About Us

TalentRISE provides consultative, highly tailored recruitment solutions to meet an organization’s most pressing talent challenges.  Founded in Chicago in 2008 with a national network of specialized talent consultants, the firm serves clients in multiple industries and across all organizational levels from high-growth companies to leading global brands.

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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.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Search
  • Flex RPO
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Onboarding
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

7 Savvy Recruiting Tips for Uncertain Times

Optimism . . . or pessimism? Volatility . . . or predictability? Growth . . . or downturn? No matter where on this spectrum your organization falls in anticipation of 2019, the best strategy is to prepare for both the expected and unexpected, according to a recent report authored by Rick Gray, CEO of Chicago-based

TalentRISE Adds Technology and Analytics Expert
TalentRISE John Meyers

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has expanded with the addition of John Meyers as senior director of technology operations. “John possesses a unique blend of technical, business process and analytical skills and know-how,” said Rick Gray, CEO of TalentRISE. “He will help us more effectively manage, measure and scale our operational infrastructure and client service delivery while identifying how

TalentRISE Expands Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice
TalentRISE Kathleen Murphy

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has expanded with the addition of Kathleen Murphy as managing director, healthcare and life sciences. “Kathleen holds an enviable track record executing winning talent attraction and recruitment strategies within the healthcare industry,” said CEO Rick Gray. “Her knowledge and insights gained over many years of exposure to product, service and consulting markets will

TalentRISE Recruits CFO for Prism Healthcare Partners
TalentRISE CFO Laura Witter-Johnson Prism Healthcare

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has placed Laura Witter-Johnson as chief financial officer of Prism Healthcare Partners. The assignment was led by J. James O’Malley, partner and executive search practice leader, and Beth Gordon, director for executive search. Prism was seeking a CFO who could help the organization with its strategy to continue profitable organic growth while looking at

Press Releases

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

HealthScape Advisors Selects TalentRISE to Provide Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Services

CHICAGO, March 29, 2017 — HealthScape Advisors, a rapidly growing management consulting firm serving the healthcare industry, has engaged TalentRISE for recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services. Under the new agreement, TalentRISE will provide end-to-end recruitment services in support of HealthScape’s forecast 2017 hires for all consulting positions and technical roles supporting the Pareto Intelligence division. TalentRISE Partners J.



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