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Life Sciences Expert Lee Golodny Joins ZRG as Managing Director

Rochelle Park, NJ, January 5, 2020ZRG, recognized last year as the fastest-growing global executive search firm, announced today the addition of Lee Golodny as Managing Director. Lee has seven years of executive search experience dedicated exclusively to Life Sciences, having placed more than 100 executives within the industry. He will work in the firm’s New York City office.

Lee has earned a reputation for developing long-lasting relationships within critical Life Sciences functions, including clinical development, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and clinical operations. In addition, he has placed candidates at the C-Suite, EVP/SVP, and executive levels in multiple functional domains spanning the drug development lifecycle and worked within several therapeutic areas including oncology and rare disease.

A client-centric consultant, Lee takes pride in making the search experience enjoyable for HR partners, hiring managers, and candidates alike. His accomplishments include recruiting the Chief Medical Officer of an emerging biotech and building the team of direct reports beneath this leader. In addition, he placed over 10 executives at one organization in less than two years, successfully rebuilding their clinical development franchise.

Lee earned his first search experience at a boutique retained executive search firm, where he was ultimately promoted to VP, R&D Search Practice. Cultivating relationships with biotech and pharma companies of all sizes, he brought in several of the firm’s most senior searches during his time there. He proved his knack for identifying and developing top talent in this role as well, leading four direct reports and mentoring others.

“Through a string of successful assignments, Lee has made a name for himself in the Life Sciences industry in a short time,” said Larry Hartmann, ZRG’s CEO. “He’s a proven leader with an eye for talent, and we are excited for the successes he will bring to ZRG and to the Life Sciences team.”

Lee added, “The fast-growing pace of the ZRG team, the seasoned executives who will be my peers, and the firm’s impressive proprietary recruiting platform all attracted me to ZRG. I am grateful for this opportunity to spread my wings and learn from some of the most well-respected leaders in executive search.”

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.