By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | January 25, 2017

Jim Wong joins other Intersect Illinois leaders in Springfield, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois (Jan. 25, 2017) — Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) CEO of Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, and Intersect Illinois Board of Directors member, was invited by Governor Bruce Rauner (IL-Rep.) to be a guest in the gallery during his State of the State Address.

During his Address, Gov. Rauner recognized Wong for his leadership within Intersect Illinois (formerly known as the Illinois Business and Economic Development Corporation)—a nonpartisan entity created by Gov. Rauner to assist the Department of Commerce in executing economic development through a new approach, adjusting to the changing needs of businesses.

Gov. Rauner referred to Intersect Illinois as one of the administration’s recent successes.

“I continue to stay focused on the nonpartisan mission of Intersect Illinois to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs in the state of Illinois while restoring its integrity, says Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) CEO of Brilliant and Intersect Illinois Board of Directors member. “My 20+ years of experience in the staffing industry, and my history as a resident and business owner, give me a unique position to talk to the benefits of businesses moving and developing their operations within our state.” Wong continues, “That is why I am dedicating so much time and effort to this nonpartisan cause. I believe we can all work together to bring businesses to Illinois and restore the integrity of our state.”

Wong was recognized on the Staffing 100 List 2016 for North America as one of the most influential people in the staffing industry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is an active member of the Illinois CPA Society and the NIU Department of Accountancy Board of Advisors. He is also a former board member of the Northern Illinois Executive Club.

Wong resides in Clarendon Hills, Ill. with his wife and family.

To learn more about Wong, Brilliant or Intersect Illinois, visit

About Brilliant™
Connecting People and Opportunities
Founded in 2009, Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology. Brilliant’s team of business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs, hiring managers and leading industry professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant’s mission is to make people’s lives better and that includes clients, candidates, colleagues and its communities. Since the firm’s inception, Brilliant has made impressive strides emerging as a leader within the staffing industry by achieving the following recognitions: Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms, Chicago’s and Nation’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, Inc. 5000, Staffing 100 List for North America, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction, Best Places to Work and more. To learn more about Brilliant, visit

Media Contact:
Laurie Canning, CSMP, Marketing Director, Brilliant,

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