About Us

GES has a simple philosophy: Provide outstanding service. As a relationship based services company, we believe that the our deep understanding of the industry along with the mixture of corporate and agency recruiting experience gives us a unique edge. With the majority of our business being repeat customers and referrals, our goal is to align and serve the best interest of both our clients and our candidate network.

Mike Gold

Founder & President

Mike's career includes more than 20 years of recruiting and staffing consulting experience exclusively with high-technology companies. He moved to Austin in 1992 and held multiple positions as an executive and corporate recruiter, staffing manager and entrepreneur. In addition to positions related to technical recruiting, he brings strong business experience having co-founded three startup companies in Austin, Texas.

He was co-founder of Career Communities, a web based employment forum and a founding member of StartupStaffing, Inc., Austin’s first Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Company specializing in recruiting services for startup companies. Additionally, Mike served as founder and President of Velocity Software, Inc., an applicant tracking software company.

Before moving to Austin, Mike served as a senior manager for a technical contract services firm in Northern California. He established the company's first remote location in Austin, TX in 1989 and received numerous awards for his innovation and contribution to the growth of the company. During his career Mike has worked directly for many well known companies ranging from Startup to Fortune 500.

Mike's breadth of experience has given him a strong competitive edge working with clients. His passion and understanding of the industry allows him to apply a unique perspective to assist companies who wish to grow a champion team.