David Wiser

Managing Director

David Wiser brings a wealth of experience to the retained search business, boasting an impressive 30-year tenure. As the founder of Wiser Partners, he established one of the most successful boutique search firms in the U.S. Through his leadership, David and his team cultivated a reputation for a high-touch, personalized approach, fostering strong connections with both clients and job-seekers alike.

In the past 5-6 years, David strategically aligned with ZRG Partners, expanding their search capabilities beyond Wiser Partners’ core practice areas. This partnership flourished, leading to ZRG’s acquisition of Wiser Partners in February 2024. Consistent with ZRG’s philosophy, David remains committed to preserving the boutique service that has defined his firm’s reputation.

David’s expertise spans across Marketing, with a deep focus on Digital and Performance Marketing, Sales/Business Development (with a specialization in Ecommerce), and Analytics, encompassing traditional Research, Consumer Insights, and Digital Analytics. He and his team also excel in recruiting C-suite executives, including CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, and Chief Revenue Officers for private equity-owned and family-owned businesses.

Prior to his 1994 move into search, David served as Vice President of Business and Client Development for a mid-sized Marketing consulting firm, where he engaged with leading CPG and OTC companies and executives. His journey began at Procter & Gamble, where he spent five years in Brand Management, overseeing some of P&G’s larger OTC brands.  David graduated with honors from Dartmouth College, earning a BA in English. He operates from offices in Cincinnati, OH, and Columbia, SC.