Founder & CEO
Steve Lowisz is the Chief Executive Officer of Qualigence International. Steve founded the organization in 1999 with the underlying goal to stand apart from any other search firm. Qualigence has since become renowned for its exclusive research and recruiting results as well as unique hourly pay structure, often saving clients thousands of dollars in cost per hire. Steve remains highly involved in the daily business development and operations of Qualigence, acting as the primary lead of the executive search function at the organization.
As a highly rated speaker and business expert, Steve is often requested by leading recruiting conferences to share his insight, trends and recommendations across the globe. A regular contributor to the industry, Steve also frequently contributes to publications regarding entrepreneurship and recruiting.
Accolades for Steve include the 2008 Michigan Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration as well as the selection of Qualigence in 2006 as one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for its aggressive growth and entrepreneurial vision. Steve’s leadership and the growth of Qualigence was also recently featured in The Detroit Free Press, MetroMode, Crain’s Detroit Business, and the Entrepreneur Podcast Network.
What do you most enjoy about your role at Qualigence?
I love being able to lead a team of awesome people - a dream team that every CEO would love to have!!! Not having to "Manage" people is the best situation any leader can have - and I have that situation!!!!
Proudest/noteworthy accomplishments in your role?
My proudest moments are twofold:
1. Seeing other people succeed by taking on new responsibilities and watching the team grow in areas they didn't even know they had talent.
2. Every time we are in a situation to give back, whether through donations to local veterans, monetary funding, etc. - helping others through our success is key to continued success.
What makes you stay at Qualigence?
I love the people at Qualigence and I love the fact that we bring a very different approach to the industry - we are not a "Me Too" service.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
Nothing typical about any day! One day I might be recruiting, the next speaking, the next teaching and the next selling. Every day brings something different!
What are 3 things you would tell a candidate about working at Qualigence?
1. Work hard, play hard organization
2. Personal commitment to growth and improvement is noticed and rewarded
3. People stay because of the people they work with - we have an awesome team!
Relevant groups you are a part of (SHRM etc.)
SHRM , HRPreneur/HR Forums, EO - Entrepreneur's Organization
What Thought Leaders/Authors have influenced you professionally?
Jack Welch - past GE CEO, John Maxwell - Author, Business Leader, Lee Ashton - Retired Head of HR
What do you value most in the structure of Qualigence?
What makes you happiest at work?
Abiltity to see people grow.
Collector of classic cars.
Executive Search, Senior Level Positions