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

Recent Placements

Leadership

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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

TalentRISE Recruits CEO for Chicago House

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has placed Scott Ammarell as chief executive officer of Chicago House. He replaces Rev. Stan Sloan, who previously announced his resignation effective at the end of the month. The search was conducted by Carl Kutsmode, partner, and Jennifer Chapman, director of executive search. “Throughout the selection process, Scott stood out with his depth of

Partners in the Process: Improving the Search / HR Relationship

Many executive search consultants active in the industry today first maintained successful careers on the corporate side — holding rank in the very disciplines they now recruit for. In fact, a good number of them held positions in human resources and now bring the added value of being able to see the search business through that

TalentRISE Expands Search Staff

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has added Deborah Snow Walsh as a managing director. Ms. Walsh has spent more than 25 years in numerous revenue generating consulting roles within insurance, banking and financial services, holding positions of increasing responsibility in client management, business development, talent strategy and talent management. Most recently, she was as a managing director at

TalentRISE Adds Former CTPartners Recruiter

Former CTPartners recruiter Jennifer Chapman has joined Chicago-based search firm TalentRISE as director, executive search. Ms. Chapman brings nearly 20 years of retained search and related experience across multiple industry sectors to her role. She has placed senior-level candidates in organizations ranging from start-up venture capital concerns to Fortune 50 companies in general management, sales, marketing, finance,

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Company Videos

Why TalentRise? With Carl Kutsmode
How Talent Optimization Can Improve Talent Strategies and Business Performance | TalentRise
Talent Tech Today Video Blog: Saleem Khaja and WorkLlama
Occupation Outline for Vice President of Sales | TalentRise
Occupation Outline for Chief Revenue Officer | TalentRise
The New Hybrid Workplace: Key Considerations for Employers