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Mike Micone | CEO/President
Mike is a progressive and disciplined entrepreneur who has artfully developed and sold three successful businesses. Driven by a passion to help entrepreneurs and business leaders, Mike has extensive experience working with staffing professionals and specializes in the design, development, and implementation of relevant business solutions. Mike has staffed over 5,000 companies since 1996 and has built three successful staffing agencies. The current Micone team he hand picked is as experienced and passionate as he is. He takes pride in doing what is promised, and producing the results in a timely manner. This foundation is what he attributes to the company’s success. It has also earned him the SBA’s (Small Business Associations) Small Business Person of the Year award as well as the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award. Mike has honed his skills leading by example and working as a hands on leader. He has built and trained internal staffing for Fortune 100 companies all over the world. He attributes much of his success to his affiliation with EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) where continues his involvement as a sponsor and board member in the Reno-Tahoe chapter.
Mike has served on many executive boards, committees and non-profit organizations, including the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, President of the Community Council, Small Business Advisory Council and the Construction Financial Management Association, Nevada Society of Leukemia and currently the Executive Director of Spinal Injury Recovery Foundation
Mike played professional football in the European Football League for a year and was Captain of the Drakkar Noir by Paris, France. His hard work and dedicated athlete mentality have proven successful in helping build companies through advanced staffing and recruiting efforts.
Darrel Williams | VP of Business Development
Darrel Williams is our skilled VP of Business Development. Darrel is a Reno local, born and raised, and has spent over 30 years cultivating strong business relationships in the area. He also has more than a decade of gaming industry experience, working with some of the top players in the industry like the Caesars Group, Atlantis, Peppermill, and Grand Sierra Resort. Since his tenure at University of Nevada, Darrel has been passionate about recruiting strategy and providing resources for professionals looking to build their network. His accessible and forward-thinking approach to recruitment makes him an excellent resource for any business looking to build their team.
Rusha Palit | Head Recruiter
Rusha Palit, an MBA HR from Middlesex University, London, UK, has 12 plus years of experience in varied HR functions like recruitment, training, payroll, and developing different HR processes across the industry. She started her career in recruitment with HSBC London and later worked with many leading brands in India. Rusha joined Micone Team in January 2022 as a Lead Recruiter/HR Coordinator. She is an avid reader, Dog Lover and finds cooking and traveling therapeutic.
Jillian Shafsky | SR. Recruiter
Jillian Shafsky is a skilled Senior Recruiter based out of Anchorage, AK and Phoenix, AZ. Her expertise is in bridging the gap between local businesses and the search for their ideal employee. She specializes in placing individuals in positions that they are not only qualified for, but with business and office environments that I believe they will thrive in.
Vijay Yadav | Recruiter
As a recruiter, Vijay’s passion lies in connecting talented individuals with the right job opportunities. With years of experience in the industry, he has honed his skills in identifying top talent and matching them with companies that will help them achieve their career goals. He prides himself on being a strategic thinker and a problem solver, always working to find innovative solutions to complex hiring challenges.