NGS Global Expands Base in Australia

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 6, 2016 — The innovative executive search and leadership consultancy, NGS Global, announced today that its Oceania operations have expanded with the addition of two new appointments. Gary Lazzarotto, Managing Partner and Alex Burr, Senior Associate, have joined the firm and will both be based in Sydney, Australia. These appointments continue the focus of the Australian group on the broader Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Mr. Lazzarotto brings to the firm over 20 years’ experience across the APAC region in the Insurance and Human Resources industry in roles from consultant to CEO. He has completed numerous executive search assignments, including CEO, CFO, CIO and COO appointments, for ASX listed, private and start up organizations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. His experience includes having held the regional CEO role of a Nasdaq listed entity, which has provided him with a broad regional awareness and contributed to his success when managing organic growth and M&A activity.

Prior to joining the Human Resources industry, Mr. Lazzarotto worked in the Retail and Industrial fields where his focus was in Sales, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.

Mr. Burr’s background includes a number of regional CEO/CIO roles and senior technology roles for leading international IT and financial services providers throughout Australia and Asia, and in particular Japan, where he lived for 14 years.

While living in Tokyo, Mr. Burr launched a search practice that focused on the Technology and Financial Services sectors. During this time, he successfully placed numerous executives in high-profile positions such as CEO, CIO, CTO, COO, Chief HR Officer and other senior technology roles.

Mr. Burr speaks Japanese and has experience covering the APAC region including Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and mainland China. His understanding of the varied cultural nuances throughout the area has allowed him to build deep expertise as it relates to both the Australian and Asian markets.

“We’re excited to have two individuals of David and Alex’s caliber joining NGS Global,” said David Nosal, Chairman and Managing Partner, NGS Global. Mark Lelliott, lead Managing Partner in Oceania noted that “their expertise and experience throughout the APAC region will be of critical importance to the global organization as we continue to extend and grow our expertise and footprint across the region.”

About NGS Global
With offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, NGS Global provides the extensive resources of major global executive search firms along with high-touch service, accelerated completion cycles and superior candidate access made possible by a mid-sized platform without external shareholders. Through our commitment to industry expertise, cultural knowledge, and partner-led search execution, we deliver exceptional value to our clients.

Our practice group in Australia offers leadership advisory consulting services with their best-in-class Arbiter Leadership TechnologiesTM solutions. Utilizing Arbiter Leadership Technologies methodologies as a foundation, NGS Global helps clients proactively identify and anticipate executive and partnership leadership requirements at each stage of an organization’s life cycle.

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Karen Stevenot

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