a letter from
JESSICA
C
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.
ENTREPRENEUR,
CANDY-a-holic,
JET SETTER.
  • 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.
HOCKEY mom,
SOCIAL BUTTERFLY,
IOWA HAWKEYE.
  • 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.
JOB MATCHMAKER,
SHOE-a-holic,
CLASS CLOWN.
  • 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.
PIZZA LOVER,
rec sports MVP,
efficiency expert.
  • jessica deisler
  • recruiter
  • Jess was born and raised in Michigan. She attended Denison University in Ohio, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. In search of big city living, she made her way to Chicago where she found her passion in the staffing industry. Now a Chicago pro, she helps people find their next dream job. When she’s not making career matches, Jess is exploring Chicago's latest restaurant scene, shopping and traveling to new places.
FOODIE,
PURE MICHIGANDER,
checklist queen.
  • kailey zaucha
  • 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.
DEEP DISH DIVA,
WEEKEND GLOBETROTTER,
Organization obsessed.
  • raquel kruse
  • recruiter
  • A University of Michigan Wolverine and Kalamazoo native, Raquel came to the “Second City” seeking adventure and endless possibilities. With a love of meeting people and building relationships, Raquel decided to embark on a career based on connecting job seekers with openings at reputable firms. When she's not pairing talent with opportunity, Raquel can be found exploring the neighborhoods of Chicago on foot and enjoying the unrivaled night life the city has to offer.
CITY-WIDE marauder,
BOOK WORM,
constant INQUISITOR.
  • annabelle loudon
  • recruiter
  • After leaving her hometown of Grand Rapids for Michigan State University, Annabelle headed south to Chicago. She loves getting to know people better so that she can help them calculate their best next steps. When she’s not making perfect pairings between clients and candidates, she is busy saying hello to every dog she meets on the street and binge watching Law and Order SVU.
CHEESE EXPERT,
MYSTERY lover,
sarcasm machine.
  • 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.
HISTORY buff,
SHOWTUNES ENTHUSIAST,
sorted SLYTHERIN.