ZRG Partners Expands Life Sciences Practice with the Purchase of McLean Consulting
ZRG Partners has signed an agreement to acquire certain assets of McLean Consulting.
According to a release, as part of the agreement, John McLean will join ZRG Partners as a Managing Director in the firm's Global Life Sciences practice.
John McLean brings 14 years of executive search experience to ZRG with strong expertise in medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and healthcare services. Before founding McLean Consulting, he was Managing Partner at Witt/Kieffer and Executive Vice President at DHR International. John has also held leadership roles at Hewitt Associates, American Hospital Supply Corp. and Johnson & Johnson.
Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG Partners, said, "John adds great depth to our Life Sciences team. We see an easy and successful integration with the impressive client base in place with McLean Consulting. We are continuing to see a positive trend where solid boutique firms, like McLean Consulting, are recognizing the advantages of aligning with ZRG Partners for our global coverage and unique client deliverables. We look forward to continuing to grow this area of our life sciences practice with the addition of the McLean Consulting team."
McLean Consulting will work out of ZRG's Chicago offices after the transaction closes in early September.
ZRG Partners is a mid-sized global executive search firm.
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Tea Forté Introduces ‘Matcha’ Collection
Convenience meets tradition in Tea Forté’s new Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set and the Matcha Single Steeps.
The company said its spring harvested, shade grown, stone ground, organic matcha tea is best served in a centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony called chanoyu: a preparation technique known for its centering meditative qualities.
"The launch of Tea Forté's Matcha collection represents our continued commitment to wellness and cultivating all the potential mental and physical health benefits of tea," says Tea Forté CEO Michael Gebrael. "In addition to our high quality Pure Matcha, we've also blended four distinct flavored Matcha varieties. Prepackaged in pouches measured out for a single serving, our Single Steeps Matcha is ideal for the office, travel, or to keep with you for a boost anytime."
Tea Forté noted its handcrafted ceremonial tea bowl, handmade bamboo whisk and measuring ladle “encourages serene enjoyment of our premium Kosher, gluten-free and vegan matcha blends.” These include: Pure Matcha, Chocolate Matcha, Coconut Matcha, Ginger Matcha, and Chai Matcha.
According to a release, in addition to its distinctive taste, matcha is prized for its health benefits. Steeped green tea contains only the antioxidants that can be extracted in water, while with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed.
Available now in select stores and online at teaforte.com.
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