September 8, 2015 – Richard Morford has joined West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners as managing director to further build out the firm’s global industrial recruiting practice and augment its efforts in the life science sector. He will work out of the firm’s corporate offices in New Jersey and support his clients globally.
Mr. Morford works primarily in the chemicals and life sciences industries. He has executed search assignments in North America and Europe in the sales, marketing, business development, manufacturing, procurement, R&D, legal and general management functions.
He comes to ZRG with 12 years of executive search experience, most recently with RSVP Group US Inc., an executive search firm focused on the life sciences and chemicals industries. Before that, he was a principal with Edward W Kelley & Partners and a senior client partner with Korn Ferry. Prior to his search career, Mr. Morford was a senior executive in the chemicals market with direct leadership experience in both the U.S. and Europe.
“Richard is a great fit for ZRG. He works in two of our larger verticals, industrial and life sciences, and he has a broad global body of work,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG Partners. “His direct experience as a general manager in the specialty chemicals industry coupled with his extensive search experience across these two key vertical makes him a great fit for supporting our continued growth in these markets.”
Mr. Morford added: “Savvy clients are expecting more from executive search firms and ZRG is delivering. The data driven search tools and client first culture is what the market is demanding. I am optimistic that my customers will embrace the innovative and flexible approach ZRG Partners brings to retained search coupled with strong market experience and global coverage.”
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 Media‘s Top 50 Americas recruiter rankings this year, recording a 45 percent revenue spike.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media