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Paul Barker Joins ZRG Financial Services and Private Equity Practices as Managing Director

Rochelle Park, NJ, February 23, 2022ZRG, recognized in 2020 as the fastest-growing global executive search firm, announces the addition of Paul Barker as Managing Director in the Financial Services and Private Equity practices. With nearly two decades in executive search, Paul has amassed broad international experience and a strong track record of identifying top talent across Europe, Asia, and the US. He joins ZRG’s London office.

Paul has gained a variety of product, function, and regional experience across his career, maintaining a strong emphasis on Global Fixed Income, Capital Markets, and Investment Management. His successful placements include front-office, revenue-generating positions and senior management roles for a range of global financial institutions.

Thus far in his career, Paul has lived and worked in the UK, Hong Kong, New York, and Switzerland. He previously served as a Partner for Maven Search, where he co-ran the Global Fixed Income and Capital Markets practices. Earlier, he focused on Asia Fixed Income markets for Pemberton Stewart, one of APAC’s leading executive search boutiques, before helping to establish their US business. He started his career in the Finance Division of SThree plc, helping to establish the Asia practice and becoming the firm’s first “boots on the ground” in Hong Kong.

“As ZRG continues its aggressive global expansion, Paul’s international acumen will help us continue to successfully identify talent across markets and regions,” said ZRG CEO Larry Hartmann. “I’m confident he will share invaluable expertise with our search consultants within and beyond the Private Equity and Financial Services practices.”

“ZRG offers an opportunity to be part of a large organization, yet one that still has its sights set on further growth,” Paul added. “The quality of people that make up the firm, as well as the unique, data-driven approach to talent advisory around the world, truly set ZRG apart from the pack”

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.