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ZRG Appoints Joe Brennan as Managing Director, Adding Commercial and Operational Expertise to Industrial Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, November 28, 2022 – ZRG, a growing global talent advisory firm based in New Jersey, today announces the addition of Joe Brennan as Managing Director. Joe has amassed a track record of senior-level search engagements for industrial companies in manufacturing and construction services. Based in Chicago, he will primarily serve the firm’s Industrial Practice, joining as a member of the Private Equity and Consumer practice groups as well.

In addition to his expertise within the Industrial space, Joe has identified and recruited Commercial and Operational talent for Food, Beverage, and Nutrition companies.

Before entering ZRG, Joe served as a Managing Director for the search firms Comhar Partners and Banister International. Prior to his career in recruitment, Joe enjoyed a successful sales career for over 30 years within diversified manufacturing and new product development. Maintaining a focus on automation, die casting, machining, plastics, packaging, and complex assembly, his clients included both private equity-owned entities and publicly traded organizations.

“Moving from a successful sales career into an equally impressive career in search, Joe has sat at both sides of the table –strengthening the insights he will offer to our clients in the Industrial practice and beyond,” Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said. “He is an exceptional addition to the firm, and we look forward to his many successes to come.”

“ZRG offers scale and the resources and support to better serve my clients. The fit feels perfect,” Joe said. “I prefer a team selling approach, and the opportunity to collaborate with ZRG’s vast and experienced team excites me very much.”

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.

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