About Us

Michael J. Hawkins



    Our team has over 100 years of Foodservice Distribution, Equipment and Supply, and Sanitary Maintenance industry experience which ensures that a client’s talent acquisition needs and a candidate’s career goals are clearly understood and acted upon with a sense of urgency.

    This industry experience is something that in-house recruiters, who mainly rely on posting internet ads and minimal networking, do not possess.

    Successful search is the result of industry experience, great listening and interviewing skills, and knowing exactly when the match between client and candidate is perfect.



    For almost three decades and more than 3,000 placements, our clients have relied on the fact that the finest candidates have a special relationship with our company.

    Quality candidates want to work with recruiters who they know have the best clients. Michael J. Hawkins, Inc. has secured a Who’s Who of the finest clients in our industries by having an outstanding reputation for excellence in executive search. We make career changing offers that are accepted by great candidates on behalf of our clients.

    It is vitally important to research a recruiter’s reputation. At Michael J. Hawkins, Inc. that is simple to do… just ask any industry leader!



    Becoming a trusted advisor to our clients and candidates is viewed as the epitome of success at Michael J. Hawkins, Inc. Trust is earned by putting the interests of clients and candidates first and foremost in order to forge long term relationships.

    Clients grant Michael J. Hawkins, Inc. exclusive search assignments knowing that we will be forthright regarding key factors such as the validity of a search or a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. We pride ourselves on thorough reference checking and would rather withdraw a candidate from consideration before losing the trust of our clients due to a poor hiring decision that immediately affects a client’s profits.

    Candidates need to have the assurance of having highly confidential conversations about their career goals and aspirations with someone who not only actively listens, but enlightens them on the perils of accepting counter offers.



    There are few things more important to a business than making the correct hiring decision or to a candidate making the correct career choice. Clients bring us into their inner circle and trust that confidential information is never, under any circumstances, shared with others.

    Nothing is more important at Michael J. Hawkins, Inc. than our reputation for confidentiality amongst clients and candidates.



    No business can survive for almost three decades without a pristine reputation and a significant list of satisfied clients. Dozens of Foodservice Distribution, Equipment and Supply, and JanSan industry references are available that would be pertinent to a particular search or, alternatively, simply ask any industry leader which recruiting organization has the finest reputation.