Joe Pelayo

Joe M. Pelayo, C.P.C.

Managing Partner, Joseph Michaels International

Joe Pelayo helps companies hire and he helps people in their careers. Joe began in the recruiting business in 1986 when, as he says in his speeches, he “found every way to fail in the recruiting business.” Joe started his career with a large publicly held recruiting firm and after being talked out of quitting the business by a couple people who thought he could have some potential, he managed to stay on and began to get a taste of success. In 1990 he launched Joseph Michaels International, one of the leading Executive Search firms according to the Business Times.

Joe is now one of the leading 75 recruiters in the United States recognized in Recruiter Life Magazine. He is also a Past President of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, a group of million dollar business owners under the age of 40. Joe has sat on the board of directors of the National Association of Personnel Services.

Joseph Michaels Inc. recruits for clients ranging from Coca-ColaFoster FarmsSony and numerous other well known companies. Joe speaks frequently on employment, career, interviewing, and speaks often to his own industry on how to become a better recruiter!

Call Joe now at 800-786-1099 or email him at

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Click the ‘Play’ Arrow to hear Joe Pelayo interviewed on the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Radio show, with host Steve Bengstrom. Be sure you have 5 minutes or so, and have your speakers on.