Nick Layton


Nick Layton has 15 years of senior level retained executive search and professional recruiting experience within the Industrial and Engineering, Consumer Products, Hospitality and Technology spaces. He spends a lot of his time working with PE backed businesses throughout the country. As a Principal in the Chicago office of Comhar Partners, Nick is a leader of the Comhar execution team and helps oversee the research team in their name generation process. Nick has full search lifecycle experience having grown up in industry.

Prior to Comhar Partners, Nick was a Director at Stanton Chase International.  Over his 10 years in the Chicago office, Nick conducted over 200 searches.  After continued successes, he was asked to execute for other office leaders across the Midwest.  In 2018 he was invited to the Stanton Chase High Potential Program, along with only 7 others globally, that focused on very dynamic leaders of the next generation internally.  Joining as a Data Researcher, Nick credits Stanton Chase and his colleagues globally, for teaching him the subtlety to quality executive search execution.

Prior to working at Stanton Chase, Nick was with Peoplenext where he developed a passion for helping facilitate his clients’ success through quality hiring as an intern during college. Nick received his degree from Lake Forest College where he studied International Business and played golf for the Foresters.

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Phone: (312) 313-8460

Mobile: (847) 373-6520



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