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At 10:12am on January 14, 2008, Michael Castardi said…
Just wanted to share with you a brief summary of my accomplishments in the Human Resources & Contract Recruiting fields. Enjoy!

Michael Castardi.,,

Michael Castardi started his career in the US Army in 1981 and completed extensive training not only in Human Resources / Administration but also attending Logistics training finalizing his 6 year career attached to the 145th helicopter ambulance unit located at Dobbins Air force base in Marietta Georgia as an air traffic control professional. He later introduced to the world electric check processing or the “Honest Face Machines" located in most retail centers throughout the United States. The company was later acquired by Microbilt Corporation. Castardi continued his career by founding Frankfort & Associates, Inc. which was a joint partnership with President and CEO Arol Wolford of Construction Market which was a major competitor of McGraw Hill’s Dodge Reports. Castardi then founded a premier human resources company known as National Career Networking specializing in outplacement during the recession of 1991and later rounded the company to provide contract recruiting and permanent placement. Castardi not only received his SPHR certification but also received national attention by President Jimmy Carter and made his way into feature articles in the Wall street Journal, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine while lecturing at Emory School for Business and made several appearances with major radio and television stations. He was then approached by Kaye Manokowski, VP of Kelly Services to transition and start the first technical recruiting division but was quickly swept away after only a couple of years by Microsoft to spearhead the first strike team of recruiters. While at Microsoft his successfully sourced, recruited, and hired some of the worlds leading experts in technology for the consulting division that included the White House, DEA, FBI, CIA, ATF and the NASDAQ website. Castardi left Microsoft for a position at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he had a dual directorate reporting to the VP of Information Technology Gordon Wishon, and the VP of Human Resources Chuck Dounbaugh. While at Georgia Tech his chaired the newly formed directorate of Internet Security and hired Director Herbert Baines. Castardi was in charge of coordinating all hiring efforts for the Institute and recruited over 161 people in 18 months. This was accomplished during the time of the Internet boom and technical talent was at a premium. While at Georgia Tech he successfully recruited and retained staff level positions for the College of Architecture, College of Computing, College of Engineering, College of Management, College of Sciences and the Research Institute. Castardi then complimented his career by specializing as a full life cycle contract recruiter for various fortune 100 companies and assisted in two high technology start-ups. He has lead teams that created the standard for the national IQ score reporting for Dr. Andrew Carson. Castardi’s passion for research and recruiting lead him to start MCS Research founded in 2000. MCS, Inc. Is a premier Research and Direct Sourcing Company specializing in Name Generation corporately headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
At 9:05am on January 12, 2008, Executive Recruiter said…
Thanks for the invite Bill!
At 5:16pm on January 10, 2008, Steve Glaiser said…
Bill, thanks for connecting here as well!!! --Steve
At 1:05am on November 27, 2007, James Masterson said…
Aloha Bill,

Thank you for the Invite.

You can also find me on linkedin. I would love to be in your network.

View James Masterson's profile on LinkedIn
At 9:44pm on November 26, 2007, David Pearlberg said…
hey Bill, good to see you again. Hope your having a good year!

At 4:44pm on November 7, 2007, Gerry Crispin said…
You are right. I'll need another trip to Dallas though. I hear lots of great things that you are into.
At 8:32pm on November 5, 2007, Teena Shineflew (AKA Job Chick) said…
Thanks for including me in your group!
At 1:51pm on November 5, 2007, Krista Bradford said…
Hi Bill,
You reputation preceeds you. Would love to get better acquainted if you have time for a call. 203-227-8615.
At 11:05am on November 5, 2007, Mike Temkin said…
Give me a call at 708-358-0302.
At 10:43am on November 5, 2007, Jennifer McClure said…
Bill, Thanks for inviting me to join your group of friends!
At 10:41am on November 5, 2007, Mike Temkin said…
Bill, Thanks for the invite into your group.
At 10:22am on November 5, 2007, Art Koff said…
Noticed one of your photos is a dog. I am certainly a dog person. We have two Westies.
At 10:20am on November 5, 2007, Art Koff said…

Any time you need information on recruiting retired executives and managers for project assignments by all means contact me. I would also appreciate your passing on your thoughts or interesting facts and materials on this subject.

At 11:31pm on October 3, 2007, Jenna Loh said…
Hi Bill

Thanks for invite.
At 5:02pm on September 18, 2007, Heather Ali said…
Love your page too! Thanks for the welcome. :)
At 9:23pm on August 15, 2007, jane mo said…
How long have you use the site? I am new here
At 8:40pm on August 15, 2007, jane mo said…
Hi, nice to see you
At 2:04pm on August 14, 2007, Slouch said…
ok. good. I also left him a message as well. if you go to his profile on you can see it
At 1:50pm on August 14, 2007, Slouch said…
Bill, did you see that post on JobMatchbox blog?
At 1:26pm on August 3, 2007, Michael Castardi said…
Thanks Mr. Vick for the invite. Hope you have a super Friday!


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