ZRG Expands in Latin America and Mexico

May 19, 2020 – ZRG Partners has expanded its global footprint into Latin America and Mexico with the additions of Manny Corsino and Hugo Lara.

Mr. Corsino, an executive search professional with 15 years of experience, will serve as managing director in ZRG’s Miami office. Beyond providing his expertise to the firm’s technology, private equity and consumer practices, he will manage ZRG’s global relationships into Latin America.


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Prior to joining ZRG, Mr. Corsino led Latin American operations for Focus Search Partners. Previously, he served as partner Miami/Latin America for Caldwell. Before that, Mr. Corsino was managing partner for Miami/Latin America for DHR International. He also gained executive search experience with Boyden and Robert Half. His client list includes AWS, Under Armour and Microsoft.

Based in Mexico City, Mr. Lara is a distinguished industrial leader who has placed CEOs as well as sales and marketing roles. As managing director, he will lend his expertise and breadth of knowledge to ZRG’s industrial and consumer practices and further the firm’s reach into Mexico and Central America. Mr. Lara has worked at Mexichem (now Orbia), Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., Parmalat, and SC Johnson. Most recently, he was industrial and advisory leader for Korn Ferry México.

“For over a decade, Manny has dedicated himself to bridging the gap between North America and Latin America in the executive search world, and our technology practice will benefit from his valuable industry expertise,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “In addition, Hugo’s focus on customers’ needs and people management, as well as his strong consultative and strategic thinking abilities, will be an asset to our Industrial and consumer practices. In welcoming these accomplished executive search specialists to the firm, ZRG broadens our reach into Mexico and the Latin American region at large.”

“ZRG is home to many partners that I have worked with in the past,” said Mr. Corsino. “In addition to collaborating with them further, I am most excited to work alongside some the best and brightest in the business on a global scale and leverage ZRG’s state-of-the-art proprietary tools to better serve my current and future clients.”

“I look forward to developing the brand in Mexico and partnering with ZRG’s search experts across all industries to sharpen my skills and more effectively support my clients,” said Mr. Lara. “The firm continues to lead by doing things their own way, maintaining a global mindset and achieving aggressive growth with their powerful and comprehensive search tools.”

Other Recent Additions

Recently, ZRG added Brian Meany as managing partner and global head of its retail practice. He is based in the firm’s New York City office. Mr. Meany has spent the past 25 years as managing director for Herbert Mines Associates, where he executed C-suite searches across the retail, fashion, wholesale and consumer product industries.

ZRG also bolstered its healthcare, life sciences, IT, tech and fintech practices by adding Shelly Scott, Brian Kelley, Chuck Nees and Abe Doctor as managing directors.

Ms. Scott is a seasoned executive search consultant who brings legal, compliance, risk and privacy functional expertise to ZRG’s healthcare and life sciences practices. With 10 years of executive search experience, she has led searches from chief legal officer and chief compliance officer to vice president of risk management, privacy, investor relations, government affairs, technical operations and performance improvement. Prior to joining ZRG, Ms. Scott spent 10 years with BakerGillmore, a New York area legal and compliance boutique search firm, as chair of its healthcare and life sciences practice.


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ZRG recently added government, cyber and security industry specialist Pete Metzger as a senior advisor and managing director. Mr. Metzger’s executive search career extends over two decades, and has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor to business and government leaders.


Mr. Kelley adds 30 years of functional, sales, marketing and operational expertise to ZRG’s healthcare practice. Previously, he spent nearly five years with The Onstott Group, where he was a managing director with a specific focus on the healthcare industry. Before that, he served as a partner with The Buffkin Group. Mr. Kelley operated his own boutique search firm, BTK Associates, from 2005-2015.

Mr. Nees brings a track record of successful searches for C-suite GM, finance, sales and marketing, HR, operations, I/T, and engineering roles for private, public and family-owned organizations to ZRG’s technology practice. Prior to joining ZRG, Mr. Nees was co-founder of a national boutique search firm, Braswell Nees Group.

Mr. Doctor joins ZRG from TritonExec where he served as managing partner and head of North America, driving double-digit annual growth in the region. Previously, he was with Korn Ferry as a leader in the professional services and digital practices. Most of his executive search career has been as a specialist in business and technology services and in growth markets where the effect of digital transformation has created new industries, including fintech and insur-tech.

ZRG, founded in 1999, is a progressive mid-sized global executive search firm that uses a proven, data-driven approach. The firm finds leaders across a broad spectrum of business markets, including aerospace, consumer, education, healthcare services and solutions, industrial, life sciences, non-profit, private equity and venture capital, and technology.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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