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Richard Draper Appointed Co-Leader of ZRG’s Global Professional and Technology Services Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, July 5, 2022ZRG, a fast-growing global talent advisory firm based in New Jersey, announces the addition of Richard Draper as Managing Director and co-leader of the Global Professional and Technology Services (PTS) Practice. In this role, Richard will build upon a track record of searches for the world’s most prestigious organizations. He brings more than 25 years of executive search experience in the Management Consulting and Professional Services sectors.

Richard’s career has seen him serve as a strategic talent advisor and executive search consultant across Consulting, Advisory, and Technology Services, completing assignments within the US, UK, and Europe. He has specific expertise in the areas of Digital Transformation, Cyber, Data/Analytics, Compliance, Risk Advisory, and Forensic Technology. Additionally, he has delivered talent pipelining and assessment services for the C-suite and advised on key leadership hires for private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Prior to ZRG, Richard established the Human Capital Consulting and Advisory practice at a leading search firm in the UK, delivering leadership advisory services as well as business and talent transformation. Earlier, he built a leading professional services firm with teams in New York and London, selling the award-winning organization to a global talent solutions group in 2016.

Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said, “Across his career, Richard has successfully built teams, scaled businesses, and established leading practice groups and firms. He will be resourceful collaborator and diligent consultant as the co-leader of PTS, and we are excited to welcome him to ZRG.”

“Collaboration, teamwork, positivity, ambition, pride in the job – the cornerstones of ZRG – are all attributes that I live and breathe personally,” Richard adds. “Through people and innovation, we can change the way our industry delivers services to our clients, adding greater value to our relationships whilst differentiating us from the competition.”

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.