Mary Kier serves as Managing Director of ZRG Partners in Chicago and is a senior member of the Consumer and Private-Equity practice groups. Understanding the DNA of private equity is key to Mary’s expertise in placing executives in private equity portfolio firms. By identifying the underlying business needs of the company, Mary advises boards and leadership teams on selecting executives that are impactful and add enterprise value as companies grow and expand. She is particularly adept at assisting family held companies transition from founder-lead C-suite executives, and has a deep respect for the stories and history behind multi-generational, family run organizations. She is passionate about securing the best possible talent for any search, but as the head of the Diversity practice at ZRG, Mary is resolved to help clients build best-in-class diverse organizations.