RSI Chicago Financial Services Executive Search

Financial Services Executive Search Chicago

Financial Services Executive Search Chicago



200 South Wacker Drive, 31st Floor
Chicago, IL 60606 USA
Phone: 312-528-0518

For more than a decade, the Reaction Search Chicago Finance Executive Search Firm Specialty Team has provided its Finance clients with superior Finance talent acquisitions by matching Top Finance Professionals with Employers in the Chicago, Illinois Metro Area.

Whether you are seeking a CFO or to build an entire Finance or audit team virtually overnight, Reaction Search Chicago Finance recruitment team is the answer; we connect time-strapped employers with talented Finance candidates.

Our highly trained executive search consultants have real-world Finance experience and insight, making them the best suited for conducting financial executive searches to enhance the staffing infrastructure in both private and public organizations.

The Chicago Finance Executive Search Firm Specialty Teams provides recruiting services for clients in the Advertising, Biotechnology, Banking, Business Services, Information Technology, Construction, Consumer Products, Computer Software & Hardware, Finance, Human Resources, Healthcare, Insurance, Industrial, Legal, Marketing, Technology, Manufacturing, Medical, Outsourcing, Pharmaceutical, and Telecommunications industries.

Our Finance Executive Search Firm team specializes in:

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • SVP or VP level Financial Managers
  • Mergers and Acquisition Specialists
  • International Accountants
  • Controllers
  • Tax Managers
  • Consulting Managers
  • Accounts Payable Managers
  • Accounts Receivable Managers
  • Payroll Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Forensic Accountants
  • Senior Accountants
  • Cost Accountants
  • Procurement Managers

A Nationwide Finance Executive Search Firm Network in Chicago, IL:

As a nationwide Finance executive search firm with an expansive network of professional Finance executive search recruiters located in most major cities across the nation, Reaction Search and its Finance executive recruiters are dedicated to identifying, evaluating, recruiting, and delivering the highest-caliber Finance professionals by utilizing an established process in matching and delivering high-caliber Finance candidates, who are prepared to begin contributing to your company immediately, with positions that fit their unique skill set.

What sets RSI’s Chicago Finance Executive Recruiters apart from others?

One of the many dimensions that make our Finance executive recruiters truly unique is the fact that they are Finance executive industry insiders. Our Chicago Finance executive recruiters have actually worked in the positions for which they now recruit talent. With this unique insight and perspective, they are better equipped to deliver search results that continue to uphold and ensure our firm’s consistently high retention rates within the Chicago Finance Executive Recruiting Division.

Because our Chicago Finance executive recruiters are familiar with the key Chicago Finance players and the “ins and outs” of the Chicago Finance field, they know the questions to ask, and are able to quickly and effectively assess candidate competency. These insights amongst other dimensions enable our Chicago Finance executive recruiters to consistently recruit premium Finance candidates. These are just a few of many ways in which our Chicago Finance executive recruiters distinguish themselves from headhunters who are just trying to hastily fulfill an executive job search.

From start-up to Fortune 500 companies, our extensive Chicago Finance industry knowledge base and proven track record of accomplishments enables our firm, RSI, to expeditiously and thoroughly tailor and fulfill each Chicago Finance Executive Search. Simply, we provide outstanding service and bottom line results by servicing a comprehensive range of disciplines.

Chicago, Illinois Executive Search Recruiters

During Chicago’s rapid growth in the late 1800s, the city was known as the “Meatpacking Capital of the World.” Today, although Chicago is still a major transportation hub for entire country, it has diversified its industries and become the most balanced economy in the US. Chicago is the base city for many large corporations across various industries. It is also home to several financial and futures exchanges such as: the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

This is a list of the Fortune 500 Companies within 50 miles of Chicago. Of these 28 companies, 6 are located in Chicago. There are some well-known companies in the Chicago metropolitan area, including: Walgreens, Boeing, Kraft, Sears, Allstate, McDonald’s, Motorola, and OfficeMax. Also nearby is State Farm Insurance, 138 miles from Chicago in Bloomington, Illinois.

  Company Rank City (distance
from Chicago)
in $ millions
Profits in
$ millions
Market Value in $ millions (3/29/12)
Arrow Orange Walgreens 32 Deerfield (26 mi.) 72,184 2,714 29,273
Arrow Orange Boeing 39 Chicago 68,735 4,018 55,243
Arrow Orange Kraft Foods 50 Northfield
(19 mi.)
54,365 3,527 66,857
Arrow Orange Sears Holdings 65 Hoffman Estates (32 mi.) 41,567 -3,140 7,188
Arrow Orange

Abbott Laboratories 71 Abbot Park
(13 mi.)
38,851 4,728 95,882
Arrow Orange

United Continental Holdings 76 Chicago 37,110 840 7,418
Arrow Orange Allstate 93 Northbrook
(25 mi.)
32,654 788 16,394
Arrow Orange McDonald’s 107 Oak Brook
(20 mi.)
27,006 5,503 99,452
Arrow Orange Exelon 145 Chicago 18,924 2,495 33,307
Arrow Orange

Illinois Tool
149 Glenview
(20 mi.)
18,257 2,071 27,478
Arrow Orange

Navistar International 193 Lisle (27 mi.) 13,958 1,723 2,856
Arrow Orange

Baxter International 195 Deerfield (26 mi.) 13,893 2,224 33,352
Arrow Orange

Motorola Mobility Holdings 206 Libertyville
(39 mi.)
13,064 2,224 11,854
Arrow Orange Sara Lee 220 Downers Grove
(24 mi.)
12,103 1,287 12,678
Arrow Orange Aon 253 Chicago 11,287 979 15,924
Arrow Orange

R.R. Donnelley & Sons 249 Chicago 10,611 -123 2,265
Arrow Orange CDW 270 Vernon Hills
(35 mi.)
9,602 17 N/A
Arrow Orange

274 Schaumburg
(28 mi.)
9,549 1,158 16,105
Arrow Orange

300 Riverwoods
(29 mi.)
8,550 2,227 17,463
Arrow Orange Dover 304 Downers Grove
(24 mi.)
8,502 895 11,427
Arrow Orange W.W. Grainger 318 Lake Forest
(32 mi.)
8,078 658 15,251
Arrow Orange Tenneco 350 Lake Forest
(32 mi.)
7,205 157 2,237
Arrow Orange OfficeMax 354 Naperville
(32 mi.)
7,121 35 506
Arrow Orange

Anixter International 386 Glenview
(20 mi.)
6,270 188 2,389
Arrow Orange

Corn Products International 390 Westchster
(14 mi.)
6,219 416 4,330
Arrow Orange

CF Industries Holdings 402 Deerfield (26 mi.) 6,098 1,539 11,753
Arrow Orange

Telephone & Data Systems 469 Chicago 5,181 201 2,518
Arrow Orange United Stationers 478 Deerfield (26 mi.) 5,006 109 1,306

Fortune 500 Co., Chicago Metro Area

Additional Notable Companies in Chicago are:

  • Chase
  • Kraft Foods
  • Groupon
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Boeing

Chicago, Illinois Finance Executive Search City Snapshot:

Welcome to “Chi-Town,” “The Windy City,” and the home of “Daaa Bears.” The city of Chicago, which rests along the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan, is the largest city in the Midwest and the 3rd largest city in the United States. Most of Chicago’s growth occurred in the mid to late 1800s, after the invention of the railroad. During this time, Chicago became known as a transportation hub for the entire country. The city was essential for linking businesses all over the United States. Also, it became essential for the distribution of food products (especially meat) to all parts of the country.

In 1871 a small barn near DeKoven Street caught fire. The City’s density and strong winds spread the blaze to uncontrollable levels. Hundreds were killed in what became known as the Great Chicago Fire. Following the destruction, the city picked itself up and grew even stronger. In 1884 Chicago constructed the world’s first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building, which stretched 10 stories high. Economic opportunities in Chicago drew in waves of migrants from the east coast and immigrants from Europe.

By the early 1920s, Chicago’s population had already surpassed 2.7 million. These were the days of prohibition, when infamous gangsters like Al Capone, Dion O’Banion, Bugs Moran, and Tony Accardo ruled Chicago’s streets. In the 1930s many blacks moved north to Chicago, looking for work. During this time Chicago also became a cultural center for jazz music.

After WW2, many whites started to move out of the city to the suburbs. Since 1950, Chicago’s population has been gradually decreasing. At the same time, the city continued to grow vertically. In 1973 Chicago again became home to the world’s tallest building, the Sears Tower, which extended 108 stories and 1,451 feet above ground. The city undertook several other major construction projects in the late 1970s, including the University of Illinois at Chicago, McCormick Place, and O’Hare International Airport. Today, Chicago has one of the most diverse economies of any city in the world.

Population: 620,961
Metropolitan Area: 2.7 million
Major Industries: Meatpacking, Finance
Attractions: Wrigley Field, Dearborn Station, The Chicago Theater, Navy Pier, Willis Tower

Chicago is one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. According to 2010 Census data, 2,695,598 people live in Chicago. This number decreased by 6.9% since 2000, when Chicago’s population was 2,896,016. Over half of Illinois’ population lives in Chicago and the Chicago metropolitan area. Chicago’s population peaked in 1950 at over 3.6 million. Since then the city’s population has been in gradually declining. This is mainly due to the suburbanization phenomenon and the growth of Chicago’s industrial zone. During the middle part of the 19th century, Chicago was one of the fastest growing cities in the world. According to Census data, in 1840 the population was 4,470. By 1890 it had ballooned to about 1.1 million.

From Chicago’s population over 25 years old, only 71.8% hold a high school degree. On the other hand, 25.5% hold a bachelor’s degree and 10.0% hold a graduate or professional degree.

RSI’s Executive Search and Recruiting services can best suit executives looking for a premier Chicago Executive Search Firm.

Being the leading Chicago Executive Search Firm, our firm understands the Chicago, Illinois, market for executives and managers looking to be part of the Finance team at some of the nation’s top companies.


Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. Being one of the nation’s leading executive search firms, Reaction Search can minimize the risks associated with recruiting a new employee. Our recruiting experts conduct in-depth candidate reviews to evaluate the competency and quality of each candidate we recommend to our clients. We conduct extensive background and reference checks. When we send you a candidate, we do so with the utmost confidence that the candidate meets your criteria, and would be an asset to your organization.


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