We, as individuals, spend our lifetimes searching for the answer to the question: “Who am I?” For us, this is a critical question – not just because it’s at the core of what we do for others but it’s been at the core of our lives in a special way. We, Tony and Michele, are both adopted children and grew up with this question, and an uncommon ability to assist in the process for others. We believe this is at the core of our mission and brings a unique perspective to the work we do for our clients and candidates.
Tony Misura, President
Tony is the president and top recruiter for Misura Group and has been serving individuals and their families in the lumber and building materials industry since 1987. He started Misura Group in 2007 after buying the Building Industry Division of Focus Executive Search, the recruiting firm he had been at since 1999. There he had learned the dynamics of the recruiting business from leaders of an established firm and learned how to create a national network of top executives. He brought their mission of helping top professionals align with top organizations to Misura Group and has continued to aid in the growth of many professionals and companies. He has since diversified to include M&A advisory and sales and management consulting.
His previous experience includes leadership and management roles in various locations and working for the Menards corporation where he got his start in high school working in the company’s corporate office for John Menard before becoming the company’s youngest location manager at 23.
Tony currently serves as chairman of the National Association of Executive Recruiters, www.naer.org.
Having been adopted himself, Tony supports Children’s Home Society of America and Catholic Charities Adoption.
Michele Burger, Vice President
Michele is the vice president and a top recruiter for Misura Group and has been with organization since its start in 2007 where she played a key role in developing Misura Group’s process. She continues to bring exceptional relationship building and people skills, outstanding project management abilities, vision and strategy building skills that make her an integral part of Misura Group’s success in executive recruiting, consulting, and networking.
Previously, Michele began working with Tony in 2005 when she joined as the Director of Executive Recruiting for Focus Executive Search until he bought the division out and transformed it into Misura Group. Before finding her niche in recruiting, she was part of the Andersen Windows organization and gained experience in National Account Management and Dealer Development. She also has professional skillsets in operation management, identifying new marketing opportunities, and team/talent growth and management.
Connie Jaroszek, Controller and Administration
Connie is the Controller and Office Administrator for Misura Group and has been a part of the team since October of 2013. She executes all financial and accounting matters, performs project management, and handles communications, all while keeping Misura Group organized and on track for continued success.
Her previous professional experience includes her start in the banking industry in her home town of Phoenix, AZ, where she worked for 16 years at one of the largest banks in the southwest. There, Connie gained an extensive Human Resources background and quickly moved through the ranks and was named Corporate Officer and then, Assistant Vice President. Connie then moved to Minnesota and continued her professional growth, starting her own business as an Independent Sales Consultant and handling the accounting duties for a land developer before finding her place at Misura Group.
Nali Mullan, Communications
Nali joined Misura Group as an intern for the summer of 2016 to gain business experience in the communication field. She is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying within the School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she hopes to earn her degree in Journalism along with certificates in both French and Environmental Studies. Nali’s role at Misura Group includes writing articles, directing communication, and assisting in the latest marketing campaign. While in Madison, Nali volunteers as a copy editor for the off-campus student newspaper The Badger Herald and is a goaltender for the women’s hockey team.