Our Team

OC National Search is a proud veteran-owned small business with a national and local footprint

Michael Mitchel

FOUNDER

OC National Search was founded in 2001 by Michael Mitchel as a boutique search firm serving clients ranging from startups, middle market to Global F10 companies.

Michael is passionate about search; he is Hogan Certified, CTI Fundamental Coaching and behavioral interview trained and completed the Advanced Program in Executive Search from the ILR School at Cornell. 

With a national and local footprint, Michael completes search engagements for Director, VP, SVP and CXO-level positions. As a search consultant, engagement services include assignment discovery, search strategy, branding, candidate development and selection, interview advising and post placement follow through.

A Veteran of the U.S. Navy, Michael brings the ethos of the military to the foundation of OC National Search’s core values: authenticity, commitment and passion. He stands with the client at every step of the search process.  

Michael is the Board Chair for the Post 1 Foundation, Program Executive for the Leadership Veteran program and Board member for ACG Denver

He enjoys all that Colorado has to offer, skier, cyclist, thru hiker and photographer. On his days off, Michael enjoys hiking in the Colorado Rockies with his cattle dog, Kala the Wunderdawg.

Angela Johnson

Research

Angela Johnson has been a part of the OC National Search team since 2006, specializing in executive recruiting, research and sourcing.

She leads the firm’s critical research and investigative efforts. Research includes candidate sourcing, locating contact information, background and reference checks, client competitor information and market data. Angela executes creative strategies to source, and contact a highly targeted candidate pool.

Angela received a BA in Journalism, from Metropolitan State University of Denver, with an emphasis in Investigative Journalism. 

Angela is both a Certified People Sourcing Professional (CPSP) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and experienced in crafting impactful C- Level resumes. 

Kyle Moore

Podcast Engineer

Kyle hails from Boulder, Colorado. He began his audio career working as a stagehand in various New York City theaters and concert halls, eventually working his way up to mixing concerts at the world-famous Lincoln Center.

In 2017, he returned to Colorado and began touring with a rock band as a monitor engineer. When the pandemic struck, he pivoted to his skills as an audio editor and founded his podcast editing business, which quickly became his full-time job.

In his free time, he collects Scotch whisky, builds furniture, and listens to heavy metal.

Mindy Fennelly

Executive assistant

Mindy is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 25 years in the field. She has supported a variety of C-Level Executives across several industries and brings the skills ready to complete any administrative task. 

She has used her experience to enhance administrative organization and productivity with companies ranging from multi-billion dollar corporations to newly established start-ups.

Mindy holds a BS in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. As a Colorado native she enjoys exploring the state and enjoying all it has to offer including camping, dirt biking, fishing and hiking with her family.

Samantha Hunter

Digital Director

Samantha has been working in the digital realm since her high school days where she taught her high school English class how to code. She has been delivering a range of media solutions ever since. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina, and served Veterans for eight years at the Veterans Benefits Administration as an analyst. In 2017 she ended her public sector career and began working full time with businesses, nonprofits and companies across the country. Her portfolio includes Komatsu Ameri Corp, Microsoft, HGTV stars and hundreds more. 

In her free time you can find her driving a soccer carpool, exploring new places with her family, spending time on the lake or assisting her friends with their startups.