Lucas Group Names Robert Merritt Managing Partner

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Will Expand and Lead Chicago Sales and Marketing Recruitment Team

Lucas Group Executive Recruiting Firm

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He consistently delivers exceptional service to clients and candidates and is adept at hiring, mentoring and developing recruitment professionals.

Lucas Group, North America’s premier executive search firm, announced today the appointment of Robert Merritt as Managing Partner for the firm’s Chicago Sales and Marketing office. Merritt brings to Lucas Group almost 10 years of executive search and placement experience as well as demonstrated sales management leadership, both with start-up organizations and established national firms.

“Robert has a keen ability to analyze, create and implement effective talent solutions,” said Tom McGee, Vice President and General Manager, Lucas Group Sales and Marketing Practice Group. “He consistently delivers exceptional service to clients and candidates and is adept at hiring, mentoring and developing recruitment professionals.”

In 2006, Merritt founded Merit, Inc., a national sales recruiting firm he successfully grew and managed until joining Lucas Group. Merritt led the company’s efforts in recruitment operations, business development and project management. His collaborative and insightful recruitment solutions serve as the foundation for his sustained success. Having built lasting partnerships and business relationships, Merritt is trusted by clients across the nation to deliver highly skilled candidates in a timely and professional manner.

Prior to Merit, Inc., Merritt served as the Western Region Sales Manager for Rightfish, a division of During his tenure, he earned recognition as top Sales Manager of the month fourteen times, and was selected by the Chairman to be on a team of executives that focused on sales process development and new product marketing.

“Robert is a highly accomplished business leader with an outstanding track record of achievement and team management,” said McGee. “He has the distinct ability to maintain exceedingly high standards for performance and professionalism. Robert understands the delicate balance of respectfully serving both clients and candidates, and he brings trusted, proven leadership to our growing Sales and Marketing team in Chicago."

Merritt graduated from Abilene Christian University with a double major in Marketing and Management. He is the recipient of multiple industry awards and recognition for excellence in his field, including the All Star Award for Training School and Excellence in Client Presentations.

Lucas Group is North America's premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist mid-tier to Fortune 500 Clients find transcendent, executive talent; Candidates fully realize their career ambitions; and Associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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