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ZRG bolsters Global Consumer practice with additions of Nicole Phillips, David Pearce, and Kasper Cheung

Rochelle Park, NJ, Nov. 19, 2019 – ZRG, the fastest-growing global executive search firm, announced today that the firm has added three new Managing Directors to the Consumer practice. Nicole Phillips will work out the firm’s New York City office and will be focused on supporting clients in the retail sector. In addition to direct experience in the retail sector working for the Limited Brands, she also brings over 20 years of executive search experience with global firms Korn Ferry and Heidrick and Struggles. David Pearce joins ZRG Partners after five years with Korn Ferry in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was a senior client partner. He brings deep relationships in the important Minnesota and Upper Midwest region as well as broad experience across the consumer products, manufacturing, and business services sectors. Prior to his experience with Korn Ferry, David had a long and successful career in the industry as a CEO and President of several successful firms in the business process outsourcing, energy, and consumer-based financial services areas. Kasper Cheung joins ZRG with a ten-year history in executive search in the Greater China and Asia region across the consumer goods and industrial practices and will work out of ZRG’s Shanghai, China, office.

Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG Partners, commented, “The consumer sector is one of our fastest-growing industry verticals at the firm. Nicole will add great value with her retail sector expertise. David brings both regional relationships in the important Minnesota area but also a strong broad consumer products and services background to the firm. Kasper adds an important regional specialist to the team in China, where he has done work across the Asia Pacific region throughout his career. We are excited to add the new team members to the firm during this exciting time of growth for us.”

Nicole Philipps commented, “It is great to join many of my former executive search colleagues who now call ZRG their home. The ability to partner with the 200-plus employees globally and the functional experts on the team creates a powerful network for continuing to do great work for my clients.”

“ZRG brings the right flexibility and client focus to the markets,” David Pearce added. “I am excited about the data-driven tools and the ability to do search on the leading-edge digital platform that the firm has built.”

About ZRG

Since 1999, ZRG’s data-driven approach to executive and professional search has been changing the way clients think about how to find top talent. Today, ZRG is one of the fastest-growing firms in the search industry and provides a full suite of executive, middle management, project, and interim search solutions globally through its offices in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.

ZRG’s sole focus is to match clients with the right leaders. Leveraging technological innovation, years of experience, and our ability to identify quality candidates, strong leadership effectively steers the ship of a company. It’s not uncommon for businesses to falter under sub-par leadership; that’s where ZRG comes into play by helping firms identify and hire the right leaders. ZRG’s analytical process and collaborative culture give us the competitive edge to provide our clients with the industry advantage.