Michelle Furyaka is the Executive Vice President of NPD Global, an innovative IT consulting and executive search firm. They offer partnership for clients that are looking to hire the best of breed talent. Ms. Furyaka is quickly making NPD Global become one of the fastest growing firms in the industry, bringing more than fifteen years of experience.
Prior to joining NPD, Michelle was a Senior Sales Executive at COMSYS for over 8 years. She helped launch TAPFIN, a leading VMO and VMS tool, currently part of the Manpower conglomerate. She also fostered COMSYS’s growth at TIAA-CREF to a staggering 150 person account in New York, Charlotte and Denver. She is undeniably one of the most innovative sales executives in the IT consulting space. During her 5 years at Ajilon, Michelle fostered relationships with huge financial organizations like Citigroup, NYSE and Credit Suisse.
Some highlights from Michelle’s career include: Staffing a development team and QA team at www.sothebys.com, providing around the clock network engineering support for NYSE after the 9/11 attacks and supporting globalization initiatives by providing top-notch project management resources for Weight Watchers International.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science from New York University and has completed numerous continuing education courses at Leonard N. Stern School of Business. She is well regarded by her endless list of clients in NYC spanning over a 15-year career. She is an advisor to CDS, a leading e-commerce and web development firm based in Hyderabad, India.
In her spare time she is very dedicated to a number of non-profit organizations including Gospel-Tabernacle of Bergen County, Zahal Shalom of Bergen County, Diamond Mountain University, and RetreatForPeace.org.
Lastly, Michelle is always mentoring new talent and up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the business. She has always shown a creative and fresh approach in the staffing world. She strives to offer her clients top-quality service and always develops trust with candidates. It’s no surprise when clients entrust her to recruit the best talent for their organizations and they keep coming back year after year. She envisions NPD Global to be a business which can go “green” by incorporating principles of charity into her work and by inspiring her team to do the same. Her dream is to get people dream jobs one job at a time!