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Who We Are

Mike Williams is a top producing headhunter with a knack for making the right match.  

A former top biller for a publicly traded recruitment firm, Mike successfully built a direct hire practice from scratch, earning Rookie of the Year and Presidents Club honors. He was a perennial top 5 producer nationwide, competing in a group of hundreds of recruiters each year.  

An avid networker, passionate career counselor, religious Wall Street Journal reader, and overall headhunting evangelist, Mike has spent years building the skillsets to successfully attract top talent.    

Mike founded Carnegie Partners with the vision of a search firm that would have the following differentiators:

  1. A Democratized Structure – An employee owned company where everyone is eligible for equity partnership.
  2. A Culture of Success: Core Values of Continuous Self Improvement and a Determination to Succeed.  
  3. World Class Service: A client centric approach that aims to fully understand our clients and bring their story to our candidates.

Why Choose CPI

Carnegie Partners helps companies to quickly fill their toughest job openings. Our process is simple: We continuously build relationships with top candidates regardless of whether they are actively job seeking.

Using a blend of in person networking, social media, and recruitment industry tools, we have built a considerable network of top performing Manufacturing Engineers and Operations Leaders. This includes Plant Managers, Production Supervisors, Manufacturing Engineers, Design Engineers, Quality Engineers, Automation Professionals, and more. 

Some are active job seekers. Others are passively open to the right opportunity.


Our process leverages the “hidden” talent market. This strategy gets to the top candidates before they start a job search, and enables us to quickly build revenue producing teams for our clients.  

Have questions? Call us at (704) 533-5315 or send us an email to 

Client Feedback

Global Medical Device Company
Program Manager

Michael is a pleasure to work with in support when searching for your next employment opportunity. He was professional, prompt and accurate in his communications with the potential employer and myself. I would recommend him to anyone looking for their next career stop.

Nationwide Plastics Manufacturer
HR Manager

Michael may very well be the best recruiter that I have worked with! He is committed to finding us the best qualified candidates. He is professional but personable and his follow-up is excellent. I would highly recommend Michael for your recruitment needs.

Global Consumer Products Manufacturer
Senior Accountant

I just want to say that Michael made my job transition as easy and painless as possible. I did not feel like I was pressured to take a position I didn’t want and I also felt like he really listened to what I was looking for. He was always pleasant and went above and beyond — even called me after my after-hours (7pm) interview to check how it went. This type of dedication is exactly what the recruiting world needs. I’ve recommended him to my friends on multiple occasions and I will continue to do so.

contact us

3540 Toringdon Way, STE 200 Unit 5029
Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone: (704) 533-5315