Joe’s Biography

  • From high school drop-out to multi-million-dollar business owner before the age of 35!
  • International speaker
  • Successful entrepreneur
  • Best-selling author
  • Member of the Les Brown Speakers’ Network and the National Speakers Association
  • Founding president of BayCFO, an organization of top CFOs in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • CEO of Joseph Michaels, Inc. one of San Francisco’s top recruiting firms
  • A past president of the “Young Entrepreneurs Organization”
  • Member of The Silicon Forum and SV100, Silicon Valley’s 100 most influential individuals

A true “self-made” man, Joe began in the recruiting business in 1986 at the ripe old age of 17 when he says he “found every way to fail in the recruiting business.” After finding success with two recruiting firms, he started his own in 1990. As CEO of Joseph Michaels, Inc., Joe works an active desk recruiting CFOs and related Financial and Accounting Executives. He is a long-time member of the Pinnacle Society, an organization of the top 75 recruiters in the United States.

Joe is also author of the new book “Work Your Network!” which has received excellent reviews from Les Brown, Brian Tracy and from industry leaders, speakers, and trainers like: Terry Petra, Bill Radin, Paul Hawkinson and others. He writes a monthly newsletter “The Network,” sent to 50,000 executives and is the author of several motivational DVD training programs. Joe is Past President of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, a group of million dollar business owners under age 40.

Joe And Les
Joe receives an award from Les Brown in San Diego, California