a letter from
hicago. The city in which I was raised, where I began my career as a recruiter, and where, today, I continue to live and work. The architecture, the neighborhoods, the beautiful lakefront – this city is one of a kind, and I love calling it home. The real secret to Chicago, though, the real magic of this place, is its people. Since founding The Chicago Hire Company in 1999, I have had the privilege of working with countless incredible individuals – people who have
taught me so much about the value of great professional relationships. I, along with my incredible team, have made it our business to pair employers with their ideal candidates, and, time and time again, it proves to be an absolute pleasure. I love what I do, and I love where I do it. The Chicago Hire Company looks forward to serving the city of Chicago for years to come.
  • jessica klayman kraft
  • founder/president
  • Jessica started The Chicago Hire Company in 1999 at the age of 26. After several years in the recruiting field she was motivated to become a small business owner. An Illinios native and graduate from the University of Illinois, Jessica has a large network which connects her to the best openings and the best candidates in the city.
  • kim mcadams
  • managing director
  • Kim joined Jessica in 1999 and has assisted in growing The Chicago Hire Company into Chicago’s go-to boutique staffing agency. She graduated from The University of Iowa and brings more than 15 years of recruitment experience to CHC. She has been a Certified Personnel Consultant since 2001.
  • lisa chew
  • senior recruiter
  • Lisa, a senior recruiter with more than 10 years of recruiting experience, was drawn to the search industry by her interest in helping people achieve a better work-life experience. For the past 12 years at Chicago Hire, she has successfully used her matchmaking skills to achieve the perfect fit between her candidates and clients.
  • molly beeken
  • director of recruiting & operations
  • Molly graduated from Indiana University and made her way to the west coast shortly after graduation. She started her staffing career in 2008 in San Francisco, but missed her Midwestern roots and came back to Chicago in 2010. Since then, she has been partnering with top companies to identify talent across a variety of industries. Molly loves working with her candidates to help them find their dream jobs which is evident in her direct, honest, and personal approach to recruiting.
rec sports MVP,
efficiency expert.
  • kailey super
  • recruiter
  • After studying in Rome, graduating from the University of Illinois, and spending a year in Nashville, Kailey was excited to return to her roots in Sweet Home Chicago. Kailey's enthusiasm for building lasting relationships allows her to connect clients with top talent and candidates with a perfect placement. When she's not playing Cupid, Kailey loves running around Chicago, exploring new cities, and testing out new recipes.
organization obsessed.
  • kaleigh (leigh) hollister
  • recruiter
  • Kaleigh is a proud graduate of the University of Iowa. Our clients count on her for filling last minute temp needs, ongoing contract roles, and finding amazing direct hire candidates. Pairing her candidates with positions that perfectly highlight them is what drives her to keep making successful matches. In her downtime, she’s perfecting her banana bread recipe and visiting all the best breakfast spots in town. Recommendations always welcome!
professional LIST MAKER,
color coding queen.
  • kathleen lefevour
  • recruiter
  • After living in Colorado for seven years where Kathleen attended the University of Denver, she decided to trade the Rocky Mountains for the Windy City. She brought her passion for recruiting back with her and loves helping some of Chicago's top companies find the best people in town. When she is not meeting with new people Kathleen is exploring the city, trying new restaurants, and catching up on the latest current events.
OUTDOOR enthusiast,
fast food fanatic
  • daniel sappington
  • office manager
  • Hailing from the small town of Bourbon, MO, Daniel relocated to the city to attend the Chicago College of Performing Arts. After graduating with a degree in acting and successfully transitioning to post-grad life he joined the team of Chicago Hire, where he serves as the resident theatre pundit and office manager extraordinaire.
showtunes enthusiast,