By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | August 23, 2022

Industry veteran Catherine Rahe joins the Brilliant team to oversee client and talent initiatives for its technology division

CHICAGO, Illinois (August 23, 2022)— Brilliant®, an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and technology, announced the hiring of Catherine Rahe, the new Practice Director for its Technology Staffing division.

As an industry veteran, Rahe brings over 20 years of experience as a sales executive for large, multinational and global IT firms leading workforce solutions, project and outcome-based initiatives and promoting high-growth environments conducive to client synergies and engagement.

Rahe joins Brilliant’s Senior Leadership team reporting to Brilliant CEO Sheldon Schur and will oversee client solutions and talent acquisition activities for the Technology Staffing division.

Schur explains, “Catherine is an example of the type of investment we are making to develop our team to be the best in our field and position Brilliant for the future.” Schur adds, “I am confident that Catherine is the right person to lead our technology staffing team and its initiatives. I look forward to the insights and strategic vision she will bring to our leadership team.

Most recently, Rahe was Vice President-Client Solutions at ManpowerGroup, a global consulting company, where she spent the majority of her career managing global technology clients and leading solution sales teams.

Of her new role, Rahe says, “I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Brilliant team as Practice Director of Technology Staffing and work with such a talented group of individuals.” She continues, “Throughout my career, I have always focused on client needs and building relationships as I grew revenues.  My passion is working with people, whether it’s helping with complex solutions that solve business needs or supporting a team to win. I plan to leverage all of my experience to expand our technology solutions and lead an incredible group of talented client solutions professionals.”

Brilliant is headquartered in downtown Chicago, Illinois, with additional offices in the Schaumburg and Downers Grove suburbs, as well as in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The firm also has remote colleagues throughout the U.S. in Minneapolis, Ohio, Texas and South Carolina.

Rahe and her team will be based in the Chicago office.

Since Brilliant’s inception in 2009, the firm has seen massive success, including being named the No. 1 fastest-growing company in 2015 by Crain’s Chicago Business, Forbes America’s Best Recruiting and Temporary Staffing Firms, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client, Talent, and Employees, among others.

In March 2018, Brilliant aligned with Silver Oak, along with management and co-investors, to head its recapitalization.

To learn more about Brilliant, visit the Brilliant website HERE.

About Brilliant® 

Brilliant is an award-winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance, technology and business solutions for the Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. labor markets.

Brilliant represents high-quality professionals in the areas of accounting, finance, audit, tax, treasury, financial systems, data analytics, M&A, finance transformation, technology and more. The firm partners with companies in need of various solutions to help with large and small-scale initiatives — from a single-source resource to a full-tiered solutions approach.

Many of its team members are former accounting and finance professionals from the Big 4 audit and accounting firms who know the market and industry like no other.

Since Brilliant’s inception in 2009, the firm has ranked on major lists including Forbes America’s Best Recruiting and Temporary Staffing Firms, 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, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Employee, Inc. 5000.


Media Contact: 

Laurie Vicente, CSMP
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications


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