July 24, 2015 – Jim Aslaksen has joined West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners as managing director to further build out the firm’s global industrial practice. He will work from the firm’s Chicago office and continue to support his global clients with their search and talent management needs.
Mr. Aslaksen has over 20 years of experience in leading assignments for CEOs, board directors and other senior level executives for global industrial organizations, frequently working within the chemical and process industries markets. He has led more than 500 search assignments on behalf of clients across a range of financial structures, from Fortune 500 companies to venture capital backed start-ups. Additionally, Mr. Aslaksen has broad experience working within Asia for both local and multinational enterprises.
He joins ZRG from CTPartners where he was a vice chairman and co-head of its global industry practice. Prior to that, Mr. Aslaksen spent nine years with Korn Ferry serving as a principal.
“Jim is an industry leader with a great reputation and loyal client following,” said Larry Hartmann, ZRG Partners chief executive. “His experience and contact base will provide tremendous uplift to our industrial practice globally and position us for continued growth in this important sector.”
Mr. Aslaksen said that ZRG’s data-driven culture will resonate well with his industrial clients. “I am excited to join ZRG Partners as I believe an established, well-run, client-focused search solution is the best option for clients in today’s retained search environment. After careful consideration and review, I am thrilled to get back to focusing on finding the best talent globally for my customers with ZRG.”
ZRG Partners provides human capital services to several key markets including financial services, healthcare & life sciences, technology, energy, and education. The firm was named to Hunt Scanlon’s Top 50 Americas recruiter rankings this year, recording a 45 percent revenue spike.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media