Lucas Group announced the internal promotion of Justin Martinez to Managing Partner. Martinez will lead the executive recruiting firm’s Chicago-based Information Technology practice.

“The Chicago IT market is extremely competitive with unemployment rates at records lows,” said Steven Robinson, General Manager of Lucas Group’s Information Technology executive recruitment services. “Many companies are struggling to recruit and retain specialized IT talent. Martinez innately understands how to address these market challenges by building long-term relationships with IT professionals. He is a natural leader for our dynamic Chicago practice.”

As Managing Partner, Martinez leads an IT recruitment team with deep subject matter expertise.

“Each member of our Chicago team is a subject matter expert in a specific IT niche, such as cybersecurity, data science, and application development,” says Martinez, who specializes in the Internet of Things (IoT). “Our recruiters are on the industry’s front lines, closely monitoring evolving trends and tapping into deep, passive networks to connect companies with talent they would otherwise be unable to source.”

Since joining Lucas Group in January 2015, Martinez has advanced rapidly, setting a new firm record as the fastest associate to earn a promotion to Managing Partner. His recognitions include being named a “Platinum Elite” recruiter in 2016, an honor reserved for the firm’s top 20 recruiters. Martinez also earned the Sterling Club Award in 2016 and is a two-time President’s Club Award Winner and Sales Trip Winner.

“My mission is simple: handle all the back-end work to make the process as seamless as possible for job candidates and companies,” says Martinez. “Our Chicago team ensures every candidate we present is prequalified and excited about the position and that clients are excited to interview the candidate. We consider both how a candidate can meet a company’s future needs and how that company will support a candidate’s professional trajectory.”

In addition to Information Technology placement, Lucas Group specializes in Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Manufacturing, Military Transition and Sales & Marketing recruitment. Taking pride in the professional growth and career advancement of its associates, Lucas Group provides clear career path trajectories together with the industry’s most sophisticated onboarding and ongoing educational programming. With its broad footprint in 15 offices across the country, Lucas Group is able to uncover the best talent in the market, leading to long-term, strategic placements.

SOURCE: Lucas Group