Robert E. Reilly Jr

CEO & Founding Partner

Mr. Reilly is CEO and Founding Partner of Reilly Partners. As chairman of both Reilly Partners’ Private Equity Solutions and Board Services Practice, he spends 100% of his time working with clients to provide solutions to their executive talent needs.

Prior to founding Reilly Partners, Mr. Reilly spent 10 years as President of the fifth-largest executive search firm. Ranking as the top producer during his tenure, and the success of his personal search practice ranked him as one of the top five search practitioners nationwide for the past five years. He has successfully completed Board of Directors, CEO, COO, CFO, and President searches for prominent clients representing the financial service, insurance, investment banking, private equity, real estate, healthcare, consumer products, software, hospitality, gaming, information technology and advertising industries nationwide. Additionally, he has built many organizations from the ground up, filling as many as 71 positions with one client.

Mr. Reilly also served as Senior Vice President of LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle) and coordinated the firm-wide New Business Development effort from LaSalle’s corporate headquarters in Chicago. In his New Business Development function, Mr. Reilly was instrumental in the establishment of LaSalle’s European and West Coast headquarters in London and Los Angeles. Throughout his stay at LaSalle, Mr. Reilly was charged with the coordination and management of the firm’s recruiting function.

Mr. Reilly is a Member of the Advisory Board for Vaunt, a media start-up. He previously served as a Director of Student Transportation of America Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ STB) (2004-2012), serving as Chair of the Compensation Committee, and as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He also served as a Director of Clune Construction (2010-2013).

Mr. Reilly serves as a Member of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute Advisory Board and as a Member of the Board of Directors for Big Shoulders Fund. He previously served as the Inaugural Chairman of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College Graduate School of Business’ John Cardinal O’Hara Society and as a Member of the Advisory Board of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business’ Advisory Council from 2000-2015. He was a founding Board Member of AHDFA and established a Board of Directors for Chicago’s Mission of Our Lady of the Angels. Previous affiliations include Chicago’s YMCA Board of Managers from 1995-2007 and Middlebury College Parents Committee from 2005–2009.

Mr. Reilly received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a graduate of the Human Resources Executive Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Reilly is married with four children.

“I have tremendous passion and energy for my work.”