Senior Partner - Direct Hire
“The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.”
A skilled musician, Abbey Kuzma understands the importance of perfecting her craft, both musically and as an executive recruiter for Lucas Group’s Accounting and Finance practice group. Abbey’s unwavering desire to stay abreast of industry trends and in touch with her regional market is key in her approach to finding transcendent talent that delivers results.
With a background in Big 4 public accounting and private equity finance, Abbey’s notable career experience has prepared her well for her current role as Senior Partner. Her combination of industry proficiency and recruiting experience since 2008 enables her to truly understand the needs of the clients and candidates whom she serves. Not only does Abbey provide an incredible amount of industry knowledge, but she has been in her clients’ shoes and knows exactly what it takes to achieve success in an ever-changing environment.
Deep knowledge of the business has been instrumental in helping Abbey build and maintain corporate relationships as well. Her attention to detail, excellent communication skills and incomparable follow-through are priceless attributes that help her identify and solve business problems. Her solutions-based strategy offers Abbey the opportunity to provide customized consultative guidance to each and every client and candidate throughout the search process. It is this tireless dedication to finding the perfect match that makes her such a valuable asset to Accounting and Finance professionals – and the reason clients and candidates continue to seek her expertise time and again.
Abbey has developed trusted partnerships and nurtured meaningful networks, both in the Chicago area and throughout the country, since 2008 when she joined Lucas Group. Originally from Alaska, Abbey graduated from George Fox University in Portland, Oregon with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and a minor in Music. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Abbey’s enthusiasm for music continues to inspire her today. An accomplished pianist and singer, she also enjoys running, traveling and exploring the Chicago dining scene.