Private Equity

ZRG Partners’ Private Equity practice focuses on the unique needs of direct investment firms and their portfolio companies, and we understand the distinctive requirements and pressures facing Private Equity funds. Leveraging over 50 years of Private Equity & Venture Capital experience, our team has deep experience in the sector and understands how investors think and what drives the creation of equity value.

Our search practice spans Private Equity buyouts to early-stage venture investments, most typically for C-level roles. We also conduct searches for portfolio companies’ Boards of Directors and investment professionals and Operating Partner roles for the funds themselves. We leverage the strong industry vertical knowledge of our partners, providing boutique quality service on a global scale to Private Equity-backed client companies ranging from sneakers to semiconductors.

With offices across North America, Europe, and China—and the collective experience of our consultants on six continents—we can also go where our clients need us the most. We excel at building high-performing leadership teams that maximize investor value. Private Equity has changed dramatically since our team started working in it in over 25 years ago.

With the commoditization of financial engineering, more modest debt leverage, and the ubiquity of information that has led to greater competition for deals and far fewer under-informed sellers, ZRG knows the imperative for leadership to make great investments. The premium on executive talent has never been greater.

ZRG Partners’ deep experience and understanding, powerful network, and fact-based, data-driven approach to the evaluation and hiring process can help funds reduce the risk in hiring at the senior levels and access winning management teams.

Practice members

James Aslaksen Managing Director Bio
Steve Banks Managing Director Bio
Jerry Bratkovich Managing Director Bio
Mark Cusick Division President Bio
Samantha Foster Managing Director Bio
David Hart Managing Director Bio
Richard Herman Managing Director Bio
Mary Kier Managing Director Bio
Christophe Mille Managing Director Bio