Having studied Economics/Finance at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, M.L. began a career in recruitment in 1997, working for hundreds of client companies from Fortune 100 large companies to start-ups. During this time, he has conducted somewhere between twenty and thirty thousand job interviews and has hired thousands of employees in a variety of roles from entry-level positions to C-Suite and Board-Level. During his career he managed a corporate recruiting team, increasing their hires by over 33% in under two years. He started Ethical Recruiters, Inc., an executive recruitment firm and later SoaringME, a company that educates candidates on how to be more successful in job interviewing.
Within this framework, M.L. has also published several books related to the subject:
· SoaringME The Ultimate Guide to Successful Job Searching.
· SoaringME The Ultimate Guide to Successful Job Interviewing.
· SoaringME COMPANION WORKBOOK The Ultimate Guide to Successful Job Interviewing.
· SoaringME.com: Guide to Successful Salary Negotiation.
He also has several Ultimate Guides on interviewing for specific careers.
In his free time, M.L. is an avid cyclist and has ridden the annual 200-mile Seattle-to-Portland bike ride five times so far. He also enjoys traveling domestically and internationally.
M.L. has worked with homeless military veterans for a couple of years through a non-profit organization. He used his experience to help them improve interviewing skills, write resumes, and obtain employment to get back on their feet. He also raises money for children’s mental health charities.
In the future, M.L. plans to continue his career in talent acquisition. His personal goal is to one day combine his love of cycling and travel to complete 100-mile bike rides on five different continents.
His favorite quote is "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run..." – Babe Ruth.