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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.
Before joining ZRG, Mary began her search career with Cook Associates in 1984, where she was a Managing Partner.
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
search career, Mary
has been recognized for bringing unique value to every search initiative and for passionately delivering on her
success on personally contributing to the face of corporate America, uniting the best and brightest talent with her
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.
search work encompasses CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, Divisional Presidents as well as functional heads of Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR
, and Operations.
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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.