Sue Hardek has spent the last two decades finding the best talent in the market to fuel business growth in the Advertising, Marketing and Media industry.  Sue began her career in the Staffing and Recruiting business and led the Technology practice for a top 10 Executive Search firm early in her career.  


In 2002, Sue was recruited by DigitasLBi to lead all recruiting in its newly opened Chicago office across all practice areas. In 2004, she was asked to be the HR Business Partner for DigitasLBi Chicago and became part of the global talent leadership team focused on enterprise-level initiatives.  Always her passion, Sue remained actively engaged in global Executive Search and was instrumental in hiring key executives across the globe for DigitasLBI. 

In 2008, Sue was recruited to be the Chief Talent Officer in an innovative experience design firm, Manifest Digital. She stayed for five years and was instrumental in building the talent organization from the ground up and helping the company to grow 300% before starting her own business.  

In 2013, Sue decided to pursue her passion for recruiting and formed Sue Hardek & Associates. Having been a buyer of recruiting services for many years, she saw a gap in the recruiting industry in truly understanding cross-discipline advertising, marketing and media talent in a digital universe.  With a network spanning the globe and a wealth of experience in recruiting and associated talent initiatives,  Sue is committed to finding the right talent for her clients' business in today's digitally connected world.  Very simply, she loves what she does!