Our Values

Who we are determines how we operate

We understand your challenges and are focused on ensuring your success. Our clients are our family and we treat them with unwavering commitment. Our long-standing relationships are built on the firm’s principals of transparency, integrity, flexibility, and steadfastness.


We are straightforward and transparent in everything we do. We don’t under or over sell – we tell it like it is because ultimately, truth delivers value and it’s the only foundation for lasting trust. We approach each conversation and interaction without agenda. We are direct with everyone because at our core, that’s who we are.


Truth is a foundational element for producing a positive outcome. Doing what is right is at the heart of how we work. We wholeheartedly value the relationships we have with our clients. Our clients trust us and know that we are accountable and reliable; our word is our bond. We strive for success and own our mistakes.


Because we know to expect the unexpected. Our unique process is created alongside each client to deliver what is required, when it’s required. Quality over quantity. JW Michaels is uniquely structured to offer clients flexibility and the benefit that comes through our recruiters only focusing on a limited number of clients. We meet you where you are.


We are driven by a devotion to our clients and our candidates. Our team members are always trying to raise the bar on our collective delivery. Our clients are frequently in awe over our unwavering commitment, discerning search and ability to continually bring forward outstanding talent.

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JW Michaels & Co. is an executive search firm dedicated to serving the specialized recruiting needs of top-tier financial services, legal, technology and business institutions.

Crain’s NY Business consistently ranks JW Michaels in the top 10 Executive Recruiting Firms – with good reason. We get results.



JW Michaels is headquartered in New York, with teams based in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and Denver and Greenville.