Michael Kersten

Vice President

Michael is a Strategic Talent Partner specializing in retained executive search for top-tier leadership talent across diverse industries, including Technology, Mining and Aggregate, Public Accounting & Advisory, Healthcare, Aerospace, and more. With a focus on delivering exceptional outcomes, he excels in C-Suite and leadership searches, offering tailored solutions for startups, venture-backed firms, and Fortune 100 companies.

As a seasoned executive search consultant with a strong focus on fast-growth companies delivering enterprise within technology, mining, healthcare/life sciences, and aerospace. His expertise extends from building leadership teams for venture-backed startups to partnering with private-equity owned fast growth and global multinational companies, encompassing board-level and executive management placements. Michael has orchestrated executive-level searches across North America, EMEA, and APAC, delivering optimal placements for diverse client portfolios. Recognized as a leader in securing senior professionals to include C-Suite, Executive Leadership and department heads that has resulted in organizational success. Additionally, Michael has a proven record of developing outsourced and EOR (Employer of Record) organizations overseas. 

Michael is a results-driven Executive Search Professional with an extensive background in executive recruitment and fostering cross-industry partnerships. With a strategic mindset and a strong track record of success, he has contributed to organizations' growth by identifying and securing top-tier executive talent across a wide spectrum of dynamic industries. His expertise aligns with fast-growth technology sectors, where innovation and transformative leadership are paramount.

Industry Mastery:

  • Technology: Experienced in identifying leadership talent for fast-growth technology companies offering enterprise software, SaaS, Big Data, Data Analytics, Martech/AdTech, Cyber-Security, and Cloud/IT infrastructure solutions.
  • Public Accounting & Advisory: Proficient in sourcing financial and advisory leaders across diverse functions, from tax and audit to compliance and risk management.
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences: Adept at identifying top talent within the intricate landscape of healthcare and life sciences, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare technology.
  • Mining and Aggregate: Deep understanding of the mining and aggregate sector, sourcing executive talent for companies driving innovation and sustainability in resource extraction and management.
  • Aerospace: Expertise in aerospace executive recruitment, catering to the specific demands of this dynamic and high-tech industry.

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