ZRG Partners Expands to Toronto

December 4, 2015 – ZRG Partners has added David Kinley as managing director in its new Toronto office. He will support the firm’s growing private equity-backed recruiting practice where he has extensive experience in technology company search assignments. He will further build out ZRG’s capabilities in Canada.

Mr. Kinley brings 20 years of senior level search experience to this new role. Before running his own firm, he was a board member and managing partner with CTPartners. He is also a former search partner and practice leader at Caldwell Partners. Prior to his 20-plus  years in executive search, he has held leadership roles in the technology and medical imaging markets.

“David helps us in two important areas of our strategic growth: technology and Canada,” said ZRG CEO Larry Hartmann. “In addition, our private equity practice has continued to be a big growth area for us as we work with many top firms and David will broaden our coverage and help us further expand this practice area.”

“ZRG is addressing some important market gaps my clients have been asking for in retained search,” said Mr. Kinley. “ZRG’s data and analytics approach to executive search is a game changer. In addition, partnering with ZRG’s solid private equity team creates the ideal environment to continue supporting senior level technology hiring with their innovative private equity product offerings. I am thrilled to be joining the firm at this exciting time of growth and expansion.”

ZRG Partners was named to the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Americas recruiter rankings for the first time this year, recording a 45 percent revenue spike.

That growth continues unabated.

Last month, former CTPartners’ recruiter Susan Baldwin joined ZRG as managing director to further build out the firm’s healthcare services practice. Her focus has been with healthcare payers, pharmacy benefit management, and specialty healthcare services companies.

In October, the firm added Rahul Kapur as managing director to support growth in the its payments and retail banking sector. Mr. Kapur has worked as a practice leader with several top consultancies including Cognizant, CapGemni, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Capco, and Mastercard Advisors.

In September, Richard Morford joined ZRG as managing director to help grow the firm’s global industrial recruiting practice and augment its efforts in the life sciences sector. He works out of the firm’s corporate offices in New Jersey and support his clients globally. Mr. Morford was most recently with RSVP Group US Inc., an executive search firm focused on the life sciences and chemicals industries.

This past summer former CTPartners recruiter Jim Aslaksen joined the firm in Chicago as managing director in its global industrial practice. He has over 20 years of experience in leading assignments for CEOs, board directors and other senior level executives for global industrial organizations, frequently working within the chemical and process industries markets.

Andy Talkington also joined ZRG from CTPartners. Mr. Talkington is based out of Houston where he is further building the firm’s global industrial practice. With more than 16 years of executive recruitment experience, Mr. Talkington previously served for two years as vice chairman and co-head of the global industrial practice at CTPartners, where his search practice was concentrated in placing top executives in board of director, CEO, and executive-level management positions within the industrial sector.

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

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