Michael Bitar

Partner + SVP of Business Development

Meet Michael

As a reformed accountant who swapped calculators for executive recruitment, Michael’s operational excellence and passion for analytics helped to build one of our highest-performing teams to date.

With his expertise and unwavering dedication to clients, Michael has helped to build Protis Global into one of the top 5 executive recruiting offices worldwide within the MRINetwork. He has surpassed over 350 organizations and 3,000+ recruiters and has cemented his place as a thought leader and trusted advisor across various consumer goods sectors.

Michael’s strategic vision, operational excellence, passion for analytics, and deep understanding of the talent landscape make him invaluable. He has built high-performing teams and helped top brands navigate complex hiring challenges. His exceptional talent has resulted in helping clients hire over 700 professionals ranging from Managers to C-Level. This expertise has led to him winning numerous awards within the executive search industry, including qualifying for the top performer awards on a yearly basis for 13 years in a row and earning Top Producer of the Decade.

Before joining Protis Global, Michael honed his skills at Ernst & Young, Nabisco, and Bic. He held various roles and learned from excellent mentors, which shaped him into the accomplished executive recruiter he is today.

Outside of work, Michael is an active member of the recruiting community, mentoring new search consultants both within and outside of his organization. He is also passionate about coaching youth football and baseball and cheering on his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Michael is a proud father of 3 sons and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hillsdale College in Michigan.