These two Aleron Group companies align to provide streamlined talent acquisition, executive search, and leadership coaching services to high-growth organizations as they scale.

Aleron Group, a talent acquisition, workforce, and business solutions company, today announced that two of its companies will be aligning their services. Viaduct—a talent acquisition and advisory firm for startups and emerging businesses—will become a specialty practice within TalentRise—a leading executive search, talent consulting, and coaching firm serving high-growth and mid- to large-market clients across a broad range of industries. As they combine their purpose and mission, both the TalentRise and Viaduct brands will remain.

This union will empower TalentRise and Viaduct—with their complementary offerings and expertise—to enable businesses that are poised for growth to succeed by hiring the right talent. From a funded startup looking to build their initial core corporate teams (sales, marketing, finance, and technology), to established businesses scaling up, building their C-suite, integrating an acquisition, and/or optimizing their leadership team for maximum performance, the team will advise and support clients as they grow.

“It was a natural partnership given that Viaduct helps early-stage startups build out their initial teams and advises them as a strategic talent partner as they enter their growth stage through rounds of funding. Through TalentRise, we help high-growth clients fill critical leadership positions and optimize business performance by assessing, coaching, and developing their leaders and teams,” said Carl Kutsmode, Senior Vice President, Talent Consulting and Executive Search. “With this alignment, we enable the entire recruitment life cycle of organizations as a true partner to facilitate growth.”

An industry player since 2008 with its roots in Chicago, TalentRise was acquired by Aleron Group in early 2019. TalentRise provides flexible executive search solutions—including a 90-day new leader onboarding coach—as well as talent and organizational effectiveness consulting to clients throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Since 2017, Viaduct has assisted startups with their talent needs in direct placement, executive recruiting, and contingent staffing. Founded in western New York, Viaduct has grown to support early-stage companies across multiple industries throughout upstate New York, Southern Ontario, Chicago, and Austin and continues to expand its network.

About TalentRise

TalentRise is an executive search, talent acquisition, and talent management consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2008, TalentRise provides flexible, customized leadership recruiting and organizational talent solutions to mid- to large-market employers. Within TalentRise, the Viaduct practice is a proven partner to the startup community and works with entrepreneurs to build winning teams. At TalentRise, we elevate your business performance through talent optimization. TalentRise is an Aleron Group company, providing a full suite of workforce management solutions. Learn more at