John Liacone


Managing Director, Illinois


John Liacone is a Managing Director with The Overture Group working with clients on solving their staffing and recruiting needs. John has over 20 years of experience providing executive search, interim staffing, human resources management and career transition services that have helped guide organizations and individuals to meet their goals and objectives.

John started his career over 30 years ago in the financial industry as a Manager / Director of Information Technologies. After serving in that role for 8 years, John then decided to make a career transition into executive recruiting. Since that time, John has worked in various talent management environments including corporate recruiting, consulting, contingency and executive retained search/interim staffing and career transition services. Prior to joining The Overture Group in 2010, John was a Director at RSM McGladrey where he led the Executive Search/Interim Staffing Practice.

John also was a Human Resources Manager for a major steel distributor. During his tenure with this employer, he worked in staffing and recruiting while leading employee relations. This role involved strategic planning, benefits administration, compensation, organizational development, and employee relations.

Professional Affiliations

John is a member of the following professional associations / Board positions

  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Founder and Board member of the LG (Leadership Group, CFO | CEO)
  • Committee member, the Career Management Group, Financial Executive International


  • John earned a BS Degree in Information Technology with a secondary focus on Business Law / Accounting from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
  • He has completed graduate studies in Business Administration at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.




550 Warrenville Rd. Suite 210 Lisle, IL 60532