ZRG Partners

ZRG Partners Acquires Epsen Fuller Group

Rochelle Park-based ZRG Partners, a fast-growing global leader in executive search and talent management, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of the Epsen Fuller Group, a Forbes Top 100 Executive Search Firm.

As part of the asset acquisition agreement, Thomas Fuller, formerly the Managing Partner & CEO of Epsen Fuller Group, is joining ZRG Partners as Managing Director & Global Practice Leader for the Consumer Sector. Tom will also be a member of the Board, Technology and Life Science practices where he will bring his vast network to bear in accelerating the dynamic growth of ZRG Partners.

Epsen Fuller Group was founded by Mr. Fuller in 1997 and operates in major markets and business centers throughout the world. The firm has delivered hundreds of board and leadership projects for Fortune 500, Mid-Cap and SME’s, as well as private equity or venture-backed clients in the Consumer, Digital & Lifestyle, Life Sciences, and Technology sectors.

Tom is well-regarded as a premier executive search professional, measured by his significant body of work over the past 23 years. He is a true consultant, facilitator, advisor and business leader assisting organizations, and the people within them, to reach their goals. He is known by his clients as a trusted partner who can help them drive their strategies forward, bringing the best talent to bear on their business objectives to achieve more powerful business results.

Commenting on the acquisition, Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG Partners related, “Our team has delivered amazing results the past few years including record growth in 2017. Acquiring Epsen Fuller Group and bringing Tom on board, with his deep search expertise, broad client contacts and leadership ability, will be immediately accretive to our Consumer practice and also in the Digital & Lifestyle area globally. We could not be more excited about expanding our coverage in this sector and all that Tom will bring to the firm.”

Mr. Fuller stated, “I am excited to join ZRG at this exciting point of growth and expansion. The firm’s innovative approach to data analytics as it relates to talent and leadership assessment and selection aligns well with our own search methodology and will resonate with my client base. I look forward to continuing to support my long-term client relationships at ZRG Partners and serving an expanding client base with fantastic global partners, deeper insights and better results for our clients.”

A National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Certified Board Governance Fellow, Tom has been a long-standing leader in the industry having served as a Board Director and America’s Council Treasurer of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and was formerly a Board Director of IMD International Search Group. He currently is a Director of the NACD NJ Chapter where he chairs the Nominating & Governance Committee as well as the 2019 Inaugural Director of the Year Awards Committee. Tom also is an Independent Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee for Tingley Rubber Corporation, a leader in the PP&E industry.

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