Who We Are

Gilman Partners is the leading retained executive search and recruiting firm serving clients throughout the Midwest from our Cincinnati headquarters and our Chicago office. We also serve as talent advisors for clients, helping them maximize their business performance by identifying, developing and retaining current and future leaders. Many of our clients are family owned or privately held and our experience has made us especially attuned to the needs of these organizations.

Reputation, reach, and results are what you can expect from Gilman Partners. As business leaders and expert consultants in executive search, recruiting services and talent advisory we have developed a process that through hundreds of successful client engagements has been refined to near perfection. We have the agility and responsiveness of a local recruiting firm coupled with the experience, influence, and sophistication of a national firm.

While we know that finding and placing new talent is crucial to our clients’ success, we also help them strengthen their organization by maximizing the potential of their existing talent.  We design strategies to engage and develop leaders to grow your business today while preparing for the future.

Our proven process, optimal size, and proactive communication allows us to deliver exceptional results for every engagement.



Our greatest satisfaction comes from helping our clients make successful long-term hires. However, it’s a nice bonus to garner recognition in the broader community.  Here are a few of the honors we're proud of:


 Live United 100 – We are consistently a leader in per capita giving among smaller companies in the United Way’s annual campaign.



Fast 55 – We were recognized in 2006 and 2011 by the Cincinnati Business Courier as one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Cincinnati area.



Second Act Award Winner – In 2010 Tom Gilman was recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier for growing a thriving business following a successful career at Deloitte Consulting.


People to Know  – In 2015 Tom Gilman was selected by the Cincinnati Business Courier as one of the twenty People to Know in HR and Talent