By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | August 18, 2015

CHICAGO, Illinois (August 18, 2015) — Brilliant™, a leading search, staffing and management resources firm for the greater Chicago and south Florida accounting, finance and IT markets, was recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America on the 2015 Inc. 5000.

Due to Brilliant’s impressive 363 percent growth between 2011 and 2014, the firm made the list at 1,165 out of 5,000. This is the first time the firm applied to be considered for the prestigious recognition.

“It is an honor to be named one of the fastest-growing companies on a national scale. Our team works fervently in our targeted markets to stand out in the staffing industry. To know that we’re right up there in the same pedigree of other top companies across the country is humbling,” says CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive). “From the beginning, we’ve always known we had a strong plan and vision. We’re making that vision a reality.”

President Jeff Mariola adds, “We’ve had quite a few unprecedented successes this year due to our rapid and sustained growth. I continue to attribute these achievements to our expert team members, a well-thought out mission and vision, and a superior-level of service. We continue to make great strides for our clients, candidates and colleagues and plan to do so for many years to come.”

This is the 34th year of the Inc. 500/5000 which puts winning companies in an exclusive club of esteemed names. On average, the companies on this year’s list had a growth of almost sixfold in the past three years.

In addition to such rapid revenue growth, Brilliant added more than 35 jobs in the same timeframe.

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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. Brilliant was named the No. 1 fastest-growing company on the Crain’s Fast 50 list in 2015, and was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014 and 2015. Brilliant works within a variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, professional services, retail and nonprofits. To learn more, email

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