Our Team


Sherri Nemirow, Managing Partner, has been in the Executive Search industry for over 30 years and is recognized by clients and peers as one of the top recruiters in the industry. Sherri has successfully completed searches for global Fortune 500 companies and her experience spans a variety of industries including manufacturing, real estate, and investment/private equity firms; with extensive experience in recruiting teams for family offices.

Sherri’s success stems from her ability to quickly recognize a candidate’s strengths and areas needing development. She utilizes her strong market knowledge to conduct productive searches; clients and candidates alike respond well to her upbeat demeanor and forthcoming, consultative approach. Sherri’s exclusive engagements have included the recruitment of production teams, marketing and sales management, as well as senior level financial and operations executives.

Originally hailing from Kansas City, Sherri received a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Missouri before moving to Chicago in the early 1970s. She spent seven years as the administrative manager for a leading Chicago radio station and also served as the Human Resources Manager for a leading healthcare advertising agency before joining CMC Consultants, Inc.

Sherri is committed to fitness, an arts enthusiast, and enjoys new adventures and travelling.


Jill Tobias, Managing Partner, has over 25 years of experience in the executive search industry. Jill is committed to highly personalized recruiting and is esteemed for her thorough, passionate, and focused approach. By developing constant rapport with both clients and candidates, Jill ensures the quality and success of any search assignment and the sustainability of these relationships thereafter.

Jill has developed niche expertise in recruiting within both the non-profit and high net-worth family office sectors. Additionally, Jill has consulted and successfully hired for teams in many functional areas and industries as diverse as manufacturing, accounting, engineering, finance, and pharmaceuticals. She has an extensive background in project management, having successfully completed searches for seventy sales and marketing positions for a Fortune 500 telecommunications start-up company.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jill graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied Psychology and Special Education.

Prior to joining CMC Consultants Inc., Jill served as manager of a temporary recruitment firm in Chicago.

Jill is the proud mother of two children and enjoys walking, travelling, and attending various performances and films in the Chicago area.

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Joel Nemirow, Executive Recruiter, joined CMC in 2010 initially as the Business Manager after having served as President and owner of a multi-housing commercial laundry service company for over 30 years. During that time Joel developed an expertise in maintaining an extensive real estate client base ranging from management companies to developers to condominium associations. His Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola University, has provided Joel with interpersonal and organizational development skills that are invaluable to the human resources consulting industry and helped him to effectively add a recruiting role. His successful recent executive search experiences have focused on sales, marketing, and finance positions on a national level.

In July 2012, Joel was appointed to the Community Association Manager Licensing and Disciplinary Board of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations.

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Robin Legator, Executive Recruiter is part of the CMC Consultants Inc. team after almost 25 years in advertising & marketing. Robin worked for prestigious firms including J. Walter Thompson, DDB Chicago, Leo Burnett/Arc and McDonald’s. She was also a principal at RL Consulting Group. During that time, Robin successfully developed and led marketing and branding projects as well as advertising campaigns for many blue chip companies on both the client & agency sides. Some of these include General Mills, Princess Cruises and Marriott Hotels Resorts and Suites. As a lifelong networker, for Robin, her role as recruiter is a dream come true. She brings passion, energy and her ability to navigate many different situations to CMC and looks forward to helping both clients and candidates find the perfect fit.

Born and raised in Deerfield, Illinois, Robin graduated with honors from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana where she studied Communications and Business. As well as being a proud mother of two pre-teenage daughters, Robin is a dedicated yogini, an avid reader and an unenthusiastic cook.

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Abigail Hymen, Executive Recruiter, joined CMC Consultants, Inc. in May of 2016 after 12 years of work in the non-profit sector. She worked in Human Resources for a large charter school network overseeing the hiring of new staff and supporting the development of organization wide initiatives. Abby created and facilitated successful programs for underserved youth and families. She led workshops on professionalism, and mentored teens and their parents through successful job searches. Hiring and managing staff, fundraising, strategic planning, and her love of meeting new people contribute to Abby’s success in recruiting and identifying top talent for clients and candidates.

Graduating with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Abby went on to get her Master of Arts in Teaching from Lewis & Clark College.

Abby has a passion for learning, a desire to help others achieve their goals, and an innate ability to find common ground with everyone she meets. Abby enjoys running by the lake, live music, and spending time with family and friends.

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