Senior Partner - Direct Hire
While the executive recruiting industry has evolved over time, the characteristics of a successful recruiter remain unchanged-- a commitment to excellence, an unyielding drive to succeed and unparalleled market knowledge. Since joining the recruiting industry in 1996, David Levy has established himself as an expert in his field. His consultative approach to recruiting ensures that he finds the best candidate for every position, which is proven by his track record of making long-term, successful placements for his clients and candidates.
Prior to joining Lucas Group, David was a Senior Account Executive at Randstad, an international recruiting firm based in the Netherlands. He then joined Lucas Group in 2001 as a Senior Partner in the Accounting & Finance division where he specializes in filling positions in the $70K to $250K range for a diverse clientele ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to emerging companies in the Chicago area. While at Lucas Group, David has conducted searches for firms such as Equity Office, JP Morgan, Leo Burnett, Motorola, Northern Trust and Orbitz.
David’s drive and tenacity earned him Lucas Group’s Platinum Elite award, which is given to the top 20 percent of recruiters based on yearly billing, and he has become one of the highest-performing recruiters in the Chicago office as well as throughout the nation. Personable and strategic, David maintains relationships with his clients and candidates beyond the initial placement, many of whom often later return to him for his recruiting services. The continuity of his practice, combined with his honesty and thoughtfulness, has allowed him to create an extensive network that he is able to tap into for the benefit of client companies and candidates.
David has a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Outside of recruiting, he enjoys reading literature, studying the Italian language and fatherhood.