ZRG Partners is pleased to announce that Smooch Repovich Reynolds has joined the firm as the Global Practice Leader for Investor Relations and Chief Communications Officer assignments.

Smooch is regarded as the premier executive recruiter in the Investor Relations field. Throughout the past two decades Smooch has completed more than 300 senior-level mandates in this strategic IR functional area. Her clients have ranged from startups to Pre-IPO high-growth firms to Fortune 500 market leaders. Through her efforts, her clients have experienced market cap gains that have exceeded $500 Billion after strategic, senior level IRO and financial officer placements were completed by Smooch. At the same time, she has placed dozens of Chief Communications Officers in enterprises across North America and Europe.

Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG relayed, “We are thrilled to add Smooch to our leadership ranks. Our global client base, across the life sciences, industrial, financial services and consumer sectors, will benefit having access globally to a premier resource for addressing Investor Relations talent issues. Smooch is a true market changer and we are looking forward to her integration into the ZRG organization.”

Smooch stated, “I am delighted to join ZRG at this exciting point of growth and expansion. The firm’s innovative approach to data analytics as it relates to human capital challenges companies face will resonate with my client base and further enhance what I have been delivering for the past two decades. I look forward to continuing to support my long-term client and market relationships at ZRG Partners and serve an expanding client base with deeper insights and better results for our clients.”

She is recognized as a thought leader in the field of Investor Relations and has been featured in a variety of top news outlets from CNBC to Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto;” in addition she has been a noted columnist for global, market leading professional entities such as Investor Relations Magazine. She has also developed a series of podcasts on Working with Millennials and has authored blogs on a variety of contemporary workplace topics including diversity and inclusion, and speaks at numerous global industry forums. She is an active member of the National Investor Relations Institute, the Arthur W. Page Society and IABC.

Smooch will work out of the firm’s Los Angeles, Chicago and New York offices.

SOURCE: ZRG Partners