Commanding more than 35 years' experience as a business executive and entrepreneur, Herb Zerden possesses a wealth of technical, managerial, and financial skills. He personally founded two successful businesses and has served in the roles of chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and manager over the course of his career.
For his first 12 years in business, Herb Zerden worked as Manager and Buyer at Leading Dress Shop in Baltimore, where he was responsible for general operations, hiring staff, purchasing merchandise, and overseeing the accounting department. At the time of his departure, the company's revenue and performance had reached an all-time high. Zerden subsequently founded his first company, Least Cost Routing, in 1995, which he developed alongside his wife. With the help of his sales team, Zerden designed the entire infrastructure of the telecommunications business. Less than a year after it opened, Least Cost Routing became so successful that it was purchased by a public company.
In 2002, Herb Zerden cofounded AGR Group together with Matt Judkin. As Chief Financial Officer, he turned a $60,000 investment and 20 employees into one of the country's leading energy suppliers. Today, with more than 1,000 employees, AGR Group services 25 states and has offices in California, Nevada, and Florida. Most recently, Zerden founded a third company, ZEH, LLC, in Clearwater, Florida, and serves as CEO. Zerden supervises the company's technical team in addition to his general executive responsibilities.
Herb Zerden makes frequent donations to charities and organizations that help children. With three adopted children of his own, Zerden hopes to improve the lives of children in his community and the nation through his donations. Before entering into business, Herb Zerden studied math and science at the University of Maryland in College Park.