founder and CEO


Michelle moved to New York City in 2008. She landed her first job as an executive assistant at The Daily Beast getting coffee and making photo copies. Within six months, she represented The Daily Beast in pitches and meetings to agencies and clients, bringing in their first digital IO. With her extensive media experience across digital, traditional, and social at The Daily Beast/IAC, Digitas, NBCUniversal, ABC/Disney, and AOL, she has curated a specific and talented network. Michelle saw a need to match candidates with companies to increase happiness and profit, and decrease turnover. Access our network of talent across all verticals and platforms to find the right fit for you.                                 


Michelle grew up in Massachusetts, and graduated Clark University with an honors degree in English. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. Michelle is also currently completing the Harvard Business School Online program. 


Write to michelle@giledansearch.com