Mike Wheless


Before he founded the firm in 1986, Mike worked in the radiology field and it was there that he developed a keen sense for the clarity an X-Ray could bring to complex medical problems. Intrigued by the potential of seeing through complex organizational challenges, Mike set out to innovate the practice of executive search and remedy clients’ critical, unmet executive and Board leadership needs. He created the firm’s unique Portfolio ApproachSM, which now also extends to the firm’s Board search, multi-phase succession planning, custom-tailored talent mapping, and related human capital advisory assignments. Mike’s commitment to game-changing executive and Board search has helped create client breakthroughs that have enhanced performance, improved productivity, advanced market position and elevated client profitability in dozens of global industry sectors. Mike’s leadership has resulted in the firm being recognized in the sentinel guide to the executive search industry, Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1,000,000+, as one of North America’s most outstanding executive search and leadership consulting firms.