ZRG Announces Appointment of New Walking the Talk CEO
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London, England and New York, NY, July 12, 2023 - ZRG, a rapidly-growing global talent advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Amanda Fajak as CEO of their culture consulting division, Walking the Talk, effective immediately. Fajak has been an integral part of the leadership of Walking the Talk for nearly a decade.
Walking the Talk Founder and culture pioneer Carolyn Taylor will transition to a senior advisor role and focus on key client and keynote speaking engagements.
Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, stated “Carolyn’s decades of experience in advising some of the largest companies in the world on culture and building one of the world’s leading culture consultancies, whose mission is to make culture do-able has, set Walking the Talk up as a premier brand the world over. She’s handing the reins to an excellent successor in Amanda Fajak, and we’re thrilled to continue offering these services to our clients.”
“In the past year, as President of our Americas business, Amanda has spearheaded our expansion in North America,” said Taylor. “I am happy to have her step into a new leadership role, serving our clients and our team.”
With over 25 years of experience in culture management and creating the workplace of the future, Fajak is recognized as a leading expert on organizational culture. Her professional journey has spanned continents, with extensive engagements across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, driving enterprise-wide change in a diverse range of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, energy, technology, and pharmaceuticals.
“Learning from and working with Carolyn has been an amazing stage of my own career,” Fajak said. “I am excited to continue the work of Walking the Talk in the Americas and worldwide as we continue to help make culture a catalyst for our clients' growth, helping the people and organizations we work with thrive.”
Under Fajak’s leadership and with the backing and investment of ZRG, Walking the Talk has exciting expansion plans for its range of culture transformation, leadership development and assessment and succession solutions. Leveraging their 30 years experience in culture and combining that with the latest in digital and AI solutions, they will enable clients to accelerate transformation to unlock performance and purpose in an ever changing world.
Founded in 1999, ZRG, is one of the fastest growing global executive search firms in the search industry. With the financial backing of private equity investor RFE Investment Partners, ZRG provides a full suite of executive, middle-management, and customized search solutions through its offices in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. The firm finds leaders across a broad spectrum of business markets, including aerospace, consumer, education, healthcare services and solutions, industrial, life sciences, non-profit, private equity and venture capital, and technology.