About Us

TalentRise is an executive search and talent management consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2008 to serve organizations that were disrupted by healthcare reform, TalentRise has since become a marquee name in the executive recruiting and talent consulting space by helping businesses to improve their performance through talent optimization. We provide flexible, customized leadership and organizational solutions to private equity and VC backed startups and mid- and large-market employers in industries like professional services, healthcare, consumer and industrial manufacturing, technology, financial services, and retail.

TalentRise is part of Aleron Group, a global workforce and business solutions provider that specializes in the delivery of HR and recruitment services. With over 60 years of industry experience, Aleron’s mission is to connect people with businesses in ways that change lives. As part of Aleron Group’s shared services model, TalentRise offers access to compliance, quality, legal, HR, and marketing/communications teams—and these resources provide value-add services to support our clients in times of need.

TalentRise’s retained search services—marketed as “FlexSearch”—are based on a more flexible and tailored full lifecycle executive recruiting approach. Within our FlexSearch model, we include value-add talent attraction and assessment tools along with transparent online pipeline activity reporting. Our team of executive recruiters is equipped with years of industry-leading experience—enabling an efficient approach to sourcing, recruiting, and hiring premier talent.

At TalentRise, we understand the importance of properly aligning candidates with both the role and our clients’ culture. Not only do our comprehensive sourcing and recruitment processes utilize a carefully crafted and strategic approach, but we leverage a suite of predictive analytics and behavioral assessment tools to measure candidate job fit. These various components are critical in effectively executing on our search deliverables on behalf of our clients. In addition, to help our executive placements in navigating the operational, team, and cultural hurdles that they may encounter during the first 90 days post-hire, we include an executive onboarding coach with our fees.

Leveraging years of experience from our sister company, Viaduct, we’re well attuned to the challenges that come with hiring for startups. Our executive recruiters can help you find the best-fit interim or full-time C-Level leaders who possess the know-how and passion to enable business success.

Some of TalentRise’s recent commendations include:

  • 2022 Hunt Scanlon Private Equity Recruiting Power 100
  • 2020 Forbes Top Management Consulting Firm
  • 2018 Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Search Firm
  • 2017 Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies List

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As an Aleron company, we believe a company culture that inspires success, celebrates accomplishments, and fosters creativity is essential to the health of our own organization and the many organizations we serve. By keeping these values at the heart of all that we do, we foster a culture that leads to better work and better outcomes—for our clients, for ourselves, and for one another.

Solutions And Expertise

Whether your industry is lagging behind, being disrupted, or going through a digital transformation, the talent challenges you seek to solve are unique to your business—not just your industry.

At TalentRise, we customize each engagement according to your company size, culture, and mutually agreed upon engagement outcomes.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Culture Shaping
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Flex RPO
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Succession Planning
Industries
Functions

News Briefings

Candidate-Driven Market Continues to Complicate Hiring Top Talent

More movement in the job market appears to be on the way. According to a survey of more than 2,500 workers in the U.S. from Robert Half, one-four respondents are currently looking for a new role, and an additional 24 percent plan to start searching by year-end. The combined percentage (49 percent) is up three points

Talent Continues to be the Driving Force Behind Private Equity Firms

It has never been harder to attract top talent to private equity and PE portfolio companies. “We’re seeing a huge reluctance to leave jobs for anything less than top brands, and successfully recruiting out the absolute all-stars is requiring more than just outsized economics,” said Jordan Brugg, global head of private equity for Spencer Stuart.

Finding the Right Talent for International Expansion

Fortune 500 companies such as Home Depot, Target, and Walmart have failed to expand into new international markets. What’s hindering their success? Cultural differences, regulatory requirements, and competition from established local players can create barriers for organizations seeking to expand. Seventy-one percent of HR executives cite HR-related issues as the most significant challenge to global

Keys to Diversifying Your Workplace

It is by now widely known that diversity and inclusion are good for business—especially for high-powered companies. When considering high-quality candidates for new C-suite positions, what are some policies, procedures, or practices that business leaders can implement to diversify their hires? To answer this question, Carl Kutsmode, SVP of talent consulting and executive search at TalentRISE,

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How to Prepare Your Business for Success in 2024 and Beyond
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