JW Michaels & Co. Hires Leah Weiss to Lead HR & Analyst Practice

Angela Venuti Compliance / Risk Management

Growing Client Demands Prompt Market Growth in HR and Analyst Areas

Leah Weiss to Lead HR & Analyst PracticeNEW YORK (May 24, 2016) – JW Michaels & Co. proudly announces it has hired Leah Weiss to lead its growing Human Resource and Analyst divisions. As the demand for such professionals increases, JW Michaels, a leading executive search firm, is focusing on meeting clients’ needs as this new team member is added to its already impressive list of Executive Recruiters.

Leah joins JW Michaels from PIMCO, where she was a recruiter covering Portfolio Management, Guideline Compliance, Compliance Business Data & Solutions, Marketing, Office Services and Global Administration. She was also actively involved in sourcing and screening New York recruiting candidates and participated in the interview process for all other Human Resources hires.

“As we saw our clients’ needs in the HR and Analyst areas begin to grow, we knew we needed an experienced leader to take these divisions to the next level,” said JW Michaels & Co.’s Managing Partner Jason Wachtel. “Leah has successfully placed some of the brightest professionals, and we’re thrilled to have her on board.”
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Amy Jones Hired as Vice President of Legal Contract and Consulting Group

Angela Venuti Compliance / Risk Management

amy-jonesNEW YORK (June 7, 2016) – JW Michaels & Co. proudly announces it has hired Amy Jones to lead its successful legal contract and consulting group. With nearly 20 years of experience in the legal industry, Amy is poised to manage growing client demands within JW Michaels, a leading executive search firm. Her hire aligns with the company’s recent hiring trends, adding to its impressive list of talented recruiters.

“In the midst of this period of growth within JW Michaels, we were looking for a leader with the experience and drive to succeed that matched ours,” said JW Michaels & Co.’s Managing Partner Jason Wachtel. “Amy’s extensive and diverse background in the legal industry will undoubtedly bring the group and company an unprecedented level of success and growth.”

Jones joins JW Michaels after nearly two decades of experience in the legal industry, including 10 years as a practicing litigation attorney. Jones has worked in a well-rounded range of capacities in the legal recruiting industry, including as a full-desk and lateral recruiter, business development representative and manager of the legal division for one of the world’s largest recruiting firms for the tri-state region.
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Justin M. Mandel | Managing Director & Head of Compliance

Justin Mandel Meet The Team

justinJustin is a founding principal of JW Michaels & Co. and head of the asset management legal and compliance practice. He also co-heads JW Michaels’ New York Office. Justin was formerly a co-head of the Executive Search division of a national search firm and built and ran the firm’s legal and compliance practice.

Prior to recruiting, Justin worked in real estate development and consulting, and was a Senior Consultant in the Washington, D.C. office of PKF Consulting – Hotel Consulting Services. Justin received a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Business Administration, from the University of Delaware.
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Financial Services Data Report Of 2015

Kristy Wright Skeehan Compensation, Executive Search, News

JWMC-2014-Market-Data JW Michaels & Co. has released its 2015 Financial Services Market Data Report. The data appearing in this compensation report were collected by comparing successful placements made by JW Michaels during 2015. The report presents compensations grouped by size and type of firm as well as by job title.

The data represent total compensation for various executive positions in the compliance, legal, risk, accounting and finance, and information technology areas. JW Michaels compiled this information based on completed placements made by the company in 2015 at its offices in New York City, New Jersey, Chicago, Houston, Boston and Atlanta.

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Essential Due Diligence for the Executive Job Search

Kristy Wright Skeehan Executive Search

due-diligenceAccording to Forbes Magazine, 40% of executives fail in their first 18 months in a new job. Prudent due diligence throughout the application process can greatly reduce the risk of failure.

You are fortunate to find yourself torn between accepting or declining an exciting, new executive position. In all likelihood, you did a sufficient amount of research before your first interview. If this was not the case, you undoubtedly would not have made it to this point in the application process.

There’s a great deal of work involved in a search for the executive job seeker. Organized due diligence will help ensure your success.
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Meet Howie Kobrin | VP, Legal Recruiting

Howie Kobrin Executive Search, Meet The Team

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Howie Kobrin brings a wealth of experience and determination to his position as Vice President, Senior Legal Recruiter at JW Michaels and Company. Howie works with law firms and corporations to assist them in obtaining the best talent the marketplace has to offer. Prior to JW Michaels, Howie was formerly an attorney recruiter for two national search firms.

Howie lives in Jersey City, NJ with his wife and two young sons. He received his B.A. from Hobart College.
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Corporate Citizenship Matters

Kristy Wright Skeehan Executive Search

economic-growth-xsCompanies that disregard corporate citizenship are missing opportunities with both their employees and their external stakeholders. Your employees will embrace the opportunity to contribute beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities. Their engagement will reflect pride in your corporate culture. Your recruitment efforts will also benefit from your social responsibility reputation. Your company will attract candidates with the characteristics you aspire your employees to have. Likewise, your client community will respect your dedication to improving their environment and their standard of living. Developing and implementing a well-planned corporate citizenship practice is a win-win situation.
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Meet Adam Gantt | Risk & Front Office

Adam Gantt Executive Search, Meet The Team

Adam-GanttAdam Gantt | Executive Recruiter Risk & Front Office. Leveraging his experience in the finance sector, Adam partners with global banks, hedge funds and asset managers to deliver solutions for their most critical hires. Adam primarily focuses on Risk (Market, Regulatory, Credit) and Front Office (Research, Sales & Trading) roles. He enjoys the pursuit of finding the superstars that will take his clients from good to great.
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