TalentRise LLC

Certified Partner

Elevating your business through talent

We help businesses recruit high-performing executives. Boost your bottom line results with talent, leadership, and consulting services for organizational effectiveness. Our consulting specialities include:

1. Recruitment and Retention
2. Branding and Candidate Experience
3. Leadership and Organizational effectiveness
4. HR Technology & Data Analytics

We are talent experts who understand your business. We partner with our clients to solve real problems and serve as their first call to their total talent management needs.

Team Leaders

Kristen Lampert

Kristen Lampert

Senior Talent and Leadership Consultant

Kristen loves helping organizations drive ambitious strategic change in the recruitment, retention, and engagement of top talent. Here to help clients secure and retain the best possible talent, Kristen offers a consultative, thoughtful, and practical perspecive on how to grow businesses and people effectively. To do so, Kristen leverages more than 15 years of HR and operations experience at financial and private equity firms. What’s more, she embraces data, measurement, and research to ensure that her recommendations are empirically proven to deliver the best ROI for her clients. Kristen’s work focuses on large and small-scale HR transformation projects that can range from modernizing people, process, and technology in the areas of recruitment, management, performance, training, and organizational development. Kristen’s core offerings include: • HR Analytics & Business Strategy • Recruitment Solutions & Branding Strategy • HR Technology Strategy & Implementation • Management Training & Coaching
Carl Kutsmode

Carl Kutsmode

SVP, Consulting Practice Leader

Carl has spent the last 20 years helping employers from startups to global organizations optimize their talent practices, processes, technologies and strategies. A pioneer in the digital transformation of recruiting, Carl helps employers gain competitive business advantage by equipping them to succeed in attracting, recruiting and retaining the best talent. He transforms outdated and inefficient systems, strategies, and processes into effective recruiting practices that support the ever-changing talent needs of businesses in the digital age. Working both domestically and internationally, his experience extends to a variety of industries, including professional services, financial services, capital markets, healthcare, pharmaceutical/biotech, energy, high tech, engineering, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, CPG and not for profit. Representative client engagements include PLS Financial, HSBC, Hyatt, Cadence Health, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Exelon Nuclear, Chevron Energy Solutions, Huron Consulting Group, Hitachi Consulting Group, McClagan Consulting, Claro Consulting and PRGX Advisory Services. Carl founded and successfully ran Tiburon Group Inc, a talent consulting and recruiting company. After a decade, he sold the company to Capital H Group LLC. He joined TalentRise in 2009 to grow the business revenues and manage key client relationships. His passion for helping employers and job seekers connect effectively extends beyond work hours. He is an active volunteer and past board member of the Staffing Management Association of Chicago and serves on the Chicago Leadership Advisory Board for UpwardlyGlobal.org, helping immigrant professionals successfully navigate their U.S. job search. In 2010, the Chicago Area Minority Recruiters Association honored him with the prestigious “Staffing Management Consultant of the Year Award.”
Allicia Hahn

Allicia Hahn

SVP, Executive Search

Allicia is a Senior Vice President who leads the Executive Search practice for TalentRise. In this position, Allicia builds authentic relationships with clients and candidates, drives process and outcomes, and maintains a rigorous attention to detail. With more than 20 years of experience from Fortune 500 corporation and global search firms, Allicia has the unique ability to match candidates with clients through her expert assessment of competency, potential, and cultural fit. Allicia serves a wide range of clients including public, private, and private equity-owned OEMs, as well as industrial companies that specialize in material science, heavy equipment, and consumer goods. A search generalist, Allicia has also successfully completed search assignments in transportation, medical device, insurance and professional services. Functionally, Allicia’s strengths and experiences are in manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, IT, HR, and general management at both the executive and emerging leadership levels. In addition to delivering services to her clients, Allicia is proud to lead the firm’s sales and recruiting operations teams, attracting top-notch subject matter experts across a wide array of industries and disciplines to outperform the competition every day of the week. Prior to joining TalentRise, Allicia was Executive Vice President with the Jobplex division of DHR International, a Top-10 global search firm. Before her career in executive search and consulting,