national clients across financial services, healthcare, high-tech, and retail/consumer products.

“In a time when the bar for technology leadership is rising for every executive, Jud’s reputation as an innovative technology leader and coach position him as a key part of our human capital solution. His track record for delivering business value with technology, including his role in moving Delta Air Lines into the digital space, is impressive,” Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said. “He has built a track record of sustained growth using technology, and I’m confident he will leverage our Zi Platform suite of digital tools to further accelerate the growth of his client organizations.”

“ZRG has shown their commitment to digitization and innovation through continued investment in their broad suite of data-driven tools and assets,” Jud said. “I am honored and excited for the opportunity to shape the Technology Officer Practice and grow this practice area globally during the ongoing digitalization of global business.”

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.