ZRG elevates Fortier to global head of partner recruitment to attract top talent

Rochelle Park-based ZRG said Wednesday that Managing Partner and Global Healthcare Life Sciences Practice Leader Dave Fortier has also assumed the role of global head of partner recruitment, effective May 1.

Fortier brings over 20 years of experience in the search industry to the role, where he will partner with executive and practice leadership to recruit managing directors and principals across the executive search business globally.

Fortier joined ZRG in 2011 as its first health care/life sciences consultant, served on the firm’s CEO Council from 2015-2020, and has co-led the global life sciences practice since 2017. Over his tenure, Fortier has contributed to the growth of the firm from a 30-person boutique to the 600-plus-person talent advisory firm it is today.

As a search consultant, Fortier works closely with his clients to provide the best C-suite, business unit and functional leadership across health care, life sciences and private equity.

“Throughout his decade-plus tenure with the firm, Dave has consistently ranked among our top performers and influential leaders. He has also embodied and fostered our values, our collaborative mindset and our ‘OneTeam’ culture at ZRG. We are excited to have Dave leverage the insights and wisdom gained from his 24 years of executive search experience on behalf of our firm,” Nate Frank, president of executive search at ZRG, said.

“I am proud and grateful of the firm we have built and to have experienced such growth and transformation for myself, the firm and our people,” Fortier said. “I am excited to take on this additional challenge. We are fortunate to have reputable, inspiring and inclusive practice and executive leaders.

“I am thrilled to work more closely with these friends and colleagues to attract like-minded colleagues as we continue to innovate the executive search model and serve our clients and markets even better.”