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Management Search Chicago | Top Talent

At Management Search Chicago, we understand that finding the ideal candidate is about more than matching a job description. We work to understand and realize candidates’ career goals, value proposition and opportunities which maximize skill and abilities as impact players. Our staff articulates and nurtures this understanding to help candidates achieve successful careers and business relationships.

Our hiring process involves opening doors, providing Positioning Strategy plus intelligence-rich strategic road maps, as well as real marketplace feedback and course correcting to attain career objectives.

If you’d like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your resume [link to portal/form page] and tell us a little about what you are seeking and why you think your credentials will be of value to an employer. Any questions, please feel free to send us an email.


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Words from our Clients

“In a word, awesome! Why? Because he invests the time to follow industry trends and to thoroughly learn about what a company’s talent needs are and what skills and career objectives a candidate has. The end result is less frustration and wasted time because the search is more precisely targeted and better long term satisfaction by both the employer and the employee. I was able to land a suitable position that enhanced my skills and furthered my career because of Stefan’s recruiting talent and sage advice.”

– Carol Pierce – CPCU, MBA, ARe, CPIW

“In a sentence – Hire this man for all your recruiting needs! In my over 25 years of experience, Stefan is by far the most experienced, passionate and focused recruiter I have ever worked with. He takes a personal interest in knowing the job/firm and matching it to the candidate. Just as important, he stays involved all along the way and offers tremendous value to close the deal. Stefan has helped to fill some very tough positions for me over the years and has succeeded where many others failed. He is indeed my number one “Go To” recruiter.”

– Jim Pogorzelski. EVP Willis Re.

Stefan Levy works to understand his clients and searches high and low to find the right fit for his client and the executive. He takes time to understand his client’s business, their goals and needs and works hard to find executive talent that will make his clients more successful. He communicates promptly, fairly and thoroughly with all involved and will quickly become a valued business partner”

– Steve Korducki,  President and CEO Sunshine State Insurance Co.

“Stefan helped me to identify and successfully recruit a key member of my staff. Throughout the process he was terrific. I particularly appreciated his always being factual and candid, his willingness to listen, and his keen desire to bring about a good decision, not just a profitable one. I recommend him highly.”

– Bill Panning EVP Willis Re (former) Leadership in Actuarial, Modeling, Analytics.

“Knowing Stefan for almost 30 years, I can confidently say he is the best at finding C-Suite and high-caliber talent that are a perfect fit. He is the go-to guy and a one-stop for C Suite, Actuarial, Analytics, Modeling, Agency, Brokerage, Reinsurance, Underwriting and Marketing, and all manner of rain making and business intelligence expertise. Whether your goal is finding new talent, or replacement for key individuals with utmost integrity and discretion, he is the right guy. For experts in the insurance marketplace, Stefan knows where the jobs are and can take time and pain away during your search.”

Bill Budde CPCU – VP, Sales (Instec), SVP (India Co), Global Managing Director (EDS Insurance), and CIO (USF&G).

“I have known and worked with Stefan for a few years now. Stefan is an excellent professional, who has a creative style in working with clients. Stefan knows the recruitment process extremely well and is a consistent and highly reliable resource. He spends a lot of time working around the details understanding client requirements, and willingly goes the extra mile to work out-of-the-box while crafting a match. Stefan is personable and a pleasure to wok with. I strongly recommend him to those looking for a valuable and solid recruiter.”

-Prodyot Samanta – President Third Eye Risk Solutions, S&P Modeling / Analytics Leadership

“Stefan is our secret weapon in the world of recruiting-he always delivers on that hard to find employee. He is our “go to guy” when seeking to add outstanding talent to our organization!”

– Kent Nelson, Managing Director at American Westbrook Insurance Services , Director at Advantec HR, Director at Chicago Crime Commission, Partner at DKNU Holdings, Director/Owner at O’Brien Insurance Group,LLC , Chairman & CEO at HRH of Chicago) Senior Management Marsh, Aon, Board Member Instec

“Over our sixteen year plus relationship, I have always valued your opinions and assistance.  We have been able to work openly, directly and always in an ethical manner.  We would certainly use your firm again as we continue to strengthen our most important asset, our people.”

– John Welch President C.N.A. Surety

“I got to know Stefan through his contacting me about serving on the Advisory Board of Ultimate Risk Solutions. I have had many conversations and dealings with him since that initial contact, and I have found him to be very thorough, professional, caring and straightforward. He has expertise in many areas that other recruiters do not, and I would highly recommend him.”

– John Gray-Retired Senior Vice President, General Reinsurance Corp, Advisory Board, Ultimate Risk Solutions 

“I was fortunate to work with Stefan and Lori Dyer when Management Search was recruiting for my current position. Stefan was a true professional in every phase of the process, but I was most impressed by how fully he knew his client’s mindset and objectives. That allowed him to offer sound advice that was always spot on. I have worked with other recruiters over the years, some very good and some not so much so. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Stefan and Lori at Management Search to anyone looking to hire the right person or someone looking for the right opportunity.”

– Dan Newsome, CPCU, Senior Vice President, U.S. RE Corporation

“Stefan is a sound professional who makes job searching so easy. He takes personal interest in you and the company. He is very through and before you face the interview he will coach you enough so that you literally know the interviewer. This is true due to his long-term presence in the industry. He sent me to just one company and I got the job. I will give him full credit. You will never become a number in his data base like other big recruiters!”

-Zia Zahid,MBA,CPA

“Over the past three years I have had the pleasure of getting to know Stefan. His energetic approach to business combines search expertise with business acumen. Stefan is more than a search professional. He is someone you can rely on to assist on any project where insurance industry contacts, persistence and a full commitment to client satisfaction are the most important requirements. I recommend him without reservation.”

– Mory Katz, President, American Envoy