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Sophie De Ferranti Adds Cyber Security and FinTech Expertise to ZRG’s Financial Services Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, October 25, 2021ZRG, a New Jersey-based global executive search firm, today announces the addition of Sophie De Ferranti as Managing Director. A recognized expert in the areas of Cyber Security, FinTech, and Human Capital Management, Sophie has been a keynote speaker for events across Europe and Asia and participated in live TV interviews with the London Stock Exchange.

Sophie has served the Financial Services industry for over two decades, sourcing top-tier international talent for CIO, COO, CTO, and CRO positions as well as the increasingly critical CISO function. Before joining ZRG, she founded niche executive search firm Cyber-i Search Solutions Ltd., where she also held the role of CEO. Earlier, she served as Partner for Digital Times Transformation Asia and was CEO and Founder of ValensGoldberg Ltd. & GmbH, a boutique executive search firm focusing on Global Private Banking and Asset Management.

Prior to executive search, Sophie held a high security classified role at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, during the Balkans Conflict. Earlier, she oversaw Investor Relations for Merlin Biosciences, the UK government’s leading biotechnology advisory firm founded by entrepreneur Sir Christopher Evans.

Sophie is a passionate speaker on the subject of the War for Cyber Talent and how the cyber risk, data privacy, and regulatory landscape has been altered as a result of the global pandemic. Her areas of expertise span Global Wealth Management, Cyber Security and Digital Risk, and Human Capital Management within the Financial Services and Fintech industries.

“Across her executive search work, Sophie has created a global footprint and highly entrepreneurial approach to senior recruiting and human capital consulting,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “She is keen to develop a competitive edge in her search work, and we look forward to her successes as a part of ZRG.”

“ZRG promotes a culture of entrepreneurialism, cultural diversity, and an appetite for growth. With its global platform, suite of comprehensive digital tools, and impressive search team across key functions and regions, I am delighted to begin this next phase of my search career with this exciting firm,” Sophie added.

About ZRG

ZRG is a global executive search and human capital management 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 executive, middle management, project, and interim search solutions across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia.