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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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    Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose

    Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.

    According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.

    Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.

    "The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."

    The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at

    "I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."



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