Meet Barbara Byster

Managing Director • Alta Search Group LLC


barbara-byster alta search group chicagoBarbara Byster brings over 15 years of full cycle experience in retained executive search. She is highly skilled at managing client relationships as well as identifying, sourcing, and qualifying candidates to determine if they meet client expectations.

Barbara has experience in many industries including consumer products, manufacturing, industrial, specialty chemicals, health care, insurance, financial services and family office. She has a track record of success recruiting C-level executives and divisional presidents as well as key functional reports in sales, risk, finance, human resources, and operations.

Prior to joining Alta Search Group, Barbara was Principal of Byster Associates, LLC, a recruiting firm. Prior to that, she was the Managing Director for the Chicago office at a boutique specialty recruitment firm where she also had responsibility for the New York City office. She has recruited specialized professionals for a range of family office and private estate positions. Barbara managed the office’s workload and the clients in two of the primary markets; Chicago and New York.

Before that, she worked at two international retained executive search firms; Heidrick and Struggles and Boyden Global Executive Search where she supported senior partners in various industries.

Barbara began her career working in public and private companies in Accounting. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois.

To get started, contact Barbara Byster for a free consultation and overview on how Alta Search Group, LLC can help you access high quality, diverse talent.

Alta Search Group, LLC

Phone: 312-649-6046

Address:1355 North Sandburg Terrace #2306
Chicago, Illinois 60610