Michael Palma

Michael Palma

Founder and Owner at The Palma Group
United States

About me

I help creative agencies grow by recruiting top talent and new business prospects. I also help Brand Marketers find better creative resources and agencies by managing their search process.

As an ad agency headhunter specializing in senior creative people, I've placed nearly 1,500 of the top professionals in the industry since 1989. My clients are the best agencies in America: Crispin Porter + Bogusky, BBDO, GSD&M, Tombras, McKinney, 22squared and C-K, to name a few.

33 years. 1,500 placements. The most prolific recruiter in advertising history. I've now placed agency Creative Directors in FIVE consecutive decades.

As an ad agency Rainmaker/New Businessman specializing in facilitating relationships between mid-sized creative firms and Brand Marketers, I've helped my client agencies gain over $400mil in revenues since 2006.

As a search consultant for Brand Marketers, I've recently led, managed and successfully completed dozens of creative agency reviews. My agency review clients include: The Coca-Cola Company, Arby’s, Fender, Yamaha, Stainmaster, Church’s Chicken, Zaxby’s and Heineken USA.


Founder and Owner
Atlanta, United States
2006 - Present (17 years 4 months)

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