About Us

John Marty, Principal


  John has been recruiting Market Research professionals for more than 15 years. A father of 3, he grew up in Latin America and currently lives near and plays on one of the world's most beautiful beaches. 


301 288 7035 

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First, we don't take ourselves too seriously and each of us are fascinated to learn about people and companies, and how to be great matchmakers!

 We are a virtual company founded in 2008 after long experience with Management Recruiters International.  We work with market research 'suppliers' as well as their client-side counterparts, specializing in finding those hard-to-find 'A' players.  

We have experience recruiting in a variety of verticals: tech/telecom, pharma/healthcare, media/entertainment, travel/hospitality, financial services, CPG/FMCG, and more. Buzzwords? Quant & qual, advanced analytics & Big Data, MR salespeople, client services, project directors, field managers, advertising / brand equity, customer sat / loyalty, new product development, consumer insight. 

While we do occasionally help our clients with junior placements, our sweet spot is probably in the Director, VP, SVP, etc. levels.


Lydia Marty, Principal


  Lydia also has 15 years of recruiting experience and also handles most of the admin duties at Zen Talent. Her thing is long hikes on deserted, virgin beaches and shorelines with her husband.


301 288 7036 

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Victoria Pramme


  Victoria has 14+ years of experience in recruiting Market Researchers. She also has an encyclopedic knowledge of antiques and runs her own shop on the side. 



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Feel free to call any one of us!

  To learn more about our philosophy on recruiting (hint: we're really not like the rest!) please check out our Musings Page