JW Michaels & Co. Enters Atlanta Market

March 8, 2016 – New York-based executive search firm JW Michaels & Co. has expanded into the Atlanta market through a majority investment in executive recruiter ExecuSource, Inc.

Since 1998, ExecuSource has placed more than 5,000 accounting, finance and IT professionals with over 200 mid-sized to billion dollar organizations in the Atlanta area. Its local experience and resources will now contribute to JW Michael’s continued growth. The firm’s founding partners, Frank Green, Marc Schwartz and Michael Johnson, along with the rest of its staff, all remain with the firm.

“We have been seeking the right strategic partner to enhance our presence in the Southeast, especially in the large and growing Atlanta market,” said JW Michaels managing partner Jason Wachtel. “ExecuSource is the perfect partner in terms of capabilities, geographic location, leadership and culture.”

Over 75 percent of the Fortune 1000 have a presence in the Atlanta area, and the region hosts roughly 1,250 multinational corporations. The Atlanta market is home to companies including Coca-Cola Co., Home Depot, UPS, Delta Air Lines and Turner Broadcasting.

“We are excited about joining forces with JW Michaels,” said Mr. Green, who serves as ExecuSource CEO.  “We share similar philosophies and have complementary strengths. The combined resources will be invaluable for serving new and existing clients. Both firms share a commitment to personalized client service, the highest level of integrity and nurturing uniquely innovative cultures. One plus one is really three or four in this case.”

“We are very proud of what ExecuSource has accomplished,” said Michael Johnson, a managing partner of ExecuSource. “We look forward to continuing to provide our clients with exceptional service and our staff with expanded opportunities as we grow together with the JW Michaels team.”


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JW Michaels has grown rapidly and expanded into many cities. Mr. Wachtel said the firm will continue to open new offices, target additional industries and hire more employees. “Joining forces with ExecuSource is an important step in accelerating our growth to better serve our clients –and create greater opportunities for everyone on our team.”

JW Michaels & Co. is an executive search firm dedicated to serving the recruiting needs of top-tier financial services, legal, technology and business institutions, including investment management firms, hedge funds, investment banks, law firms and Fortune 500 companies. The firm has additional offices in New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Houston.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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