I have known James Midelis for over thirty years and would highly recommend him to any client or candidate looking for an exceptional recruiter in the Legal Executive Search Industry.
After James graduated from Florida State University with his undergraduate in Political Science in the early 1990’s, he worked as a court officer for me while I was a Chief Circuit Judge in the 19″ Judicial Circuit. James was extremely efficient assisting me with court orders, preparing accurate presentence investigations, sentencing guidelines, and instructing offenders placed on probation of their requirements. Even at young age, James quickly developed an excellent rapport with the Assistant State Attorneys as well as Private Attorneys and Public Defenders.
After James started his search firm, he would call or meet me on occasion about opportunities with the very best top tier law firms and always worked directly with the CEO, Chairman, Shareholder or key Partners. I always felt comfortable discussing potential firms with him as he always worked in the strictest of confidence and has a high level of honesty and integrity. Although he can be very persuasive and worked with great clients, I decided to open my own firm specializing in all areas of litigation including business and complex commercial litigation, class action lawsuits, eminent domain, as well as real estate including development.
Once again, I highly recommend The Midelis Group if you are a professional in the legal industry and you want to seriously evaluate your ability to further your career. Please feel free to call me if you wish to discuss James and the Midelis Group further.
CYNTHIA G. ANGELOS, Esq. at THE LAW OFFICE OF CYNTHIA G. ANGELOS, P.A.
“James was a pleasure to work with when I decided to change law firms. Handled the process professionally and was available to answer questions and provide suggestions throughout the process. Would highly recommend him and his group.”
Placed Ned Nashban currently at Baritz and Colman LLP
“Jim provided quality executive search services during my recent contact with him. Even though I was not actively looking to make a career move, Jim’s knowledge and feedback about the client was very helpful. I was also impressed that Jim put me directly in touch with the decision makers. I would recommend Jim as an excellent contact in the executive search industry.”
Recruited John Lavelle as Vice President Preconstruction at Coastal Construction
Midelis Group was able to help find a new opportunity for me with very little downtime between jobs. Jim is incredibly personable and goes beyond the conventional “passing of resumes and names” to understand the candidate’s background and growth expectations to help take that next step in the candidate’s career path. Jim spent an inordinate amount of time talking to me about, not only my career history, but things that related to me personally and my family to get a better understanding of who I was and where a good fit would be for me in a cultural sense. I highly recommend Midelis Group to anyone looking to find a better career path that would meet their growth needs and become a successful professional in this industry.
Guy Reese, Project Executive Prime Group LLC
Jim Midelis explained to me the reason for the call, the position I qualified for, gave a complete background of the company along with detailed references. I have dealt with recruiters in the past on a couple of occasions and most of them can rarely hide their personal monetary ambition. James approaches as a friend looking out for YOUR best interest. His personality is such that you feel like you’ve known him for years from the first conversation. He even went the extra mile giving me expert resume and presentation advice that really can only indicate his years of experience in the field. After landing the position I have sought my entire career, with compensation reminiscent of the Jefferson’s “movin’ on up”, he still inquires as to how I am doing and congratulates me for the new position. That’s service after the sale! So I can firmly say I, and my new employer are very satisfied with the service provided by The Midelis Group.
Ladd Henley – Environmental Health Safety Specialist at Balfour Beatty US
Midelis Group had contacted me and I wasn’t actively looking, but helped me find a fantastic opportunity with another company. I want to truly thank Kelly and Jim because of this opportunity, recently I had an important meeting with my new job and I also had an important test with one of my classes as I’m furthering my education. Not only did my new boss excuse me out of work in the middle of the day to take my test, they have me on a project at my school. They have gone up and beyond the call of duty and I’m so excited to be on this new adventure. Midelis Group definitely goes up and beyond as well to find a terrific fit for individuals.
Recruited Chad Cabera as APM at Moss & Associates
It has been a pleasure working with Kelly Clavijo. When Kelly contacted me, I was not actively looking to make a change; however, she provided me with great information and made me feel very comfortable in being able to make a change and it turned into a tremendous opportunity for my career. I would highly recommend The Midelis Group to anyone looking for an executive search firm in the construction industry.
Recently recruited Omar Lopez as Senior Project Manager at Altman Developers
Kelly was instrumental in advancing my career and ensuring a new position was a great fit. She was very knowledgeable about the industry and the particular firm I eventually joined. She provided comprehensive advice and was proactive during the entire process to ensure that all details were worked out at the beginning. I would recommend using her and her company for your recruiting needs.
Recruited David Hulme as a Development Project Manager at BTI Partners
“First Class! When and if you ever plan on relocating to another state you can imagine,it is a monumental task. James was introduced to me as being a Top Experienced recruiter, and we began this task together. This man is a true professional. I was relocating from one of the largest companies in New York City to Florida for family reasons. Jim spent numerous hours speaking with me about potential opportunities in Florida and he asked a lot of questions we spoke about my family and what was important to them also he is sincere and genuine man . After securing me an excellent offer from the President of a very well-respected company in Miami, it became more evident that my families needs would bring us to Orlando area. Jim , did not get discourage but encouraged to continue with his commitment to help me and my family. Jim than put me in touch directly with the decision makers in all my interviews he arranged. After several offers, I am happy to say I accepted a position with Gilbane Building Company in Orlando. Experience, Commitment, Integrity.”
Recruited Confidential Candidate to ENR Top 100 Company
“James contacted me for an executive position that was available. I had not been looking for another job at the time. After considering the position, James did an excellent job in effectively communicating in a timely basis the necessary appointments to get the position. I would recommend James to anybody wanting a professional service and being able to make the transition as painless as possible. Thanks”
Recruited Eric Cannon as Director of Scheduling for Moss Construction
“It was a pleasure to work with Jim! He handled everything very professionally and was available to answer questions and provided suggestions throughout the hiring process; including providing tips, suggestions, company procedures, etc. I highly recommend him if you are thinking of changing positions.”
Recruited Confidential Candidate at Linbeck Group
“Jim and I worked together diligently for several months looking for the most advantageous career opportunity with the greatest potential. Jim’s knowledge and experience working with the client was instrumental in negotiating an offer that was acceptable to the client and myself. Jim was an excellent contact and I would recommend him to others looking to utilize an executive search firm.”
Recruited Ron Weber currently VP of Scheduling at KAST
“I’ve known Jim for over ten years and can say with utmost confidence that he is one of the most skilled and motivated people to work in the field of executive search and recruitment. Jim’s engaging manner, industry knowledge and professionalism is above reproach. Jim is known for his outstanding work ethic and values. He works in the strictest of confidence and communicates closely with key company decision makers when on the recruiting hunt. He’s always a pleasure to talk to and his tenaciousness has enabled him to go far in his profession.”
Recruited Keith Lyons as their Estimator at TAS Commercial Concrete Construction, LLC
“I have known Jim Midelis for over ten years and highly recommend him in the field of executive search and recruitment. Jim’s manner, industry knowledge, and professionalism intrigued me in exploring a potential opportunity to move forward professionally. Jim always works in the strictest of confidence and has close contacts with the key decision makers. Jim is a pleasure to work with and his tenacity is unmatched in the recruiting world.”
Recruited Dan Simoneau for Baker Concrete Construction
“I would like to thank Jim Midelis for being the consummate professional in the recruiting industry. When I was first contacted by Jim in 2002, I did not need to change my career job or position. Although I typically did not engage in conversation with recruiters; Jim’s manner, friendliness and overall demeanor was engaging enough to start a dialogue about potential opportunities. At that time, I outlined specific requirements that would perhaps entice me to relocate. Jim did not waiver from what I was looking for and did not bring every opportunity that may exist to me if he felt it did not fit the criteria I had set forth. After several months, Jim brought an opportunity with one of the premier construction management firms in both Florida and the United States to me that really was a perfect fit. As I also fit their needs and with Jim’s help, I was offered a position and accepted. A ton of credit goes out to Jim for working with me for that length of time and finding the right opportunity. I would highly recommend Jim as well as his team to anyone looking to further their career in the construction industry.”
Former Placed Candidate as Director of Preconstruction at Balfour Beatty
“It was by good fortune when I received a call from Mr. Midelis the first time. He explained to me the reason for the call, the position I was qualified, and gave a complete background of the company along with detailed references. I have dealt with recruiters in the past on a couple of occasions and most of them can rarely hide their personal monetary ambition. James approaches as a friend looking out for YOUR best interest. His personality is such that you feel like you’ve known him for years from the first conversation. He even went the extra mile giving me expert resume and presentation advice that really can only indicate his years of experience in the field. After landing the position I have sought my entire career, with compensation in line with my experience, he still inquires as to how I am doing and congratulates me for the new position. That’s service after the sale! So I can firmly say that both my new employer and me are very satisfied with the service provided by The Midelis Group. Thanks a million James!”
Placed Ladd Henley as Corporate Safety Director at Capform Inc
“I wanted to take this opportunity to extend my deepest thanks to you for the great job you did for me at a rough point in my career. Seeking new opportunities with a new company can be very difficult, but with your guidance and expertise it became an easy process. I was very impressed that you got me to meet directly with the decision makers. Confidentiality of the process was very important to me and you executed this transition on the utmost professional level. I was also overwhelmed that you were able to negotiate on my behalf all the items I requested. Due to your hard work my career has leap three years ahead of all my peers in the industry.”
“I thank you and my family thanks you, I see you not just as my agent but also a friend.”
Formerly Placed Fitz Williams as Project Manager at Pavarini (A Structure Tone Organization Company)