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ZRG Welcomes Patrick Meade as Managing Director of the Professional and Technology Services Practice

Rochelle Park, NJ, July 1, 2024 – ZRG, a global talent advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Meade as Managing Director of the Global Professional and Technology Services practice. Patrick brings over three decades of experience in leading and managing professional services businesses, making him a valuable addition to the ZRG team.

Patrick's impressive career includes over 13 years at Slalom, where he played a critical role in scaling the company's US business from $20M to over $1.6B in revenues, ultimately serving as President of the U.S. business. His success is attributed to his dynamic approach and belief that there is no one-size-fits-all blueprint for professional services organizations. Patrick's vision for the future involves integrating the best practices from both traditional and modern professional landscapes, especially in a post-pandemic world.

Prior to joining ZRG, Patrick was the Chief Services Officer at AHEAD, a $400M business. There, he focused on transforming enterprise strategies with an emphasis on digital solutions and infrastructure. He also held significant roles at as General Manager of North America and Head of Sales, offering operational insights to clients in emerging and socially impactful industries.

Patrick's entrepreneurial spirit is evident in his involvement with successful startups like HigherMarkets and Evolve, where he led Business Development and Professional Services. His early career saw him as Director of Corporate Strategy at PeopleSoft, where he contributed to the company's growth from 140 employees to over 10,000. He started his professional journey at Accenture, honing his skills in Information Technology consulting.

In his new role as Managing Director at ZRG, Patrick will leverage his extensive experience and insights to assist companies in forming high-performing teams, developing scalable strategies, and executing growth plans. His track record of success and innovative thinking will undoubtedly contribute to ZRG's mission of providing exceptional talent advisory services.

"Patrick Meade's unparalleled expertise and visionary leadership in professional services make him an invaluable addition to our team,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG Partners. “His track record of transforming businesses and driving significant growth aligns perfectly with ZRG's commitment to excellence. We are thrilled to welcome Patrick and look forward to the impact he will undoubtedly have on our clients and our company."

"I am excited to join ZRG because of the opportunity to continue creating unique experiences for our clients in how our services are sold and delivered, Patrick stated. “ZRG's innovative approach and commitment to excellence resonate with my own values, and I look forward to contributing to the company's ongoing success and growth."

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.

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