Who we are




Mike Mumford


Mike Mumford leads Hire Road with an entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative approach that challenges each employee to innovate in order to find success. He encourages autonomy, creativity, opportunistic vigilance and independent thinking across the board. It was his own independent thinking that led him to start Hire Road in 2013.


Mike envisions Hire Road as a lean, outside-the-mold, transformational business. Together with his leadership partners, Mike leads Hire Road by fusing the strengths of a strategic consulting firm with the power and depth of a best-in-class recruiting and talent acquisition organization.

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Bryan Watson


Bryan Watson leads Hire Road with the desire to build a recruiting, talent acquisition and consulting organization that embodies a culture of customer service, creativity and a winning attitude. It is this belief that drives Bryan to lead the company to be solution based, imaginative and possess an incredible appetite for success. Bryan, a driven, process oriented leader, has extensive experience in designing, developing and delivering innovative and challenging training and leadership systems to multiple recruiting and sales teams and organizations. Outside of being an integral part of the growth of the recruitment and staffing division of the company, Bryan leads the Professional Services division by consulting clients to build out world class talent acquisition teams, processes, efficiencies and tools; including some of the largest employers in the US.
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Susan P. Smith



Susan P. Smith has been recruiting HR talent for Detroit area organizations for over 30 years.  She began her career with AT&T in HR, operational, and financial management positions then joined Citicorp’s Advance Mortgage Corporation. Her professional recruiting career started in 1984 when she joined a large national search firm. In 1992 Smith Professional Search was launched.  Susan earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Wayne State University with a major in Personnel and Industrial Relations. She is also a Certified Senior HR Professional through HRCI (SPHR) and Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP).

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Bruce Woodmansee


Bruce Woodmansee, President of The Woodmansee Group, LLC, is an entrepreneur, executive search consultant and human resources leader with a career spanning over forty years in dynamic, high growth organizations. The Woodmansee Group's twenty two years of success is a direct result of Mr. Woodmansee's vision to create a firm that is flexible, user friendly, pragmatic and results oriented.


Mr. Woodmansee earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Indiana University.


Mr. Woodmansee is the co-chair of the Callard/Woodmansee Foundation (Katy's Youth Fund) dedicated to supporting youth, education, development and well-being outside of public schools and government programs. In addition, Mr. Woodmansee was previously a member of the advisory board of Proof Research as well as an officer and board member of The Callard Company, an international marketing and advertising firm with offices throughout the United States as well as in London, England and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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