October 28, 2021 – ZRG, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, has elected Hamilton Bradshaw CEO James Caan to its board of directors. Mr. Caan has made a personal seven-figure investment in the company. “We are thrilled to add James Caan to our board of directors,” said CEO Larry Hartmann. “He brings a global aspect to our board that is important as we continue our expansion. James will be a valuable resource to me in my role as CEO as someone who has successfully grown and scaled a global recruitment business. I look forward to his involvement in our future growth.”
Mr. Caan is considered a leading recruitment entrepreneur, having founded and exited talent solutions company Alexander Mann Solutions, and Humana International, which he grew to 147 offices across 30 countries. He also serves as chairman of the Start-up Loans Company, creating over 28,000 businesses to stimulate entrepreneurship in the U.K.
Mr. Caan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the recruitment sector at a time when ZRG is experiencing unprecedented growth, both organic and through a number of strategic investments to further enhance its product offerings. Mr. Caan will join Mr. Hartmann and non-executive directors Hal Johnson, Loretta Penn and Terry Baker on the ZRG board of directors along with the board representation from the investors.
“I am excited about joining the ZRG board as they go through this incredible journey of success, with an exciting and ambitious plan over the next four years to become one of the largest search firms in the world,” said Mr. Caan. “I look forward to working alongside the company management team and fellow board members as the company looks to continue to grow its portfolio of businesses. Investing in the growth was a natural step after getting to know the team, and the successes they have achieved already.”
“ZRG has been a success story for RFE as we have organically grown the business and added five strategic acquisitions to the platform,” said Michael Rubel, managing director of RFE Investment Partners. “The opportunities to continue to expand globally align very well with the experiences that James Caan will bring to the ZRG board.”