Team

Because Wheless Partners is in the ‘people’ business, we have a special appreciation for committed, highly qualified and collaborative executives.

That’s why we’re particularly proud to put men and women of uncommon character, grace and personal dedication on the point of each and every client relationship.

Our consultants, researchers and administrative leaders bring deep industry experience and a richly informed perspective along with a willingness to flex their approach to best fit your immediate and long-term needs.

Our team is engaged with and has special access to the leaders of exceptional global enterprises, mid-market companies, public and private institutions and not-for-profit agencies and brings significant referral networks that accelerate the realization of your objectives. When clients get to know our consultants, they come to appreciate the real value of a trusted partner committed to their culture, performance and people. We invite you to learn more about our team of world-class search and consulting professionals.

Our Principal Partners

MikeWheless

Mike Wheless

Before he founded the firm in 1986, Mike worked in the radiology field and it was there that he developed a keen sense for...
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MabrySmith

Mabry Smith III

As President & Managing Partner, Mabry’s practice with the firm focuses on identifying talent for board director...
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EdMcCracken

Ed McCracken

Specializing in Board, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chancellor, C-Suite & Senior to Mid-Level Execs, Chairs,...
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KevinArvin

Kevin L. Arvin

Formerly Executive Senior Sales & Marketing Leader and also Systems, Procedures and Human Resources Administrator for...
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MarcyWilliams

Marcy Williams

Marcy has been the heartbeat of our firm for the past six years. With a passion for continuous improvement and client needs,...
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MichaelWhelesJR

Michael “JR” Wheless

Multi-Industry, Fortune 100 Advisor Specializing in Highly Confidential Initiatives, Talent Mapping/Succession Planning,...
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Jiles

Jodie Jiles

Specializing in Board, CEO, Chancellor, President, C-Suite And Senior Level Leadership Search and Succession Planning For...
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MichaelBallew

Michael Ballew

Michael is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years’ experience in senior-level recruitment with expertise in...
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GeneHead

Gene E. Head Jr.

With more than 30 years in human capital management, operations and sales leadership, Gene brings a wealth of expertise to...
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Beth-Butler

Beth Butler

Beth Butler serves as the Executive Officer and Managing Partner on point to advance the presence of international executive...
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BrianAston

Brian Aston

A nationally recognized healthcare executive, Brian brings a 20-year track record of successfully building and leading top...
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ScottWatson

Scott Watson

Scott brings more than 20 years’ experience in serving the leadership needs of clients in hospital systems, Managed Care...
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RobertMcMillan

Robert L. McMillan, II

Rob’s career in financial services, healthcare leadership and private equity capital has taken him from executive roles...
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Rich Phillips

Rich brings more than 20 years of executive recruiting experience to Wheless Partners and has led hundreds of senior-level...
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John Cammidge

John Cammidge

John arrives at Wheless Partners from one of the nation’s largest university and health system enterprises – The...
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