Our mission is to AMPlify, Elevate, and Transform your organization.

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Our Brand

AMPlified Search Solutions is a national retained search firm focused on delivering top talent and providing unparalleled service to a wide range of industry-leading firms of all sizes. With nearly 50 combined years of complementary experience and proven track record working at our previous firms, we have dedicated our entire professional careers to the recruitment/search industry.

Our specialization is people and relationships, and our strength is leading senior-level searches for firms who are seeking a committed partnership. While we don’t consider ourselves “generalists,” we bring an extensive track record working across a broad range of disciplines and client types.

Our client base is chosen as carefully as the talent we approach for them. The result of our select service platform is one that affords a high touch, consultative experience for our clients. While we have a structured methodology and search process, we thrive thinking outside of the box.

AMPlified Search believes that a partnership with a search firm should be an investment that yields returns beyond the successful hire. We believe in a commitment to finding our clients what they want and need. Our mission is to AMPlify, elevate and transform organizations with talent deliberately sought out for them.

We are connectors. We are advisors who earn trust over time. We are producers and problem solvers. We value deliberate and purposeful approach to search. We are constant students. We don’t believe in “one size fits all.” We are storytellers. We are committed.

We are AMPlified Search.

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Our Story

Our story began in 2000 when Sean and Juanita became colleagues at a boutique search firm in Chicago. Later, when Megan and Mary Pat joined, we realized we had something special. We really enjoyed working together and our bond was solidified through our shared work ethic, dedication to excellence, collaborative spirit, and sense of humor.

Like some entrepreneurs, we struggled with taking the first step out of our comfort zone into the unknown. We realized there is never a perfect time to start your own business.  Rather than procrastinate in fear of making the wrong decision, we weighed our options and embraced challenges as new opportunities, disrupting “what is” with “what could be”.

Our team has what start-ups spend years developing: a trusted partnership and a supportive, results-focused culture. Determined to differentiate ourselves from our competition and make a positive impact in recruiting, we will challenge and change the standard of what a search partner should be. Our mission is to help our clients find top talent to create their dream organization.

At AMPlified Search, there are no bosses, just collaborators. There is no hierarchy; we are equals that contribute to the success of the work we do. After many years of helping shape other people’s destinies, it was time to shape our own. We were lucky to have found each other and Oprah’s quote says it best.

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.”

― Oprah Winfrey

As we step into this new chapter as AMPlified Search, we have never been more confident that our combination of unique skills and complementary strengths is the “secret sauce” that no process can replicate.

WHAT’S BEHIND THE NAME?
am·pli·fy

The definition itself means “increase, augment; cause to become more marked or intense.” In visual communication and sound, it represents measured and controlled growth.

We wanted the company name to represent our platform, which helps elevate an organization’s ability to achieve their goals by attracting and retaining the top talent. With the right people and teams in place, the vision can be AMPlified in a way that allows your mission to reverberate well beyond that single individual or team.

It also happens to be our initials! Amartey, McBride/Marvinac, Pluister – Was it fate that brought us together?  We think so. We wanted something that defined not only our purpose but who we are as individuals.  We are AMPlified.

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Our Team

Sean McBride

Partner

Megan Pluister

Partner

Juanita Amartey

Partner

Mary Pat Marvinac

Knowledge Manager

Sean McBride

Partner

Phone

o: 312 858 8600 x103 / m: 773 230 3179

Megan Pluister

Partner

Phone

o: 312 858 8600 x104 / m: 708 673 1614

Juanita Amartey

Partner

Phone

o: 312 858 8600 x101

Mary Pat Marvinac

Knowledge Manager

Phone

o: 312 858 8600 x105

Maize McBride

Support Staff

Violet & Hamilton Pluister

Support Staff

Missy Amartey

Support Staff

Murphy Marvinac

Support Staff

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