Meet the Finance and Accounting Team

Our Finance and Accounting team has a combined 50 years of staffing experience.  We are extremely capable of meeting your Finance and Accounting staffing needs.

Meade Kelley
Meade KelleyPartner and Co-Founder of Connect Search, LLC
Meade Kelley manages the Contract Placement Teams for Finance & Accounting and shares the responsibility of the overall day to day management of Connect Search. Meade’s recruiting experience has primarily focused in the areas of Accounting, Corporate Finance, Financial Services, Administrative and various other Financial roles. Throughout his career, Meade has been a top performer and has managed teams of up to 25 recruitment professionals in addition to developing long term, successful client relationships. Prior to entering the recruitment field, Meade worked in Accounting for a large Telecommunications organization and later took a role in Business Development in Chicago. Meade earned a BS in Finance from the University of Kansas.
Toby Coffey
Toby CoffeyPartner and Co-Founder of Connect Search, LLC
Toby manages the Permanent Placement Teams and has been in the recruitment business for more than 10 years. His focus is primarily in the areas of Accounting, Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Investment Management, and various other Financial roles. Throughout his career, Toby has been a top performer and has also managed teams of up to 30 recruitment professionals. Prior to entering the recruitment field, Toby worked in the Consulting area, where he worked with a number of different Fortune 500 clients, as well as small to medium sized businesses. Toby earned a BS in Computer Information Services from Indiana University with a focus in Finance & Accounting.
Tom Fox
Tom FoxPartner and Co-Founder of Connect Search, LLC
Tom Fox manages the Contract Placement Teams for Finance & Accounting and helps support other areas of the company. Tom worked for one of the largest staffing firms in the world for almost 7 years in multiple positions as he worked his way up the management ladder. He specialized in placing accounting and finance professionals as well as managed a full-time consulting division which was consistently ranked #1 in the world. Tom was a top performer at his previous staffing firm before he was recruited by tenured investors to start Connect Search. Due do his adept ability to listen to candidates and clients at all skill levels, Tom continues to be approached and recommended by candidates and clients for continued help and advice. Tom has his BS in Marketing and minor in Finance from the University of Scranton and resides in Chicago.
Erin Cook
Erin CookPartner and Founding Member of Connect Search, LLC
Erin manages the Permanent Placement Teams and helps with overall staff development throughout the company. She has been in the recruitment business for more than 10 years. Her focus is primarily in the areas of Accounting, Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Investment Management, and various other Financial roles. Previously, Erin worked for a global staffing firm and led the Financial Services Recruitment division. Prior to entering the recruitment field, Erin worked in the Banking industry. She earned her B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.