About the author

Michael began his headhunting career in 1992, residing in North Carolina and placing professionals nationwide. In 2001, he relocated to Europe and continues to represent both client companies and accomplished professionals. With over 20 years of experience as a direct search recruiter, he has amassed a unique level of expertise few others can claim.

During his recruiting career he’s specialized in sales, management and technical positions in a variety of fields, including: medical devices, capital equipment, manufacturing and pharmaceutical markets; thereafter, in fiber–optic and semiconductor market sectors. More recently, he is engaged in general management and professional services, including: legal, finance, banking, tax & audit and human resource sector recruiting. Michael has assisted people at most professional levels. This insight provides him with a diverse, detailed expertise and in–depth knowledge of the job search and interview processes. He understands that recruiting, attracting and representing good professionals is much more than simply CVs, titles, duties and money. Companies hire people and not paper (resumes).

Michael writes recruitment industry–related articles and he is a lecturer to MBA, university–level business and human resource management students. Prior to his career in sales and recruiting, Michael served for 11 years as a Non–commissioned Officer, U.S. Army Paratrooper, Airborne MP (118th ABN MP Company), Airborne Scout (LRS) and Special Forces Reserve. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio and, later, Fort Bragg and Raleigh, North Carolina, Michael is an American of Czech and Slovak heritage. He lives with his wife, Blanka, in Prague, Czech Republic.