ZRG Partners hires CEO of Cook Associates Mary Kier to further expand Private Equity and Consumer practices

West Orange, NJ (March 30, 2015)–ZRG Partners, a fast growing global search firm, has expanded the firm’s capabilities and reach with the hiring of Mary Kier as Managing Director. Joining Mary will be a small team to allow seamless support of her longstanding client relationships.

Mary and her team will focus on continuing to service clients in the Private Equity, Consumer and Industrial sectors, leveraging her 25 year track record. Mary will also be an integral asset with the firm as a senior leader to continue to drive ZRG’s global growth. She will work out of the firm’s new Downtown Chicago offices and be a member of the ZRG’s Private Equity, Consumer and Industrial practices.

Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG Partners said, “Adding Mary and her team to ZRG is an exciting day for ZRG. 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. 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”.

Mary Kier related, “It’s exciting to join ZRG and bring the firm’s unique fact-based approach and metrics oriented hiring process to my clients. Joining a global firm with broad capabilities expands my abilities to better serve my client base all around the world. The synergies with the Private Equity, Consumer and Industrial practices enhance the perfect fit for me with my client base. I look forward to continuing to support my long term relationships with ZRG Partners.”

About ZRG Partners

ZRG Partners is a fast growing global executive search and talent management firm. ZRG provides its clients with specialized market expertise in executive recruitment, consulting and advisory work with a focus on data and analytics to drive great business decisions. Last year, the company completed engagements in 33 countries around the world. For more information, contact Mary Kier at mkier@zrgpartners.com.