TillmanCarlson Recruits Chief Information Officer for Wintrust Financial

| 01-07-2018

Chicago, IL, February 19, 2018 – TillmanCarlson, one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques, is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Tony Buttrick as the EVP and Chief Information Officer for Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WTFC).

Buttrick joins Wintrust in a role previously led by Lloyd Bowden who has served as the EVP of Wintrust Technology since 1996 playing an important role enabling Wintrust’s growth. Buttrick most recently served as the Chief Information Officer of Flagstar Bank for four years having previously spent over a decade with Bank of America in a series of senior level technology, operations, and risk management leadership roles. Previously, he spent four years with Fidelity Investments in application development and product management. In addition to his career in financial services, Buttrick spent several years as an Intelligence Officer in the US Navy and as the Chief Technical Officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence.

“Wintrust is one of the most successful regional banks in the country which has been built on the strength of its community bank strategy and the quality and tenure of its management team,” stated TillmanCalson’s Founding Partner, Rob Tillman. “Lloyd has been a key member of the team over the last two decades, and we were proud to have been selected to partner with Wintrust on this important search. Tony brings extensive experience in larger bank environments combined with the leadership style and values well suited to join the team and prepare Wintrust for continued growth.”

Tony Buttrick, Wintrust’s new CIO added, “Wintrust is an ideal fit for me at this stage in my career, and I’m extremely fortunate to join an outstanding leadership team and high performing business. In addition, it was a pleasure to work with the team at TillmanCarlson who handled every stage of the process in a highly professional manner.”

About Wintrust Financial
Wintrust (NASDAQ: WTFC) is a Chicago-based financial holding company with more than 150 community bank locations in and around Chicago, northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana through its 15 community bank subsidiaries. Wintrust also provides mortgage banking, wealth management, and insurance financing through its non-bank subsidiaries.

About TillmanCarlson
TillmanCarlson is an established executive search and advisory firm recognized as one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Chicago, the firm focuses on executive search and coaching at the most senior levels in the market while serving clients across the country in a variety of industries.

TillmanCarlson Recruits Trish Gilbert to Join Wind Point Partners in New Chief Talent Officer Role

| 01-07-2018

Chicago, IL, February 8, 2018 – TillmanCarlson, one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques, is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Trish Gilbert as the Chief Talent Officer for Wind Point Partners, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm. In her role, Gilbert will work closely with Wind Point’s senior partners and play a key role in the firm’s highly successful strategy to partner with top caliber executives to acquire well-positioned middle market businesses.

“Given the fact that TillmanCarlson is an established firm in Chicago, we were not surprised that the firm was highly recommended to us as we evaluated potential search partners,” stated Konrad Salaber, Managing Director at Wind Point. “Having said that, this was our first search with the firm, and we were extremely impressed with their team and the quality and speed of their work. We have high expectations and couldn’t be more pleased with Trish and the results of the search.”

“Wind Point is a well-established private equity firm which has differentiated itself, not only by creating significant value investing in over 100 platform companies and 250 add-on acquisitions since 1984, but also through its commitment to work closely with top-flight talent,” added TillmanCarlson’s CEO, Kelly Carlson. “Trish will be an outstanding addition to the firm, and Wind Point’s decision to create this role further signals its commitment to partner with outstanding leaders.”

Gilbert joins Wind Point with considerable talent acquisition and human capital experience. Most recently, she spent five years with The Edgewater Funds serving as Vice President, Human Capital. Prior to Edgewater, Trish spent eight years as a Managing Director with Citadel, a leading hedge fund and asset management firm. Previously, Trish held senior level roles at Heidrick & Struggles and other executive search firms, and she holds a BA in Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

“When TillmanCarlson approached me to discuss the opportunity with Wind Point, I had no intention to make a move,” stated Trish Gilbert. “However, I’ve always admired Wind Point’s track record and how the firm’s partners view the importance of cultivating and maintaining relationships with exceptional executives. After meeting with Wind Point’s senior partners, it became clear the opportunity to work with such a talented group of people rarely comes along.”

About Wind Point Partners
Wind Point Partners is a leading Chicago-based private equity investment firm that partners with top caliber executives to acquire well-positioned middle market businesses with a clear path to value creation.

About TillmanCarlson
TillmanCarlson is an established executive search and advisory firm recognized as one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Chicago, the firm focuses on executive search and coaching at the most senior levels in the market while serving clients across the country in a variety of industries.

TillmanCarlson Recruits Global Chief Information Officer for Warburg Pincus

| 01-07-2018

Chicago, IL, June 5, 2018 – TillmanCarlson, one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques, is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Kush Jhawar as the Global Chief Information Officer for Warburg Pincus.

Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Jhawar served as Managing Director, CIO for HR at Accenture where he led the innovation and transformation efforts supporting Accenture’s over 400,000 professional global workforce. Jhawar rejoined Accenture in 2006 and was a key leader in the firm’s global IT function, serving in functional and regional CIO roles over the last 12 years. In addition, Jhawar served in key technology leadership roles at Bluemeteor, eMac Digital and Schwak! where he led a variety of development and e-Commerce initiatives over the previous decade. He began his career at Accenture in 1994 and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

“Warburg Pincus is one of the world’s most successful private equity firms in the world and the firm’s track record over 50 years is enviable,” stated TillmanCarlson’s CEO, Kelly Carlson. “Kush brings extensive experience in a global professional services firm combined with the leadership style, values and eye towards innovation to assist Warburg as the firm continues to invest in technology to support and partner with entrepreneurs to build highly successful companies. We’re extremely pleased with the outcome and proud to have been selected to partner with Warburg Pincus on this important search.”

About Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus LLC is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more than $44 billion in assets under management. The firm’s active portfolio of more than 140 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. Warburg Pincus is an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value. Founded in 1966, Warburg Pincus has raised 16 private equity funds, including a $4 billion energy fund that closed in October 2014, which have invested more than $60 billion in over 780 companies in more than 40 countries. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Mauritius, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Shanghai.

About TillmanCarlson
TillmanCarlson is an established executive search and advisory firm recognized as one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Chicago, the firm focuses on executive search and coaching at the most senior levels in the market while serving clients across the country in a variety of industries.

TillmanCarlson Recruits Talent Management Leader for GoDaddy

| 01-07-2018

Chicago, IL, May 14, 2018 – TillmanCarlson, one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques, is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Kelly Liles as the Vice President, Organizational Development and Talent Management for GoDaddy. In his role, Liles will lead talent management and organizational effectiveness for the company as GoDaddy looks to aggressively scale its people development practices in line with the continued growth of the business.

“GoDaddy is a strong culture company and Liles will work closely with the Chief People Officer and the senior leadership team to drive organization effectiveness, improve key performance management processes, and lead the entire company’s employee engagement strategy,” stated TillmanCarlson’s Founding Partner, Rob Tillman. “Kelly’s experience leading talent management at USAA and American Express is world-class, and his leadership style and approach is a great fit for GoDaddy’s fun and supportive culture.”

Liles joins GoDaddy with considerable talent management experience gained within USAA, American Express, and Accenture. Most recently, Liles spent five years with USAA where he led talent management for the entire company having previously served as an HR business partner. Earlier, he spent eight years with American Express as the Vice President of Global Employee Engagement, and he began his career with Accenture becoming a Senior Manager in the firm’s Organization and Human Performance Consulting Practice. Liles holds a BA in business having graduated Summa Cum Laude at Texas A&M University.

About GoDaddy
GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With over 17 million customers worldwide and over 75 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work.

About TillmanCarlson
TillmanCarlson is an established executive search and advisory firm recognized as one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Chicago, the firm focuses on executive search and coaching at the most senior levels serving clients across the country in a variety of industries.

TillmanCarlson Promotes Conor Leamy to Partner

| 01-07-2018

TillmanCarlson is pleased to announce the promotion of Conor Leamy to Partner. As part of the firm’s continued commitment to excellence and its focus on delivering the highest quality service in the executive search industry, Leamy’s promotion strengthens the firm’s search execution team.

“Conor has been an instrumental member of the team over the last five years, and his promotion is well deserved”, stated TillmanCarlson’s CEO, Kelly Carlson. “We’ve differentiated our firm by creating a collaborative team environment where every member of the team is focused on serving our clients and candidates in an outstanding fashion. Conor is a big part of our success and we’re lucky to have him.”

Leamy joined TillmanCarlson in 2013 and quickly became an integral member of the team working closely with the firm’s partners. Conor plays an active role with the firm’s clients and candidates and leads the firm’s search execution team while promoting collaboration and ensuring the firm delivers outstanding results. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a Consultant with Navigant Capital Advisors. He graduated from Miami University with a degree in Finance, and is currently pursuing his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

I am thrilled to continue to serve our clients as part of the strong team at TillmanCarlson, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have grown and developed under the leadership of Rob and Kelly. I truly enjoy helping companies attract high impact leaders that create measurable value. The firm’s philosophy of teamwork and serving clients in a high impact and personal nature remains my passion and focus every day. I look forward to continuing to work closely with clients and our team to ensure our clients get outstanding results and personalized service,” stated Leamy.

About TillmanCarlson
TillmanCarlson is an established executive search and advisory firm recognized as one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Chicago, the firm focuses on executive search and coaching at the most senior levels in the market while serving clients across the country in a variety of industries.

TillmanCarlson Appoints Kelly Carlson as President & CEO

| 01-07-2018

It’s an exciting time at TillmanCarlson with Kelly Carlson becoming the firm’s President & CEO. As the firm enters its 16th year as one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques, Kelly’s promotion sets the stage for TillmanCarlson to continue to grow, innovate and provide a clear alternative to the large human capital firms.

“When we founded the firm in 2002, we set out to build a firm that was distinctly different from the large executive search firms. We also sought to establish a firm that would live on beyond its founders, committed to the guiding principles of teamwork, transparency, responsibility, and authenticity.
With Kelly and I in the prime of our careers, now is the perfect time for Kelly to serve as our CEO, and I’m excited to exclusively focus on leading our most senior level searches, and formally launching our executive coaching services,” stated Rob Tillman.

“Rob and I have enjoyed great success over the last 15 years, and we’re more optimistic and confident in our ability to serve our clients in an outstanding fashion than we’ve ever been. I’m grateful for Rob’s vision, passion, and commitment to building a firm based on teamwork and doing great work, and TillmanCarlson is truly built to last.
As I step into my new role, I will continue to make serving our clients my number one priority. Everything we do is focused on delivering results for our clients, and I’ve never seen a greater need in the market for the personal attention and expertise we deliver,” added Carlson.
About TillmanCarlson

TillmanCarlson is an established executive search and advisory firm recognized as one of the country’s leading executive search boutiques. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Chicago, the firm focuses on executive search and coaching at the most senior levels in the market while serving clients across the country in a variety of industries.