Michael Kersten serves as a Director at Stanton Chase Baltimore. Before joining Stanton Chase, he previously held diverse leadership roles spanning talent acquisition to sales. Notably, he was a Managing Director for a specialty retained search firm that focuses on early-stage start-ups, venture capital, and PE firms in the high growth technology sector. Earlier in his career he also served as Director of Permanent Operations at a prominent recruitment and staffing services firm.
In his current role at Stanton Chase, Michael is a strategic talent partner focusing on C-suite and executive leadership talent acquisition across a broad spectrum of industries. These industries include technology, mining and aggregates, public accounting and advisory, healthcare and life sciences, aerospace, and more. Being results-driven, Michael’s strategic mindset and strong track record have greatly contributed to his clients’ organizational growth.
With a distinct emphasis on delivering exceptional outcomes, Michael excels in C-suite, board level, and critical leadership searches. He tailors his solutions to cater to startups, pre-IPO companies, venture-backed firms, fast-growth multinational companies and companies in fast-growth industries, and even Fortune 100 companies.
Michael is particularly passionate about helping fast-growth companies with executive recruitment that drives enterprise value. His expertise extends from assembling leadership teams for venture-backed startups to collaborating with private-equity owned, fast-growth global multinational companies.
Michael has effectively orchestrated executive searches across regions like North America, EMEA, and APAC, consistently yielding optimal placements for a varied range of client portfolios. His prowess as a leader in securing senior professionals has significantly contributed to his clients’ organizational success. Michael also boasts a proven track record in developing outsourced and EOR (Employer of Record) organizations internationally.
Michael holds a B.S. in business administration and management. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, and hiking with his dogs.