Ryan Olson

Executive Recruiter

I am an Executive Recruiter who focuses on recruiting and qualifying  individuals for some of the largest companies in the Chicago Market. I recruit professionals in many areas of expertise including Information Technology, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Management and Finance.

Our firm has over three decades of recruiting-industry experience and received the Malcolm Baldrige Vendor Quality Award for outstanding service.   We continue to provide sound advice to our corporate clients on staffing matters and recruit the most effective executives and technologists for their organizations.

I work with a diverse group of select corporate clients providing permanent staffing and staff augmentation assistance.  Many of these organizations are global leaders in such industries as Banking, Insurance, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Electronics, Aerospace and Consumer Products.  I look to establish contact with individuals that can turn into long-term professional relationships where I can help them in the next phase of their career.


Information Technology Recruiting from CIO/Management-level to Individual Contributors.  We additionally provide services for HR, Accounting, Finance and Marketing professionals.


Raju Kanjamalai    (Senior Manager of Architecture- Deloitte & Touche)

I had a very positive experience working with Ryan. Right from the day one he showed great professionalism. He listened to my desires and coached me in the direction to pursue my dreams. Ryan and the entire team at HT Associates did a great job preparing me for the interview which helped me tremendously.

Jan Fetyko    (Ld. Software Engineer- CME Group)

If you need somebody to keep looking for a good opportunity for you but not call you with ten positions that you’re not interested in, then you need to talk to Ryan. He listened to my desires but also provided a lot of advice just as the rest of the HT Associates team. Thank you.

Brian DeRosa    (Consultant- Discover Network Compliance, Risk and Fraud (& Registration)

Ryan was extremely helpful in connecting me with an improved career opportunity. His insights into everything from resume preparation to proper interviewing was very useful. I would recommend Ryan as a resource to help not only find your next career opportunity but also additional opportunities in the future; Ryan will be the first one I call if there comes time to make a career change.

Eric Linder    (Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead- NAVTEQ)

Ryan, was a huge asset in my job search. I was approached by him and he successfully negotiated my entrance into a top tier company. He demonstrated diligence and hard work in a time when the market was very tough. His persistence, levelheadedness, coaching and experience turned into a delivery on a promise of a great position.

Pavel Gurevich   (Senior Software Engineer- Nokia)

I had the pleasure of being placed by Ryan with Nokia’s Mobile Phones division. From his initial contact with me until his successful negotiating of the job offer he exhibited professionalism and complete dedication to his work. He made the hiring process seem easy by providing advice, coaching me for the interviews and giving prompt feedback. He stayed in touch with me after I had started the new job to help make sure that my job transition went smoothly.

Uday Nair    (Senior Technical Architect- Aircell)

Ryan is very efficient and capable in his Job as a recruiter. He helped me obtain several interviews, relevant to my experience and background, especially in this economy. It has been a pleasure to work with Ryan, and would recommend him anyday. He has excellent communication and is very thorough in his work. It has been a pleasure to have worked with Ryan.