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ZRG’s Industrial and Consumer Practices Expand with Addition of Katarina Dempsey

Rochelle Park, NJ, June 29, 2022ZRG, a New Jersey-based global talent advisory firm, welcomes Katarina “Kat” Dempsey as Managing Director. She joins the Industrial and Consumer practice groups, bringing 20-plus years of experience with a focus on senior executive, general management, commercial, and operations roles. Kat has partnered successfully with private equity/venture capital-backed and family-owned clients across the Automotive, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Chemical, Consumer, Food & Beverage, and Technology sectors.

Throughout her executive search and consulting career, Kat has served both multinational and regional organizations, maintaining an emphasis on distinctive client service, positive change, and growth. Before joining ZRG, Kat led successful recruiting and team-building efforts on behalf of Boyden, Heidrick, and McKinsey & Company.

Kat maintains a strong focus on operational effectiveness and a global network of client and candidate relationships within industrial and consumer goods manufacturing companies. She is fluent in English, French, and German and has lived and worked in Düsseldorf, Germany; Paris, France; and New York City.

“Kat’s recent track record includes senior diversity placements in industrial and manufacturing as well as vital C-suite and VP-level roles,” Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said. “The significance of client service in her work can’t be overstated, and we look forward to the successful client relationships she is sure to build as part of the ZRG team.”

“I love the entrepreneurial spirit and the direct, open communication style present at ZRG. I have always wanted to work in a growth-focused and collaborative environment,” Kat commented. “I met Larry several years ago when I was considering joining ZRG, and I am very excited to be joining the team and family now.”

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.