ZRG launches new sports, entertainment practice

ZRG, a Rochelle Park-based executive search firm, announced Monday it has launched a new global practice focused on sports and entertainment.

The practice, which will be based at the firm’s Washington D.C. office, will be led by manning director Jamie Crittenberger. Crittenberger will also serve as a senior member of ZRG’s Consumer and Private Equity practice groups.

“Having worked with a wide array of organizations across the globe, Jamie understands the demands of multiple functional roles and connects high-performing executives and innovative leadership concepts to forward-thinking brands and properties,” Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG, said.

“With nearly three decades of industry operating and consulting experience, Jamie Crittenberger is a global leadership advisor who assists high-profile sports, entertainment, and media properties in complex assignments,” Hartmann said. “We couldn’t have picked a better person to lead our global Sports and Entertainment practice.”

Prior to KRG, Crittenberger served as practice leader and global partner at Spencer Stuart and Odgers Berndtson, respectively. Before that, he spend 10 years as CEO of Starbridge Media Group. He also held football and business operation roles for the Washington Redskins and operational roles at SFX Sports Group, Clear Channel Entertainment and Viacom.

“I am thrilled to launch this practice with ZRG and to be able to bring my sports and entertainment business experience to the firm’s technology-driven search process,” Crittenberger said. “Our practice group is filled with a diverse team of veteran leadership advisors who possess specific sports and entertainment sector experience along with deep functional expertise across a wide spectrum.”