Mike Hamaker

Mike Hamaker

Grocery - Account Executive

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“Retail jobs never go unfilled with Mike Hamaker, Practice Leader at iRiS Grocery Recruiting on the job. He targets retail candidates with precise backgrounds and connects them to his clients in the retail industry.”

Growing up in a small manufacturing town, Mike was surrounded by hard working individuals striving for the American dream. This work ethic was instilled at a very young age by his family. He was always told "if you want something bad enough, work hard and just go get it." Hard work, honesty and perseverance are core values and major contributing factors to his quick and sustainable success in the retail & recruiting industries.

Mike began his career in the retail industry 15 years ago in a hometown SuperValu Co-Op supermarket. At a young age he learned the principles important to run an effective supermarket. Mike was taught how critical it is to cater to the customer he serves. These lessons learned at an early age have served him well into his career in recruiting.

In 2006, Mike joined Best Buy while attending Indiana University working toward his Bachelor’s Degree. During the six years he was with Best Buy Mike accomplished many things. Noteworthy achievements include: winning a corporate internship, being selected the Best Buy All Store MVP and earning multiple promotions leading to his last role as Mobile Manager where he led his underperforming store to #1 ranking.

Since joining iRiS Grocery Recruiting Mike has risen to the top echelon of grocery recruiters in a very short time. He is a iRiS Grocery Recruiting Pacesetter, which ranks Mike in the top 5% of all recruiters across the US. His clientele includes a number of top 10 retailers. His expertise consists and is not limited to: merchandising (buying, planning), marketing, packaging/design, quality assurance, customs/import/export, e-commerce, store/field operations, and more.

Mike offers a wide range of capabilities; from single searches looking for an impact player to major, national campaigns looking for multiple hires in a short span of time. Additionally, he has established global retail contacts to assist any search that fall outside his expertise, leading to a true one point contact relationship. If your company is in need of a partner to produce high-quality hires, Mike is your guy! Whether it’s one-off searches or big projects, his team has the knowledge, resources, and bandwidth to get it done!

Mike enjoys spending time with his family, bass fishing, working on classic cars and motorcycles, landscaping and culinary experiences.

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