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Joining Zeren As A Senior Associate, by Dylan McGarvey

Calendar icon 26th July 2022

By Dylan McGarvey. Dylan is a Senior Associate at Zeren, and is a member of our Research team, aligned to our US business.

I’m joining Zeren after several years in Research within Executive Search. My journey here was, in the ways many Researchers experience, an unexpected one.


My career after College began in Non-Profit direct service, and while working in workforce development in Boston, I discovered Executive Search. I began as a Researcher at a firm serving Non-Profit, Higher Education, and Social Impact clients, and later became a Senior Research Consultant at a firm working mostly in Private Equity.


I became hooked on the feeling of understanding an industry or vertical I had never worked within before, and the “lightbulb moment” of finding a profile that you are 100% confident will be right for a role.


There are many reasons why I was interested in joining Zeren in particular. I had experience working with PE and VC-Backed Tech companies, and was eager to work at a firm where I could focus more exclusively on these exciting clients.


I was also interested in being part of a global team, and in a firm that is rapidly expanding. The people I met throughout the interview process were not only dedicated to success, but warm and friendly as well.


I now work as a Senior Associate within the US Research team, as Zeren USA continues to grow rapidly.


Throughout my career, I have worked on Leadership searches in countless different industries, and for just about every job title out there, from CEOs and CFOs through to Academic Deans and User Experience Directors. Because of this, I currently don’t have plans to specialize in any one area, but I am eager to see what happens as the US Research team grows and I begin working with the incredibly strong team already in place here.



Zeren exists to empower the world’s change makers. We do this by building high-performing teams in the world’s most innovative businesses, to accelerate growth by connecting visionary leaders and ambitious talent.


We are a leading global Executive Search & Recruitment firm with teams and offices in San Francisco, Houston, New York, London, Berlin and Frankfurt.


We partner with both high growth, VC/PE backed businesses and ambitious Corporate brands placing senior leaders, building exceptional teams, or providing critical interim and consulting talent.