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.

Interested in joining our team? Click to learn more.

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

Jason M.E. Wachtel

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Justin Mandel

Co-Founder & Managing 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
Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance

Elisa Dammacco

Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance
Executive Recruiter, Technology

Julian DeZao

Executive Recruiter, Technology
Senior Vice President, Technology

Lauren Epstein

Senior Vice President, Technology
Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance

Jennifer Faithfull

Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance
Senior Associate, Accounting & Finance

Melissa Goldman

Senior Associate, Accounting & Finance
Executive Recruiter, HR & Investment Professionals

Erin Hammond

Executive Recruiter, HR & Investment Professionals
Executive Recruiter, Compliance

Michael Herzberg

Executive Recruiter, Compliance
Executive Recruiter, Technology, Chicago

Molly Huerkamp

Executive Recruiter, Technology, Chicago
Director, Compliance

Scott Johnson

Director, Compliance
Executive Recruiter, HR & Investment Professionals

Amelia Jones

Executive Recruiter, HR & Investment Professionals
Senior Vice President, Technology, Chicago

Sean Lackaye

Senior Vice President, Technology, Chicago
Support to Managing Partners, Operations

Jillian McElroy

Support to Managing Partners, Operations
Vice President, Technology, Accounting & Finance, Houston

Chassidie Pommier

Vice President, Technology, Accounting & Finance, Houston
Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance, Houston

Malorie Proa

Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance, Houston
Executive Recruiter, Technology, Chicago

Wesley Sery

Executive Recruiter, Technology, Chicago
Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance, Procurement

John Spinosa

Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance, Procurement
Senior Vice President, HR & Investment Professionals

Leah Weiss

Senior Vice President, HR & Investment Professionals
Director, Compliance

Jamie Weiss

Director, Compliance
Senior Associate, Accounting & Finance

Michael Winans

Senior Associate, Accounting & Finance
Vice President, Operations & Human Resources

Kristy Wright

Vice President, Operations & Human Resources
Vice President, Business Development

Peter Zeldin

Vice President, Business Development

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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, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Greenville, and Houston.

For general inquiries please contact Jillian McElroy 646-624-2305