FOUNDER & CEO
“Our growth mindset is the engine that drives everything else. Without a growth mindset, all the other things we want to do – service, innovation, development – none of that works. Growth mindset is the spark that lights the fire.”
Michael Ellenhorn has an ambitious goal: to change how organizations approach vetting lateral hires. It’s a tall order, but one he says is no less than battling for the human dignity of all employees.
As founder and CEO of Decipher, Michael helps his clients create safer, more productive and more profitable workplaces by equipping them with investigative intelligence.
He believes that empowering people inside firms to make informed hiring decisions, based on intelligence-driven transparency, is both the right thing to do and one which will change workplace culture for the better, and, ultimately, better humanity.
With more than 20 years of experience in the legal industry, first as a trial lawyer and then as an international legal recruiter, Michael is well-positioned to counsel clients on mitigating risks associated with the hiring process. He leads a team of experienced analysts and professionals who collect credible, actionable intelligence about prospective laterals to help organizational leaders make more insightful and successful talent decisions.
Michael earned his B.A. from the University of Washington, his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law, and studied business at the Cass Business School, City University of London.