About Us

Innova International is a premier advisor to the executive search industry. It is their mission to help executive search firms adapt, scale and grow by delivering exceptional advisory work in a rapidly changing industry. The firm’s best-in-class advisory work focuses on financial modeling, hiring and recruiting new partners, developing compensation models, and incorporating the latest technology, all while advising on industry best practices. Through the lens of innovation, Innova International helps search firms scale no matter their size or industry focus.

Prior to starting Innova, Ken Vancini founded ZRG Partners. Along with his partner Larry Hartmann, ZRG unlocked the formula for scaling a search firm. Under their leadership, ZRG became recognized as a global leader in executive search, realizing a 30% compounded annual growth rate from inception. Ken led global research, recruitment, accounting, information technology and marketing from his Boston office. Ken identified, attracted and retained some of the best search partners from around the globe. During his 16 years running ZRG, Ken personally led searches for his clients in 22 countries on five continents. For more information, visit www.innovasearch.com.

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At Innova International, we provide search firms with a proven playbook to scale to $25 Million and beyond.  It is our mission to help firms adapt, scale and grow by delivering exceptional advisory work in a rapidly changing industry.

Our focus is on firms with revenue of any size who aspire to grow profitably. We leverage your past successes and brand equity to facilitate sustainable growth.

Our advisory work focuses on financial modeling, recruitment of new partners, developing compensation plans, incorporating cutting-edge technology, and advising on industry best practices. Through the lens of innovation, we help search firms scale no matter their size or industry focus.

It is our goal to help executive search firms reach new heights by creating lasting and profitable change.

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Our advisory work focuses on financial modeling, recruitment of new partners, developing compensation plans, incorporating cutting-edge technology, and advising on industry best practices. Through the lens of innovation, we help search firms scale no matter their size or industry focus.

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  • Advisory Services
  • Career Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search Advisory Services
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Mgmt. Consulting
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A New Twist in the War for Talent 

We’ve all heard about global talent shortages. But have you ever thought how the talent deficit is impacting the executive search industry itself? With competition stronger than ever, recruitment leaders are dealing with a pressing dilemma of their own: How and where to find top revenue producers. According to Ken Vancini, founder and CEO of Innova International

How Search Firms Can Leverage Brand Equity for Growth

Brand equity extension is a means for companies to define and enter new and attractive businesses with existing brands. While most brand equity research has taken place in consumer markets, the concept of brand equity is also important for understanding the competitive dynamics and price structures of business-to-business markets such as the fast-growing executive search

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How Search Firms Can Leverage Brand Equity for Growth

Brand equity extension is a means for companies to define and enter new and attractive businesses with existing brands. While most brand equity research has taken place in consumer markets, the concept of brand equity is also important for understanding the competitive dynamics and price structures of business-to-business markets such as the fast-growing executive search

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A New Twist In the War for Talent

We’ve all heard about global talent shortages. But have you ever thought how the talent deficit is impacting the executive search industry itself? With competition stronger than ever, recruitment leaders are dealing with a pressing dilemma of their own: How and where to find top revenue producers. According to Ken Vancini, founder and CEO of