Col(R) Pete Metzger, USMC

Board Of Directors, Klas Government

Pete Metzger is a Senior Advisor and Managing Director of ZRG Partners, a premier, global executive search firm, As a leader of the firm, Pete specializes in providing consultation to clients in the recruitment of CEOs, boards of directors and senior-level executives. Driven by a keen sense of mission and values, he is considered one of the nation’s most trusted recruiters and business advisors, having led numerous high-profile and sensitive searches for the world’s leading organizations. Pete’s clients include large public companies and privately held firms across a wide range of industries. He has built leadership teams in not only the United States but also in Europe, The Middle East, and Asia. Leadership roles are a distinguishing element of Pete’s early career. As a Second Lieutenant with the First Marine Division in Vietnam, he led an infantry platoon in a number of major combat operations against enemy forces. He was personally decorated by both the United States and Republic of Vietnam governments for his actions. He later served in the Central Intelligence Agency and as the Marine Military Assistant to President Ronald Reagan. In this capacity, he was responsible to the President for assisting him with carrying out his constitutional responsibilities as well as continuity of government operations. Pete’s personal experience in the risk management and security sectors (both inside and outside of government) enable him to provide the highest caliber of candidates to clients across industry sectors. His personal relationships with the leaders of the nation’s intelligence, law enforcement and military departments and agencies provide special access to the most qualified candidates in the world. Clients regularly seek his expertise in building their global executive security teams. Pete was previously a partner at another global consulting and leadership advisory firm where he led both the Government Relations/Association and Global Security Practices. Prior to his executive search career , he was the president of a major privately held franchise corporation. Pete earned a BA (International Relations) from the University of Colorado and later completed graduate studies in national security policy and Latin American studies. He is a graduate of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute and The Inter-American Defense College of the Organization of American States. He is a member of the Board of Directors of NTT Data Federal Systems, and on the advisory boards Asero Worldwide (Israel) and Clear Force a Jones Group International Company.

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