Mike Petras

Mike Petras is the Sr. Partner of Lodestar Executive Search and a strategic partner to Midwest Executive Search. Mike often consults and lends his expertise to specific search assignments.

In 1996, after a rewarding career in the RV Industry as a National Sales Manager, I left the corporate world for a career in executive recruiting. Over the years, I’ve had the great fortune of placing some of the brightest professionals and executives in the industries I serve.

And the best part…I’ve made many trusted friends along the way.

I specialize in placing managers, directors, and executives in the following industries: agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and complex manufactured products. I recruit nationwide and have solid relationships with some of the most respected leaders within these industries.

I am a published author and in 2011 wrote the book, Why Don’t They Call Me? ~ Job Search Wisdom to Get You Unstuck. I was inspired to write the book because of my hands on experience with placing hundreds of professionals, and my own unemployment ordeal that lasted over 6 months in 1995.

I’m a member of Top Echelon, a prestigious association of 1000 seasoned executive recruiters committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Make sure you check out our active jobs board which not only includes all of my search assignments, but 2000+ jobs from my nationwide recruiting partners. Most of these job postings are not advertised to the public or appear on the big boards.

I also enjoy helping job seekers and career changers who may not be a fit for my current job search assignments. I created the popular website, Job-Interview-Wisdom. My website has been coined: A soft place to land for job seekers and career changers. I try to inject some humor and common sense into the stressful task of making a job change.

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