Reilly Partners is a retained executive search firm that works with companies to effectively find, acquire and onboard high quality talent.


Founded by a team of industry veterans in 2005, we are experts at helping our clients identify, acquire, and inspire the exceptional leaders your business requires to succeed. We partner with some of the top companies in corporate America, spanning industries from private equity to insurance to professional sports. And we are more than recruiters – we are known and respected as trusted advisors in the industry verticals we serve. We are at our best when we are your strategic partner, an extension of your brand and your values, telling your story to the market. Everything we do is about adding value for you and forming long-term partnerships with our clients.


We believe that executive search firms are most effective when they are small and specialized.

Therefore, we have made the conscious decision to limit the work we do within any industry vertical, ensuring our access to the talent you need.

With unparalleled access to the market on your behalf, we then employ two equally important search strategies which are incredibly powerful and effective when combined:

Technical Research

New capital, technology and ways of thinking are creating disruption everywhere. Our thorough, data-driven process means we won’t miss out on anyone – even emerging leaders.

Fundamental Research

This is search as it has always been done at its best: quiet conversations with people who are in the know. We utilize our years of experience to access deep networks of industry leaders and influencers to identify who should (and shouldn’t) be on our radar.


Average completion of less than 90 days


97% of search assignments have been successfully completed


47% of candidates have been diversity placements and/or females


The data generated over the course of a search is valuable. We share it.


Over 90% of our work is repeat business. Our customers stay with us.


Executive Search

Executive Assessment

Board Consulting

Private Equity Leadership

Industry Mapping




Inherent to everything we do here at Reilly Partners, we are committed to encouraging diversity in the workplace for ourselves as well as our clients. We recognize that company culture is crucial and this is an integral aspect of our universal approach to retained search. Reilly Partners currently has working relationships with organizations such as Catalyst, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), the Executive Leadership Council, Chicago Urban League, and several others whom we regularly access for our searches. We believe that diversity makes organizations more effective, more creative, and is a reflection of the global reality of diversity.



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Phone: (312) 781-9020
Fax: (312) 781-9024

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