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ZRG Expands Technology Practice with Lauren Argenti Rawlings

New York, NY, January 19, 2022– Global talent advisory firm ZRG today announced the addition of Lauren Argenti Rawlings as Managing Director in the firm’s Technology Practice. As part of the transaction, ZRG has agreed to purchase certain assets of Precita Placements.

Lauren founded Precita in 2019 and built a successful executive recruiting boutique helping clients land top diversity candidates across industries and functions. Her firm’s past clients include Google Cloud Platform, Sonos, Patreon, and Intuit. Her entire recruiting career has focused on placing diversity candidates in fast-growing companies. With ZRG, she will be a key member of the firm’s fast growing technology practice.

Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG Partners commented, “We were drawn to Lauren and the Precita team because of their success in placing diverse, and often undiscovered talent, along with their fantastic client retention. Lauren’s network in both VC-backed and larger Fortune 1000 companies will accelerate the work we are doing across the technology sector for ZRG.”

Lauren remarked, “It is an exciting time for Precita to be joining forces with ZRG. With the firm’s global reach and next generation digital search tools on the Zi platform, we will have a much broader impact than we ever could operating on our own. I’m looking forward to collaborating with the firm’s all-star team in the DEI, HR Officer, Life Sciences, Technology, and Board Services practices.”

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.

About RFE Investment Partners
Founded in 1979, RFE Investment Partners is a private equity investor with a long-standing small buyout heritage and a time-tested strategy for growing businesses. RFE equips companies with the capabilities and resources to scale by leveraging the extensive operational expertise, financial acumen, and broad business network of the RFE team.

Through over 75 small buyout transactions, RFE has consistently guided portfolio companies through multiple business cycles while driving value creation. RFE invested in ZRG Partners in December 2018, providing the tools and guidance needed to expand the capabilities and product offerings of the company, as well as grow the business on an international scale.