ZRG Partners Acquires New Directions Search
ZRG Partners Inc., a global executive search and talent management firm, has acquired New Directions Search, a 30 year old retained search boutique in the manufacturing and industrial sector.
Headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois, and led by CEO Dale Frank and President Nate Frank, New Directions Search has completed searches for board of directors, CEOs, presidents and middle management.
Nate Frank will be the new Head of the Global Manufacturing and Industrial Practice for ZRG Partners. Dale Frank will remain in a long term consulting role and will continue to manage senior level searches. ZRG has announced that all New Directions Search support staff will remain and that Robert Wolgemuth, Richard Santarelli, and Tim Sezonov, who have experience in the manufacturing sector, will join as Vice Presidents. Additionally, joining ZRG as a Senior Consultant will be Jesse Viars, and Kyrsten Prosser as the Head of Manufacturing and Industrial Research.
Larry Hartmann, Managing Partner of ZRG, said: “The leadership team at New Directions Search has built a great business that has successfully served the industrial sector for years. They are considered a leading niche player in this sector. The team at New Directions Search is experienced and successful. It is the perfect time to join forces and leverage those strengths globally within the ZRG platform.”
Nate Frank said: “Combining our longtime client relationships and market knowledge with ZRG’s tools and global footprint creates a valuable combination that allows us to take our level of client service to a level that is unique to the industry. Our ability to effectively serve our clients with coverage in all of the key global markets will allow us to continue to service the markets we support. Most importantly, the cultures and values are clearly aligned, which was critical to us.”
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