December 16, 2020 – ZRG has opened 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 Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “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.”
“Across his career, Tim has not only conducted successful recruitment projects – he has built and inspired tremendous recruiting teams as well,” Mr. Hartmann said. “As we expand into the Middle East, he is the right person to lead our impact in this area. We look forward to his achievements and the expertise he is able to share with the ZRG team at large.”
Mr. Rotherham’s 15-year career in executive search includes a tenure managing the talent acquisition function of a sovereign wealth fund, global institutional investor and Big Four professional services firm. He has experience recruiting for real estate, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds, and has led cross-border search engagements in all major financial services markets in North America, Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining ZRG, Mr. Rotherham was a member of both the Middle East HR leadership team and “People Committee” for PwC, serving as a director. In this role, he led a team of more than 40 members across the Middle East and spearheaded a pipeline project identifying new partner talent in the areas of cybersecurity, digital transformation, forensics, defense, healthcare and education.
“In addition, institutional and family office investors continues to look globally for investment opportunities,” ZRG said. “The increasing liberalization of the UAE is creating a strong and stable base for inward capital investment into the MENA region, and ZRG anticipates that the UAE will grow as the global hub for frontier market private equity and venture capital investment.”
“As I join ZRG’s highly collaborative team, I’m excited to meet and work closely with my colleagues in other countries and markets,” said Mr. Rotherham. “I have enjoyed hiring and investing in the talent of the future, particularly talented Emirati nationals who are the future of this country, and I’m glad ZRG has chosen the Middle East for the next expansion of their global footprint.”
ZRG, founded in 1999, is a progressive mid-sized global executive search firm that uses a proven, data-driven approach. Today, ZRG is one of the fastest-growing global firms in the search industry and provides a full suite of retained executive, middle-management, and customized search solutions globally 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
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.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media