Headquartered in Chicago, Harmer is a provider of diversified professional recruiting services in the fields of Accounting, Finance, and Technology. Since 1986, we’ve been a leader in providing retained search, contingency, contract, and project-based assignments. Clients recognize Harmer for its exceptional recruiting team, quality candidates, and seamless process.Learn More
“We have worked with Harmer for over 20 years on many assignments. We continue to turn to the firm because of the superb quality of candidates presented, the leadership in successfully navigating the process to closure, and their uncompromising professionalism.”
“I want to thank you for your efforts over the past year as I had the difficult task of building an IT staff from the ground up. I have been working with Harmer Associates for over five years and I have always been impressed with quality of the candidates that have been presented to me. Harmer approaches each assignment with high level of professionalism that results in an efficient recruiting process. Harmer has been an excellent partner and has always taken the time and care to fully understand the requirements of my company’s needs. I will use Harmer in the future and I would recommend them to others who have IT recruiting needs.”
“The recruiters at Harmer have extensive knowledge into the accounting and finance profession. Having worked in the field, the recruiters at Harmer understand what it takes to be successful in specific positions, and what professionals in these areas are looking for from a career perspective. Harmer is by far the top recruiting firm when it comes to recruiting Big 4 public accountants in Chicago and no one else comes even close with the volume and quality Harmer has with candidates from the Big 4. I can think of Harmer filling two very difficult positions for me. One placement was a Director of Finance supporting the IT organization and Harmer found a great candidate with excellent experience. The candidate had extensive IT Finance experience and when he was hired the CIO of the company was singing this person’s praises as a good performer. The second was a Sr. Financial Analyst for Business Development in which we had to find someone from an Investment Banking group downtown to drive out to the suburbs. Harmer was able to find an outstanding candidate that we ended up hiring and she was very successful.”
“I have worked with Harmer for about three years and have found their approach and results to be extremely professional and thorough. Specifically, our Account Manager has worked with me and our Global Business Systems group to fill two senior level IT positions. Most recently, he quickly sourced and provided us with four candidates for a Vice President of Infrastructure and Services position. We interviewed three of the candidates. He met our expectation by staying in constant communication with the final candidate and with us. He also referenced the candidate and provided us with positive and developmental competencies that helped us make the final decision to hire one of the three interviewed. Our relationship with Harmer has progressed to their being a “sounding board” for us when we have sourcing, compensation or other recruitment related questions. I can highly recommend Harmer.”
“Harmer has been an excellent Partner to find top digital talent across the US. Their customer service with us and the candidate, attention to detail, fast turnaround and knowledge of the profiles is unparalleled. I have referred them to multiple colleagues and they always impress!”
“I was impressed with the entire process and the final results of our CFO search. We received a great selection of qualified candidates who all proved to be very strong contenders in the interview process. Harmer managed the search process effectively from the beginning to the final close.”
Working in our markets since 1986, we provide our clients an unparalleled exposure to qualified executive talent.
Our experienced Partners, averaging well over 20 years of experience, have built deep networks of candidates in our practice areas. This extensive knowledge of our market allows us to identify the right candidate our clients are seeking.
Our searches involve constant collaboration with our clients and internal teams. These partner-led searches include extensive research and sourcing of qualified candidates. Our focus is to find the right candidate and our success rate is a testament to our approach.