ZRG Names Financial Services, Private Equity & Consumer Practices Managing Director

November 22, 2016 – Executive search firm ZRG Partners has named Sharon Stein as a managing director in its financial services, private equity and consumer recruiting practices. She will work from the firm’s New York office.

Ms. Stein brings over 20 years of experience and has recruited leaders in general management, strategy, marketing and analytics. She has served clients across a broad range of sectors including, private equity, financial services, technology, consumer packaged goods, hospitality, and retail.

For the past 10 years she has supported her clients as the founder and president of Sagamore, NA, a search firm that recruits C-suite executives and leaders in general management, marketing and strategy. Prior to that, Ms. Stein served for 10 years as senior vice president and managing director in the New York office of Raines International.

“In addition to her broader search work, Sharon adds important expertise to our team in the areas of strategy and marketing which will further expand our functional capabilities within the verticals we support,” said Larry Hartmann, chief executive officer of ZRG. “The immediate synergies with ZRG clients is clear and we are excited to welcome her to our team.”

“My clients have been asking for more from their executive search partners with respect to analytics and objective data for some time now,” said Ms. Stein. “ZRG’s approach of embedding data and analytics into the search process, combined with our outstanding assessment capabilities, exemplifies what executive search firms should provide. I’m excited to join my 80-plus colleagues in our continued efforts to attract top talent for our clients, and to have the ability to do so on a global basis.”

Recent Additions

There have been a number of other recent additions to ZRG’s recruiter base in recent months as the firm continues to expand its industry and functional search specialization offerings.

Last month, ZRG added Philipp Sturm as a managing director and country head of Germany. He works out of the firm’s office in Frankfurt and will also serve as a member of the its global industrial practice. Mr. Sturm brings a decade plus of solid and relevant executive search experience to ZRG. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Korn Ferry in its global industrial practice.

In September, the firm named John McLean as a managing director in its global life sciences search practice with the acquisition of certain assets of Illinois-based consulting practice McLean Consulting. Mr. McLean, who works out of ZRG’s Chicago office, has 14 years of executive search experience, served several recruiting firms, including Witt/Kieffer, DHR International and Johnson & Johnson before founding his own practice. ZRG also appointed Samantha Foster as a managing director and member of the firm’s global industrial practice. She leads the firm’s efforts in the aerospace & defense vertical, where she has spent more than 12 years supporting clients globally.

The firm added Paul Stefunek to its roster as a managing director. He supports the firm’s technology practice and serve as a member of the firm’s industrial and private equity team. Previously, he was a partner with DHR International and before that was chairman and managing partner of paul-lawrence associates;

ZRG also named Alexander Spielberg as a managing director and member of its global industrial and life sciences practice in its Frankfurt, Germany office. Mr. Spielberg previously spent six years with Korn Ferry in its global industrial search practice and most recently was a partner at European boutique search firm Exgeniam Executive Search Personalberatung KG supporting clients in the life sciences and industrial sectors.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media 

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