Mr. Michael J. (Mike) LaVallee is the Managing Partner of LaVallee & Associates, a Boutique Executive Search Firm based out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mike has over 30 years of executive search and recruiting experience and has led hundreds of successful Information Technology Leadership searches for a diverse group of clients, ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
Mike focuses on partnering closely with Clients to find the right Information Technology Leaders to help their businesses grow. Functional Search-areas for Mike include CIO/CTO, IT Director, Sr. Manager and Technical levels within Consumer, Manufacturing, Distribution, Financial, Consulting and Technology Companies. Additional areas of focus have been on Leadership Succession Planning, Competency-Based Assessment and Talent Acquisition. LaVallee & Associates’ “High-Touch” Search approach features original research completed by a Partner and in-depth interviewing and assessment of both external and internal candidate pools, ensuring consistent standards and timely search completions.
Mike has received industry recognition for his work in the CIO-area and has been an invited speaker and panelist at CIO-Industry conferences and forums. He is also an Advisory Board Member for the North Carolina Technology Association.