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ZRG Welcomes Barry Wahlberg as Managing Director and Software Practice Leader

Rochelle Park, NJ, December 8, 2020ZRG, recently recognized as the fastest-growing global executive search firm, announced today the addition of Managing Director Barry Wahlberg. A core member of the firm’s Private Equity team, Barry will serve as ZRG’s Software Practice Leader.

In his decade-plus of executive search experience, Barry has completed searches in all aspects of the technology marketplace, with a particular focus on both domestic and globally reaching private equity clients. He has placed Chief Executive Officers and Presidents, Chief Revenue Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and more. In addition, Barry has worked with a variety of organizations, including private equity, growth equity, public, and late-stage venture. His primary functional specialty is go-to-market.

Barry’s previous executive search work includes tenures at True Search, where he led C-suite searches for high-growth software companies, and Korn Ferry, where he focused on senior roles for sales, marketing, engineering, and product development. Earlier in his career, he held various sales roles for, a subsidiary of MicroStrategy, helping the company grow toward their IPO.

“Barry has established a reputation as a trusted advisor for human capital solutions,” said Larry Hartmann, ZRG’s CEO. “I’m confident in his ability to match our software clients with the right talent to continue growing and expanding their capabilities in this unprecedented time.”

“In my career, I have been proud to watch my placements make impactful contributions or even lead their companies to IPOs or massive liquidity events,” Barry said. “I was drawn to ZRG for their investments in differentiated technology, including the game-changing Zi Platform, and the company’s collaborative approach and culture. I look forward to leveraging these aspects to the further advantage of my clients.”

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.