Company Overview

Why We Do It

Chief Talent Solutions was founded to make a positive impact on the business community and on people's careers. Sometimes, the 'human' element can seem to be missing from our 'human resources' industry, as well as from the world in general, and we are compelled to make a contribution that matters.

How We Do It

We treat our clients, candidates and employees with dignity and respect. Research tells us this approach can have a positive influence on a company's brand and bottom line, and that's a wonderful outcome. But we are driven by a deeper purpose; you could say it's in our DNA.

What We Do

We are a certified woman-owned executive search firm dedicated to building world-class Data Science and Advanced Analytics teams.

Our Leadership

Jill Abbott, our founder and President, has worked successfully in the recruiting industry for 20 years. Prior to founding Chief, Jill was an integral part of building out the Enterprise Science consulting team at Deloitte Consulting, including the hiring of multiple Data Scientists and Business Consultants. In addition, Jill led Global Talent Acquisition for Harman International, a top Connected Technologies company, where she built the Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence. Preceding Harman, Jill held various recruiting leadership roles, including the Consumer and Industrial Products Recruiting Leader for Deloitte Consulting and the CBS Executive Recruiting Operations Leader for EY. Earlier career milestones include both staffing firm and retained executive search firm contributions. She started her career as a Tax Consultant with PwC, transitioning into the executive search world after a mentor made a positive impact on her career, helping her better understand her own professional needs. She has a BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign and earned her CPA license in Illinois. Jill also maintains credentials as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Jill has lived in southeast Michigan since 1995 and is married with three teenagers. She enjoys doing volunteer workshops on all topics job-related with both high school and college students. She also likes dark chocolate (85%+) way too much, getting to the gym (to balance the chocolate habit), going to outdoor concerts, and boating with friends and family in the summertime. On her bucket list: to spend a week at Canyon Ranch and to own a Jason Morgan still-life painting.


"If you hire people just because they can do a job, they'll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they'll work for you with blood and sweat and tears." - Simon Sinek

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