Vice President - Midwest - Finance & Accounting Search
Since 2010, Stacy Kelly has been a finance and accounting recruiter in the upper Midwest, focusing on long-term relationship building. She has a track-record of success accessing key talent, and in referral-based recruiting for manager to executive positions. Stacy very much enjoys, and is an expert at mapping and assisting in department build-outs after key business transitions such as growth, downsizing and acquisitions.
Stacy’s career began with seven years of experience working in a business operations role for a global macro hedge fund, and asset management in the real estate industry. During that time, she worked on the other side of the table as a consumer of staffing and search services and understands the challenges of building a team and working with a search partner to be effective. She then joined a mid-tier public accounting firm’s agency search firm where she was promoted from staff to senior manager leading a team in under four years.
Stacy is known for her integrity, trust, and being a true partner with deep roots in the accounting and finance community, delivering white glove service to both clients and candidates. She has a genuine interest in understanding people’s motivation, identifying quality candidates, and the ability to connect with top talent in the region through the network she has built for over 17 years.
Stacy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a Step-Up Luminary Member, helping young women in underserved areas of Chicago gain access to professional mentors. Stacy also splits her time as a Park Ridge Cheer Coach, a Roosevelt Elementary PTO member, and Niles Ranger Hockey volunteer.