— Scott Brueggeman, Chief Marketing Officer
CyrusOne Data Centers
National Sourcing Capability
All Functional Areas
Speed of Delivery
MGI is an executive search and management consulting firm that combines a cross-functional candidate sourcing capability, with organizational management consulting. We serve our clients as a "single source provider" across a wide array of organizational needs. As a privately held company, we operate by providing exceptional service, speed, flexibility, and quality through every one of our enabling processes.
We take the time to understand your business, growth, culture, and its associated selling points. This vital first step includes appropriate client interviews, website and materials review, etc., and enables us to most effectively represent your organization in the marketplace.
MGI offers a wide array of consulting services and high performance work systems that significantly impact an organization's ability to realize greater long-term profitability. Click below for an outline and description of MGI's client services.
WHAT CLIENTS & EXECUTIVE CANDIDATES SAY
"I was introduced to Mike about 3 years ago. I retained his company MGI to identify a Chief Operating Officer for me. Mike not only provided me with a portfolio of very well qualified candidates, but he also provided insight on their strengths and weaknesses and social styles as it pertained to our specific needs. The search was very successful, and since then I have retained Mike to fill four other senior level positions, including my Vice President of Marketing & Product Innovation, Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Human Resources, and Vice President of Operations. Mike has an outstanding understanding of all cross functional requirements that make finding and hiring high quality executives a success. His constant communication, executive coaching, and client service are unparalleled. I would highly recommend Mike to any company looking for a high quality, well connected, and service oriented executive search professional."
Joe Marchica, CEO Fuji Foods Products Inc
"I met Mike Gomez in 1995 and hired him as my Multi-Department Head at McDonald's Corporation. Once Mike started MGI International, LLC, based in Chicago, I requested his firm's executive search support in 2003 to identify my Vice President of Franchise Operations when I was SVP of Operations at Mrs. Fields Famous Brands.
MGI International has now been my top choice to fill critical positions across three different brand name organizations I've worked for including Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, Togo's, and most recently Pick Up Stix where MGI placed my Director of Supply Chain. Mike Gomez and his team at MGI have continuously provided us with highly qualified, pre-screened, talented candidates.
Mike and his team are highly skilled, professional and diligent in fulfilling our specific requirements, and they remain flexible when the parameters of the search changes. When our request included a geographic limitation on the search to offset relocation costs—they delivered. As an added feature, MGI brings to the table what many agencies do not, that is, their expert consultation in the area of human capital planning. I have found their insight and advice of great value in ascertaining bench strength and succession planning within our organization.
MGI can be relied upon to present ideal candidates for a wide range of positions across every function, from middle management to key leaders. They take into consideration not only a candidate’s experience, education and skill set; they evaluate and make recommendations on their management and interpersonal social style and their cultural fit within the organization. When a candidate is evaluated and then selected, MGI goes the extra mile to ensure a smooth transition for both parties. It is with high regard and recommendation that I would submit MGI to any company seeking a proven and highly successful partner for recruiting expertise, assistance and consultation."
Robert Rodriguez, CEO Prestige Restaurant Group
I've been fortunate to have worked with Mike Gomez both as a candidate, where MGI placed me a a General Manager for Nestle Waters, as well as having retained Mike to identify one of my direct reports. MGI produced on-profile candidates fast with detailed analysis of leadership, experience, etc., and following our candidate selection, MGI provided us with an unconditional 1 year guarantee with their executive placement. Mike represents his clients in an extremely professional manner, is client driven and always delivers in a way that has exceeded my expectations. I would encourage any company looking to identify top leadership talent to utilize MGI's services if you ever have the opportunity
Robert Clamp, President & CEO at One Floral Group
"I have known Mike Gomez for 14 years dating back to when MGI placed me at Dunkin Brands, Inc. in 2004. Subsequently, I took advantage of MGI's search practice to help rebuild my management team. Mike is, by far, the best recruiter I have ever worked with. Professional, ethical, results oriented, and client focused appropriately define Mike and his firm. MGI consistently delivers great candidates fast that can work well within the company culture and my leadership style. I was also able to take advantage of Mike's HR / OD consulting skills. Mike knows the retail food business well having worked for McDonald's Corporation, and having placed executives across a number of well established brands. He is able to consult on performance management issues, change management, how to structure the right spans of supervisory control, how to provide development feedback to employees, interpersonal social styles, succession planning, and more. Mike is not just a great executive search consultant; he is an excellent executive coach. MGI has my highest possible endorsement."
Jeff Sweetman, EVP Operations at Yogurtland Franchising Inc
"I have known Mike for 12 years and have used MGI's executive search practice when I was Chief Operating Officer for IHOP Corp. A week after requesting Mike's assistance with identifying candidates for my Division Vice President of Franchise Operations opening, MGI provided me with several on-profile candidates to choose from. My selection process was made easy and MGI's candidate performed extremely well in the role. MGI's sourcing capability and understanding of the retail food industry along with Mike's executive coaching have exceeded my expectations. I look forward to using MGI and working with Mike Gomez in the future to help build my leadership team, and I would highly recommend any company looking for the best talent and greatest value to do the same."
Dennis Farrow, President at
Advanced Technology Construction Corporation
"I have had the privilege of working with Mike both as an outplacement candidate as well as a client seeking talent to build my team. In both instances I found Mike to be extremely responsive, articulate, thorough and knowledgeable about the industry and his client’s business. Mike is not interested in short term wins but rather long term relationships. Thus, he runs his business accordingly with the highest level of honesty and integrity always with his client’s best interests in mind. I’ve learned a lot while working with Mike and in every case he has exceeded my expectations. Mike is truly an asset to any organization looking to build a strong brand and team.
Nancy Bigley, CFE, CEO & Co-Owner at Bottle & Bottega
"Mike and his team excel at finding very high quality candidates for hard to fill positions. He is thorough in his process, extremely client focused, and always delivers above expectations. I've hired Mike several times and each time he has come through with flying colors - which help me build great teams. I highly recommend Mike and look forward to working with him in the future."
Scott Brueggeman, Chief Marketing Officer
CyrusOne Data Centers
"I have had the benefit of working with Mike Gomez for a number of years ~ and across an array of industrial verticles and search functions/placements. Consistent, cerebral, transparent, engaging, ethical, and thoroughly capable are only a few of the adjectives that would adequately define Mike and his unique gifts. Simply put ~ I trust him to clearly and concisely grasp the client need, and then to convey that need into a cogent, effective management search placement plan, which betters the client once filled, and betters the candidate through Mike's wise career development counseling along the way."
Daniel Charleton, Director, Real Estate
Development & EHDOC Foundation Investments
"I have known Mike Gomez, President of MGI International, LLC for 10 years and have utilized MGI’s Consulting Services in support of my own executive development and have also used MGI’s Executive Search practice as a candidate seeking employment. In both cases, I was impressed with the level of professionalism and integrity Mike was able to demonstrate. He represents the MGI brand in a professional way and that candidates, and a client organization will always value and respect. I would recommend MGI to any company looking to leverage valued added HR consulting and identify top candidates, who truly can make a difference and grow an organization.”
Rebecca Black, CFR, Advisor at National Franchise Sales
Office: Temecula, CA