Therese Eckhoff

Director, Executive Recruitment



As a Director of Executive Recruitment, Therese provides a proven history of placing candidates that thrive in their new positions and develop lasting relationships with their employers.  She specializes in the recruitment of mid to executive level positions with a strong focus on positions within Engineering, Operations, and Information Technology.

Therese is also a Certified Personnel Consultant, awarded by the National Association of Personnel Services, where she ensures and maintains professional knowledge in employment law, changing regulations, best business practices, and the highest standards of ethics.

Industry Experience

Therese has helped find talent for employers ranging from start-up software firms to global Fortune 500 companies.  She has extensive international experience, having placed positions for several global companies, including opening the first European office in London for Securities Software & Consulting, a U.S. software firm.  Due to the success of the London office, she was asked to open a second location in Paris, proving to be instrumental in recruiting key personnel for the development of the company’s European presence.

Therese’s industry focus includes:

  • Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Food & Beverage
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Consumer Goods


Although she has experience placing a broad range of positions, she specializes in upper management roles within:

  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Sales
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Human Resources

Professional Experience

Prior to joining TriVista, Therese was the President of Recruiting Pros of Chicagoland, an organization focused on locating top notch talent for companies in the manufacturing and software industries.  In 2012, she acquired the recruiting firm JDC Solutions, to expand service offerings to the food/beverage and legal sectors.

President – Recruiting Pros of Chicagoland


  • Loyola University Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


  • Certified Personnel Consultant – National Association of Personnel Services


  • Spanish (conversational)

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Personnel Services
  • Top Echelon Network

Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 Professional Development Seminar Series – Elmhurst College Graduate School of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer- Loyola Quinlan School of Business Employer Events

Personal Interests & Endeavors

Therese is an avid traveler having lived in Northamptonshire and London, England as well as Johannesburg, South Africa.  She now resides in Chicago, IL and enjoys taking her family of five along on her travels.

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