January 28, 2014 – ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has acquired certain assets of SPORTSEARCH and added Mark Tudi as managing director. Mr. Tudi will head the firm’s global sports & entertainment practice and focus on continuing to service clients in the sports and entertainment sector. SPORTSEARCH, based in Phoenix, has been a niche leader in the sports and live-entertainment sector. Mr. Tudi is recognized as a long-time sports industry pioneer in professional development. In addition to SPORTSEARCH, during the 1980s he created SPORTS CAREERS, a comprehensive employment resource program. Later, he founded the Sports & Entertainment Human Resource Forum (SEHRF) to build professionalism and a unified industry community for human resource managers, hiring authorities and employers. Larry Hartmann, managing partner of ZRG Partners, said: “Adding Mark Tudi and his team to ZRG will allow the SPORTSEARCH brand to continue servicing its clients as a division of ZRG Partners. Our Z Score Solutions will bring a unique and innovative hiring process to a niche that always values top talent.” ZRG Partners provides human capital services to several key markets including financial services, health care and life sciences, technology, energy, and education.