About Michael Garnes

Why Choose Next Level Executive Search
More than 20 years' unparalleled experience in:

• Corporate and professional sports recruiting
• Corporate sales and marketing
• Manufacturing
• Sports law
• Professional leagues and teams
• Sports business and consulting
• NCAA and collegiate sports

We're the only search firm serving the sports industry endorsed by the National Association of Executive Recruiters (NAER).

We're also the only executive search firm serving the sports industry that is certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).


The NLES Difference
We do not utilize job boards or use software to match candidates to search assignments. Instead we are a true executive search firm, placing passive candidates with whom we have strong relationships.

We help both large and small companies find critical leadership solutions to fill their executive requirements.

NLES makes a point to meet with clients annually to stay abreast of changes to their businesses and to gain greater insight into how best to better service and meet their human capital needs.

Our established network of highly qualified international partners is used to more effectively handle searches on a worldwide basis.

The senior executive search consultant who takes your assignment will personally manage all aspects of the search.

We have an on-boarding process to help with the new hire transition, and to keep appraised of potential problems, before they arise.

NLES is a full service firm—select the services you require.


We also offer

• Unconditional guarantee
• Hands-off policy
• In-house candidate travel and new hire relocation arrangements
• PSR candidate profiles
• Background screening by former CIA and FBI agents
• 24/7 on-call access to the executive consultant managing your search

For more information about our fee agreement, hands-off policy or unconditional guarantee, please call us at (904) 810-5177.