ZRG acquires certain assets of Dowd Associates

ZRG, a Rochelle Park-based talent management firm, announced it has acquired certain assets of the boutique firm, Dowd Associates, an executive search firm in the financial officers space.

As part of the deal, CEO and President Richard Dowd will join ZRG as managing director. Dowd has extensive experience in vice president’s of finance, controller and chief finance officer search work. He will also be a member of ZRG’s financial officers practice.

“With Richard on board, we now have additional specialty expertise to support our clients. We have an experienced team already focused on the CFO Function and adding Richard allows us to not only recruit CFO’s but help them be more successful by attracting the right talent in this critical function,” ZRG’s CEO Larry Hartmann said.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The success and good fortune I’ve experienced throughout my career has come directly from the wonderful client relationships I’ve been able to foster and my access and knowledge of the talent pool. By being a part of ZRG, I will be able to bring my clients new expertise, a global reach, and a market leading data and analytics search platform. I am extremely excited about all that is available to me and my clients – present and future,” Dowd said.

“Our practice will benefit immensely with the addition of Richard and his team. With over 20 years of experience in this nuanced functional area, he knows the talent pool and the key drivers of success for firms seeking talent. His expertise enables us to expand our ability to support our clients in building world-class finance and accounting teams,” Bruce Robertson, head of ZRG’s global finance officers practice, said.