Lindsay Wills

Executive Senior Partner - Direct Hire

Practice Area:

Accounting, Finance


B.A., Journalism & Mass Communication - University of Iowa



Phone Number:

(312) 281 - 2507

Email Address:

For Lindsay Wills, the most satisfying part of any recruiting opportunity occurs long after the placement. It is the follow-up conversations she has with both clients and candidates months after the hire. It is in those discussions that she hears her client elaborate on the vitality this senior hire is bringing to the company and the new manager explain how this job is helping to realize her career goals.

For Lindsay, the satisfaction expressed by these comments is the essence of her work.

Since her start with Lucas Group in 2006, she’s become a very professional, resourceful and responsive executive recruiter. The hiring marketplace has become more complex. Clients carefully consider the necessity of each hire and the qualifications of each candidate. Candidates already successful in their current positions cast a wary eye on new opportunities, given the uncertainty of the market and the security of an existing job.

Lindsay consistently cuts through this caution and complexity to provide clients and candidates with a thorough, data-driven and experienced perspective on the accounting and finance market. She delivers a high level of service through her passionate approach and sage counsel. For every opportunity, Lindsay dives deeply into company characteristics to determine both technical requirements and cultural norms. With her detailed research and diverse network of professional contacts in the Accounting and Finance industry, she is able to consistently leverage their talent, their networks, and their perspectives to match top talent with an attractive position.

She represents companies throughout the Chicagoland market across a broad spectrum of industries, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. With an emphasis on mid to upper-level professionals in accounting, finance, audit, tax, treasury, and M&A, Lindsay is a loyal partner to clients and candidates and maintains a high ratio of repeat business in her recruiting portfolio. For her, every recruiting opportunity transcends a simple transaction: it is the basis of a long-term relationship.

With loyalty comes candor. Lindsay delivers a highly consultative approach to recruiting and helps clients understand the competitive market, salary and benefit ranges, quality of life issues, and their own corporate cultures. The same applies to candidates and she intelligently manages expectations and eliminates surprises through deep research and discretely transparent information.

When not recruiting, time spent with family, friends, and those in need is important to Lindsay. A devoted fan of her alma mater, the Iowa Hawkeyes, she enjoys attending games and watching with friends. She is also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and is the Grassroots Action Chair for her region.

Lindsay is an insightful and expert partner for clients seeking transcendent talent and candidates seeking vital Accounting and Finance management roles. Let her help you achieve your goals and enjoy that postplacement conversation.




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