Dan Olas

Practice: Human Resources
Location: Chicago, IL

Dan Olas believes that personality is equally as important as skills when introducing a candidate to a company. He strives to make sure that his candidates will be comfortable, productive and challenged in the roles he presents to them and works to understand corporate management styles and structure to ensure the best fit for both parties.

With an extensive background in business development and recruiting, Dan joined Lucas Group in 2018 as an Executive Search Consultant in the Human Resources practice. Sourcing leading HR talent throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota, he finds talent to support organizations’ success while opening doors for career changes for his candidates. Competitive and creative, Dan enjoys having the opportunity to positively impact a career or company through thoughtful introductions.

Prior to Lucas Group, Dan spent more than 25 years in business development before opening and owning a recruiting firm for three years. Throughout his career, he has closed numerous multimillion dollar deals as well as has been awarded President’s Club and was salesman of the quarter on several occasions. Dan’s experience and competitive drive are a winning combination that allows him to excel in executive recruiting.

Dan has been involved with Gilda’s Club Chicago for a decade, serving as President of the Associate Board for four years and helping to raise more than $600K for the charity. He also enjoys traveling, boating, biking and tennis. Dan holds a B.S. in Marketing from Columbia College in Chicago.