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ZRG’s Consumer Practice Grows with Managing Director Melissa Oszustowicz

Rochelle Park, NJ, May 16, 2022ZRG, a global talent advisory firm based in New Jersey, welcomes Melissa Oszustowicz as Managing Director. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Melissa has placed talent within Fortune 100 organizations and private equity companies, maintaining a focus on food, agribusiness, and sustainability. Melissa previously worked for ZRG from 2012 through 2018.

Previously, Melissa led the North American agribusiness and food practice for Heidrick & Struggles. Earlier in her career, she served as Chief Executive Officer for an agricultural risk management company, where her clients include private and public companies as well as the United States Department of Agriculture. In addition, Melissa has served as the legal counsel for a large cacao and chocolate company and helped to develop a genetic repository located in Hawaii.

Having served in a variety of roles within agribusiness, Melissa understands the impact of technology on the sector both locally and on a global scale. Her network spans government, educational institutions, and the private sector.

“Melissa is an accomplished search consultant, having made numerous successful placements at the Vice President and C-suite levels,” said Larry Hartmann, ZRG’s CEO. “As we continue to expand our global presence and talent advisory solutions, we are thrilled to welcome her once again to the firm.”

“ZRG has always offered a multitude of solutions to clients, applying data and analytics to candidate assessment,” Melissa added. “I enjoyed my time with ZRG previously, and I am excited to re-join the firm and work alongside some of the best in the business.”

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.