Managing Director
Richard Morford
Tri-State New York

Professional Profile

Rich joined ZRG Partners in September 2015 with more than 12 years experience in retained executive search.  As Managing Director in the New Jersey office, he is focused in the Industrial and Life Sciences practice areas.  He has successfully executed numerous assignments for chemical and pharmaceutical companies in North America and Europe in a wide variety of functions.  His particular area of expertise is the development of candidates for cross border search assignments where cultural fit is critical.  Rich is passionate about placing top talent in his clients’ organizations and watching them succeed.

Prior to his career in executive search, Rich worked as a business executive in sales, marketing and general management roles in the specialty chemical industry, primarily for European companies. During his 23 year career in industry he was fortunate enough to spend 2 years at the Rhone-Poulenc S.A. headquarters in Paris, France.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences  – Brown University, Providence, RI

MBA in Chemical Marketing – Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ

Hobbies and Interests

Rich and his wife Christy reside at the Jersey Shore where they enjoy golf, gardening and building sand castles with their grandchildren.