Our Team

Our Team


Rockstar recruiters who win over the leaders you’re seeking

We offer our services through industry practice groups: tenured teams of search professionals with years of experience working in, and recruiting for, their respective industries. Our team members work on a national level to source and recruit the best talent for your desired position.

At JW Michaels, searches are collaborative, resulting in a synergy that brings the right industry, functional, and geographic perspectives to your assignment. There is no hierarchical management structure, every team member is a leader.

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  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Development
  • Compliance
  • Consulting
  • HR & Investment Professionals
  • Leadership
  • Legal
  • Operations
  • Technology
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Jason M.E. Wachtel

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Co-Founder & Partner

Justin Mandel

Co-Founder & Partner
Co-Founder & CFO

Joe Kelly

Co-Founder & CFO
Co-Founder & Advisor

Bill Lewis

Co-Founder & Advisor
Managing Partner, Compliance Risk Concepts

Mitch Avnet

Managing Partner, Compliance Risk Concepts
Managing Partner, ‎ExecuSource

Frank Green

Managing Partner, ‎ExecuSource
Director

Lisa Cavanaugh

Director
Director

Jeff Detweiler

Director
Human Resources

Stefanie Ellenbogen

Human Resources
Vice President, Technology

Lauren Epstein

Vice President, Technology
Senior Associate, Accounting & Finance

Melissa Goldman

Senior Associate, Accounting & Finance
Director

Scott Johnson

Director
Senior Vice President, Technology, Chicago

Sean Lackaye

Senior Vice President, Technology, Chicago
Vice President, Technology, Accounting & Finance, Houston

Chassidie Pommier

Vice President, Technology, Accounting & Finance, Houston
Vice President, Enterprise Consulting Practice

Bret Scesa

Vice President, Enterprise Consulting Practice
Director

Kristy Wright Skeehan

Director
Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance, Procurement

John Spinosa

Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance, Procurement
Principal, Accounting & Finance, Asset Management

Jodi Wechsler

Principal, Accounting & Finance, Asset Management
Vice President, HR & Investment Professionals

Leah Weiss

Vice President, HR & Investment Professionals
Director

Jamie Weiss

Director
Vice President, Business Development

Peter Zeldin

Vice President, Business Development
Vice President, Accounting & Finance

Gina Zelko

Vice President, Accounting & Finance

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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.

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Locations

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