May 15, 2011 – Recruiting firm Stephen James Associates (SJA), a division of Allegis Group, has hired Mike Crissy within its executive banking and financial services group. Mr. Crissy will be based in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office focusing on mid to senior executive level search in banking. Prior to joining SJA, Mr. Crissy worked for Jones Lang LaSalle as a senior broker in the office services group. “Mike is a valuable addition to our banking group and a strategic hire for us in the Florida market; he will focus on commercial banking, private wealth management, and senior executive leadership roles in the Southeastern U.S.,” said Carlos J. Arboleda, SJA’s executive director of the national banking group. “His familiarity with the industry, his relationships with the players, and his record of service and success, will facilitate our growth and expansion.” SJA provides professional, managerial, and executive recruitment and talent acquisition for contingent and retained engagements for permanent placement or interim/project consulting assignments.