Mr. Lane has been a respected leader in the staffing industry for over 15 years. He has consistently maintained a solid professional connection to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area market even when his management responsibilities and client base extended nationally.
While Michael spent several years in Europe he began his career in Dallas. He was hired by local DFW firm, Lakewood Staffing after graduating from Baylor University where he earned his BBA. Mr. Lane’s management and leadership talents were soon recognized and he was rapidly promoted to Area Manager over all four local offices. During his tenure, he earned the business of, and consulted with, high-volume clients such as McKesson and Bank One while coordinating a wide range of staffing requirements from entry to senior levels.
Mr. Lane was recruited by Advantage Human Resourcing, a national (now global) recruiting and consulting firm headquartered in Stanford, Connecticut. His initial role was to oversee Texas operations. While at Advantage, he led business development efforts, sourcing, recruiting and placing high level Information Technology (IT) professionals during the infamous “dot com” and “tech bubble” eras. Mr. Lane serviced the Dr. Pepper/7Up account continually strategizing with senior management on process improvement of the firm-wide recruiting and candidate evaluation processes. His Advantage afforded Mr. Lane exposure to top tier finance clients, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and others. It was here that he cultivated and honed his expertise in servicing the financial industry niche.
Upon leaving Advantage, Michael moved into a highly visible role with a Dallas, TX firm, Imprimis, where he was brought on board to serve as President of CoVision. This was the organization’s accounting, finance and mortgage division of area recruiting experts. This industry specialization continues to be one of the primary focuses of his own firm today.
Fortified by the experience, knowledge and insight gleaned collectively from these organizations, Mr. Lane amicably decided to spin-off and build his own organization, M. Lane & Associates, LLC. For over ten years, the firm has continued to gain recognition and the reputation as a leader in developing custom solutions to meet client needs. The firm currently offers a wide variety of recruiting and placement consulting services ranging from entry to C-level professionals focusing on finance, treasury and accounting arenas. Some of M. Lane & Associates clients have included or include JP Morgan Chase (fka Bear Stearns / EMC), Bank of America / Countrywide, FDIC, Oryx and Colliers International.
Mr. Lane is deeply involved in building and maintaining enduring client and candidate relationships. As owner, he continues to manage daily operations and is committed to continuous improvement and the highest levels of customer satisfaction.