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ZRG’s Healthcare and Not-for-Profit & Education Practices Grow with Addition of Alan D. Johns

Rochelle Park, NJ, September 10, 2020ZRG, recently named the fastest-growing global executive search firm, welcomes Alan Johns as Managing Director. He will bring three decades of higher education and healthcare experience to the firm’s Healthcare and Not-for-Profit & Education practice groups.

Alan’s background in academic medicine and higher education makes him a distinguished advisor and recruiter for healthcare systems, hospitals, cancer centers, public and private universities, and their research organizations. Across assignments, he always puts his client’s mission, culture, and strategic objectives first when identifying and presenting candidates. His successful placements have included CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, Administrators, Deans, Department Chairs, Division Chiefs, Cancer Center Directors, Research Scholars, and more.

Prior to executive search, Alan’s career included tenures with Duke University School of Medicine and Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Georgia Tech, and Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Most recently, he was CFO and Associate Vice Dean for Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Maintaining strong relationships with his prior colleagues at these organizations remains a priority for Alan.

Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said, “Alan has a reputation for recruiting progressive medical and cancer researchers that are dedicated to improving health and curing diseases. In addition, he truly puts in the work to understand each client’s mission and culture, ensuring the best ultimate hiring decisions. We’re thrilled to have him on board with us here at ZRG.”

“ZRG’s reputation and leadership team is second to none,” Alan stated. “I’m excited to collaborate with other ZRG Managing Directors that work in healthcare, academic medicine, higher education, and life sciences to leverage the firm’s broad expertise and progressive technology platform to bring outstanding talent to our 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, and Asia.

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.