By Laurie Vicente, CSMP | June 26, 2018

Brilliant sustains triple digit growth

CHICAGO, Illinois – (June 26, 2018)— Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, was ranked No. 34 on the 2018 Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50. This is the fourth consecutive year the firm has made the list, including being ranked No. 1 in 2015.

The annual Fast 50 recognizes Chicago-based businesses, both public and private, with remarkable revenue gains over a five-year period. For 2018, winners were required to have revenues of at least $15 million, revenue growth between 2016 and 2017, and no more than one year of declining revenue at any point between 2012 and 2016.

Brilliant had a 395.5 percent growth between 2012 and 2017.

“A huge part of our success and growth is the caliber of people that we hire,” says Jeff Mariola, CEO of Brilliant. “As we grow, the needs of our business has to evolve, and you have to adjust in a way that doesn’t lose that entrepreneurial spirit.”

In 2015, Brilliant was ranked No. 1 on Crain’s Fast 50. In 2016, Brilliant came in at No. 15, and in 2017, the firm was ranked No. 21.

Brilliant sets itself apart from other firms by its mission of making people’s lives better and focuses on achieving that each day.

Mariola adds, “We want our candidates, clients and communities to know our mission, especially as we continue to grow and scale. We’re honored to be ranked on Crain’s Fast 50 for four consecutive years.”

Crain’s worked with the Chicago office of Plante & Moran to assist in verifying the financial documents provided by applicants. There were 125 applications in total vetted to find this year’s Fast 50.

To learn more about Brilliant, visit

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About Brilliant™ | Connecting People and Opportunities
Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology for the Greater Chicago, South Florida and Dallas-Fort Worth labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology talent and matches them with hiring companies throughout various industries. Many of Brilliant’s team members include former hiring managers, and accounting and finance professionals from the Big 4 accounting firms, as well as other leading professionals in the industry. Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has ranked on many award lists including Forbes America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms two years in a row including No. 2 in 2018, Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms in 2017, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 for four straight years including No. 1 in 2015, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in the U.S. for three straight years including No. 2 in 2015, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent for North America three years in a row, Inc. 5000 for three straight years, Best Places to Work South Florida, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for five straight years, and others. To learn more about Brilliant, visit, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.

Media Contact:
Laurie Vicente
Sr. Marketing Director, Brilliant

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