Comhar Partners Appoints Professional Services Practice Managing Director

October 5, 2020 – Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Comhar Partners has named Marc Detampel a managing director in its Chicago office. He will join co-founder and managing director J. James O’Malley in supporting the firm’s professional services practice as well as other industry segments.

“We are excited that Marc brings a career in serving top organizations across multiple industries in the area of human capital, along with his network of CHROs that will serve him well as he begins serving clients in executive recruiting,” said Mr. O’Malley.

“Attracting someone of Marc’s caliber and reputation sends a message to our clients and candidates that we are committed, even during challenging times,” said Bernard Layton, co-founder and managing director at Comhar Partners.

Mr. Detampel has 25 years of consulting experience advising on human capital strategy, change management, leadership development and organization design. At Comhar Partners, he will be focused on recruiting and talent management issues for clients in professional services and telecommunications, wireless and cable. His ideas have been featured on CNN, Business Finance Magazine, New Thinking and World Press.

Mr. Detampel previously held a number of leadership positions at professional services and management consulting firms. Most recently, he was a managing director with Alvarez and Marsal’s corporate performance improvement practice in Chicago. Before that, he was the practice leader for HR performance improvement in the Midwest at EY. Mr. Detampel was also a partner in the talent and organization performance solution at Accenture. Before that he was with PwC serving as a managing director of its talent management and HR effectiveness national solution. He has also been North American practice leader for management consulting and the global leader for human capital solutions at BearingPoint.

“I am extremely excited to be joining a firm with the reputation of Comhar Partners,” said Mr. Detampel. “I look forward to leveraging my 25 years of management consulting experience delivering talent and recruitment solutions to executive teams. This is a particularly challenging time for companies to plan for and execute on their talent agenda, but I am confident that Comhar Partners will be able to help organizations do just that.”

Respected Recruiters

Comhar Partners, led by former Stanton Chase executives, was formed to focus on providing recruiting solutions in consumer products and services, education and non-profit, financial services, healthcare and life science, industrial, private equity, professional services and technology industries. Besides its Chicago headquarters, the firm has specialized recruiting consultants based in seven offices across the country, including New York City, San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta, South Florida and Mid-Atlantic, with additional offices to be announced in 2020.

Comhar Partners Names Sports, Higher Education, & Non-Profit Practice Leader
Comhar Partners has appointed former Chicago Bear defensive tackle Chris Zorich as leader of its newly launched sports management, higher education and non-profit recruiting practice. “Any Chicago area professional sports fan or Notre Dame alum will recognize Chris from his litany of accomplishments on and off the gridiron,” said Bernard Layton, a co-founder and managing director of the search firm.

Mr. O’Malley co-founded Comhar Partners with Mr. Layton last October. Mr. O’Malley previously served as managing director of the Chicago office of Stanton Chase. His role centered around senior-level searches for the professional services and financial services practice groups in Chicago. For more than 25 years, Mr. O’Malley has developed talent acquisition solutions to help leadership talent align with changing business needs.

Before Stanton Chase, he was a partner and executive search practice leader at TalentRISE, a recruitment solutions firm in Chicago. Prior to that, he was senior vice president in the human resource function of Fifth Third Bancorp. Mr. O’Malley has also worked for several professional service firms, including Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Huron Consulting and Lante.

Mr. Layton has over 30 years of mid-level and senior-level executive search experience within the consumer products, packaged goods and industrial products industries. Previously, he built and led the Chicago office of Stanton Chase. He performed over 2,200 searches spanning a wide range of senior and mid-management positions such as presidents, CEOs, partner, chief information security officer and senior vice presidents across a number of industries, with particular expertise in engineering, information technology/information security, construction, management consulting, consumer products, industrial and financial services.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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