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Hirewell Announces Senior Level Promotions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2016  

Chicago, IL – Hirewell, a professional recruiting firm specializing in Executive Search, IT, Digital Marketing, HR and Outsourced Recruiting is pleased to announce six key promotions within the organization: Mike Ehlers as Partner, Head of Business Development, James Hornick as Partner, IT & Digital Recruiting and Mark Slocum and Brendan O’Brien as Partner, IT Recruiting.  Additionally, Andrew Peternel was named VP of IT & Digital Recruiting and Adam Fingerhut​ as VP of IT Recruiting.

“Our new Partners and VPs personify Hirewell’s client-focused and solution-driven culture, and we congratulate each of them on this well-deserved promotion and significant milestone in their careers”, states Matthew Massucci, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Hirewell.  “As we continue to expand our organization and innovative services offerings to meet the heightened demands of the marketplace, we are proud to promote from within.  Our leadership team’s ability to help our clients, our people and our industry has helped grow Hirewell, and many great Chicago companies, into what they are today."

Mike Ehlers, Partner, Business Development, brings over 20 years of recruiting experience and results to Hirewell.  Since joining the firm in January 2010, he has been instrumental in expanding the company’s service offering and industry presence.  He specializes in recruiting and search for human resources, finance and accounting, executive administrative and information technology. He also has expertise in sales and marketing, professional coaching, career development and plan execution.

James Hornick, Partner, IT & Digital Recruiting, joined Hirewell in 2005 as one of its first employees, having previously worked at Akamai Technologies and WorldCom (RIP).  He has over 15 years of experience in technology sales and recruiting.  He believes in building lasting relationships through honesty and shooting people straight, as well as not taking things so seriously as the recruiting industry is already far too stuffy for its own good.

Mark Slocum, Partner, IT Recruiting, was one of Hirewell’s early employees, joining the team in 2006.  He helped build the IT Recruiting Practice to a team of 20+ recruiters, which he now leads.  Mark has extensive experience partnering with organizations of all sizes, and has been especially successful in the Chicago startup community.  He uses his unique perspective and consultative approach to advise his start-up clients on their hiring strategy, perception and brand in the local marketplace.

Brendan O’Brien, Partner, IT Recruiting, started his career in Philadelphia as a recruiter with Workbridge Associates, and later moved to Chicago to manage their technology recruiting team.  Since joining Hirewell in 2011, Brendan has created strategic partnerships with some of Chicago’s top technology organizations, supplying top tier talent across different verticals including technology, digital marketing, and sales. 

Andrew Peternel, VP, IT & Digital Recruiting, joined Hirewell in 2013 as a Senior Business Development Specialist after a very successful recruiting career first as an Account Executive at Robert Half Technology then as a Principal at executive search firm DHR International.  Andrew has partnered with numerous companies and digital agencies to hire entry level to executive level employees.  He has placed candidates in technology, digital, marketing, social media, analytics, account and creative roles.  Having helped formalize and grow Hirewell’s digital marketing practice, he is now expanding the firm’s footprint in the south since moving to Charlotte, NC in 2015.

Adam Fingerhut​, VP, IT Recruiting, helps lead a team of 20+ recruiters placing top talent at some of Chicago’s fastest growing companies.  Adam started his recruiting career as an Account Executive at Robert Half Technology, before becoming the Vice President of Sales for Instant Technology.  He brought over eight years of sales and management success to Hirewell when he joined the team in 2014.  Adam calls on this expertise to ensure Hirewell’s clients and job seekers have the best recruiting experience possible.

About Hirewell

Hirewell is a Chicago recruiting firm with national reach, helping great companies find tomorrow’s top performers.  We do so with our nearly 15 years of experience, an expansive network of talent, thorough knowledge of the industries in which we work and our creative recruiting process.  Find us at 200 W Jackson, Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60606 and at hirewell.com. 

News Release Contact: Anne Stansel 312-912-5392 anne.c.stansel@gmail.com

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