The Executive Leap

Look Before You Leap!

MIKE SUDERMANN is an executive recruiter with over fourteen years’ experience placing top executives with companies around the world. He is the owner of the award-winning and globally known boutique executive search firm, Ascent Select Talent Capital.

Before starting Ascent Select Talent Capital 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. In his first five years with the firm, he had reviewed over fifty thousand resumes, worked with thousands of 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 Talent Capital 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. Mike 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 playing golf, working out, or enjoying family time at the lake.

This comprehensive guide will provide you with knowledge on how to:

Tailor your resume and cover letter to keep a potential employer reading to the end.

Leverage your social media presence to position yourself as an industry thought leader.

Create an expert LinkedIn profile that will have employers coming to you.

Prepare materials and questions for an interview that will guarantee a call back.

Make the best impression throughout the entire interview process.

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.”