Kathy Spearing


Kathy Spearing is the President of Brilliant. She previously held the role of Managing Director for Brilliant Management Resources, Brilliant Technology Staffing and Brilliant Financial Staffing.

Kathy joined Brilliant when the firm was founded in 2009. She has been instrumental in growing the accounting and finance consulting practice into an award-winning division.

Prior to joining Brilliant, Kathy was a Regional Vice-President for an international staffing organization. She was responsible for multiple states which included staffing and consulting practices and direct-hire specialties in accounting, finance, administration, non-clinical health care and information technology. Her management responsibility included both direct and indirect management of 120 business development professionals and recruiters. Additionally, Kathy was responsible for business development activities and major account management.

Before joining the recruitment industry, Kathy worked in one of the Big 4 accounting firms and a global marine industry organization in an accounting and audit capacity. She has a dual degree in Accounting and Finance from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Kathy lives in Frankfort, Illinois, with her husband and three daughters who attend University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, and St. Ignatius College Prep.