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Natalie Sleiman Joins ZRG as Managing Director and EMEA Lead of the Professional & Technology Services Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, February 22, 2022ZRG, named the fastest-growing global executive search firm of 2020, today adds Natalie Sleiman as Managing Director. Based in Dubai, Natalie joins the firm’s Professional & Technology Services Practice and will serve as EMEA lead for the practice group, further expanding ZRG’s data-driven platform and industry-leading global presence in the region.

As an executive search consultant, Certified Executive Leadership Assessor, and Certified Practitioner in Organizational Culture Transformation, Natalie has successfully placed C-suite and senior leaders within Technology, Advisory, and growth-stage companies across the Middle East. She previously served as Partner, Head of Technology & Professional Services, MENA for another top global retained executive search firm. Earlier, she established and led Volkswagen Financial Services in the Middle East, earning the Top Sales Performing Market globally for Volkswagen Financial Services in 2013.

In 2021, Natalie was elected President of the INSEAD Alumni Association in the UAE, having earned her Global Executive MBA from INSEAD in 2014. Additionally, she established and currently oversees the UAE Chapter of She Loves Tech, putting into practice her passion for supporting female-founded tech startups.

“Through her track record of successful executive placements and her steadfast commitment to supporting rising executive talent, Natalie has proven herself a passionate talent expert,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “She will be a tremendous asset as ZRG continues to expand within the Middle East and the greater EMEA region.”

“ZRG caught my eye for a number of reasons, including their growth ambitions, caliber of people, and culture of collaboration,” Natalie added. “They are set up differently than a typical search firm, combining a client-centric corporate structure with an entrepreneurial flair. I’m excited to meet and work with my many talented colleagues from across the globe.”

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.