June 9, 2016 – Executive recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recruited Mike Andrew as senior vice president and general counsel for Enterprise Holdings Inc. The search was led by Paul Williams and Heather Fine from the firm’s Chicago in-house search practice group. As head of Enterprise Holding’s legal team, Mr. Andrew will be responsible for managing the entire legal framework of its global business.
Mr. Andrew has a strong background in the global travel business, most recently serving as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Carlson Inc. Prior to that, he was with Marriott International for 14 years in various senior legal positions, culminating as senior vice president and deputy general counsel of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation. At both companies, he was involved in developing corporate strategy and led geographically diverse teams with lawyers in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Marriott in 1999, he practiced law at two Florida firms and served as a law clerk in Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court.
“Mike is a seasoned, multi-faceted legal professional who stood out from the start of our search as an ideal fit for Enterprise and its business needs,” said Mr. Williams. “Having focused on global operations and customer service, global sales and marketing, product innovation, ecommerce, and brand management, Mike has the proven track record of leading diverse teams and supporting the legal needs of a corporation on a global scale.”
Enterprise Holdings, which operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, is the largest car rental service provider in the world. Combined with its affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, the organization made $19.4 billion in revenue, employed more than 93,000 people and owned 1.7 million vehicles worldwide in fiscal year 2015.
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Legal recruiting generally has been booming this year. According to Hunt-Scanlon Media, lawyers employed by government agencies are on the move — a direct result of President Obama’s second term nearing its end. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses, and all levels of government require legal services in the U.S. and internationally as global economies expand.
To meet this demand, since the start of the year MLA has been bolstering its staff and search practices:
Just recently, the firm launched a new managed legal services offering, which provides corporate clients with process analysis, customized action plans and implementation assistance. Mark Yacano leads the team, which operates within its solutions practice group, from the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
In February, MLA appointed Ronald Stevens to the firm’s partner practice group in Houston. With more than 20 years of comprehensive experience as a practicing lawyer and talent management consultant in both the U.S. and Europe, he focuses on representing individual partners and partner groups in the lateral marketplace.
A few weeks before that, MLA named Stacey Breen and Peter Van Son as directors in its partner practice group in New York. Ms. Breen is a litigator with over 15 years of experience. She was previously a partner at law firm Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz in New York. Mr. Van Son is a legal operations executive and attorney with a successful track record at major AmLaw 100 firms.
Earlier this year, MLA named Jennifer Silver as executive director and global head of marketing and communications. She is based in the firm’s Boston office and will be responsible for strategic marketing for both MLA and Allegis Partners, its sister company focused on executive search.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media