By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | June 1, 2015

CHICAGO, Illinois (June 2, 2015) — Brilliant™, a leading search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in the accounting, finance and IT professions, was named the number one fastest-growing company on the 2015 Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 list.

Each year, Crain’s ranks 50 Chicago-based companies that have had impressive gains over a five-year period and researches what attributes to the rapid growth and success.

Since 2009, Brilliant has experienced an astronomical amount of growth – a whopping 27,147 percent – virtually unheard of for the industry.

Brilliant’s unique guarantee and dedication to its clients, candidates and colleagues are key factors that led to this massive expansion.

“We make it a point to take all of the risk. We don’t push any onto our clients. Our team handles all of the screening and interviewing, and if our clients aren’t happy with the candidates we’ve selected, we refund them their money,” says CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive).

Wong continues, “We want the companies we work with to place a high value on the people they hire. These are the companies that we will impact the most with our services. Our mission is to make people’s lives better, and we try to do that everyday.”

The Brilliant name and logo reflect the integrity of the firm as both originate from a Chinese character representing a heightened, or “brilliant,” state of mind. The firm’s team of experts exudes that awareness at all times which is crucial to matching companies with top talent in the industry.

President Jeff Mariola adds, “What drives each and every one of us at Brilliant is a passion for becoming the first choice for our clients, candidates and future Brilliant colleagues.”

The vision of the company is to more than double its revenue by 2018.

To learn more about Brilliant™, visit

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. The firm’s 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

Media Contact:
Laurie Canning, Brilliant™, 312.582.1812,

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