October 25, 2022 – ZRG Partners has expanded with the addition of Louisa Perry as co-leader of global digital and technology officers practice. She is located in the firm’s London office. Ms. Perry brings 25 years plus experience in executive search and providing talent advisory solutions. She is focused on hiring at board and executive level within global and domestic organizations.
Ms. Perry has specific expertise in hiring chief information officers, chief digital officers, chief data officers chief technology officers, chief information security officers, and their leadership teams.
She has worked with some of the world’s leading companies on the issues faced by their boards and executive teams around how they utilize technology, data, and digital and has helped them navigate where the best talent solutions exist to support their strategic technological transformation and change. Previously, Ms. Perry served as head of practice, digital, and technology; and head of practice, digital, and technology at Savannah Group. Prior to that, she was a partner with H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC). Earlier in her career, she gained search experience with Korn Ferry.
“I am delighted to join ZRG Partners as global digital and technology officers practice co-leader,” said Ms. Perry. “ZRG’s passion for client engagement and data-driven delivery have been central tenets in enabling their extraordinary growth to become one of the world’s fastest growing talent advisory firms and the challenger brand to the established search and people solution providers.”
ZRG, founded in 1999, is a progressive mid-sized global executive search firm. With the financial backing of private equity investor RFE Investment Partners, ZRG is among the fastest growing firms 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.
ZRG recently acquired Terra Search Partners, an executive search firm exclusive to the real estate industry. “The team at Terra Search is a great addition to our real estate practice,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG Partners. “Our data-driven approach to talent plus their deep expertise in the real estate sector is a boon for our clients across the globe. Real estate expertise is required in all sectors of the economy and all functional skillsets are required within the real estate industry, which is ideally suited for ZRG’s cross-sector, interdisciplinary approach to human capital.”
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Since 2006, Terra Search has advised real estate businesses throughout the U.S. on positive transformation through human capital. “We’re looking forward to joining the ZRG family, and I am excited to partner with Kevin Jones to lead the ZRG real estate practice,” said Matt Slepin, founder of Terra Search. “Real estate has become increasingly institutional where human capital is at a premium, and the power of the ZRG model can make a significant impact on the business. We are thrilled to be able to leverage the breadth of the ZRG platform to grow our practice.”
In April, ZRG acquired RoseRyan Inc., a Silicon Valley-based provider of finance and accounting consulting solutions. “The nature of the workforce has evolved and having even greater bandwidth in the finance and accounting consulting sector through RoseRyan is fantastic,” said Mr. Hartmann. “This complements our current interim team, led by Mark Viner, and also adds important consulting capability to allow us to service a wide range of clients, who need support in accounting and HR.”
Since 1993, Campbell, CA-based RoseRyan has engaged over 1,000 clients on projects including outsourced accounting for start-ups, corporate governance, interim solutions, and strategic projects such as IPO readiness, SEC reporting, financial planning and modeling, technical accounting, audit support and mergers and acquisitions. The addition substantially expands ZRG’s consulting capabilities, adding to the firm’s West Coast presence and breadth of solutions for their clients.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media