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ZRG’s Not-for-Profit & Education Practices Expands with Addition of Nat Sutton

Rochelle Park, NJ, November 9, 2020ZRG, named the fastest-growing global executive search firm in 2020, welcomes Nat Sutton as Managing Director. Working in the New York City office, he brings two decades of executive search experience to the firm’s Not-for-Profit & Education Practice.

Nat’s impressive search career includes a 17-year tenure with Heidrick & Struggles as Vice Chairman, during which he grew the Education and Nonprofit Practice from $3M to $17.5 M in annual revenue. Most recently, he was Partner and Head of Buffkin/Baker’s Nonprofit Practice for two years. His clients have included leading corporations, such as Ford Motor Company and Citibank; education institutions, such as Howard University, Columbia University, and Dartmouth College; and a range of arts, cultural, and philanthropic organizations, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the National Aquarium Foundation, the New York Blood Center, and Volunteers of America-Greater New York.

Nat possesses a breadth of board experience as well. He currently sits on the boards of CADCA, Houston Jazz, and the Harvard Business School Club of New York. Previously, he has been a Board Member of the American Folk-Art Museum and the League of American Orchestras, a Trustee of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and Board Chair of Opus 118 Harlem School of Music.

Prior to entering the executive search field, Nat began his career in public relations and corporate communications at New York University Medical Center. Later, he was recruited to Citibank to oversee the company’s new media, creative services, and internal, external, and investor communications as head of the Corporate Customer Affairs Group. During his three decades with Citibank, BusinessWeek recognized the corporation’s public relations group as one of the world’s ten best, and Harvard Business School completed a case study on Nat’s contributions regarding Citi’s communications during its financial recovery.

“From his time at Citibank to his recent achievements in executive recruitment, Nat has amassed impressive achievements and recognition for his tenacity and expertise,” Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said. “Our clients and search consultants will benefit from his wealth of experience with nonprofits, educational institutions, and traditional corporate enterprises alike.”

Nat added, “ZRG drew my interest with their range of innovative, data-driven search tools, including the Zi Platform, and culture of cross-functional collaboration. I look forward to beginning the next chapter of my executive search career, working with a talented and dedicated team of search consultants, and achieving great results for 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.