Michele Whitaker Joins Qualigence International as Senior Search Consultant, Head of Kalamazoo Office

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KALAMAZOO, MICH. — Qualigence International, the largest Recruitment Research firm in the U.S., welcomes Michele Whitaker as Senior Search Consultant and head of the new Kalamazoo office location.

Whitaker brings more than 20 years of talent acquisition experience to the Qualigence team and has extensive expertise in full life cycle recruiting, management, and operations. Her sourcing specialties include pharmaceutical and medical device, engineering, information technology, and business support roles.

“I’m very excited to be joining the Qualigence team because the combination of recruitment education and the ability to work on training and development of other recruiters is a personal passion,” Whitaker said.

“Being able to do it in my hometown is almost more than I could have hoped for.”

Whitaker most recently served as a Contract Recruiter at Pfizer, where she performed full life cycle recruiting on behalf of Pfizer Global Supply. Her tenure also includes leadership roles with Rolls-Royce, Shell Oil, and a prior stint with Pfizer, among others.

During her time with Shell Oil - Region Americas, Whitaker served as a key team member in a leading global process alignment group for recruiting. Whitaker is a firm believer in comprehensive assessment methodologies for recruiting and matching the right candidate to the right role for the right reasons. The fit, Whitaker says, needs to be right for everyone, not just the client.

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In her new role, Whitaker will collaborate with a growing list of global Fortune 500 clients to ensure they are provided quality candidates who will be driven and productive members of their team.

A self-proclaimed “rabid” Michigan State University alumna and fan, Whitaker takes every opportunity to cheer on the Spartans, particularly in football and basketball.

Qualigence International continues to experience exponential annual growth in business and revenue, with an increasing client base in all regions of the world. The Kalamazoo office opens in response to continual growth and advancement of Qualigence International services.

In addition to thriving offices in major cities in the U.S. and Europe, including metro Detroit, Chicago and London, the company announced the opening of Shelby Township, Mich. and Grand Rapids, Mich. locations this year.

In July, the Qualigence team celebrated 16 years as global leaders in redefining talent acquisition strategies.

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