Our staffing approach allows us to deliver on-profile candidates fast, using targeted research that identifies critical leadership competencies, necessary functional skills and experience, and candidate track records of high performance. We target the top 5% of candidate talent in today's marketplace in order to satisfy our clients' need for human capital and form long-term business partnerships. Diversity is an integral part of our search practice.  We also stand behind our work and the quality of our candidates by providing a one-year guarantee with each placement.










Our Executive Search Practice supports

Director and above placements

across organizational functions.




Information Technology

Human Resources

Organization Development

Finance/ Accounting



Our Client Consulting Services are designed to increase an organization's ability to realize greater long-term profitability.  Each process operates interdependently as part of an overall Human Capital Performance Development Plan.  A top line view of these services are listed below.

Organization Health Survey Assessment

Competency Development

Performance Planning using Measures & Evaluation Standards

Development Feedback

Succession Planning

Staffing Process Design & Selection Training

These services and high performance work systems serve as a catalyst for increasing employee performance and the long-term growth and development of an organization.


Client Service

We consistently demonstrate a strong service orientation and strive to exceed client expectations.


We do what we say.


We treat people as our most valuable asset.


We work well with clients and each other to achieve goals.


We are upfront and honest with information people need to know.


We assume responsibility and take ownership and action in order to improve a situation and achieve results.


We value unique differences and styles.




Michael Gomez serves as President of MGI headquartered in Chicago, IL.  He is responsible for operations, management of candidate research, and client interface. Mike also supports Director and above executives with outplacement services such as career coaching, marketing, resume redesign and interviewing skills. 



MGI has delivered top executive talent. Brands represented include Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin Robbins, Pick Up Stix, El Pollo Loco, Togo's Eatery, Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, IHOP Corp., TCBY, CHEP USA, Lens Express, Nestle Waters, Hospitality Mints, Fuji Food Products, Neil Electric, Herman Weissker Construction, CyrusOne, Computershare and VTech Industries.  


Prior to forming MGI, Mike worked for DHR International as Executive Vice President and member of their executive Advisory Board. Mike was awarded as a top new sales performer in the country and was asked to serve as lead trainer of all new EVP’s hired within North America.  Prior to joining DHR International, Mike led the design and implementation of McDonald’s Management Services Call Center. He also served as a multi Department Head in San Diego, California where he provided the leadership for all staffing, training, quality management, human resources and administration for a billion dollar business unit.

The balance of Mike’s professional experience comes from working for other high profile organizations such as The Walt Disney Company, where he headed up staffing for all North American retail operations and PepsiCo where he served as Division Manager of Staffing and Area Manager of Human Resources.  In addition, Mike worked for AT&T in Call Center operations and corporate staffing.   Mike received his undergraduate degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and has performed graduate studies at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.


Valerie M. Wright heads the research for MGI International as Director of Recruiting and Research based in Chicago, IL. She is responsible for managing all research activity in the United States as well as Canada and Europe.



Prior to joining MGI, Ms. Wright worked in innovative ad agencies and graphic arts companies in Chicago for more than 10 years. As Director of Business Development, she successfully recruited and hired specialized teams for client accounts, including Nestles, Kraft Foods International, Pfizer and McDonald's Corporation. Prior to returning to Chicago, Ms. Wright resided in France working for Parke-Davis Laboratories a subsidiary of Pfizer Pharmaceutical Group. She was rewarded for her commitment to diversity in growing her team within the advertising and marketing departments. As an American, her fluency in French was indispensable in managing culturally diverse groups of Europeans.


Ms. Wright has been awarded a Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) designation, the most widely recognized professional standard in e-recruitment today from AIRS, North America's largest recruitment training company. Her undergraduate studies were performed in Fine Arts at Chicago's School of the Art Institute, and in International Business at the Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France.