Chicago-based staffing business Mark/Ryan Associates rebrands to ExecuTeam


Mark/Ryan Associates, a Chicago-based professional staffing firm, changed its name to ExecuTeam. The company was acquired in 2018 by The Reserves Network.

Mark/Ryan provides finance/accounting and office contract staffing as well as direct-hire staffing in the Chicago area. ExecuTeam, which provides office, accounting and professional staffing in the greater Houston areas since 1987, was itself acquired by The Reserves Network in 2019.

“We’re thrilled that the talented staff in Chicago is now a part of ExecuTeam,” said Laura Bowen, president of ExecuTeam. “It’s been a great experience working together over this past year as a part of The Reserves Network family. Not only do we have similar recruiting specialties that complement the markets we already serve, but there are some additional specializations that we can now introduce to our clients in Texas, and vice versa in Illinois.”

The Mark/Ryan office represents ExecuTeam’s first presence outside of Houston. Bowen, who has been with the ExecuTeam for the past 25 years, will oversee business operations at both locations.

“From an alignment perspective, this is a natural fit,” said Neil Stallard, CEO of The Reserves Network. “Both locations offer very specific, enriched staffing service lines. Since joining TRN, ExecuTeam has continued to impress under Laura’s leadership, and we are excited to grow this brand through our experienced Chicago team.”