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Michael Bitar
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Examples of Completed Searches:

  • General Manager
  • Vice President Distribution
  • Director Trade Marketing

About Me:

Michael Bitar is a Practice Leader and a principal at Protis Global. He has been with Protis since 1997.

Michael's mission at Protis is to continue to lead his team at Protis to be the most strategic, forward thinking and value-added authority on human capital architecture in the world. This task is accomplished by facilitating an executive search strategy that is timely, efficient and most importantly, productive for all parties involved. This process allows both the clients and candidates to make well-informed decisions. Clients strengthen their organizations through superior human capital acquisition. Candidates enhance their careers through placement with these top-tier organizations.

In 1998, he was awarded the prestigious honor of "National Rookie of the Year". He has continued to succeed within the search industry by qualifying for National Pacesetter on a yearly basis, as well as, maintaining his status within the top ten billing managers throughout the organization. He has won numerous Worldwide Billing Manager Top 5 awards.

Dedication to developing partnerships with Protis clients while delivering top talent earned Michael cumulative billings exceeding $9.5 million. Michael attributes his individual and team success to focused client partnerships that facilitate an understanding of the client's culture, critical business issues, and organizational challenges. He engages exceptional candidate consulting processes to deliver "A" level talent to support client efforts to strengthen their organization with exceptional business performance. Michael continues to give back to the recruiting industry by mentoring many new executive search consultants both within and outside the Protis walls. He has been a presenter for numerous panel discussions on training issues related to the field of human capital at national meetings in the executive search arena.

Prior to joining Protis, Michael began his business career with Ernst & Young where he received valuable experience and exposure working with entrepreneurial leaders of young, progressive organizations. He changed industry focus in 1992 and moved to the Consumer Products arena, rapidly advancing through six positions due to outstanding performance with Nabisco Biscuit Company and Bic Corporation. His responsibilities with these organizations included Sales, Sales Management, Category Management and Trade Marketing and have all contributed to his success at Protis.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting at Hillsdale College in Michigan. He and his wife Tina live in suburban Indianapolis with their three sons. In his limited free time, Michael enjoys coaching youth football and youth baseball. Additionally, Michael is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

More Examples of Completed Searches:

  • Field Sales Manager - Chicago
  • VP Distribution - Santa Monica
  • Director Distribution Strategy - Santa Monica
  • Key Account Manager - Minneapolis
  • Director Category Mgmt - White Plains, NY
  • Director Trade Marketing - Mountain Lakes, NJ
  • Area Sales Manager - Dallas
  • Brand Manager - New York
  • Manager cat Development - Mountain Lakes, NJ
  • Divisional Sales Manager - Chicago
  • Field Sales Manager - Detroit
  • RAM - Chicago
  • RAM - Ohio/IN
  • OPM - Indianapolis
  • Director of Sales Off-Premise - Atlanta
  • Distributor Partner Mng - Charlotte
  • VP GM - Chicago
  • Regional Account Mng - Atlanta
  • Brand Manager - DC
  • Field Marketing Manager - Chicago
  • Sports Marketing Manager - Chicago
  • Consumer Collecting Mn - Miami
  • Divisional Account Exec - Atlanta
  • Distributor Partner Mn - Miami
  • Brand Manager - Chicago
  • Category Dev Manager - Atlanta
  • Dir Non Trad & On Premise - Santa Monica
  • Brand Manager - Denver
  • Dir of Sales On Premise - Chicago
  • Division On Premise Mng - Philadelphia
  • Dir Sales Off Premise - New York
  • RAM - Florida - Florida
  • Dir Sales Off Premise - Chicago
  • Dir Sales Off Premise - Chicago
  • Dir Sales Off Premise - Dallas
  • Director Insights - Santa Monica
  • On Premise Manager - Las Vegas
  • Distributor Partner Mng - Detroit
  • Divisional Sales Manager - Detroit
  • RBDC, General Manager - Miami