Ilya Talman

Even while he was a student at the University of Chicago launching software businesses, Ilya Talman had a fascination with the union of technology and recruiting. So it was hardly a surprise that he would later found Roy Talman & Associates in 1982 as a recruitment firm focused on the technology and financial trading industries. In both the Chicago and New York marketplaces, Ilya has built a stellar reputation for Roy Talman as a firm that only presents the very best talent to employers in these fields.

“Ilya is the premier talent scout in the Chicago financial services industry. He excels in matching exceptionally talented people in uniquely challenging roles. I had the good fortune to work with Ilya to meet staffing requirements for both UBS and Bank of America and he routinely exceeded expectations.”

- Michael Willis
   VP, Program Manager, Online and Mobile Banking
   BMO Harris Bank

“Ilya is one of the best recruiters in the country. He is smart, but more importantly, he attracts and keeps a top-notch staff. Roy Talman is one of the best IT recruiters around. I have seen that often merely being presented by them states volumes about you as a candidate.”

- Paul A. Tuminaro
   Aurum Jets LLC

Ilya's bookshelf: read

The Economic Singularity: Artificial intelligence and the death of capitalism
The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan
The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does
The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Economic Facts and Fallacies
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
Civilization: The West and the Rest
Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Everything is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Steve Jobs
The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't
Hedge Fund Market Wizards
How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age

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