Series A Funded Companies

At Brooks Recruiting, we understand that every company is unique and faces different challenges in their quest to grow, scale intelligently, and be their best.
To accommodate your company’s agenda and constraints, we offer a a variety of Recruiting / Talent Acquisition / Headhunting / Sourcing / Search Options.

Contingency Recruiting

Direct-Hire Contingency Recruiting is our most popular recruiting service offered.


    • Direct-Hire contingency recruiting means your company hires the individual and we discreetly recruit on behalf of your organization
    • A recruiting placement fee / payment is contingent upon hiring (no hire, no fee)
    • Every hire comes with an assurance / guaranteed period (if the individual is fired / leaves prior to the guaranteed period, no fee is due or we’ll replace at no charge)
    • Contingency Recruiting Agreement Terms can be Exclusive or Non-Exclusive

Companies utilize our Contingency Recruiting / Talent Acquisition / Headhunting / Sourcing / Search Expertise:

  • To find Subject Matter Expertise (SMEs) not typically on job boards – Quickly, Discreetly, and Professionally
  • To reduce their fixed and upfront recruiting expenses, while finding the best available talent
  • To have the assurance of a guarantee period
  • To recruit the best talent in the market, which generally includes passive individuals that are not looking for a new job
  • To actively monitor the talent pool of your industry, competitors,
  • To streamline and facilitate the hiring process (we can even perform reference checks and background checks, if needed)


  • The Contingency Recruiting Placement Fee varies based on: The number of hires you will make, interviewing length, guaranteed period, net payable timeline, and payment structure
  • It also varies on the function of the role (i.e. is a front-office, middle office, back-office hire – Do they generate revenue and is an opportunistic hire or perform ongoing operations)
  • Flexible payment options are available depending on your revenue / funding source (i.e. Splitting up payments, Paying in Cryptocurrency, etc.)

* Series A Companies Special Offer – For a limited time:

– 20% contingency placement fee, 30 day guarantee, payable net 30 days.

(Normally we charge a contingency placement fee of 25-30% per hire)

– This is based on the base compensation, excludes any bonuses (sign-on or yearly bonuses), stock options, relocation costs, or other compensation.

– Jurisdiction and governing law must be Chicago, IL, Cook County

Types of Contingency Searches:

  • Hiring Corporate Subject Matter Expertise / Subject Matter Experts (SME)
  • Office Type: Front-Office, Middle Office, Back Office
  • Corporate Functions:
    • Sales / Business Development – Sales Executives, Outbound Sales, Inbound Sales, Account Managers, Customer Success Managers, Channel Sales
    • Information Technology (IT)  – Developers (web front-end, back-end), Quality Assurance (QA), Software Engineers, DevOps Engineers, Software Architects, Infrastructure Architects, SDETs, System Administrators, Site Reliability Engineers (SREs), Cyber Security & Identity Management (IAM / IDM)
    • Human Resources (HR) – Recruiters, Administration (Benefits, Payroll) – Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), VP of HR, HR Director, HR Manager, Senior HR, HR Associate
    • Accounting & Finance (A&F) – Accountants (Chief Accounting Officers, Controllers), Domestic & International Tax Accountants, Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Financial Analysts, SEC Finance, FP&A, Finance Managers, Finance Directors, CFOs
    • Legal & Compliance & Audit – General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Deputy Compliance Officer, Chief Audit Officer, VP of Audit, Audit Director (SoX, SOC-1, 2, 3, PCI, HIPAA, ISO, etc.)
    • Risk, Governance & Operations – Risk Managers (ERG / ERM), Business Analysts, Project Managers, Program Managers, PMO, Compliance Officers, Compliance Analysts
    • Product Development (User Interface – UI / UX) – Product Owners, Product Managers, Product Leads, Product Analysts
    • Marketing – Product Owner, Product Manager, User Interface (UI/UX), Graphic Designers, SERP, SEO, Public Relations (PR)
  • Levels:
    • Board Members, Board of Directors
    • Executive (CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, CTO, CMO, CSO, CCO)
    • EVP, SVP, VP, Director
    • Manager, Senior, Associate


Retained Search

With our Retained Search, your hiring and search will be escalated to our #1 priority and will be conducted with discretion and professionalism. Retain us for your hiring initiatives, projects, and business transformation.

To inquire about utilizing us on your talent acquisition search, call us, email us, or use Live Chat.

  • Project Hiring Initiatives
  • Business Development and Top Sales Executive Sourcing
  • Subject Matter Expertise (SME) Retained Search
  • Executive Search (President, CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, CSO, CCO, CMO, CAO, CXO)
  • Project Management
  • Advisory & Audit Consulting

Subject Matter Expertise (SME)

  • Business Development
  • Financial Services Regulatory Risk & Compliance
  • Corporate & Public Accounting & Finance (A&F)
  • Business Transformation, Program & Project Management
  • Technology (Full Cycle, Full Stack, Infrastructure and App Automation)
  • Emerging Technology / Trends (i.e. Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, STOs / ICOs, Cannabis Compliance)
  • Investment Banking (Buy Side, Sell Side)

Regulatory Risk, Compliance and Governance

  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SoX)
  • SEC Reporting
  • Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC)
  • Financial Crimes Compliance, Sanctions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Fraud, Corruption, Bribery
  • Dodd-Frank, Volcker
  • Stess-Testing: (CCAR) Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, DFAST (Dodd-Frank Act Stress Testing)
  • Basel III
  • FR2052
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1933 and 1934, Investment Company Act of 1940

Regulatory Bodies include: (SEC) Securities Exchange Commission, (CFTC) Commodity Futures Trading Commission , FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), Federal Reserve, Office of the Currency (OCC), OFAC

Accounting & Finance (A&F)

Senior Associate, Manager, Director, VP, Controller, CFO

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Month-End Close
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Quarterly & Annual SEC Filings (10k, 10q) for publicly-traded companies
  • Tax – State, Federal, Local, International
  • Shared Services

Business & Technology Transformation, Project & Project Management

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A): Pre and Post-Merger
  • Project Management, Program Management, (PMO) Program Management Office, (IMO) Integration Management Office
  • Change Management, (ERM) Enterprise Risk Management, (ERG) Enterprise Risk Governance

Sectors: Consulting, Public Accounting, Advisory, Accounting, Finance, Banking, Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Investment Management, Technology, Consumer Goods and Products, Manufacturing, Services (including Professional Services and Staffing),

Information Technology (IT)

  • Software & Application Full-Cycle Development (Desktop & Mobile, App Automation)
  • ERP (Oracle, SAP, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, etc.)
  • Web Development (front-end, back-end)
  • Physical and Cloud Infrastructure (Infrastructure Automation)
  • Hosting & Administration
  • Networking Infrastructure
  • Cyber Security, Identity Management (IAM & IDM)
  • Compliance (SSAE-18/SOC-1, SOC-2, SOC-3, PCI, HIPAA, ISO, etc.)
  • Project Management

Business Development

Your company’s story is sold, not told. You may have the best product, be the smartest one in your field, know the answer to the greatest problem, but unless you make a sale your greatness isn’t shared. One of our specialties is finding top business development and sales executives in every business vertical as we are sales and search specialists.

  • Practice Leads
  • Managing Partners
  • Managing Directors
  • Sales Executives
  • Pre-Sales Specialists
  • Inside Sales


Bilingual SMEs

Communication is paramount to every business.  Many Multi-National Companies (MNCs) are looking SMEs who are bilingual locally and internationally.

Bilingual SMEs recruiting includes:

  • Spanish-English / English-Spanish
  • Portuguese-English / English-Portuguese
  • Mandarin Chinese-English / English-Chinese Mandarin
  • French-English / English-French
  • Arabic-English / English-Arabic

To inquire about utilizing us on your talent acquisition search, hiring initiative, or for a free employer consultation, call usschedule a call, or use Live Chat.