Melissa Mirenda is founder and owner of Executive Search Associates for the last 17 years. Melissa is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BFA degree in Graphic Arts and Advertising. With over 28 years of business experience in advertising, sales, marketing, consulting, training, and recruiting, Melissa has also worked as a trainer, life coach, and mergers & acquisitions broker to help buy or sell insurance agencies.
Kara Engle, Junior Recruiter, is a passionate and driven individual with a background in HR coordination and top-talent, high-priority recruitment. She joins Executive Search Associates as our newest recruiter for the commercial real estate space. Previously at Epcon Communities, she brings a unique, strategic eye for discovering candidates based not just on resume qualifications, but on insightful research and personal, intuitive deliberation.