Posted on: September 2016 By Lara Edgcombe
Phaidon International is excited to announce that its Chicago office will open on September 12th, 2016. After an exceptional 3 years in New York, 1 year in San Francisco, and a successful office launch in Boston earlier this year, the time has come for Phaidon International to further expand its operations to Chicago. After recently being named the 4th Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts, this office launch comes at an exciting time in Phaidon International’s growth in North America.
“Our vision in Chicago is to replicate Phaidon International’s successful model to staffing across STEM,” commented Harry Youtan, Managing Director at Phaidon International. Youtan added, “Since the inception of Phaidon in America, Chicago has become a location where a number of our brands have built long-standing strategic relationships, with clients who are looking to hire best in class talent for hard to fill roles. Being on the ground in Chicago will allow Phaidon to better serve their candidates and clients in the search for highly sought after skills, in which our recruitment brands specialize.”
Phaidon International’s new Chicago office will initially focus on the financial services space, delivered by their micro-specialist brand Selby Jennings. Along with Selby Jennings, they will also launch the EPM Scientific brand, which will be able to offer niche industry expertise in the life sciences space, including pharmaceuticals and medical communications. Bringing years of experience at Phaidon International, these teams will be led by Director, Oliver Hayes.
“We are launching our Chicago office with two brands – EPM Scientific and Selby Jennings. These brands already have strong relationships in Chicago and having them on the ground ensures that our ability to deliver the best STEM talent to our existing and future clients only strengthens. I am proud to be part of this new milestone in Phaidon’s growth story, and I am excited to see what this new office will accomplish going forward,” commented Hayes.
The Chicago office, Phaidon International’s 8th global operation, is another step in their ambitious growth phase, building on the success of the launch of their Boston office in May 2016. Backed by the £18m investment from Muzinich & Co, Phaidon International will look to continue its rapid expansion both nationally and internationally, including new offices and further diversification of the brand expertise offered in each region.