About Us

Learn About The Dudes Behind WireHire

WireHire was founded in sunny Tucson, Arizona by four guys with a vision of creating a better way to find the best talent for job openings. None of us had a background in human resources. But each of us had struggled with the hiring process when trying to fill open positions in our own offices. We developed WireHire as a solution for effectively screening large applicant pools to find the most suitable candidates. And we did it in spare hours here and there while playing hooky from our day jobs.

Mike Schmidt

Mike is the owner of Anchor Wave Internet Solutions, Tucson’s leading web design firm, and the originator of the WireHire idea. Mike was seeking a better way to interview project managers when he hit upon the concept of an automated phone system that would allow him to learn more about candidates than what was on their resume without scheduling a face-to-face meeting. When Mike’s not starting new businesses, you might find him playing trombone in his ska-punk band or brewing his own beer.

Mike Kalil

Mike is a Tucson accountant and operations manager of Kalil & Associates Accounting Solutions. His frequent talks with Mike Schmidt, a client and friend, about the frustrations of the hiring process led him to join in the creation of WireHire at its earliest stages in 2007. Mike found two of the bookkeepers currently on his team through WireHire beta-testing. In his spare time from crunching numbers and creating content for WireHire’s blog, Mike futilely digs through dusty record store crates in search of rare jazz records.

James Landon

Jim is an attorney and partner in the Law Offices of Sipe & Landon, a Tucson firm practicing primarily in the areas of landlord/tenant law and commercial law. Jim has written a best-selling book on landlord/tenant law, The Weekend Landlord, and would encourage you to buy multiple copies. Jim became interested in WireHire’s potential after hearing about it over beers with his longtime friend, Mike Schmidt. In his spare time, he enjoys screenwriting, golf, his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers, and searching for the perfect sonoran hot dog.

Heath Wood

Heath is the Managing Director for VeriCore, LLC., a commercial collection agency located in Tempe, Arizona. Heath has been hiring people for both sales and collections positions for nearly 15 years and has always been looking for a better way to improve the hiring process. Heath has used WireHire to assist him in hiring new employees at VeriCore and has found it remarkably effective. Heath became aware of WireHire through James Landon, whom he has known since high school. In between working at VeriCore and creating marketing ideas for WireHire, Heath spends much of his spare time with his wife and 3 young boys and training, sort of, to run his second half-marathon.