Vice President, Talent Acquisition

Chicago, IL /
Portage Point Partners /
Portage Point is an elite boutique business advisory, interim management and financial services firm that partners with companies and their stakeholders during periods of growth, complexity, transition and underperformance. We are an operationally-oriented and financially-grounded team encompassing a broad range of expertise built to maximize value and align stakeholder interests while guiding businesses through the most urgent and complex challenges ranging from performance improvement to corporate finance to accelerated transformation to complex financial restructuring.
The role is the second hire in our talent organization and represents a unique opportunity for unconstrained personal and professional development. The VP, Talent Acquisition will work alongside the Head of People and the Managing Partner to achieve recruiting outcomes. Named the 8th Fastest Growing Consultancy in 2020, listed on the Inc 5000 in 2021 and listed on the Financial Times list of The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2022, the firm’s growth story will be an advantage as you work to attract top talent.

The VP, Talent Acquisition role at Portage Point is a role that represents a unique opportunity for a highly capable professional with a proven track record of sourcing and placing candidates to make substantial contributions to overall firm growth. The individual will focus on flawless execution of our recruitment strategy and process, managing relationships with our agency partners, establishing our recruitment branding strategy, sourcing top tier talent across all levels and practice lines and maintaining a talent pipeline that results in achievement of diversity targets.


    • Building and executing sourcing strategies
    • Building diverse talent pipelines
    • Working with leadership to identify recruiting targets, develop job descriptions and outline recruiting processes for a variety of roles
    • Supporting the development and execution of strategic recruiting initiatives
    • Maintaining and updating recruiting systems and standard operating procedure documents
    • Supporting all recruitment related logistics including pre-screening resumes, scheduling candidates and coordinating interviews
    • Conducting preliminary screens / process check-ins with candidates
    • Preparing offer documents for new hires
    • Maintaining talent dashboards and metrics
    • Identifying additional opportunities for personal and practice growth 


    • Strong desire to be a part of and contribute to the growth of a high performing team dedicated to unfettered individual and firm level achievements
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 5+ years of recruiting experience, ideally in sourcing out of investment banking or private equity
    • Experience with candidate sourcing and selection
    • Familiarity with screening and/or behavioral interviews
    • Experience with recruitment branding
    • Experience with applicant tracking systems and HRIS systems preferred. Lever experience is a plus
    • Eagerness to be responsive at all times
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong e-mail etiquette
    • Top-tier organizational skills and attention to detail


    • Highly competitive compensation with quarterly bonus payments, premium health insurance and 401(k) programs