"Mike understands what motivates a candidate to want to join an organization: an alignment of values, ability and shared goals. He has always focused on building enduring cultures founded on integrity, openness and an unwavering commitment to developing good humans for positive impact. This was instilled in me during my time working for Mike at Alternative, validated through his guidance during my transition to lululemon and continues as a friend and mentor.”
"Our partnership with Intro exceeded expectations and produced spectacular results. They differentiated themselves through an in depth probing of our needs, an exhaustive and diligent approach to screening candidates, and providing expert guidance to reach a mutually acceptable arrangement with our finalists."
"Working with Intro has taken so much stress and uncertainty out of the hiring process. Michael and Julienne do a fantastic job of learning our hiring needs up front, developing a very specific profile and only bringing us the best candidates that meet those requirements. They’ve been a true partner in helping us build an exceptional team.”
“The Intro team responded quickly with candidates that were spot-on in terms of competencies but more important in terms of culture and energy.”
"Midi Management has used Intro's services across different portfolio companies for several executive positions, including CFO. We were very pleased with the processes which were run very smoothly and quickly, with a very good comprehension of the skill sets needed for specific hires and industries. We can confirm that all candidates were successful upon hires. We would definitely recommend Intro!”
We begin with a head start: our own firsthand experience in creative and analytical leadership roles.
Our clients are outstanding agencies and brands in Luxury, Fashion, Footwear, Accessories, Lifestyle and Consumer Goods.
Intro has quickly and thoughtfully placed Digital Marketing leaders, heads of eComm, Directors of Sales, and more, from Designer to VP to CFO.
Michael Ardelean is a calm and organized people enthusiast.
His highly varied career interests have led him to compete in the X Games, lead merchandising and marketing teams, and partner in an innovation design studio.
Alongside those pursuits, he considered it his duty to make sure that all the most interesting and impressive people knew each other. Intro Limited was born.
He’s currently writing his second book on career advancement, and in his spare time he organizes high speed vintage car rallies.
Michael became sought after for his ability to bring order to creative environments, and offered those services as a consultant. Always punching above his weight class, he believed in surrounding himself with the best, pulling together many interesting and talented friends, and building community via introductions and advocacy.
After playing key roles in bringing superstar talent to lululemon, Buck Mason and more, Michael founded a small but high-output search firm rooted in naturally existing connections.
Julienne prepared herself for the executive search world via firsthand experience in operations, sales and marketing.
Leading large teams very early in her career taught her the power of understanding human behavior and empathy as well as hyper-organization and rigor.
Like most high performers, Julienne seeks balance through multiple pursuits: she’s a diamond and vintage jewelry expert, songwriter, screenwriter, performer and master systems builder.
Julienne works in executive search because it’s a direct way to improve peoples’ lives. She’s inspired by candidates who are curious and driven, and believes that abundance and prosperity are attainable for those who believe in themselves and do the work.
And like most high performers, Julienne seeks balance through multiple talents and pursuits: songwriting, screenwriting, performing, and a thirst for knowledge that plays directly into her recruiting superpowers.