Patrick Hevrdejs joins the firm as Practice Director for Brilliant Management Resources
CHICAGO, Illinois (September 27, 2021)— Brilliant®, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance, audit, tax and technology, announced the hiring of Patrick (Pat) Hevrdejs, Practice Director for Brilliant Management Resources Illinois, today.
Hevrdejs is a 25-year industry Chicagoland area and Midwest-based executive with regional, national and global experience in management consulting, sales management and professional staffing/talent acquisition. His extensive background includes building high-performing professional services teams, driving client revenue growth and providing high-quality client solutions across the accounting, finance, risk advisory, tax and technology functions for Fortune 500 public and private companies.
Hevrdejs will join Brilliant’s Senior Leadership team reporting into Brilliant CEO Sheldon Schur and will oversee business development and talent acquisition activities for the Management Resources IL division.
Brilliant CEO, Sheldon Schur, explains, “Hiring Pat to lead one of our most successful business units is an example of the type of investment we are making to accelerate our growth and position Brilliant for the future.” Schur adds, “As we look to expand into new markets and increase our offerings, we are paving the way for our long-term strategy to come to fruition.”
For the majority of his career, Hevrdejs held various leadership roles at Jefferson Wells (Formerly Experis—a subsidiary of Manpower Group). Most recently, he was Vice President and General Manager overseeing its North America finance division. Over his successful tenure, he led consulting and staffing practices in finance/accounting, risk advisory, technology and financial services. He managed the delivery of large client projects, and headed up sales, marketing and recruitment functions on a regional, national and global basis.
After his time at Jefferson Wells, Hevrdejs spent two years with the Robert Half/Protiviti enterprise, an industry leader in talent solutions and management consulting. As Director of Business Development, he built a sales pipeline and delivered project-based integrated talent solutions to clients.
Of his new role at Brilliant, Hevrdejs says, “I am thrilled to join the Brilliant team. As Practice Director and a member of the Senior Leadership team, I intend to leverage my professional services experience with some of the nation’s best public and private companies to further expand our consulting services and grow our trusted client portfolio. Our team will continue to deliver high-level services synonymous with the Brilliant brand.” He continues, “I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, went to school here, and spent the bulk of my career working among the Chicago financial services and professional services community. As a longtime Chicagoan, I am excited to bring my expertise to the market that I know and love, and I am ready to hit the ground running.”
Brilliant is headquartered in downtown Chicago, Illinois, with additional offices in Schaumburg and Downers Grove as well as in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On a specialty basis, the firm can accommodate national contract, contract-to-hire, direct-hire, project-based or fully tiered business solutions requests.
Since Brilliant’s inception in 2009, the firm has seen massive success including being named the No. 1 fastest-growing company in Chicago in 2015 by Crain’s Chicago Business, Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms, Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms, and ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client, Talent and Employee recognitions.
In March 2018, Brilliant aligned with Silver Oak, along with management and co-investors, to head its recapitalization.
To learn more about Brilliant, visit Brilliantfs.com.
Brilliant is an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance, audit, tax, technology and business solutions for the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. labor markets.
The firm represents top talent from across the nation and partners with businesses looking for consultative or permanent resources in the areas of accounting, finance, audit, tax, financial systems, data analytics, technology and more. Together with its resources, Brilliant provides the business solutions needed to help clients achieve their goals. Many of its team members are former accounting and finance experts from the Big 4 audit and accounting firms who know the market like no other.
Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has ranked on major award lists including Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms (No. 2 in 2018), Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 (No. 1 in 2015), Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms (No. 2 in 2015), ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Talent, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client, Inc. 5000, Best Places to Work South Florida, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, and others.
To learn more about Brilliant, its business solutions and its team, visit www.brilliantfs.com or follow @Brilliantfs on social media.
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