Michael Getchell is a Client Partner and the Country Manager for the United States at Pedersen & Partners. He has a 22-year track record in executive search, focused on top-level projects across the North and South America. Before joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Getchell was the managing partner for an American based firm in Brazil and served as Head of their Digital & Technology practice and also ran their Private Equity, BioTech, Consumer/Retail and Industrial practices. Prior to this, he was the managing director of a San Francisco, California, US based global search firm where he was responsible for the West Coast as well as rolling out business operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico. Mr. Getchell also served as general manager for the São Paulo office of a private equity backed search firm and prior to this, he was a partner in the Brazil office of the leading international search firm.
Michael Getchell holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from BSP Business School São Paulo and the University of Toronto program. He speaks native Portuguese and fluent Spanish.