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Client Support Services & Administration

Behind the scenes, each client is personally and fully supported by a team of experts. These are the behind the scenes people that keep the machine running. They work diligently to ensure that each executive in search is provided the information and services they require. Whether it is working or training on how to use the vast research databases we make available to each client or keeping the process on schedule, they are there and willing to help.

Our administrative staff makes sure that all support systems are focused on assisting the client. Help from this staff is only an e-mail or telephone call away. Our excellent technical staff makes sure our system is continuous and without downtime so that you have access to your resources 24/7.

Client Support Services & Administration:

Michelle Settle, Chief Operating Officer


Michelle SettleMichelle Settle has over 20 years of experience in corporate expansion, management development and executive administration. Her high performing, team-centric mindfulness, enthusiastic passion, and creativity is palpable from the moment you meet her. She has been with the firm since its inception, demonstrating a deep grasp of process, policy, planning, and analysis. Michelle’s unique strengths coupled with her diverse and fresh perspective on building and leading has continued to deliver transformational business growth over the years.  She is an influential communicator, who speaks the language of both the best organizational minds and the most creative strategists. Michelle’s high success record of problem-solving, conflict resolution and creating excellence has added new dimension to the corporate structure at Stewart, Cooper & Coon.

As an inherent leader and mentor, Michelle has long served her community in various organizations, including President of her local PTA and Boy Scout Troop Advancement Chair. As the mother of two boys, one an Eagle Scout and one on the Eagle track, she firmly believes in building leaders of character today for more enriched communities in the future. Michelle is a proud volunteer, serving various non-profit organizations including Feed My Starving Children, Arizona Boys and Girls Club, Relay for Life, Arizona Humane Society, St. Mary’s Food Bank and The Ronald McDonald House.

Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing her M.Ed.


Michael Weishaar, Managing Director, Operations & Support


Michael Weishaar Michael Weishaar has over 10 years of experience building long-lasting customer relationships, working with multiple vendors and all levels of management. As a self-motivated individual, Michael utilizes his organizational skills to continue to streamline and improve processes and manage multiple projects. His unique ability to effectively prioritize responsibilities and consistently meet deadlines has been an invaluable asset to Stewart, Cooper & Coon.

Michael’s previous background includes over 15 years in the restaurant industry. As a Sous Chef in various high-end restaurants, his ability to manage these organizations was stellar and foundational work for his ability to manage multiple levels of service within the SC&C system.


Karen Stafford, Finance Manager


scrumKaren Stafford has over 14 years of experience in Finance and Accounting and 16 years of experience in Customer Service, BPO, Quality Assurance, and Call Center Management. Prior to joining the SC&C team, Karen worked for 14 years in Finance and Accounting for an Arizona based internet marketing agency. She has worked in management for Allstate, Merck, AON, and Sears.  Karen has a BAS in Operations
Management and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, as well as her Property & Casualty and Life & Health Insurance Licenses.



Mary Kirkpatrick, Administrative Coordinator, Operations & Support


Mary KirkpatrickMary’s professional experience includes over 20 years in the health arena. Her level of dedication to helping others is unmatched. She has cultivated strong customer relationships over the years and a high success record of problem-solving. Her stellar organizational skills and attention to detail are top-notch.

Mary is an articulate communicator, highly-skilled and self-motivated team member. She always strives to achieve maximum performance. Her demonstrable success as a team player and dynamic achievements in time management and managing diverse and comprehensive projects have proven to be a great asset to Stewart, Cooper & Coon.

Matthew Mantel

Managing Director, Executive Career Development – mmantel@stewartcoopercoon.com

Matthew Mantel is considered a national authority in the Career Development industry. With over 15 years of experience in Executive Coaching, Talent Management, Education, Public Speaking, Social Media Marketing, Life Coaching and Legal Consulting, Matthew brings a powerful and unique prospective to Personal Branding and Professional Growth.  With a background in Industrial Organizational Psychology and Family Law, Matthew spent the first years of his career as a Family Counselor and State Representative with the Department of Children and Families. He later transitioned into Executive Career Development and Human Resources Consulting.

Matthew is a Certified Career Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Nationally Board-Certified Life Coach. After working as an independent contractor for some of the largest Executive Search Firms in the Nation, he developed his first company, Complete Career Consulting. C3 provided Executive Career seekers with all the tools, materials and strategies to advance in their fields or transition into new industries. Matthew has a unique niche in Brand Management and translating skills and work history to optimize his client’s visibility and credibility. His consulting firm provided clients with high level coaching and resources, working with executives all over the US. Matthew has collaborated with Professional Athletes, High Ranking Military Officers, Top-Level Executives, Fortune 500 Companies and International Organizations.

He has spoken at major Universities and Community colleges throughout the East Coast. Matthew’s experience in Career Counseling, Coaching and Public Speaking, has driven him to dedicate a lot of his professional time into educating students on effective career development strategies in today’s highly competitive market. He additionally works with Educators and Staff Members on learning effective techniques to assist students in their career paths and placements. Matthew also has a background in technology and drives business growth and industry leadership through social media marketing strategies and online education.

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