Executive Recruiter

Mike Abate

“I never lose. Either I win or learn.”

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Mike Abate

If looking for words that describe Mike, look up Perseverance, Dedication, Commitment, and Devotion. Mike is the type of person that gives it all or nothing. He prides himself on providing World Class Customer Service and cares deeply about ensuring our clients and candidates are given the “Red Carpet” treatment.

Mike has a very strong background in customer service roles throughout his career spending nearly 30 Years working in the retail industry, leading and growing operations. Shortly after the tragic days surrounding 9/11, Mike went back to school to earn degrees in Golf Complex Operations and Golf Course Management. During this time, Mike discovered his passion for teaching others which led him to start and grow a highly successful golf academy, which he still operates to this day.

Mike was recruited to be part of the MRT family in 2012 and has developed a reputation for being the go-to recruiter for his clients. Mike is 1000% dedicated to his craft and in constant pursuit of improvement. He lives by the motto “Progress Not Perfection”. Mike has a fun-loving spirit and easily connects with professionals at all levels within an organization. He is the guy that not only looks at the skills but the inner character of a candidate and provides THE BEST POSSIBLE MATCH for all of his clients.

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