TalentRISE provides tailored, high-touch consulting and recruitment solutions to meet an organization’s most pressing talent acquisition challenges. The firm’s core service offerings, delivered by a partner-led team of senior consultants and expert recruiters, include retained executive search to fill critical leadership roles; on-demand, project-based contract recruiting for scalable support of internal resources or longer-term recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions; and talent acquisition consulting to help formulate a roadmap for sustained competitive advantage.

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Why Hire for Potential, Not Experience

Hiring experienced talent has always been a challenge. Luring talent away from rivals, and then onboarding and training them to work successfully within an organization’s parameters, can be difficult. That’s why retention rates for experienced hires at many concerns are abysmal, according to Jim O’Malley, partner and executive search practice leader at TalentRISE. These issues illuminate

Jose Martinez appointed Managing Director TalentRISE

TalentRISE Appoints Managing Director

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has expanded with the addition of Jose Martinez as managing director. “Jose brings a special skill set, deep industry knowledge and unique perspective to this critical role,” said chief executive officer Rick Gray. “His early experience as a chief information officer combined with 20-plus years of large-scale strategy and business transformation consulting to

Close the Book on Searches and Hire the Best Candidates Quickly

Here’s a storyline that – unfortunately – plays out far too frequently: After interviewing all three final candidates for a senior level position, the members of the hiring team can’t come to a conclusion on which is best for the job. The hiring managers meet at the appointed hour, share their “gut feelings,” study organizational

13 Rules for Getting the Most Out of Your Executive Search Firm

In many organizations, recruitment for top echelon positions is time-consuming, expensive and often even contentious when decision-makers aren’t on the same page. For most businesses, retained search firms offer the best answer to filling senior level positions. The retainer-based model commits the search firm to focus their resources in a proactive, systematic search to find

TalentRISE Names Partner

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has promoted Allicia Hahn to partner. “I am very pleased to officially welcome Allicia as our fifth partner in the firm,” said Rick Gray, TalentRISE chief executive officer. “Since arriving nearly two years ago, she has contributed tremendous value to our business and long-term growth objectives, and as important, sets an enviable leadership


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.

AArete Retains TalentRISE to Conduct Search for Managing Director

CHICAGO, January 24, 2017 — Executive search and recruitment solutions firm TalentRISE has been retained to recruit a Data Analytics practice leader for operations strategy consulting firm AArete. The Managing Director position will report to the CEO and be based in Chicago. The search is being led by Partner J. James O’Malley and Director Jennifer Chapman of TalentRISE’s

Intersect Illinois Retains TalentRISE to Conduct Search for State’s Business Development Leader

CHICAGO, November 17, 2017 — Intersect Illinois, the state’s private economic development agency established earlier this year, has retained executive search, consulting and recruitment solutions firm TalentRISE to conduct its search for a business development leader. This key leadership role encompasses recruiting, directing and managing staff, policy and programs to retain and expand existing targeted industries in Illinois

TalentRISE Places Client Services Director at Root Inc.

CHICAGO, October 19, 2016 — We are excited to announce that Ms. Aubrey Gavron-McCarthy has agreed to join our client Root Inc. as a Client Services Director based in their Chicago office, effective October 10. She reports to Mr. Phil Hamburg, Vice President of Strategic Growth for Root Inc. Most recently, Aubrey was with HelloWorld as a Director of Business Development