EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
national director of recruitment operations
Michael Powell is originally from the gulf coast of Alabama. He met his beautiful wife in 2011 and followed her to Dallas soon after they were married in 2014. They have a beautiful daughter, Hazel, and an adorable dog Emmy Lou. When Michael is not working, he is likely playing golf, finding reasons to go to the nearest beach, or cheering for the University of Alabama! He attended Rhodes College where he played football and studied Biology.
Michael is a seasoned professional in the field of recruitment operations, bringing a wealth of expertise and leadership to his role as Director of Recruitment Operations at Cross Resource Group. With a passion for optimizing talent acquisition processes and identifying top-tier candidates, Michael plays a pivotal role in the growth and success of the organization. He started working at Cross in 2015 as a recruiter soon after moving to Texas.
Throughout his career, Michael has developed a deep understanding of the intricacies of the recruitment landscape. He possesses a keen eye for talent, utilizing innovative strategies to attract and retain high-performing individuals. His ability to align recruitment initiatives with organizational objectives has proven instrumental in ensuring a steady pipeline of exceptional candidates.
At Cross Resource Group, Michael oversees the recruitment operations department, spearheading a team of dedicated professionals to source, screen, and select the best talent for a wide range of positions. He leverages his extensive network and industry knowledge to implement effective recruitment strategies, from job postings and candidate sourcing to interview processes and selection methodologies.
Michael is well-versed in utilizing cutting-edge recruitment technologies and tools to streamline processes and enhance efficiency. He stays updated on the latest trends and best practices in the field, constantly seeking opportunities to optimize recruitment workflows and improve the candidate experience.
His exceptional interpersonal skills enable him to build strong relationships with hiring managers and stakeholders, understanding their unique talent needs and aligning recruitment efforts accordingly. Michael thrives in collaborative environments, fostering open communication and teamwork to ensure seamless coordination between recruitment operations and other departments.