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Carl Kutsmode

Senior Vice President, Consulting Practice Leader

Carl Kutsmode is a Senior Vice President, Consulting Practice Leader for TalentRise. As a respected thought leader in the talent acquisition and management consulting industry with nearly three decades of experience, Carl is passionate about helping employers optimize their talent practices and strategies to meet changing business needs. A pioneer in the digital transformation of recruiting, Carl and his team deliver a wide range of creative solutions to assist companies in attaining competitive business advantages through talent.  

Prior to joining the TalentRise team, Carl founded and sold two successful recruitment and talent consulting firms. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago with his Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology. Carl is also a passionate writer, speaker, and expert panel facilitator at industry events. 

Carl currently serves as a Global Lifetime Charter Member for the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP Global), an organization that seeks to develop a community of inspired and informed recruitment professionals. He also sits on boards and committees for HRMAC, STAR Chicago, Upwardly Global, and APL NextEd. 

We believe a company culture that inspires success, celebrates accomplishments, and fosters creativity is essential to the health of our own organization and the many organizations we serve.

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