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ZRG Appoints Steve Nilsen as Managing Director, Adding Brand-Building Expertise to Healthcare Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, July 15, 2022ZRG, a fast-growing global talent advisory firm based in New Jersey, today announces the addition of Steve Nilsen as Managing Director. Steve will identify and recruit executive leaders to drive organizational goals and reshape the culture and brand of his clients. Based in Atlanta, Steve joins the firm’s Healthcare Practice with a focus on technology and commercial roles and a commitment to DEI in his search process.

Earlier in his career, Steve served in leadership roles across multinational organizations, acquiring a valuable perspective of how talent impacts success locally, nationally, and globally. Notably, he served The Coca-Cola Company brands and clients for ten years. In addition, Steve recently served as Bloomin’ Brands’ VP International Marketing, leading the growth of multiple brands worldwide.

Prior to joining ZRG, Steve amassed ten years of experience in executive search. He successfully built and grew CastLight Search, a top 20 boutique executive search firm focusing on technology innovation and consumer centricity in healthcare.

“In addition to building his own leading healthcare technology search firm, Steve’s career has seen him turn around and post remarkable growth for notable brands worldwide,” Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said. “He is a great fit for ZRG and will offer a unique perspective to clients looking to accelerate commercial success in their target markets.”

“ZRG is unique in the segment – it has the people, culture, strategy, and technology to be a true value-added partner to clients,” Steve said. “I appreciate that ZRG is focused on maximizing the quality of solutions with a team approach. Teamwork also allows ZRG to offer strategic solutions to clients’ challenges for long-lasting business results.”

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.