Charles is recognized in partnering with clients to recruit highly-talented executives to serve as directors of public and private companies, and has completed more than 600 board mandates in his career. He brings over 20 years of executive search and corporate governance experience to ZRG including over a decade with Korn Ferry International as the Managing Director of the Board Services Practice. He has been a frequent speaker on the governance circuit and was named to the Directorship 100 list of the Most Influential Individuals in Corporate Governance.
A graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, Charles earned his Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the Yale School of Management. He served as an officer in the United States Coast Guard where he held a variety of highly visible command and staff assignments, including duty as military aide to Vice President George H. W. Bush.
Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG Partners commented, “We are excited to have Charles join the leadership team to further expand ZRG’s expertise in the boardroom for our clients. We look forward to continuing to grow our board practice under Charles’ leadership in the coming years.”
Charles remarked, “ZRG is delivering the right solution to fit client needs, with a strong global footprint, a commitment to data and analytics in the search process and colleagues to collaborate with in all of the key industries. Many of the managing directors at ZRG are colleagues I have worked with before, and I am looking forward to helping ZRG grow this important functional area.”
About ZRG Partners
ZRG Partners is a progressive mid-sized global executive search firm that uses a proven, data-driven approach. For over 18 years, clients have trusted ZRG Partners to recruit top talent around the world. ZRG Partners is recognized as the fastest growing executive search in the Americas driven by the firm’s client focused, results-driven approach grounded in integrity.