Company News and 35th Anniversary Updates

Hello from the O Team!

We are so pleased to celebrate Ossanna Consulting’s 35th year of business locally, nationally and globally!

We continue to see a great stream of new, recurring and legacy business from our vast and treasured client community.

Ranging from new to tenured clients, and small start-ups to huge corporate giants- We love and appreciate you all!

We also appreciate our HR consultants and placements and value the opportunity to partner with you for 3+ decades.

We would love to hear from you and stay connected.
The best way to do so, is to continue to use our mobile numbers or emails, this website, or social media channels.

Continued wishes of good health and prosperity in 2023.

We look forward to seeing you virtually!

Dear Ossanna Consulting Family,

Mariaelena’s last request for my signature and action prompted me to step back and take a moment to reflect upon my time with Ossanna (since 2004), I am filled with immense gratitude and pride to be a part of such a distinguished team. Your unparalleled dedication and steadfast professionalism are not only evident in your results but also in the way you handle your business.

Over the years, I have witnessed firsthand the passion and commitment each member brings to the table of this well-oiled business. It’s the collective effort and unity that makes Ossanna Consulting not just a workplace for me but a close-knit family. I’ve shared things in my life that I’ve never shared in another working environment, I learned about your families as well, and for that I am grateful.

Nikki, I am genuinely excited about the journey ahead for 2024, and I am eager to contribute to those goals as you place me over and over again. LOL, I feel privileged to work with individuals who not only exemplify professional excellence but also harbor genuine care for each other’s growth and well-being.

Thank you for the warm welcome and for making me feel valued from day one. Here’s to many more milestones together, and I am thrilled to be a part of your continued success.

You guys ROCK and are every word of the Ossanna definition: Loyal, Strength, and Beautiful.

With heartfelt appreciation,


Top 10 Things I Love the Most About Nikki Ossanna

#10. She was my business associate for a minute, and a friend for life for these past 35 years.
#9. She has a work ethic second to none. Honest, forthright, smart as a whip.
#8. She sets the standards high for women in business, and helps others achieve their goals.
#7. She treats her clients and her consultants like her friends, which is why they remain loyal to her.
#6. She is a self-made professional who inspires those of us who had paths already created for us.
#5. She works hard and plays harder.
#4. She has a history for closing down restaurants throughout Chicagoland. And probably beyond.
#3. She is generous beyond belief.
#2. She crashes the weddings of her friends’ children.

And the #1 thing that I love the most about Nikki Ossanna…

#1. Her as a person, along with her daughters and her husband too.

Congrats on an amazing 35 years in business – you are a hero to many in the biz including me.

Cathy Shaker Breit
Shaker Recruitment Marketing

“I feel like I grew up and old (literally) with Nikki and her team. Yes, we did business together but more than anything I value the friendships! There were times just having a Caesar salad and talking about how the world has changed or the business was just a good time in itself. And I do remember we were kinda loud during those luncheons. We were mostly laughing!

35 years is really an accomplishment especially due to economic downturns and clients changing. You kept on during those challenging times and had determination to stay positive. I am sure there were hardships, but we just saw your work ethic and integrity – to make things better. You have remained a positive force in our business and appreciate everything you do along with your team. Class act.

Thanks for your encouragement when I was going through change and most importantly – friendship over these years.

Congrats on 35 years!!!”

Mary Claire Ryan
Chief Operating Officer
NCoded Communications, Inc.

“I still remember the phone call I had with Nikki when she offered me my first consulting gig. As a young HR professional, I felt like I had hit the jackpot! I was right. That phone call was the start of a two decades plus relationship and friendship that I’ve come back to time and time again as both an Ossanna consultant and an Ossanna client. Ossanna embodies “Human Resources for Human Resources” and is still unique after 35 years of success. Nikki has been a trusted business advisor, personal coach, and friend – irreplaceable! Congratulations! “

Kim Nichols
HR Leader
Advocate Construction, Inc

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I have been working with Nikki, Julie and team for more than five years as both a candidate and client. Based upon my experience, I highly recommend them for any HR staffing need.

Ossanna has a wide network of HR Professionals which allows them to quickly find qualified candidates. Recently I started a new role and asked for Ossanna’s help to find a Payroll Manager the team had been struggling to fill. Within 24 hours, I had the first candidate to review and over the next 2 weeks had many high caliber candidates which allowed us to fill the role quickly with an amazing candidate.

This was possible because of their ability to understand our needs and culture. The candidates sent met our criteria and as we provided feedback, they used that feedback to adjust the types of candidates sent. This allowed us to be extremely efficient in the process which was critical.

As a result, we have asked Ossanna to fill three other roles and have complete confidence they will be filled with a high-quality candidate.

For me, candidate experience is also a key factor in determining a staffing partner. As a former candidate placed through Ossanna, I can confidently say they take care of their candidates. They took time to understand what I was looking for in my next role and provided regular feedback regarding the process. They push clients to ensure they provide timely information to drive a positive candidate experience. After placement, they took the time to congratulate me as well as check in to make sure I made the right choice.

Nikki, Julie and team are true professionals who have the ability to fill roles quickly with great candidates. They truly care and make what can be a difficult process easier for all involved.

I would strongly encourage anyone looking for an HR Staffing partner to consider Ossanna.

Best regards,

Michelle M. Auckland
Global Talent Leader

It is with great respect and admiration that I recommend Ossanna Consulting Group.

I was tasked with finding an experienced Human Resources professional for our privately owned company which was growing fast, and in need of a solid, reliable direction for the next stages of our growth. I found just such a professional at Ossanna Consulting Group.

From my very first interaction with Ossanna, I knew I found the type of organization for which I had been searching. My message to Nikki Teik received an immediate response—even though she was out of the country at the time. Nikki advised she would have Julie Ellinger contact me, and from that point forward the process was easy, unpretentious, and successful.

Over the past 20 years, I have dealt with a multitude of organizations specializing in human capital. I can say without reservation or concern, that I have never found a more knowledgeable, perceptive, and professional group of people, providing the highest quality talent available.


Jennifer Greenfield
Special Assistant to the CEO
Advocate Construction

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