ZRG Partners picks managing director, chief growth officer

Rochelle Park-based ZRG Partners, an executive search firm, announced Wednesday that Alex Bennett has been named managing director and chief growth officer.

Bennett will work out of the firm’s London office, supporting global medical devices, medical technology and diagnostic clients. He will also help expand ZRG’s team across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Bennett has 16 years of experience in life science leadership. Before ZRG, he was the CEO of RSA Group, a London-based life science search boutique. Before that, he was at CTPartners.

“We are thrilled to have Alex join our team at this exciting time of growth for the firm. As we look to continue our global expansion specifically outside the United States, Alex will play an important role in supporting our growth in new and existing markets and industry sectors. He will also be a significant contributor in our current life sciences team, where he adds strong expertise in the medical device, medical technology and diagnostics sector,” Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said.

“I am tremendously excited by the opportunity to join ZRG Partners in this new role. I believe my role as a player-coach can support the executive leadership team to expedite the availability of our differentiated value proposition as we grow our market presence around the world. In addition, this role will allow me to focus on my clients and their senior level talent needs as a top priority. It also enables me to draw on the valuable experiences attained in recent years as CEO of a multinational specialist search boutique,” Bennett said. “As ZRG continues to grow and expand in sectors and geographies around the world, I hope my experiences will help contribute to this remarkable ZRG journey to date. It’s such an exciting challenge given the complexity associated with working across diverse cultures and geographies and their different regulatory and governmental compliance requirements.”