In 1990, Jeff entered the search profession with RCI a Top 25, Philadelphia based retained search firm. In 1994, Mr. Shapiro founded his own firm, The Management Search Group (TMSG), a successful global boutique firm based in Philadelphia. Jeff joined ZRG Partners through the 2002 acquisition of TMSG, and leads the firm’s Global Food Chain Leadership Practice. The Practice serves enterprises ranging from large multinationals to early stage, venture backed businesses. Jeff’s projects range on executive level from GM, Director through the “C” suite.
The Supply Chain Practice comprise companies Manufacturing & Distributing Food, Beverages, Consumer Packaged Goods & Services (durable & non-durable), QSR, Food Service, FMCG, Grocery, Retail, Global Supply Chain-Logistics Management, Specialty Chemicals, Agribusiness, and Global Trade. Functional Expertise focuses on identifying strong Executive Leadership in roles such as Global Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Plant-Facilities Management & Engineering, Sales & Operations Planning, Safety, Quality, Sustainability, Risk Management, and Enabling Technology.
In addition, Jeff spent several years running North American Operations for an Asia-Pacific Trading Company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. The company’s core business activities involved a complex mix of CPG Developmental Design, Contract Manufacturing, Strategic Sourcing, and Supply Chain-Logistics. The company’s customer base represents some of the largest Big Box-Specialty Retailers and CPG companies in the world. Today Jeff’s international expertise provides additional value for his clients when consulting on critical human capital deployment for Global Expansion, JV Partnerships, M&A, and the acquisition of key Leadership for Mission Critical Initiatives.
Jeff joined ZRG Partners through the 2002 acquisition of The Management Search Group (TMSG), after which he left to lead the US operations for a manufacturing outsourcing and trading company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. In mid 2004, Jeff rejoined ZRG Partners with a relevant perspective on globalizing corporate operations, manufacturing, outsourcing, sourcing, procurement, and supply chain-logistics. Jeff has extensive search experience and local area knowledge throughout the Pacific Rim. Additional value is gained for his clients when consulting on key strategies and the maximizing of human capital deployment.
Jeff entered the search profession with RCI, a top 25 retained search firm. In 1994 RCI was acquired by a large conglomerate. It was at that time Jeff founded his own firm, The Management Search Group (TMSG), a successful boutique firm based in Philadelphia that specialized in corporate finance, banking, and manufacturing.