ZRG Partners, a fast-growing global leader in executive search and talent management has added Patrick Prout as Managing Director and the Practice Leader for Banking, to support the firm’s continued growth in the Financial Services sector.

Prior to joining ZRG, Patrick has had a solid career in the banking sector including a role as the president and chief operating officer, and vice chairman of Bank One, Cleveland. His executive career in financial services also included positions with Bank of America and Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City.

Prout received a B.S. degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.B.A. in general management from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He took his commission in the U.S. Marine Corps and served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star medal with combat “v.” He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and serves on the Advisory Board of Women in the Boardroom.

For the past decade, Patrick has been serving his banking clients with senior level recruiting for Board of Directors and C- suite executives. Prior to joining ZRG, Pat worked at Heidrick & Struggles and ran his own firm for several years.

Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG related “ZRG has a strong lending and payments practice that has completed hundreds of searches with major banks and institutions over the past decade. Patrick brings a strong history of senior level work with many great names in banking. We look forward to his contributions to expand our overall financial service presence with a highly regarded leader with an amazing reputation in the industry.”

Patrick Prout commented, “ZRG’s leading edge data driven approach to attracting and selecting top talent will strongly resonate with my relationships in the banking and insurance sectors. I am looking forward to helping ZRG continue to build out the global banking sector in the coming years and leverage the global footprint of ZRG and their niche expertise in lending with my client base.”

SOURCE: ZRG Partners