About Us

TalentRise is an executive search and talent management consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. An industry player since 2008, TalentRise provides flexible, customized leadership and organizational solutions to mid- to large-market employers primarily in professional services, healthcare, consumer and industrial manufacturing, technology, financial services, and retail.

At TalentRise, we elevate your business performance through talent.  To see our recent placements and learn more about us, visit: talentrise.com

Solutions And Expertise

We have a big-picture perspective: TalentRise team members have extensive experience in all aspects of talent acquisition, including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). We have the depth of knowledge – and the digital dexterity – to handle your unique recruitment challenges and supply the most effective and flexible solutions.

In all of our service areas — FlexSEARCH retained search, FlexRPO and consulting — we expertly employ techniques, technologies, and strategies that are designed to understand and tackle your company’s talent acquisition challenges at any level.

At TalentRise, our partners use a high-touch, consultative approach. From change management to our executive search offerings, we have the expertise to help you fulfill your talent needs. Learn more about our services in the areas of expertise on the left.


News Briefings

Why Organizations Use Executive Search Firms

For many organizations, finding quality talent can be tough—and finding quality executive talent can be even tougher. While you may have confidence that your company can recruit your next C-suite leader without help from a dedicated search firm, the potential ramifications behind making a poor hire can be disastrous, according to a recent report by TalentRise. “That’s

COVID-19’s Impact on the Gig Economy

In the months immediately preceding the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. gig economy was stronger than ever. Beyond your typical Uber driver or Instacart deliverer, millions of Americans relied on freelance work to support their families and generate stable sources of income, according to Carl Kutsmode of TalentRise. “From marketers and graphic designers to software developers

5 Social Media Mistakes Affecting Your Ability to Attract Talent

More than half (56 percent) of job seekers across the globe say an employer’s brand and reputation is more important today than it was five years ago, according to a global study of job seekers conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions. Candidates do not have to rely on what potential employers tell them about a company; they

TalentRISE Hires Managing Director of Executive Search

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based firm specializing in executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), recently hired Clinton Browning as its new managing director of executive search. Mr. Browning brings over 20 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as managing director of retained search for the SSB Group, a boutique executive search firm. As

Press Releases

TalentRise Unveils New Company Brand

CHICAGO, IL, October 31, 2019 – TalentRise, Inc., an executive search and HR consulting firm, today unveiled its new company brand. The new brand arrives as TalentRise strengthens its emphasis on and delivery of executive search and talent- and HR-related consulting services. “As we enhance our focus on retained executive search and talent-related consulting, our

TalentRISE is Pleased to Announce a New Placement

CHICAGO IL, April 3, 2018 – We are excited to announce that Mr. Vasudev (Vasu) K. Bhat has joined our client AArete as a Managing Director, effective April 2, 2018.   He will report to Mr. Loren Trimble, CEO and Managing Director. Most recently, Vasu was a partner with IBM’s Advanced Analytics and Big Data practice responsible for leading business development

TalentRISE Promotes Beth Gordon to Director of Executive Search

CHICAGO, IL, December 6, 2017  – Executive Search, recruitment outsourcing and consulting services firm TalentRISE has promoted search associate Beth Gordon to Director, Executive Search. “Time and again across multiple industries, even with our toughest searches, Beth always finds a way to identify the top talent to fill critical organizational roles for our clients,” said

TalentRISE Named to 2017 Inc. 5000 List

CHICAGO, IL, October 7, 2017 — Executive Search, recruitment outsourcing and consulting services firm TalentRISE has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for 2017, recognizing the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. “We are extremely proud of this honor, largely a reflection of the early work of the firm’s founders, who established in 2009

TalentRISE is Pleased to Announce the Following Placement

CHICAGO, IL, September 18, 2017 —  We are excited to announce that Mr. Brent Case has joined our client Intersect Illinois as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Brent reports to Mark Peterson, Chief Executive Officer. Brent was most recently with Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) as Vice President, Business Attraction, where he was responsible for expansion



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