MIKE SUDERMANN is an executive recruiter with over ten years’ experience placing top tier talent with companies around the world. He is the owner of the award-winning executive search firm, Ascent Select, which uses a customized search approach to provide top tier professionals to clients in weeks rather than months like most firms, without sacrificing quality.

Before starting Ascent Select in 2011, Mike worked with a boutique executive search firm and built his reputation as an executive strategic search advisor, maintaining excellent relationships with clients and consistently meeting their needs for new talent. Within five years with the firm, he had reviewed over fifty thousand resumes, worked with over fourteen thousand hiring managers, and guided over five hundred executives in career and employment tactics. He became more than just a headhunter; he was a trusted partner to clients and an expert that leaders of industry came to for a wide array of career advice.

With his executive search experience, knowledge, and reputation, Mike set out to start his own boutique search firm. Ascent Select hit the ground running with an initial project that needed to fill forty-five roles in eight weeks, a daunting task even for a large, established firm. Ascent Select completed that project and went on to fill one hundred sixty positions for that client in many different departments.

Mike has now personally reviewed over eighty thousand resumes, worked with over one thousand executives, and made more than three hundred placements. He is the author of The Executive Leap: Breakthrough Strategies to Land Your Next Top Job and has spoken as an industry expert to audiences large and small.

When Mike isn’t working he is running, doing Crossfit, or enjoying family time at the lake.

What I found refreshing, and a key differentiator working with Mike, was his engagement and genuine interest in me. He took the time to understand my background and what I was looking for in my next career. Throughout the process, we met regularly. He coached me prior to each interview, followed up afterward to provide feedback based on how things went, and finally was a motivator to trust in the process. Through our partnership, I was successful in finding a new opportunity that exceeded my expectations. I did not settle and three months into my new role, I could not be happier. Thanks, Mike for your thought leadership and commitment to my personal development.”

P. Eckhert
VP Strategic Sourcing Procurement, Fortune 25 Healthcare Company

I purchased Executive Leap~ love it! The scenarios resonate well with my current situation. 20+ years management experience, educated, certified, outcome driven, people focused always. In pursuit of Executive Director Leadership leap! Thank you, your book is motivating!"

J. Johnson-Kinlaw
MA, PMP, PMI-ACP, CPM, Enterprise Strategic Program Professional/span

 I urge everyone in an executive capacity or otherwise looking to gain an edge in his or her job search to work with Mike and gain the knowledge and advice his extensive executive search experience highlights. I have worked with Mike personally and the results I have experienced using his strategic advice were phenomenal. His strategies work.  Mike works!”

SVP Procurement, Fortune 100 Healthcare Company



 Mike Sudermann’s many years of experience in the realm of recruitment and hiring provide insight as well as strategies for finding and landing the right position, for the right compensation. Having worked with Mike, I can speak from personal experience and would do so again.”


About Ascent Select

Started in 2011, Ascent Select is a boutique recruiting firm specializing in placing mid-to-senior level executives according to a client’s necessary time frame without forgoing quality. Ascent Select is globally recognized as a top twenty search firm and can recruit top talent from around the world in as little as seven business days.

Their success can be attributed in part to their collaborative, customized search approach that focuses on clients’ needs by meeting clients face-to-face, focusing on cultural fit, his proprietary candidate calibration program, and utilizing a large network of affiliate search partners. Ascent Select will go over every detail of clients’ needs before meeting with potential candidates and will spend an average of ninety minutes with prospects before presenting their information to the client.

Mike and the team at Ascent Select have helped some of the finest companies in the world fill hundreds of positions. See what Ascent Select can do for you!

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