By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | July 7, 2015

CHICAGO, Illinois (July 7, 2015) — Brilliant™, a top search, staffing and management resources firm for accounting, finance, and IT, was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) again in 2015.

This prestigious recognition acknowledges companies that demonstrate excellence in human resources practices based on key measures such as employee enrichment, diversity and inclusion, recognition, engagement and retention, community initiatives, among other categories. The companies and their employees are surveyed separately and evaluated on the overall workplace environment.

“As the fastest-growing company in Chicago, we’re proud to also be recognized for how much we value our colleagues. Since our inception in 2009, we’ve strived to offer the best work environment for our team members,” says Brilliant CEO Jim Wong CPA (inactive).

President Jeff Mariola adds, “Our mission as a company is to make people’s lives better and that starts from within. We believe that our culture and people are our competitive advantage and winning this award two years in a row validates that.”

Close to 500 companies competed for the designation. Brilliant along with 151 other Chicago businesses were selected as Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.

On July 10, 2015, Brilliant will join other awardees at the Oak Brook Marriott for an awards celebration put on by NABR. Educational sessions, a luncheon and other activities are slated for the event. To learn more, visit the Brilliant website.

About Brilliant™
Brilliant is a search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and IT. The firm’s team of business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs, hiring managers and other seasoned industry professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. In 2015, Brilliant was named the Number-One company on Crain’s Fast 50. Brilliant works with a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, consumer products, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, nonprofits and more. To learn more, visit or email

The “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®”, a program of the National Association for Business Resources is presented annually in several markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit to obtain an application.

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