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.
Laura Schreiner, Marketing Manager
Laura Schreiner joined the team in May 2017 as the Marketing Manager. She manages the marketing database and technology side of the business, while developing growth strategies and implementing processes to support company goals.
Her professional background includes her previous position as the Marketing Manager for a language translation company as well as experience in event planning and sales in the hospitality industry.
She likes to maintain an active lifestyle of running, weight lifting, and playing volleyball. In the summer she enjoys volunteering as the photographer and game day coordinator for the nonprofit football team she owns with her husband.
Emily West, Sourcing Recruiter
Emily West joined Misura Group in November 2017 as a Sourcing Recruiter. She supports our clients by researching and identifying strong talent in the building materials industry.
Prior to joining Misura Group she worked in the hospitality industry for five years where she developed excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt and be flexible.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, staying active and spending time outdoors. She loves watching football and is a huge Green Bay Packer fan.
Sarah Germain, VP Sales Development
Sarah Germain joined Misura Group in February 2018 as the Vice President. Her primary role is to grow the business through client acquisition and retention, while actively networking and building relationships with industry leaders.
Her professional background includes leading a sales team in Higher Education to help council students through the recruitment process, as well as experience in the nutrition industry.
She currently enjoys a healthy, active lifestyle with family and friends – traveling, hiking, camping, and marathon running. She is an active former patient with the Shriners Hospital organization.