Mike is a Client Partner with over 15 years of headhunting and recruitment experience in the legal industry. He focuses on acquiring high performing Partners, Associates and teams for law firms and Legal Counsel for major Canadian corporations.
Prior to joining ZSA in 2016, Mike was Director at one of Australia’s leading specialist executive search firms focused solely on headhunting and recruiting for the Legal profession. Mike spent over a decade in Australia helping to grow legal businesses (both private practice law firms and in-house legal teams) through acquiring high performing Partners, Associates & teams, as well as facilitating law firm mergers. Previously Mike was a commercial litigation lawyer at Australia’s largest law firm.
Mike has lived in Canada before and completed his final semester of law school at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from Macquarie University in Sydney. Mike is married to a Canadian and decided to make the move permanently. In his spare time he trains for triathlons when not chasing around after his kids.
I initially contacted ZSA after discovering one of their job postings that seemed to fit my skills. Working with Mike was an excellent experience, he had great intel regarding the people and company. I would definitely work with ZSA again.
Paula HewittRaymond James
I wanted to look at positions across Canada and contacted Mike Race with ZSA because he operates in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. I hadn’t used a recruiter in the past but my experience was excellent. Mike was very knowledgeable, professional personable and timely in his responses. I would definitely use ZSA’s services again.
We are pleased with ZSA’s success in placing qualified candidates within our company. Their ability to clearly understand our needs makes for a very efficient search process. In particular, I appreciate ZSA’s thorough analysis of each candidate prior to the interview stage. These analysis reports are always helpful and demonstrate ZSA’s solid understanding of our recruiting objectives and corporate goals. We have enjoyed a very successful history with ZSA and I happily recommend their services.
Sylvia Pagnotta-FeracoFormer Human Resources Department | Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
I had a specific hiring need for our company’s small legal department and contacted Mike Race from ZSA to assist. Mike was terrific in understanding our position description and objectives for filling the role. We were presented with a number of excellent candidates and managed to go through the process quickly and efficiently. I found value in the quality of candidates and ZSA’s interview notes were also very good. Mike was good at providing a bit of feedback and guidance as needed. I hadn’t used other recruiters, but my experience with Mike was excellent and I would definitely use ZSA’s services again.
Suzanne DaviesEnsign Energy Services
ZSA is our preferred choice of legal recruiting partner. I have always found them enormously responsive, thorough and pragmatic. ZSA recruiters have a keen understanding of our business and are very diligent in their efforts to understand our hiring needs. This shows in the quality and suitability of the candidates that they present to us for consideration.