Michael is an Executive Vice President overseeing the Digital Recruiting Practice for Hawthorne
Executive Search. Michael, after a successful pharmaceutical career in sales, training and marketing was
brought on board to build out the pharmaceutical practice for the company. His pharmaceutical
recruiting efforts transitioned towards the pharmaceutical advertising and marketing side of the
business eventually becoming focused almost exclusively on the digital side of those areas. Over the last
12 years his digital recruiting experience has crossed into more purely digitally focused companies to
include start-ups, publishers, websites, agencies, software companies, portals, ecommerce and cloud
based companies and he’s deeply tuned in to all the needs of these businesses.
Michael comes to HES after 7 very successful years in Pharmaceutical Sales, Marketing, Management
and Training with Hoechst Marion Roussel, Aventis and ICOS. Prior to his Pharmaceutical career Michael
spent 8 years in the Financial Services Industry as a financial consultant with industry giants, Merrill
Lynch and A.G. Edwards. His in-depth industry experience in marketing and sales has prepared him well
for his current role in finding professionals for the Digital Group. Within the Digital Group Michael works with a broad variety of companies all of whom are connected through digital products or services.
Michael has a passion for all things digital and keeps abreast of all new
technologies, products and products being rolled out digitally. He’s worked to help build small start-ups
and with large companies looking to build out digital talent. His specialty is front to the back of the
house and includes finding business development, marketing, engineering/development, research and
management professionals. Essentially, he has helped find pretty much anyone a digitally focused
company would need and speaks the language of these companies.
Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from the
University of Colorado. When not working he can be found hitting the daily WOD at his local Box or
spending time with his wife Erin, their two daughters and their Bernese Mountain dog.