ZRG has announced the acquisition of certain assets of a boutique firm, Dowd Associates, an established executive search leader in the financial officers' space. 

As part of the asset purchase agreement, President and CEO, Richard Dowd will join ZRG as a Managing Director.  In addition to being a known subject matter expert in Treasury search, Richard also has deep experience in VP’s of Finance, Controller, and CFO search work. He will be a member of ZRG’s Financial Officers practice.

ZRG’s CEO Larry Hartmann said, “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”.

Richard Dowd commented, “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.”Head of ZRG’s Global Financial Officers Practice, Bruce Robertson, added, “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.”