A leading telecommunications and IT managed services provider, based in Chicago, engaged Katalyst Group to help them complete the build of their growing accounting and finance department. Serving as an extension of their internal recruiting organization Katalyst Group was successful in identifying and evaluating individuals for a key hire that had proven difficult for the organization to source internally and through a national recruiting company that had been engaged on the search two months earlier.

“Katalyst took the time to understand our organization’s core values and culture to find the best candidates for the position we were looking to fill. They served as an effective brand ambassador and provided us with a shortlist of candidates that possessed the skills and qualities needed for this role,” the CFO said of working with Katalyst.

The placed Staff Accountant, a graduate of Augustana College with an undergraduate degree in Accounting provided the following statement about his experience working with Katalyst from start to end:

“Katalyst Group contacted me directly regarding a career opportunity they believed I was qualified for and would offer me upward career development and growth. I had not been actively seeking a new position; however, their unique approach and knowledge of the organization they were representing piqued my interest. I am grateful that they found me and that I listened to what they had to share. The insight and guidance that I received throughout the process of working with Katalyst Group gave me confidence that I was being introduced to an excellent career opportunity. They also made sure that I was set up for success throughout the interview experience. I’m excited about the career development opportunities as the company continues to grow as well as the increased responsibility I have been able to assume since joining the organization.”

At Katalyst we enjoy the process of getting to know the individuals we serve – those that are leading the teams we are helping to build as well as those that we are looking to guide to meaningful career opportunities within those teams. It was refreshing to hear from both the CFO and Controller that it was clear that Katalyst had invested time getting to know the individuals they were introduced to throughout the process and that each person interviewed was a good culture fit and well skilled for the career opportunity. We welcome the opportunity to do the same for you!