Aleron and Acara Enhance Service Offerings with TalentRISE Acquisition

Industry-leading executive search and recruitment firm joins Aleron group of companies. 

Aleron Group, a global workforce and business solutions company, continues to expand its market presence with the acquisition of TalentRISE, a Chicago-based firm specializing in executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), effective February 15, 2019. With the acquisition, TalentRISE becomes part of a growing family of Aleron brands that includes Acara Solutions, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, and Viaduct, among others.

Founded in 2008, TalentRISE supports companies in nearly every vertical—retail, manufacturing, technology, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, e-commerce, and more—with custom and comprehensive talent acquisition solutions. The TalentRISE leadership team includes Carl Kutsmode, Senior Vice President, Talent Consulting & Executive Search, with over 25 years of experience.

“Over the past decade, TalentRISE has helped businesses overcome their most pressing talent acquisition challenges through a consultative and highly tailored approach—and today, we’re excited to join forces with an organization that shares this commitment,” said Carl Kutsmode, TalentRISE Senior Vice President, Talent Consulting & Executive Search.

“As our industry continues to move toward total talent solutions, we will provide a broader scope of services to customers of all Aleron companies,” said Scott Stenclik, Aleron President and CEO. “TalentRISE’s capabilities, experience, and reputation will enhance Acara Solutions’ executive search services and, in addition, strengthen Broadleaf Results’ RPO offerings.”

About Aleron

An industry leader since 1957, the Aleron companies—Acara Solutions, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, Viaduct, and other global brands—deliver consultative and complementary services that offer complete, end-to-end workforce and business solutions focused on talent, outsourcing, and technology. For more information, please visit

About TalentRISE

TalentRISE provides consultative, highly tailored recruitment solutions to meet an organization’s most pressing talent challenges. Founded in Chicago in 2008, the firm serves clients in multiple industries of varying size and growth stage, from high-growth companies to leading global brands. Please visit to learn more.