January 11, 2021 – ZRG has expanded with the addition of Lee Golodny as managing director. Mr. Golodny has seven years of executive search experience dedicated exclusively to life sciences, having placed more than 100 executives within the industry. He will work in the firm’s New York City office.
“Through a string of successful assignments, Lee has made a name for himself in the life sciences industry in a short time,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “He’s a proven leader with an eye for talent, and we are excited for the successes he will bring to ZRG and to the life sciences team.”
Mr. Golodny has experience developing long-lasting relationships within life sciences functions, including clinical development, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, quality assurance and clinical operations. In addition, he has placed candidates at the C-suite, EVP/SVP, and executive levels in multiple functional domains spanning the drug development lifecycle, and worked within several therapeutic areas including oncology and rare disease. His accomplishments include recruiting the chief medical officer of an emerging biotech and building the team of direct reports beneath this leader. In addition, he placed over 10 executives at one organization in less than two years, rebuilding their clinical development franchise.
Mr. Golodny earned his first search experience at executive search firm Fairway Consulting Group, where he was ultimately promoted to VP, R&D search practice. Cultivating relationships with biotech and pharma companies of all sizes, he brought in several of the firm’s most senior searches during his time there, according to ZRG.
“The fast-growing pace of the ZRG team, the seasoned executives who will be my peers, and the firm’s impressive proprietary recruiting platform all attracted me to ZRG,” Mr. Golodny said. “I am grateful for this opportunity to spread my wings and learn from some of the most well-respected leaders in executive search.”
ZRG, founded in 1999, is a progressive mid-sized global executive search firm and one of the fastest growing in the search industry. It provides a full suite of executive, middle-management, and customized search solutions through its offices in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. 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.
Other Recent Additions
ZRG closed 2020 with the opening of a new office in Dubai with the addition of Tim Rotherham as managing director and member of the firm’s financial services and private equity practice. “ZRG is now poised to support clients within the UAE through our global financial services and private equity practice,” said Mr. Hartmann. “Additionally, ZRG will offer MENA clients the considerable practice expertise already available in the U.S. and Europe through the consumer, healthcare, life sciences, industrial, aerospace and defense, and technology practices.”
In October, ZRG expanded with the addition of Lisa Peacock-Edwards as managing director and leader of its digital, data, analytics and AI practice. “Lisa’s track record of success spans countries and continents,” said Mr. Hartmann. “As a member of the ZRG team and leader of the digital, data, analytics and AI practice, I’m confident in the successful placements she will make on behalf of her clients in the digital space and beyond.”
ZRG Expands Technology Practice into Austin and Dallas
ZRG Partners has expanded its technology practice into Texas with the addition of managing directors Lisa Hooker in Austin and Tyler Gordon and Kevin Anderson in Dallas. Together, the three have a collective 60 years of experience and assignments spanning a number of sectors within the tech space. They have delivered board and leadership projects for Fortune 500, mid-cap and SMEs as well as private equity, pre-IPO and venture-backed clients in the technology sector.
Ms. Peacock-Edwards has 20 years of experience working with large enterprises and private equity-backed business. Her work has focused on organizations experiencing growth and transformation across digital, technology, data and the customer, including high-profile digital and data transformation assignments for Fortune 50 companies and charters to drive growth within private equity portfolio companies.
ZRG also added Simon Revere to its London office as managing director and leader of the firm’s global supply chain and operations practice. “Knowing that Simon has collaborated with many of ZRG’s search experts in the past, I’m certain he will be a worthy addition to our team,” said Mr. Hartmann. “I look forward to the success and growth he brings to our London office and beyond.”
Mr. Revere has 20 years of search experience primarily in the consumer space, with prior assignments spanning the CPG, retail, hospitality, travel, and media and entertainment sectors. In addition to establishing his own search and outplacement consulting firm, he previously spent seven years with Korn Ferry, growing the firm’s consumer and supply chain practices in North America and EMEA.
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