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ZRG Welcomes Ann Yates, Managing Director to Not-For-Profit & Education Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, February 2, 2021ZRG, recognized in 2020 as the fastest-growing global executive search firm, announced today the addition of Ann Yates to its Washington, DC office. She will serve as Managing Director in the Not-For-Profit & Education Practice.

Ann brings more than a decade of executive search experience, having most recently served as Senior Partner/Senior Vice President at a top ten executive search firm. Ann’s understanding of higher education and leadership, as well as her dedication to quality and lasting client service and engagement, have earned her many longstanding client relationships. Clients rely on her expert counsel and proficiency in identifying talented, diverse, and dedicated leaders, and she is especially reputed for advancing women and diverse candidates.

Ann is well-versed in every area of academic leadership and serves clients across multiple disciplines and leadership areas. She has completed more than 250 executive-level searches, including engagements for Presidents, Vice Presidents, Provosts, and Deans, and regularly serves boards, Presidents, and other senior-level leaders within institutions of higher education.

“Ann’s record of success in repeat clients, length of tenure, and diversity placements makes her an undeniable asset to the ZRG team. Under her guidance and expertise, our higher education clients can look forward to continued great results and strong placements,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG.

“ZRG has attracted an extraordinarily talented and accomplished team of search executives, and I am honored to be among this group,” Ann commented. “In addition to best search practices, I am excited to offer clients ZRG’s cutting-edge evaluation, assessment, and culture fit tools that will not only enhance transparency but also prove critical to hiring decisions and successful outcomes.”

About ZRG

Since 1999, ZRG’s data-driven approach to executive and professional search has been changing the way clients think about identifying top talent, and for over 20 years, clients have trusted us to recruit top talent around the world. Today, ZRG is one of the fastest-growing global firms in the search industry and provides a full suite of retained executive, middle-management, and customized search solutions globally through its offices in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Middle East/North Africa.

ZRG matches clients with the right leaders by leveraging technological innovation, years of experience, and an ability to identify quality candidates. Businesses often falter under sub-par leadership, but with each placement, ZRG promises to identify and hire executives fit to meet their clients’ unique needs. ZRG’s analytical process and collaborative culture give us the competitive edge to provide our clients with an industry-leading advantage.