TalentRISE Names Director of Executive Search

 TalentRISE Beth Gordon director of executive search

December 7, 2017 – Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has promoted search associate Beth Gordon to director of 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 J. James O’Malley, TalentRISE partner and executive search practice leader. “Her creative problem solving and rigorous discipline help keep those happy clients coming back, and her advancement is clear recognition of the tremendous value she brings to each assignment.”

Ms. Gordon serves clients across the professional services, healthcare, banking & financial services, not-for-profit and manufacturing sectors. She brings 15 years of broad experience in full lifecycle executive search, covering a wide range of industries and functions. In addition, she has a previous background in outplacement services for military officers transitioning to the civilian workforce and administrative management.

Before joining TalentRISE, Ms. Gordon served as a senior associate with Jobplex, a division of DHR International, recruiting executives in the manufacturing, life sciences, information technology and financial services sectors. While there, she established a strong reputation as the “go to” person for new and challenging searches, and mentored and trained new recruiters to the firm. Previously, Ms. Gordon served as a senior search consultant at Global Recruiters Network and as an executive recruiter at Grant Cooper & Associates.

Experienced Recruiters

TalentRISE provides executive search services to professional services, financial services, retail/eCommerce, consumer/industrial, technology and healthcare organizations. Founded in Chicago in 2008 with a national network of specialized talent consultants, the firm serves clients across all organizational levels from high-growth companies to leading global brands.

TalentRISE serves a wide range of clients, including Healthscape Advisors, First National Bank, Duff & Phelps, Grant Thornton, VF Corporation, Accretive Health, Dohmen Life Science Services, First National Bank and Urban Partnership Bank.

Ms. Gordon recently sat down with Hunt Scanlon Media and discussed her new role and what she expects for 2018.


Beth, take us inside your new role at TalentRISE.  

As director of executive search, I will continue to be involved in search execution for all our retained clients. My responsibilities will expand externally to include more client management and internally as an advisor to our practice leaders in terms of driving best practices.

What are some of your keys to finding top talent?

Excellence in executive search always begins with process. At TalentRISE, we use a variety of tools and technologies to enhance our capabilities, but we do so within the context of a rigorous search process. Process starts by partnering with our clients, doing a quality intake and developing a compelling position profile and a detailed search strategy. As far as my personal “secrets” for finding good talent, I’ll just say that I have a masters in fine arts in creative writing and I use my “right brain” to solve some of our toughest searches.

“I see a very exciting year for TalentRISE in 2018. We will continue to cultivate our professional service clients and, as evidenced by our past work, we have the capability to be successful across multiple industries.”

Can you share some search work that you’ve completed and any searches you are currently involved with? 

I’m currently engaged with a healthcare consulting firm to find a CFO. I recently completed the search for two principals for a supply-chain consulting firm and we are just wrapping up our search for a partner with deep analytics experience for a boutique operations and productivity consulting firm. Earlier this year, I completed searches in the industrial distribution and manufacturing space including sales, financial and manufacturing executives.

What do you see in store for 2018?

I see a very exciting year for TalentRISE in 2018. We will continue to cultivate our professional service clients and, as evidenced by our past work, we have the capability to be successful across multiple industries. In 2017, we made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. We are very bullish on our continued growth given the favorable economic indicators.

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

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