Chicago SALES recruiting

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Sales Recruiting

Our sales recruiters specialize in helping Chicago based businesses in Tech, Manufacturing, Industrial, Consulting, Services, and Agencies acquire top sales and sales leadership talent.

Why Talentfoot

is the choice for Chicago SMB’s, Mid-Market and Enterprise businesses

98%

fill rate

7

week time-to-hire

2,500+

happy clients

RISK-FREE RECRUITING

Industry-Leading Performance Guarantee

Experience our commitment to results with flexible, performance-based fee structures and a performance guarantee you can count on.

We don't settle for average sales talent, and neither should you.

From startups to major brands, our effective recruitment strategies
ensure your key positions are filled quickly and efficiently.

Targeted Headhunting

We only target passive, high-caliber, and proven individual contributors and sales leaders who are leading their team to record numbers and not actively job searching.

Rigorous Assessment Process

Our use of the scientifically-advanced HOGAN® leadership test and multi-stage interview system exposes a candidate’s sales DNA, offering a level of psychometric vetting that is unmatched by traditional recruiters.

A team that has its

talent foot in Chicago

Jenna D.

Research Director
10+ years exp.

Brian

Senior Partner
18+ years exp.
Marketing and Advertising,
MarTech, AdTech, ConstructionTech

Skylar

Executive Sales Recruiter
10+ years exp.
SaaS, FinTech, InsurTech,
Manufacturing Tech, Tech Consulting

Ghorden

Executive Sales Recruiter
10+ years exp.
Healthcare, HealthTech, MedTech

Ryan

Senior Partner
15+ years exp.
SaaS, FinTech, InsurTech,
HealthTech, MedTech

Elise

Research Director
15+ years exp.

A team that has its

talent foot in  Chicago

Skylar

Executive Sales Recruiter
10+ years exp.
SaaS, FinTech, InsurTech,
Manufacturing Tech, Tech
Consulting

Ghorden

Executive Sales Recruiter
10+ years exp.
Healthcare, HealthTech, MedTech

Elise

Research Director
15+ years exp.

Brian

Senior Partner<br>
10+ years exp.
Marketing and Advertising,
MarTech, AdTech,
ConstructionTech

Jenna D.

Research Director
10+ years exp.

Ryan

Senior Partner
8+ years exp.
FinTech, InsurTech,
HealthTech, MedTech

Your team listened very carefully to our brief, and provided us only with candidates who are highly qualified and highly motivated. You didn’t just throw a bunch of names in our face and make us do the work. We were very satisfied with the candidates we interviewed and ultimately thrilled with the one we have hired.

Your team really listened to our needs and probed when things weren’t clear or consistent. You also suggested changes to our process which ended up working better for us.

Talentfoot has a deep understanding of the marketing needs of today's business environment, identify great candidates, assess their capabilities and follow-up to finalize the search.

Your team was awesome. You thoroughly understood the role and the company he presented me to. You were always available and quick to find answers for me. It’s not easy to come by great executive recruiters and you are definitely one of the best!

Talentfoot and Patrick spent the time to learn about our organization, our wants, our needs, and our weaknesses, helped shape the search criteria, and gave real feedback on the candidates you produced. Other firms should be embarrassed. They are poseurs compared to our experience with Talentfoot.

We were very pleased with Talentfoot’s work on the search, with many extremely high-caliber candidates to evaluate and work through throughout the process. The team did a great job of telling our story to build and maintain candidate interest and moved the process forward efficiently. We are thrilled to have our first choice candidate come on board.

What You Get with

Talentfoot
HOGAN Assessments

Scientifically-backed evaluations to ensure candidates have the right sales DNA and traits.

Passive Talent Access

Tap into our exclusive network of top-performing professionals who aren’t actively searching for jobs.

Performance-Based Fee

Designed to fit your company’s size, stage, and specific recruitment requirements.

Competitive Insights

Unlock competitor compensation models, hiring trends, growth goals, sales culture, and more.

Multi-Step Vetting

Rigorous vetting process to secure only the most qualified candidates.

Comprehensive Onboarding Support

Structured guidance to integrate talent and increase speed-to-revenue.

Our Sales
Recruiting
Process

Our Sales Recruiting
Process

Search Consultation and Strategy

We take a deep dive into your go-to-market, sales models, motions, and culture to understand what’s required to achieve success in the role, then we build a comprehensive position profile and targeted search strategy around that.

Customized Recruitment Plan

Talentfoot develops a tailored strategy based on your company size, growth goals, industry, and ideal candidate profile.

Plan Execution

Through targeted headhunting, we curate elite candidate pools, vetted by science-based assessments and behavioral interviews, ensuring we deliver only top-tier talent for you.

Placement

We make hiring the talent you want easier with complimentary compensation planning, offer negotiation, and onboarding support.

Post-Hire Engagement And Support

Industry leading guarantee period, onboarding consultation and support, and sales team growth and performance strategy development.

Your next game-changing hire is closer and faster than you think – guaranteed.

Whether you’re a growth-focused start-up, scale-up, mid-market, or investor backed company, you’ll benefit from Talentfoot’s unmatched sales recruiting success. With a 98% fill rate, we radically outperform traditional recruiters and staffing firms – and do it all in under 7 weeks.

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JOIN THE BEST

Over 750 Directors, VPs, and
C-Suite Leaders placed

JOIN THE BEST

Over 750 Directors, VPs, and
C-Suite Leaders placed

FAQs

How many years have you helped companies find sales talent in Chicago?

Since 2010, Talentfoot has been helping small, mid-market, enterprise, and investor-backed companies hire sales talent in Chicago. More than 2500 companies have leveraged our sales recruiters to identify, attract, and hire sales talent including key account managers, senior sales representatives, sales managers, directors, VPs of Sales, Chief Sales Officers, or entire sales teams.

How do you help companies hire sales talent in Chicago?

Leveraging our deep candidate networks, targeted headhunting approach, and structured and methodical approach, we’re able to uncover the top 10% of sales talent excelling in your industry in Chicago. That means you get to meet Chicago’s top performers in less time, and without the headache of working with traditional or big executive search firms.

What makes Talentfoot different from other Chicago sales recruiters?

There’s several things that set Talentfoot’s sales recruiters apart from other Chicago sales recruiters. This includes is our specialized focus on helping a select number of small, mid-sized, and investor backed clients; a dedicated and seasoned Chicago sales recruiting team; a comprehensive and science-based candidate assessment process; industry leading guarantee; and most importantly our 98% client success rate.

What industries does Talentfoot specialize in?

We specialize in recruitment for industries including SaaS, IT Services, Consulting, Manufacturing, and Advertising Agencies.

What is Talentfoot's success rate in recruitment?

Talentfoot boasts a 98% fill rate, significantly outperforming traditional recruitment approaches.

Does Talentfoot offer solutions for executive search?

Yes, we provide executive search services, including c-suite search, to meet the strategic hiring needs of businesses.

How does Talentfoot ensure the quality of candidates?

We use a structured 13-step search process, industry insights, and HOGAN® assessments to thoroughly vet candidates.

Can Talentfoot help with hiring for specialized roles?

Absolutely, we have expertise in filling specialized roles in sales, marketing, and technology sectors.

What makes Talentfoot different from other recruiting firms?

Our focus on specific industries, access to passive talent, and a performance-based fee structure set us apart.

How long does the recruitment process typically take with Talentfoot?

We aim to complete the recruitment process efficiently, typically within a 7-week timeframe.

Does Talentfoot offer flexible recruitment solutions?

Yes, we provide a range of solutions from direct hires to fractional and advisory roles, tailored to your business needs.

What is Talentfoot's approach to candidate assessment?

We employ comprehensive candidate assessment tools, including HOGAN® assessments, to ensure the best fit.

How can businesses start working with Talentfoot?

Reach out to us through our website or contact form to begin a consultation tailored to your recruitment needs.

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