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Contact: Jeffrey Manga
Suburban Executive Search Firm Grows Despite Economy.
Palatine- A young, up and coming staffing service is growing in personnel and reputation, despite the
uncertain economy, and fierce competition. 6 Degrees Executive Search, which specializes in the
permanent placement of accounting and financial talent, and its division, 6exec, a temporary and
contract staffing company, have reported significant revenue increases since their 2006 inception.
Prepared with notable accounting and finance experience, Jeffrey Manga, and Kevin Russell started
6 Degrees in 2006, with a common goal. Both wanted to produce a boutique staffing firm that
focuses on the highest quality of accounting talent in the Chicago market. 6 Degrees recently
renovated a 2500 square foot facility in Palatine, (Chicago Northwest) and now employ a staff of 7
people, with over 80 contractors on their books for 2008. “Our revenue was up 400 % from 06 to 07,
and up 200 % from 07 to 08. We expect revenue to be up in 09 as well, and look forward to opening
a branch in the Chicago loop in 09.” Co owner Jeff Manga reports.
“We have always catered to a traditional recruiting model, focusing on relationships and hard work.
This strategy has helped us grow even as the economy softens. The Staff Accountant that we
helped 10 years ago is now the Director of the department, and is reaching out to us for assistance.
We benefit almost solely on client and candidate referrals,” adds Manga.
Demand for accounting and financial talent has skyrocketed in recent years, mainly due to new SEC
and IFRS regulations, less accounting and finance graduates, and a more stringent CPA application
process. “There is a serious shortage of elite accounting and finance talent right now, even in this
market,” Russell adds.
Despite this spike in demand, most local competitors have not experienced this kind of growth in the
last 24 months. The 2 largest national accounting and finance staffing firms have reported a
decrease in both staff and revenue from 08 to 09. Manga and Russell attribute their success to the
depth of relationships with both their clients and candidates
09 will bring the launch of a major objective for the 6 degrees companies. This being the expansion
to the Chicago loop locale, and the hiring of additional staffing professionals. These professionals will
possess significant accounting and finance experience, and share a common entrepreneurial spirit.
“We provide a very rare opportunity for an individual to participate in a modern, team oriented, quality
of life partnership with our group. Our environment is dynamic, flexible, and fun,” Manga adds.
The 6 Degrees Companies.
6 Degrees Executive Search, and 6exec Contractual Staffing were created in 2006 by Jeffrey Manga
and Kevin Russell, with the collective goal of creating Chicagolands #1 accounting and finance
staffing solution. 6 Degrees Executive Search focuses on the executive placement of accounting and
financial personnel. 6exec Contractual Staffing specializes in the placement of temporary,
contractual, and temporary to permanent positions.
6 Degrees and 6exec have conducted engagements with companies ranging in size from $5mm to
$50 bb in revenue, in both private and public sectors, in virtually every industry. 6 Degrees and
6exec represent candidates at every level, from Accounting Clerk to CFO. Both companies screen
and assess based on an 8 step business model, and pay close attention to the needs and aspirations
of both clients and candidates.
For more information on the 6 Degrees companies, visit us as www.6exec.com