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Mission Statement

  • To provide a select client base a highly confidential, expedient recruiting resource which cost effectively reaches our mutual goal of "recruiting the best candidate."

  • To exceed your expectations through the performance of our experienced staff, whose past line management and human resource experience ensure the "right fit" for each hiring decision.

  • To develop a long term working relationship with your company based on mutual trust, confidence, our high ethical standards, dedication and most importantly our performance record.

Company History

EXECUTIVE REFERRAL SERVICES, INC. was founded in 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. The company is designed to meet the recruiting needs of service related industries. Our company provides a unique approach to meeting our clients' needs. We bring to the table experience, contacts, responsiveness, confidentiality and a team approach. We develop a spirit of cooperation with our clients that yields a successful, expedient conclusion to the search process. Our clients expect and receive objective advice and counsel. Our firm only represents our clients' needs and negotiates on their behalf. The end result, a successful search, is our mutual goal.

Executive Referral Services is comprised of seasoned specialists who recruit all levels of management and upper level executives within their specific industry. Each specialist has extensive contacts and relationships with key executives within their respective industries. The average tenure of our staff is 12+ years of recruiting and human resource expertise.

Why Clients Utilize Our Services


Our approach with clients and candidates is straightforward, direct and honest. This method of operation is the cornerstone of Executive Referral Services, Inc.

Sense of Urgency

The majority of our assignments are completed within the first 30 days. The candidate who is the final selection is usually identified by our staff within the first 10 days of an assignment. Our Account Executives are proven recruitment specialists with prior industry experience. This experience, combined with our National Database, expedites the process while thoroughly canvassing all potential candidates.


By utilizing the services of our company, you are completely assured that all assignments are handled with the maximum concern for maintaining confidentiality.

Client References

The majority of our assignments are the direct result of client referrals. References are available on a confidential basis.

National Network

We have developed a network of associate search firms and contacts who enable us to seek out the ideal candidates on a local, national and international basis. Our firm meets the standards of  the National Association of Personnel Services and numerous industry-specific associations.


In the event that a candidate is terminated for any reason during the guarantee period, a replacement will be made at no additional cost.


Upon acceptance of any assignment, we will utilize all members of our staff to expedite the search process, until the assignment is complete. Frankly stated, "We Never Give Up!"


All members of our staff are specialists, with practical industry based Human Resource and Operations experience. In addition, we are proud of our staff’s cumulative 100+ years of recruitment experience.

 Our company meets or exceeds the standards of the NAPS (National Association of Personnel Services).