JM Search, a leading retained executive search firm serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has relocated its Midwest office to downtown Chicago. The office is located at 191 N. Wacker Drive.
“Chicago has always been a core market for our firm and we are pleased to make the move downtown where many of our private equity and corporate clients are located,” said John Marshall, founder and CEO, JM Search. “Having a centrally located hub within the Loop allows us to interface with clients and candidates regularly. It will also enable us to continue to recruit the best talent in executive search to our rapidly growing team.”
The firm’s Chicago office currently includes three professionals that have joined the firm over the past 18 months. Gil Stenholm, Partner, has nearly 40 years of executive search and consulting experience, most notably as a Partner at Spencer Stuart for 33 years. Phil Menzel, Partner, has led the Human Resources function for multi-billion dollar businesses, including Sears Holdings, Sara Lee Corp. and Reyes Holdings. Eric Stenholm, Consultant, has nearly a decade of account management and sales experience with Abbott, FCB Global, and Leo Burnett.
JM Search counts many prominent Chicago-based companies and private equity firms among its clients. In recent years, the firm has recruited executives for portfolio companies of private equity firms that include Baird Capital, Frontenac Company, Keystone Capital, Pfingsten Partners, the Pritzker Group, Prospect Partners, Sterling Partners, Thoma Bravo, Water Street Healthcare Partners, Wynnchurch Capital and Z Capital. The firm also has a long-standing client relationship with Illinois Tool Works (ITW), having partnered with the global industrial conglomerate on numerous assignments since 2002.
“As a firm that focuses on recruiting for private equity firms and their portfolio companies, Chicago is a key market for us, “ said Mr. Marshall. “Additionally, major industries in Chicago align well with our expertise in manufacturing, consumer products, retail, food, healthcare, financial services and technology.”
Headquartered outside of Philadelphia, JM Search continues to expand its footprint across the United States. In addition to the office in Chicago, the firm opened its New York office in 2012 and recently expanded to Seattle and Los Angeles. Additionally, JM Search promoted Joy Dunn to spearhead internal recruiting as VP of Talent Acquisition. She is leading the initiative to add elite search professionals to the firm’s offices nationwide.