Stanton Chase Adds Search Veteran in Chicago

November 7, 2018 – Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of veteran search consultant J. James O’Malley as managing director in its Chicago office.

He will serve as a senior member of the professional services and financial services practice groups for Stanton Chase.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jim to our team in Chicago, he brings 30 years of executive leadership experience and a track record of exceeding his clients’ expectations,” said Bernie Layton, managing director and global practice leader.

Mr. O’Malley’s new role centers around senior-level searches for the professional services and financial services practice groups in Chicago with a focus on ensuring leadership talent aligns with changing business needs across the groups.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I join the Stanton Chase team,” said Mr. O’Malley. “I look forward to bringing my experience and passion to help grow the professional services and financial groups in Chicago.”

For more than 25 years, Mr. O’Malley has developed talent acquisition solutions to help leadership talent align with changing business needs. Most recently, he was a partner and executive search practice leader at TalentRISE, a recruitment solutions firm in Chicago. Before TalentRISE, he was SVP in the human resource function of Fifth Third Bancorp. Mr. O’Malley has also worked for several professional service firms, including Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Huron Consulting and Lante.

Mr. O’Malley is a graduate of DePaul University and serves on the executive committee and board of directors for HFS Chicago Scholars. His past affiliations include the boards of Sheila Greco & Associates, Staffing Management Association of Chicago (STAR) and Mount Assisi Academy. He is also an active member of the Society of Human Resources Professionals, Human Resource Management Association of Chicago and the Metropolitan Club of Chicago.

Recent Expansion at the Firm 

Stanton Chase continued its strategic expansion to support the business environment in Tennessee with the addition of three new directors and a new office in Memphis. Veteran executive search consultants Deadrick Baker, Roxana Svensson and Ken Nimitz joined the firm as directors, enhancing practice group specializations in the healthcare, financial services…

In April, the firm opened a new office in Seattle. David Kimbro, a senior executive search veteran of almost 20 years, joined the firm as managing director of the new location. With broad experience in functional leadership across the C-suite, Mr. Kimbro’s clients range from start-ups to large public companies.

Stanton Chase began the year by opening an new office in Washington, D.C. Jeff Perkins was appointed managing director of the location. Mr. Perkins has vast experience in leadership consulting and executive development as CEO of Huntbridge, a leadership consulting firm that provides hand-crafted solutions for talent leaders.

Stanton Chase also opened an office in Philadelphia. Dan Hobbs was named managing director of the new location. Mr. Hobbs brings over two decades of experience in search and leadership assessment projects for a broad range of privately and publicly held companies. 

Stanton Chase also appointed new leaders in several of practices over the past year. In December, the firm added Scott Clark as managing director in its industrial, engineering and construction practices. An experienced human resources executive, Mr. Clark has placed hundreds of senior executives in a variety of functions across these sectors.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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