March 30, 2015 – West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners has named former Cook Associates CEO Mary Kier as managing director. Joining Ms. Kier will be a small team to support her longstanding client relationships. She will be based in the firm’s new Chicago office and will become a member of ZRG’s private equity, consumer and industrial practices. “Mary is a highly regarded thought leader and talent acquisition professional in the private equity arena. Her sector expertise complements our existing practices very well,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO. “We believe the overlay of our data and analytics deliverables coupled with a global delivery model will make her solutions even more relevant for her clients in the coming years.” ZRG Partners provides human capital services to several key markets including financial services, health care and life sciences, technology, energy, and education.