The NLP Group is a premier Chicago based Executive Search Firm.  We advise clients on national and international senior and executive level searches focusing on functional roles including sales, marketing, HR, operations, analytics, finance, etc.  We work with companies of all sizes, from Start-up to Fortune 50, in the following Business Verticals: Manufacturers, Media, CPG, Research, Technology, Retail, Food Service, Industrial Services, Healthcare, etc.  


Our approach is to take a deep dive into our client's business so we can fully understand the variables beyond their product or services, with an emphasis on culture, work environment and personality traits of the company's most successful employees.  Then, combining this information with the specific skill-set for the role, we utilize our sourcing techniques to find the most highly qualified individuals for the position.


We believe that less is better, so we only present candidates that have completed our detailed, multi-step interview process, and thus we save our clients valuable time by not having to consider numerous candidates for the roles they entrust us to work on.  At the same time, our direct approach keeps our candidates from wasting their time in pursuing positions that are not an appropriate match.  A win-win-win for our clients, the candidates and The NLP Group!


This approach has allowed us to continue to grow our business with nearly 100% of our clients being referral based.

"I will never again work with another recruiter. You are the best out there. I’ve worked with hundreds, so I should know.”

CHRO, Fortune 500 company

Who We Are

Nicki founded The NLP Group in 2008 and has built it from the ground up to be the premier...
Ronnie joined The NLP Group to lead our expansion while building on the solid foundation...
Steve brings his "Association" experience to NLP which translates to recruiting excellence...
Mike wears several hats at NLP focusing on Business Development and Recruiting...
"Your attention to detail is exceptional. You take the time to ask the right questions and then you truly listen to our responses. You respect our needs and meet them.”

CHRO, Fortune 500 company

What We Do


The NLP Group works with mid to executive level professionals and searches in a variety of functional roles. We work with companies and organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.   The NLP Group has the resources and experience necessary to exceed our client’s needs.  Our client retention speaks to the fact that we always deliver above expectations.


The NLP Group builds professional strategic alliances that continue to grow over time. By advising companies and organizations on their most critical resources, their talent, we are able to help companies achieve their short term and long term hiring goals. And, by providing unrivaled levels of customer service, our clients spend less time recruiting and more time on other aspects of their business.

"I wish we had met you a long time ago. It would have made sourcing the talent we need a whole lot easier. Certainly we would have saved significant time and money."

VP Talent Acquisition, Fortune 500 Company

The NLP Group Gives Back

Strategic Partners

The NLP Group strives to bring valuable resources for candidates and clients, including our strategic partner Z1CareerZone, who provides the most comprehensive Online/OnDemand career training programs available today. Click below to find out more and ask us about the NLP discount.

Charitable Donations

The NLP Group is committed to giving back to the community and does so in many ways. One of the ways is by donating 2% of each fee collected, with a maximum annual donation of $50,000, to a variety of charities. One organization is Lawrence Hall Youth Services, which is a not-for-profit-child welfare agency. We also support Matthew's Mission, an organization donating toys to kids undergoing stem cell transplants, as well as other charities.  

"The NLP Group was so amazing to work with. Everything you did as a recruiter has stayed with me. There seriously isn't a day that I'm not finding myself doing something I learned from you. I’ve heard from what feels like thousands of recruiters over the years and no one has come close to how incredible you were (and continue to be) to work with. You’re truly amazing."



The NLP Group

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