Gilman Partners is the leading retained executive search and recruiting firm serving clients throughout the Midwest from its Cincinnati headquarters and its Chicago office.

We partner with organizations that have a need to attract top talent for critical positions. We reach beyond the obvious pool of prospects and you get the insight, perspective and proven assessment process that delivers outstanding candidates that stick. Our contacts, technology and assessment process enable us to find and engage the type of talent to add long term value for your organization. We have a team of 17 professionals who specialize in functional areas across industries. Click here for areas of expertise.


Recent Placements

VP Controller, Real Estate Management Company

National Sales Manager, Consumer Products Company

Executive Director, Non-Profit Human Services Agency

Regional Operations Maintenance Executive, Real Estate Developer

Senior Financial Analyst, Technology Services Company

Regional Sales Manager, Engineering Services Company

You need Gilman Partners

If your company...

  • has a need to fill a C-level position or key management role
  • is expanding into new markets and needs sales, business development, or general management talent
  • opens an office in the region and needs to hire senior executives to build the local team and drive sales
  • has an executive team facing short or long-term succession issues
  • has limited in-house HR resources
We make a commitment to our clients to...
  • Quickly find and assess senior executives, key individual contributors and front line professionals who match a client's business requirements and fit the corporate culture.
  • Identify, assess and present candidates within 30 days. Assignments are normally completed in less than 90 days.
  • Bring the best practices of national executive search firms to each client.
  • Use our unique approach to performance-based pricing.
  • Adhere to the Gilman Partners code of conduct.

To discuss your organization’s recruiting needs, contact Karen Finan at or call 513.842.5320.