Charles Schutt

Executive Senior Partner

Practice: Accounting & Finance
Location: Chicago, IL

With significant experience in the executive recruiting arena as well as unparalleled knowledge of the Chicago marketplace, Charles Schutt has established himself as a “must know” in recruiting. His intimate insight into the Chicagoland business landscape, combined with his extensive network and diverse career experiences, help him to better understand current and future career opportunities for his candidates and clients.

Charles was the first permanent recruiter for the Chicago office of Lucas Group in 1997. Since that time, the branch office has grown from one recruiter to more than 25 permanent and four contract recruiters. At Lucas Group, Charles works to place exceptional accounting and finance talent in a wide range of industries, most notably manufacturing, consumer products, consumer packaged goods and services companies; he also has experience working with private equity, investment banking and consulting firms. During his tenure, Charles has amassed a database of over 200 Fortune 1000 companies throughout Chicago and nationwide, and his candidate base has grown to more than 1,500.

Prior to recruiting, Charles spent nearly 20 years as a Catholic Priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago. He then spent three years as a member of the leadership team and full-time recruiter with Kuczmarski and Associates. His interactions and relationships he has built as priest, friend, business partner and recruiter have allowed him to create a vast and varied networking circle which he uses to make strategic, successful placements for his clients.

Charles earned his BA from Loyola Chicago, M. Divinity from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary and his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University; he is also an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In his free time, he enjoys working out regularly, dinners in and out and reading and considers himself a political and news junkie.