TillmanCarlson Appoints Partner

TillmanCarlson Appoints Partner

March 19, 2018 – Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Another example: Executive search firm TillmanCarlson has named Conor Leamy as partner.

“Conor has been an instrumental member of the team over the last five years and his promotion is well deserved,” said Kelly Carlson, CEO.

“We’ve differentiated our firm by creating a collaborative team environment where every member of the team is focused on serving our clients and candidates in an outstanding fashion.”

Mr. Leamy joined TillmanCarlson in 2013 and quickly became an integral member of the team working closely with the firm’s partners. He plays an active role with clients and candidates and leads the search execution team while promoting collaboration and ensuring the firm delivers outstanding results, Tillman Carlson said. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a consultant with Navigant Capital Advisors.

“Rob and Kelly are great mentors and I welcome the opportunity to continue to partner with them and carry on the legacy of recruiting high impact leaders and providing personalized service to our clients,” said Mr. Leamy. “Our philosophy based on teamwork and collaboration is truly unique, and I’m committed and passionate about our mission to be the best team in the executive search industry.”

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TillmanCarlson is an executive search and coaching firm led by its founders. Since launching the organization in 2002, Rob Tillman and Ms. Carlson have conducted upwards of 350 searches and coached hundreds of leaders. Based in Chicago, the firm specializes in recruiting and coaching CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

In January, TillmanCarlson named Ms. Carlson as its president and CEO. Her promotion sets the stage for growth, innovation and the ability to provide a clear alternative to larger human capital groups, said the firm. Ms. Carlson joined Mr. Tillman a year after the search firm was founded after having worked with him in her previous role for Russell Reynolds Associates. For eight years, she was in Russell Reynolds’ Chicago office as member of its technology practice.


Here’s a look at a few recent promotions at executive search firms from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Plano, TX-based firm Top Gun Ventures promoted Brian Adamik and Bjorn Kirchdorfer to senior partners in Boston and Dallas. Both have been with Top Gun Ventures for about 10 years and have been instrumental in building a global business and in the branding of Top Gun Ventures in the executive search industry.

OverNorth promoted Renato T. Amador to partner. He is based jointly out of the firm’s Chicago headquarters and Washington, D.C. satellite location. Mr. Amador’s expertise revolves around recruiting transformational analytics, technology and human resources executives.

Quick Leonard Kieffer named Courtney Lada as managing partner. As the senior-most role within the firm, she is responsible for business development, strategic planning, project management, and team member training and advancement. During her tenure, Ms. Lada has closed more than 100 C-level searches.

In July, Witt/Kieffer announced 10 promotions in its expanding search practices. Werner Boel, based in Atlanta, is now senior partner and leader of the firm’s legal services practice. Melissa Fincher, based in Columbus, OH, is now a senior associate in the firm’s education practice.

Executive search firm Lucas Group has promoted two key players to bolster its ranks. Justin Martinez was named managing partner and leader of the firm’s Chicago-based information technology practice and Aaron Silbert was tapped as branch practice manager to spearhead its HR business in New York City.

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE promoted Allicia Hahn to partner. She joined the firm two years ago as managing director to build client relationships by delivering tailored recruitment solutions to the human resources, marketing, supply chain manufacturing and information technology sectors. She has also assumed a leadership role for the firm’s operational excellence initiative.

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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