About Us

Recruiting Experts • Coaching

Executive Search Associates owner, Melissa Mirenda holds a B.F.A. from The Ohio State University in graphic arts and advertising. She founded Executive Search Associates in March of 2002. With over 25 years of business experience in advertising, sales, marketing consulting, training, and recruiting, Melissa also has years of career coaching experience, helping hundreds with job transitions. Additionally she has eleven years of experience in executive recruiting, and has an International Coach Federation (ICF) coaching certification. She is a member of the Ohio Association of Executive Search Professionals (OAESP) and the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS).

Katie Queeney is a Columbus Ohio native. She is currently finishing at Columbus State Community College to receive an Associates degree in Automotive Technology, and will be obtaining a bachelors in Arts and Sciences. Katie an automotive enthusiast and culinary artist that loves to cook whatever comes to mind. Katie does recruiting research and administrative work for Executive Search Associates.

“Life is a game – play it well”.


Mortgage Banking Client:
"Executive Search Associates exceeded our expectations in terms of providing excellent FHA HUD resumes in our market. Plus, they were more than willing to assist with any part of the recruiting process."
DS – Director Capital Markets – Washington, DC

Mortgage Banking Client:
I retained ESA for an originators campaign in the Midwest and was pleased with the results. I had interviews with potential candidates shortly after the engagement. Melissa Mirenda did a great job on identifying motivated producers.
RB – Owner Map Lender – Dallas

Insurance Client Testimonial:
Executive Search Associates asks the questions to understand our open positions, and then brings us qualified candidates with the right experience. We’ve been pleased with ESA’s work with HRH over the years. ESA is now a vendor for HRH nationally.
NP, Director of Human Resources

Insurance Candidate Testimonial:
Executive Search Associates “helped explain things well and went to bat for me. Melissa was upbeat and positive. She was personable, which made it easy to express my feelings” during the entire process. ESA was a good third party to work with.
-NR, Marketing Specialist - Iowa

FHA/HUD Candidate Testimonial:
“Melissa was prompt, responsive, honest and a pleasure to deal with in general. She was able to place me very quickly and from the time we initially spoke to the time I started in my new position was less than two weeks.” -DJF, Originator - Boston

FHA/HUD Candidate Testimonial:
“I found Melissa refreshing to work with. She was honest, responsive and effective in finding my new career move.”
-EW, Map Underwriter - Ohio

Mortgage Banking Client:
Melissa Mirenda of Executive Search changed our attitude toward the use of recruiters. She was a delight and exceptionally diligent, hard-working and conscientious. She did not slow down until she found the perfect person for us.
-JR, COO, Map Lender - Arizona

Career Coaching Testimonial:
Melissa not only helped me with my job search, but has changed my life! Her in-depth coaching around my life purpose, values, skills strengths and then job search strategies were unbelievable. I recommend her for anyone making a career move and just personal evolution.
-SG, Job Seeker - Ohio

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