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Crains 40 Under 40 Honors LaSalle Network CEO, Tom Gimbel

Chicago, IL, November 9, 2009 – Tom Gimbel, Founder and CEO of LaSalle Network was honored on Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 2009, becoming the first home-grown professional named among the 800 honorees inducted since the list’s inception in 1989.

“These forward-thinking entrepreneurs are growing our economy, one customer at a time, or in LaSalle’s case, one job seeker at a time, and it is a pleasure to be named among such innovative and driven Chicagoans,” Gimbel states.

At 26, Gimbel founded LaSalle Network, and three years later landed in Entrepreneur Magazine when LaSalle was the only Chicago-based company named on the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2001. With 600 percent growth since 2001, LaSalle was ranked on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list the past three years, and Gimbel was also nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007 and 2008. Presently, LaSalle is a $20 million Chicago-based company with three offices and just under 100 employees. By 2011, LaSalle expects to double revenue with the opening of three additional Chicago-area locations and offices in Indianapolis and Milwaukee.

Gimbel believes an aggressive approach is the key to battling the recession. While many competitors are laying off or abbreviating work hours, LaSalle has doubled their sales staff and hired more recruiters. “We can take market share during this recession,” says Gimbel.

About Crain’s Chicago Business

Crain’s Chicago Business is the premier source for news, information and research about business in Chicago. Crain’s Chicago Business is known for its insight, analysis and high journalistic standards and reaches a large business audience, including thousands of established and up-and-coming executives throughout Chicago. Since 1989, Crain’s Chicago Business has honored the up-and-comers in Chicago through their yearly 40 Under 40 feature. Despite the tough economy, Crain’s has once again identified a diverse group of Chicagoans who have excelled in their respective fields, from entertainment to law to staffing and recruiting.

About LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is Chicago’s leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. Specializing in office services, accounting and finance, technology, human resources, customer service and executive search, LaSalle proudly serves companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle’s innovative and unique approach to staffing is designed to provide our clients with quality talent who not only match the job requirements, but the company culture, as well. Since our inception in 1998, LaSalle Network has served over 2,500 clients and placed over 15,000 candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and direct hire positions. With 600 percent growth since 2001, LaSalle was ranked on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America List in 2007, 2008 and 2009.