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Michael Ruiz

Michael Ruiz

Orange, California

17+yrs exp w/ Engineering, HR, Operations & Exec Search. Extensive track record of success identifying/recruiting hard to find talent.

Focus
Healthcare HR Operations
Hourly rate
150 USD
Avg project cost
$2,250
12 reviews
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My Recruiting Experience

Experience:
17 Years experience leading the full life-cycle recruitment of Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Affairs professionals (contingent, contract, & retained) at all levels and have personally recruited hundreds of Manufacturing Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers, Quality Engineers, etc... In addition to Quality Assurance, Quality Systems, and Regulatory Affairs professionals within the Medical Device, Life Science, Diagnostics, and Pharma Industries.
Roles hired:
Sr. Director and Vice President Regulatory Affairs Sr. Manufacturing Engineer Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer Director Quality Assurance Sr. Director Quality Engineering
Clients:
Stryker Cepheid Bio-Rad Reflexion Medical GE
Experience:
I have over 17 Years experience leading the full life-cycle recruitment of Human Resource professionals (contingent, contract, & retained) at all levels and have personally recruited hundreds of Human Resource professionals Including HR Generalists, Labor Relations Specialists, HR Business Partners, Corporate HR, Manufacturing Plant & DC Level HR, HR Manager, and VP Level HR across multiple industries..
Roles hired:
HR Manager HR Strategic Business Partner Labor Relations Manager HR Director VP HR
Clients:
General Electric Honeywell Cytec Ducommun Armstrong World Industries
Experience:
Over 17 Years experience leading full life-cycle recruitment of Engineering and Manufacturing Operations professionals at all levels for both Start-up's and Fortune 500 organizations. Industries include Medical Device, Biotech, Aerospace, Consumer Products, Specialty Chemicals, etc.. My expertise is identifying, attracting, and recruiting "right fit" candidates on a per assignment basis meeting each clients specific needs. I maintain a network of thousands of top performing Engineering and Operations professionals across the country and provide my clients with access to top performing individuals that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Roles hired:
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Manufacturing Engineer IV Principal Mechanical Engineer Director of Quality Assurance Engineering Manager of Reliability Engineering
Clients:
Bio-Rad Stryker Agusta Aerospace FMC Corp Ducommun Aerostructures International Paper

Where I work...

Physically
Orange, California
Virtually
United States: California, New York, Arizona
For the past 17 years I have managed the recruitment process on a Nation Wide basis. Since many of my clients are large Fortune organizations with offices, manufacturing plants, and distribution centers in many locations across the country I have a proven track record of nation wide recruitment

I have been lucky to have retained Mike Ruiz in multiple organizations since 2007. Mike has worked tirelessly to fill roles from supervisory to senior leader role in multiple business areas and industries across the US. Mike has made recruiting so much easier by his understanding of the market and ready database of quality candidates. Mike is a recruiter that stays in contact with his candidates making the experience as quality for them as it is for the employer – his reputation is widely known in the industry. I have been both a candidate and a client of Mike and I keep my resume with him even when not looking as I trust him to find a role with my best interests in mind.

With that, Mike understands culture and the “fit” of a candidate which goes well beyond skills, experience and compensation. From many sources Mike finds a way to understand the culture of your organization and find a match with candidates and vice versa to ensure that no one’s time is wasted. Often the #2 candidate that Mike refers is later hired for a vacancy without a wider search – he is that “on target”.

If you have not tried the services that Mike Ruiz offers I would suggest that you trial a role in your organization as I am confident he will meet your expectations

Mike Meyden (MBA, PHR) Director, Human Resources, Resolution Copper, 

I have been lucky to have retained Mike Ruiz in multiple organizations since 2007. Mike has worked tirelessly to fill roles from supervisory to senior leader. Mike has made recruiting so much easier by his understanding of the market and ready database of quality candidates. Mike is a recruiter that stays in contact with his candidates making the experience as quality for them as it is for the employer – his reputation is widely known in the industry.With that, Mike understands culture and the “fit” of a candidate which goes well beyond skills, experience and compensation. From many sources he finds a way to understand the culture of your organization and find a match with candidates and vice versa to ensure that no one’s time is wasted. Often the #2 candidate that Mike refers is later hired for a vacancy without a wider search – he is that “on target”.

Mike Meyden Director, Human Resources, Rexam, LinkedIn profile

I am writing a recommendation of Michael Ruiz and on his organizations' behalf in regards to their competency in performing search both domestically and internationally in a permanent placement capacity. Several years ago I was running staffing for a division of Honeywell International, specifically the specialty materials division which emcompassed 40 plants globally and over $5 Billion in annual revenue. Michael and his team successfully completed both domestic and international recruiting assignments including the recruitment and placement of a candidate out of Italy and placed in Honeywell's offices in Seelze, Germany at the compensation level of $145,000 + 20% Target bonus. I was pleased with Michael's ability to execute that work and have maintained a networking relationship with him over the last 7 years.

Andrew Gadomski Manager, Staffing & Recruitment, Honeywell International, LinkedIn profile

It has been our pleasure, since 2007, to work with Global Talent Solutions (GTS) as a strategic retained search partner to fill some of our most critical positions. These positions have ranged from executives at the Vice President Level down to engineers/supervisors on the production floor. On every occasion, Global Talent Solutions has delivered exceptionally qualified candidates even on our most challenging positions and holds a very favorable project/placement ratio with us. We are looking forward to a continued partnership and endorse Global Talent Solutions as a valued search/recruitment vendor.

Brian Arcaro Manager, Human Resources, AgustaWestland, LinkedIn profile

As the Corporate Project Engineering Manager at ICI Paints (an Akzo Nobel company) I have worked with Mike Ruiz on many of our “tough to fill” positions. GTS has worked closely with ICI Paints on specialized hard to fill technical and management positions. Mike has always presented multiple top quality high caliber candidates for each position. ICI Paints has a strong corporate culture developed over 86 years of producing a variety of chemicals and specialized surface coatings. It is important to select candidates that are a cultural fit and that can pass a rigorous background check and hiring process. Global Talent Solutions has worked with ICI Paints as true business partners to pre-qualify candidates to enter our hiring process. The candidates that GTS pre screened moved through the ICI Paints hiring process much faster than candidates presented by other agencies. The skill and speed of Global Talent Solutions has reduced hiring costs and time to fill positions.

James Head Engineering Manager, Akzo Nobel / ICI, LinkedIn profile

Over the past two years Cytec Industries Inc. has worked directly with Mike and Global Talent Solutions (GTS) on an ongoing retained basis in efforts to fill our most critical positions. On every occasion, he has provided a level of service which I would consider to be above and beyond the industry standard. Every organization has a culture that is unique. Different people fit well in different situations. GTS goes the extra mile to make sure that each candidate is not only exceptionally qualified for the position but is also a compatible fit with our corporate culture. Every individual that Mike has placed with Cytec Industries Inc. has fit in well, performed admirably, and has grown professionally and personally. Mike and GTS have proven that they place a high value on building strong client relationships and strive to provide the very best pre-screened candidates.

Susan Asmo Global Staffing Manager, Cytec, LinkedIn profile

Mike did a great job listening to my needs and finding not one but several very good candidates to choose from. After six months I am thrilled with the candidate we chose.

Ed Barr Director, manufacturing Excellence, International Paper, LinkedIn profile

For over three years I have worked directly with Global Talent Solutions both as a client/hiring authority and as a candidate. Having been on both sides of recruitment process with you gives me a unique perspective on your business process, search methodology, and overall organizational structure. On every occasion, Global Talent Solutions has exceeded my expectations! It’s a comfort to know that when we have “critical fill” openings, I have a professional team of search experts in my corner. When it comes to identifying, recruiting and on boarding the best possible candidates, you clearly set the standard high in the search industry. Thank you for a consistent “job well done”!

Kimberly Reed Vice President, Global HR, Johnson Controls, LinkedIn profile

I had the pleasure of working with Michael as he recruited me to join GE Aviation. He always kept me informed and listened to my questions as he walked me through the process. Michael was extremely helpful throughout the entire recruiting phase and could anticipate my concerns before I brought them up. Michael's a very hard working individual and I'm glad I was able to work with him.

Craig Starkey Sr. HR Manager, General Electric, LinkedIn profile

Michael is a highly talented recruiter who is very attuned to the needs of his clients. I found that he was very involved from start to finish of the recruiting process and offered several excellent tips that helped me to better prepare for my interview. He offered very insightful and timely advice that served me well and I was very grateful for the time and effort he put into ensuring that I was well prepared. His advice was not limited to the interview process alone. He also offered up valuable tips, videos and examples of on how to resign without burning any bridges with my previous employer. I would highly recommend Michael to anybody that is seeking to find new and exciting opportunities. With Michael in your corner, you can't go wrong. He is very thorough, extremely approachable and does a great job of helping build your confidence. He will do everything he can to ensure that you have the best possible chance of being successful. And most importantly, Michael will continue to be a resource that you can depend on for the rest of your career. He is, without a doubt, the best recruiter that I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with.

Vinod Muniswamy Engineering Manager, Bio-Rad, LinkedIn profile

GTS provided me the lead for my last position. During the entire interview/hiring process, they always made themselves available for any and all questions I had. They are highly proficient, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend their services to anyone looking to make a career move or trying to fill an open position within their company.

Steve Burrows Manager, Human Resources, Johnson Controls, LinkedIn profile

Mike is a very experienced Recruiter! He is very detailed and worked by my side through the entire process. If you looking for a great recruiter with access to tons of desirable positions, then Mike is your guy!

Marcus Lee Manager, Manufacturing Excellence, International Paper, LinkedIn profile
Positions held:
CEO/President 2007 - 2014
Executive Recruiter 2004 - 2007
Education:
California State University Fullerton 2003

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