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ZRG Welcomes Christopher Langhoff to the Austin Office, Strengthening The Global Financial Officers Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, January 4, 2021ZRG, the fastest-growing global executive search firm, announced that Christopher Langhoff will join the firm’s Financial Officers Practice as Managing Director. Based out of the Austin office, Chris brings 30 years of experience as both a recruiter of CFOs and a practicing Chief Financial Officer for a Fortune 200 company. Utilizing his unique background, Chris will focus solely on the recruitment of CFOs and their direct reports.

Within his recruiting career, Chris has placed over 200 financial officers across a number of industries and business models. He has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies and has significant experience recruiting CFOs for the portfolio companies of his private equity clients as well. Prior to joining ZRG, Chris founded The Financial Officer Practice, a boutique search firm dedicated exclusively to identifying and recruiting financial officers.

Chris’s career also includes tenures as CHRO for a real estate investment firm, a partner at Russell Reynolds Associates, and CFO for a private equity portfolio company. In addition, he spent over 15 years in finance with PepsiCo and Goldman Sachs, & Co.

ZRG’s CEO, Larry Hartmann, said, “Chris offers a unique perspective that both he and our search consultants across sectors can leverage when recruiting financial officers and CFOs. With his broad financial expertise, he will enable his clients to make well-informed and impactful decisions when it comes to identifying and recruiting financial leaders.”

“ZRG is not just doing search as it has been done over the last 50 years – instead, they are disrupting the market with better technologies and processes to improve the client outcome,” Chris offered. “The use of analytics is something that I tried to incorporate into my prior practice, but ZRG has digitized and automated that effort. I am excited to bring to my clients an improved search experience that leads to better outcomes and creates alignment of interest.”

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.