Kathy Spearing was recently promoted from Practice Director, Management Resources and Technology Staffing, to Managing Director, Management Resources and Technology Staffing at Brilliant. To support Spearing's promotion, Brilliant President, Jeff Mariola, hired professional services veteran Mitch Ornstein to fill her role as Practice Director.
Ornstein is a former National Strategic Accounts Director for one of the largest, national professional services firms in the U.S. and has worked within the professional services industry for close to two decades. He also holds a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.
Brilliant President, Jeff Mariola, explains, "The level of success we have experienced with Kathy at the helm of the Management Resources team has been stellar and she has been rewarded with a promotion for that work. In order to replace her at the Practice Director level, we needed someone with the same level of commitment and leadership." Mariola continues, "We hired Mitch because of his nearly 20 years of experience in the professionals services industry and we know his track record is exemplary – exactly what Brilliant needs to continue achieving success. Mitch will report to Kathy."
Spearing, adds, "I am thankful for my new role and the added-level of responsibility given to me as part of my promotion. This is an exciting time to be a senior leader for such a fast-growing company. I've been with Brilliant since 2009 and changes like this make me happy to be a part of the team." She continues, "I know that Mitch will take over leading the Management Resources team seamlessly, and I cannot wait to see what other successes he will bring."
Ornstein states, "I am extremely excited to join the Management Resources division and the Brilliant team in a leadership capacity. I believe that my background is aligned with the winning culture and spirit of this company." He continues, "I am thrilled to re-enter a role where helping clients on a regular basis is at the forefront of the firm's mission. I plan to lead my new team in a way that puts making people's lives better within the Chicago community, and beyond, our No. 1 goal."
Brilliant is comprised of four divisions: Brilliant Financial Search (direct-hire placement for accounting and finance roles), Brilliant Financial Staffing (temporary and temp-to-hire assignments for accounting and finance roles), Brilliant Management Resources (high-level consulting for accounting and finance roles) and Brilliant Technology Staffing (temporary placement for information technology roles).
To learn more about Brilliant, its management team or any of the divisions, visit the Brilliant website at http://www.brilliantfs.com.
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Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology for the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology talent and matches them with hiring companies throughout various industries including manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, legal, technology, real estate, nonprofit organizations, software and hospitality, among others. Many of Brilliant's team members include former hiring managers, and accounting and finance professionals from the Big 4 accounting firms, as well as other leading professionals in the industry. Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has been recognized on many prestigious lists including being ranked No. 6 on Forbes 2017 America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms and No. 25 on Forbes 2017 America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms—not to mention Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50 for three straight years including No. 1 in 2015, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in the U.S. for three straight years including No. 2 in 2015, Inavero's Best of Staffing Talent for North America two years in a row, Inc. 5000 for three straight years, Best Places to Work South Florida, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for four straight years, and others. To learn more about Brilliant, visit www.brilliantfs.com, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.
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