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ZRG’s Technology Practice Grows with Addition of Managing Director John J. Keller

Rochelle Park, NJ, June 14, 2022 ZRG, a global talent advisory previously named 2020’s fastest-growing global executive search firm, welcomes John J. Keller as Managing Director. Based in New York City, John is a seasoned executive search leader who has served venture capital- and private equity-backed businesses, mid-scale private and public companies, and the Fortune 500. He has played a pivotal role in some of the most successful CEO- and Board-led business transformations of the past two decades.

John has identified high-impact CEOs, CFOs, and Board Directors who have gone on to successfully scale their businesses. More specifically, he has placed and advised operational, financial, sales, marketing, and communications leadership across the Technology, Media, Telecommunications, and Industrial sectors. Before joining ZRG, he served as a senior partner and practice leader for Spencer Stuart, CTPartners, Korn Ferry, and Raines International. Earlier, he drew major awards and Pulitzer nominations for his investigative reporting for The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek.

“John’s eagle-eyed reporting and aptitude within the Technology and Telecommunications sector made his move to executive search a natural transition. He is responsible for numerous high-profile placements and turnarounds, and I’m confident his track record will continue to grow with ZRG,” said CEO Larry Hartmann.

“ZRG's team members are seasoned, global, and cover multiple sectors. They and their firm embrace technology, data and analytics, and innovation,” John added. “I look forward to meeting everyone on the team, collaborating on interesting and challenging assignments, bringing impactful leaders to our clients, and contributing to ZRG’s growth mission.”

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.