In ancient Rome, the title Venator was given to only the most skilled hunters respected for their relentless passion, extraordinary skill, and effective methods. This is how we recruit.

Since our start in 2004, Venator has been recognized as a leading recruiting firm in the Chicagoland area committed to the manufacturing (food, pharmaceutical, packaging, automotive, chemicals) industry. Our exceptional reputation as a leading recruiting firm has served us and our clients well, and we have had the pleasure of placing hundreds of excellent applicants in many prominent manufacturing companies.


Our Mission

"A cord of three strands is not easily broken." Our clients, candidates, and team members all understand this. It is the spirit of moving toward a common goal, in strengths and integrity, which keeps us strong.

By weaving wisdom and experience together with talented individuals and business organizations, Venator is indispensable in providing the most important aspect of any business...bringing excellent people together.

“A job search for a talented individual should be thoughtful, not reactive, and certainly not broadcast over the internet. It should be conducted with stealth, intelligence, honesty, and diplomacy.”
— John Emerson CEO, Founder of Venator Advantage, LLC

What We Have Achieved

  • Strong relationships with small businesses through Fortune 500 companies in the Chicagoland area.
  • Recognized by the National Association of Personnel Service.
  • Direct career development and training of more than 2800 individuals.
  • Direct development of entire staff for many Chicago based companies and start ups.
  • Bringing a global perspective to the Chicago Market.  
  • Representing the best Chicago clients to the markets’ top talent.