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“There are three kinds of executives: visionary leaders, managers of execution and relationship builders. Finding those rare leaders that have all three traits is next to impossible – but it is our job to find them to drive our client’s businesses to the next level.”
That’s Mike Levine, President of ML Search Partners.
Recognizing the need for leaders that could successfully navigate and prosper in unchartered waters, Mike started the firm in 1990 during the explosive cable era. Over the past two plus decades, he has helped organizations land visionary leaders who have made their marks across industries.
With a nose for talent, Mike has discovered some of the great executives by finding the rare leaders who can simultaneously deliver on the vision, build and manage relationships, and drive results and businesses that breakthrough.
As Mike has noted, “You can manage through change, but if you change everything, there will be nothing to manage. For new leaders, managing change to achieve results is everything because change is the only constant.”
Mike understands the challenges companies face in capturing market share and mind share of target audiences. With the seismic shift in power to the consumer coupled with the emergence of the multi-platform brand experiences, today’s executive has to excel at delivering on this new paradigm.
It is this intense focus on critical business challenges that make Mike and ML Search uniquely qualified to solving business problems through people. And, consistently finding executives that drive companies to the next level in dynamic markets has created deep relationships between ML Search Partners and its roster of longstanding clients.
It is the focus on execution of vision through change management that drives ML Search Partners to identify and deliver executives who will perform for today and continue to deliver results well into the future.
Mike’s ability to understand human nature comes with pedigree. Prior to executive search, Mike was a psychologist for a joint New York State program where he worked with children and their families to prevent institutionalization and foster mainstreaming. He also served as a placement counselor in a rehabilitation agency for the physical, emotional and mentally handicapped, where he worked with local industry to create jobs for his clients in the community. Mike has also managed not-for-profit arts groups and is currently on the Board of VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. Mike is a native of New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hartwick College and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from The New School of Social Research.