Recruitment of 6 senior leaders and 15 junior executives focuses on promoting commerce and growing Rhode Island economy

Providence, RI. (August 21, 2015) – The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (RICC) has selected O’Neill Consulting Group to serve as its strategic partner on the recruitment and organizational design of a new 20+ person executive team tasked with moving the state’s economy forward.

Founded by native Rhode Islander Kevin O’Neill in 1996, O’Neill Consulting Group is the state’s only retained executive search firm certified by the Association of Executive Search Consultants. The team brings global expertise and local market knowledge to the development of RICC’s recruitment strategy, along with a deep, objective understanding of the challenges facing the business community and the demands of effective, high-performing leadership in such an environment.

“We view this as an exciting opportunity for our firm to make a significant contribution to the community,” says Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner. “If we are able to bring our expertise to the local market, and help the state achieve its aggressive mission of attracting new companies to Rhode Island while ensuring that existing businesses thrive, we believe a rising tide will raise all boats.”

Dedicated to stimulating economic development in Rhode Island, the Commerce Corporation initiated the recruitment and organizational design project as part of a larger scale strategic investment to promote commerce and spur catalytic growth for Rhode Island’s economy.