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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  • 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 & 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
Executive Recruiter, Technology, Chicago

Alexander Beck

Executive Recruiter, Technology, Chicago
Director, Compliance

Lisa Cavanaugh

Director, Compliance
Director, Compliance

Jeff Detweiler

Director, Compliance
Executive Recruiter, Technology

Julian DeZao

Executive Recruiter, Technology
Senior Vice President, Technology

Lauren Epstein

Senior Vice President, Technology
Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance

Jennifer Finnegan

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

Erica Getz

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

Melissa Goldman

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

Kolby Griffin

Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance, Houston
Executive Recruiter, HR & Investment Professionals

Erin Hammond

Executive Recruiter, HR & Investment Professionals
Research Analyst, Compliance

Michael Herzberg

Research Analyst, Compliance
Executive Recruiter, Technology, Chicago

Molly Huerkamp

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

Tori Iadarola

Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance
Director, Compliance

Scott Johnson

Director, Compliance
Executive Recruiter, HR & Investment Professionals

Amelia Jones

Executive Recruiter, HR & Investment Professionals
Executive Recruiter, Technology

Brian Kusel

Executive Recruiter, Technology
Associate Director, Accounting & Finance

Yeno Konya

Associate Director, Accounting & Finance
Senior Vice President, Technology, Chicago

Sean Lackaye

Senior Vice President, Technology, Chicago
Operations

Jillian McElroy

Operations
Executive Recruiter, HR & Investment Professionals

Megan Naftol

Executive Recruiter, HR & Investment Professionals
Executive Recruiter, Technology

Brian O’Neill

Executive Recruiter, Technology
Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance

Cameron Pierce

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

Chassidie Pommier

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

Lauren Rose

Executive Recruiter, Accounting & Finance
Director of Talent Acquisition

Aline Rossi

Director of Talent Acquisition
Operations

Kristy Wright Skeehan

Operations
Senior Vice President, Accounting & Finance, Procurement

John Spinosa

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

Leah Weiss

Vice President, HR & Investment Professionals
Director, Compliance

Jamie Weiss

Director, Compliance
Senior Associate, Accounting & Finance

Michael Winans

Senior Associate, Accounting & Finance
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.

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