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.
I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the outstanding services we have received from Jim Midelis and Kelly Clavijo. I was introduced by one of our top contractors who had been working successfully with Jim for 19 years. I was impressed with his enthusiasm and straight forward approach.
After retaining Jim last year to find an exceptional candidate, he recruited an individual that has worked out very well for us. I recently contacted Jim in regards to a challenging position and retained him for another search. Jim and Kelly teamed together and found another outstanding candidate for our organization. Unlike many Executive Search Firms, Jim and his team took the time to truly understand our needs and delivered highly skilled candidates who were not necessarily actively pursuing career changes. Jim did an excellent job of providing me information that would not be on a resume to be able to match not only technical aptitude, but also personality traits that helped land key individuals for each search. Jim has always worked in an ethical manner and I would highly recommend The Midelis Group to any company in construction and development looking for exceptional candidates.
I look forward to a long term relationship and would highly recommend their Executive Search Firm services.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Largest Developer Confidentially on the West Coast
John Mullen and Jim Midelis have helped TAS with our staffing needs for many years with great success, including project managers, estimators, business development people and senior leaders. Their efforts stand out among a vast sea of recruiters as they truly strive to understand our specific needs then thoroughly search the market for viable candidates until the right candidate surfaces. The Midelis Group is our go-to recruiter.
Bob Bacon Chief Operating Officer TAS Concrete
I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the outstanding services Gilbane Building Company has received from Jim Midelis. My relationship with Jim goes back over fifteen years when we first met at my previous company as the Southeastern Vice President. I was immediately impressed with his enthusiasm and industry knowledge.
After accepting a promotion as Gilbane’s Business Unit Leader, I contacted Jim in regards to numerous positions due to our phenomenal growth in Florida. James has an uncanny knack to bring the very top talent in the industry with exceptional backgrounds and individuals with high morals and the right cultural fit. Jim has done a tremendous job of understanding who we are, what we are looking for and how we value our time. Jim’s process of prescreening candidates has led to the highest success rates with regard to actual hires. Six of the last seven candidates Jim presented in the last eight months were not only offered positions, but have joined our organization and are contributing immediately. The bottom line Jim saves us time and money using his seventeen years of recruiting experience.
Jim is dependable, honest, and he targets passive candidates and brings the very best in the marketplace. Once again, we are on several high level searches and Jim has already presented outstanding candidates. I look forward to a long and continued successful relationship
Robert S. Hayes | Gilbane Florida Division President | Florida Division President
I have known Jim Midelis for well over 15 years and consider our relationship stronger than a client to vendor scenario. My first contact with Jim was as a potential candidate, although I was not actively looking to change positions it was through Jim’s personality and genuine integrity that made me comfortable enough to consider the possibilities.
It was through his thoughtful evaluation of my current position and all aspects of my compensation and eventually the opportunities that my current position held for me that we concluded the opportunity he contacted me for was not in my best interest.
I was so impressed with Jim’s honesty and integrity that when my position changed and I became an Owner I relied on him to help position the right individuals within Old North State Masonry, LLC. Jim has handled our business over the years as if he is still trying to earn our business everyday, I think that is his secret of success. Simply put he does the right thing consistently even when he knows people are not watching.
I highly recommend Jim’s services to anyone in need of top talent for their business.
Joseph S. Anastasi, President, Old North State Masonry, LLC
It is not very often that we take the time to acknowledge the benefits of the services we receive. Just recently I was reminded what a valued partner Jim Midelis has become for Coastal Construction after completing another search.
Over a dozen years, Jim and his team have consistently brought us some of the best talent in the market place. They have done a great job at understanding who we are, what we are looking for and how we value our time. Their process of prescreening candidates has led to one of the highest success rates with regard to candidates review and actual hires.
Once again we are on a high level search and Jim has already prepared some great candidates for us to discuss next week. We look forward to working with Jim now and for a long time to come.
Thomas C. Murphy, President, Coastal Construction Company
I have known and worked with Jim Midelis for the past few years. He has done an outstanding job by bringing two key individuals in to Moss in the past year and he is currently working on another. It takes very special qualities and attributes to be a Super Star Executive Recruiter. You must possess tact, diplomacy, excellent verbal & written communication skills, experience in that company’s industry, and be honest, trustworthy, confidential, well networked, persuasive, tenacious and brave. Plus, you need to know the magic word to open the doors with the candidates. Jim has all these traits and more!!!
Jim is a rare breed in the recruiting world, as he is able to understand both the candidates perspective and a company’s specific position qualifications and culture for the right fit.
He targets the passive candidates, the ones who are not really looking to bring you the very best in the marketplace. I have been in Human Resource Management for over 20 years and he is, by far, the best Executive Recruiter I have had the pleasure of working with. I highly recommend Jim and his team for key searches in your organization. We look forward to Jim being part of the Moss team for many years to Come!
SR VP Moss & Associates
I have known and worked with Jim Midelis for the past fifteen years. He has done an outstanding job filling many key positions for us during this time, He has a special talent for matching candidates with companies that I have rarely found with other recruiters, He understands our core values, mission and specific needs We recently retained Jim to find another key position within our organization and he was extremely successful in a timely manner. We highly recommend Jim and his team for key searches in your organization.
Jim Renaud, Vice President
I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the outstanding services we have received from Jim Midelis. I met Jim in person and I was impressed with his enthusiasm and industry knowledge.
After accepting a promotion as the Southeastern Vice President in Atlanta, I contacted Jim in regards to numerous difficult positions in a very competitive market. Due to our growth and expansion into Florida and the Carolinas we were in need of top talent for several positions including Chief Estimator, Senior Estimator, Marketing Manager, Senior Project Manager, Project Manager, Superintendent, and Project Engineer. Unlike many Executive Search Firms, Jim took the time to truly understand our needs and delivered highly skilled candidates who were not necessarily actively pursuing career changes. Jim did an excellent job of providing me information that would not be on a resume to be able to match not only technical aptitude, but also personality traits that helped land key individuals for all positions. Jim has always worked in a highly ethical manner and has never hesitated to honor our agreement if a candidate left during the warranty period and has replaced that individual immediately.
I find Jim to be dependable, honest, and to attract the very top talent in the industry.
I look forward to a long term relationship and would highly recommend his services.
Barton Malow, Former Southeastern Vice President
I wanted to write you concerning your outstanding performance on my behalf.
As you know, prior to beginning this company,I was hired to build a masonry and natural stone subsidiary of a privately held Houston-based construction consortium. We began with a dozen or so employees and steadily built the company into one of the largest and most decorated commercial masonry and natural stone subcontracting firms in the country with over five hundred employees. This process would not have been possible without your assistance. Your ability to thoroughly understand my needs and to timely provide qualified candidates to meet those needs was remarkable. What I really appreciated was your ability to perform in a very difficult market niche (masonry and natural stone) while maintaining the highest degree of ethical behavior. I am confident that our recent discussion concerning our need for an additional project manager will result in another timely and qualified placement.
It is not often that you find thorough, honest and dependable staffing and recruitment services. You have consistently exceeded my expectations and I look forward to working with your group in building our business.
Kevin M. Camarata, President of General Partner, Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd
This letter is in recognition of your firm’s commitment to service. Several years ago, I was contacted by Jim Midelis with a lead on a concrete estimator. I had been looking to fill a very difficult concrete estimating position for some time. Jim reviewed with me all the qualifications of this estimator, and after interviewing with him, found that Jim’s evaluation of this estimator was impeccable.
Of course, we hired the estimator, and as of this year, have promoted him to Senior Concrete Estimator. He has become a valuable employee to our company and a significant part of our success.
Jim continues to keep me informed of qualified candidates, especially when our paths cross at the yearly World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, and various trade shows I attend. It is nice to be able to sit one on one with Jim and discuss the industry together.
If we are ever looking for an experienced estimator, we would not hesitate to call Jim. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with Jim again, as our company’s growth continues.
Chris A. Forster, VP of Operations at Largo Concrete