By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | April 28, 2015

CHICAGO, Illinois (April 28, 2015) — Brilliant™, a leading search, staffing and management resources firm for the accounting, finance and IT professions, has named Jeff Mariola as President of the company, effective immediately.

Mariola brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to the firm. He continues to serve as Chairman of Digital BrandWorks, an online digital solutions company. For the majority of Mariola’s career, he was President of Ambius, a division of publicly-traded international service organization Rentokil Initial plc, based in the U.K.

Since 2013, Brilliant™ has experienced a 250 percent growth. As a result, its workforce and business has expanded at an unprecedented rate.

“Our growth has been so significant that it has created a need to further enhance our leadership team,” says CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive). “We are excited to have Jeff join the company as President. Before, my role was CEO and President. Going forward, I will continue as CEO and Jeff as President. This will strengthen our ability to fulfill our vision of being the leader in every business, niche and market we serve. Further, it will drive our mission of making people’s lives better.” Wong continues, “We wanted to find someone to complement my strengths while bringing a renewed outlook to our culture and values. Jeff is that individual.”

Mariola plans to motivate, nurture and inspire the Brilliant™ team. “I want to help escalate the level of excellence Brilliant™ brings to its clients and candidates while further developing a culture that is rich in values, standards and service,” adds Mariola. “This company has been thriving successfully in the market place since its inception. It’s easier to walk into a company that’s failing and turn things around. My challenge is to continue the success while finding innovative ways to set us apart from our competition.”

To learn more, visit the Brilliant™ website here.

About Brilliant™

Brilliant™ is a search, staffing and management resources firm that specializes in the accounting, finance and IT professions throughout the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Many Brilliant™ team members are former accounting professionals and hiring managers from the Big Four accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies. Brilliant™ represents high-quality accounting, finance and IT professionals. Its clients are companies from the manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, and nonprofit industries, among others. For more information, call 312.582.1800 or email

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Laurie Canning, Brilliant™ 312.582.1812

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