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Managing Director

ZRG Partners , LLC
Phone: (312) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.com
Local Address:  Chicago , Illinois , United States
ZRG Partners Inc
69 Milk Street Third Floor
Westborough , Massachusetts 01581
United States

Company Description: ZRG is a fast growing, global boutique providing executive search, consulting and advisory services for our clients. The company and its subsidiaries operate...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BS degree , Management and Industrial Relations
  • bachelor of science degree , management and industrial relations
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ZRG Partners hires CEO of Cook Associates Mary Kier to further expand Private Equity and Consumer practices Read More
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Mary Kier, CEO Cook Associates, Inc. 212 W. Kinzie Street Chicago, IL 60654 312.755.5614
Mary Kier Joins Senior Advisory Board of Kendall College's School of Business
CHICAGO â€" January 7, 2013 â€" Cook Associates Executive Search (, a leader in retained executive search, today announced that Mary Kier, CEO of Cook Associates Executive Search, has joined the Senior Advisory Board of Kendall College’s School of Business effective January 1, 2013.
Board duties include supporting student involvement and connection in the marketplace with internship opportunities and job leads/placements, providing input on curriculum development and marketing ideas for the school and its enrollment, and serving as ambassadors through outreach and networking in the business community.
“At Cook Associates we celebrate the tradition of giving back and serving the community,â€� said Kier. “With that principle in mind I am pleased to join Kendall College’s School of Business Senior Advisory Board, and hope to add significant value to the entire Kendall community â€" but especially for the students and their efforts to grow professionally â€" through my experience in executive search and business development.â€�
Kier also serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and of InterSearch, the worldwide organization of executive search firms.
Tags: Mary Kier, Kendall College, Advisory Board, CEO, Board of Directors
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Mary Kier
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Mary Kier serves as Managing Director of ZRG Partners in Chicago and is a senior member of the Consumer and Private-Equity practice groups. Understanding the DNA of private equity is key to Mary's expertise in placing executives in private equity portfolio firms. That is why she has come to be respected for her abilities to ascertain the underlying themes in the company, and to identify with the executive leadership teams, in order to select new executives to enter and be impact players once they are on board. That same deep diagnostic is applied in her advisement of Board's to ensure succession planning for more successful enterprise value as companies grow and expand.
Previous Experience
Before joining ZRG, Mary began her search career with Cook Associates in 1984, where she was a Managing Partner. Mary led the Consumer and Industrial Markets Practice, and the Private Equity Practice, managing an integrated team of consultants. She was also a key member of their Board Advisory Practice. Mary also served as the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Practice leader.
Areas of Expertise
Throughout her search career, Mary has been recognized for bringing unique value to every search initiative and for passionately delivering on her promises. She measures her success on personally contributing to the face of corporate America, uniting the best and brightest talent with her client companies. She is respected for her comprehensive understanding of the strategies, operations and management of companies in the Consumer marketplace and for her grasp of the cultural nuances of companies and executive leadership teams. Her search work encompasses CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, Divisional Presidents as well as functional heads of Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR, and Operations.
ConsumerDiversity & InclusionIndustrialPrivate EquitySenior Leadership
Mary received her Bachelor of Science degree in management and industrial relations with high honors. She is a member of several industry organizations.
Hobbies and Interests
In addition to being called upon as an executive search expert, Mary is also actively involved in the community.
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