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Bruce Woodmansee, Chairman and Founder 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 success is a direct result of Mr. Woodmansee's vision to create a firm that is flexible, user friendly, pragmatic and results-oriented.

The Woodmansee Group (TWG) is a retained, executive search firm offering strategic talent solutions. TWG works with organizations ranging in size, from 10 million to 90 billion in annual revenue in 20 different industries. TWG has successfully completed up to 100+ searches in a calendar year for professional and executive positions up through, and including, the C-Suite. TWG's client base of emerging through Fortune 50 companies is located throughout the United States.

Prior to launching The Woodmansee Group in 1991, Mr. Woodmansee held a variety of key leadership positions within the H.R. field at Ford Motor Company, Hayes – Albion Corp., Clark Equipment Company, White Motor Corp., NL Industries, ECOLAB, and Federated Department Stores (where he was V.P. Personnel and a Corporate Officer).

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.



As of November 2023, Mike Mumford has joined TWG as Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity, Mike will be spearheading our sales and leadership efforts while nurturing relationships with both existing and prospective clients.

For the past 5 years, Mike has been a member of TWG's advisory board. he will also serve in this capacity going forward. He will continue in his role as owner and founder of Hire Road, concurrently taking on the responsibilities of CEO at TWG. Mike 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.

Contact Mike through email, connect with him through LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter.



Missy McClellan, President of The Woodmansee Group has 15 years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry. Since joining TWG in 2006, Ms. McClellan has been responsible for search assignments across the entire enterprise in the 20 different industry segments TWG services.

Prior to joining TWG, Ms. McClellan specialized in the recruitment of IT, Engineering, and Finance professionals. She has both agency and in-house corporate staffing experience that spans various industries, levels and functional areas across the business enterprise.

Ms. McClellan received a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University. View Ms. McClellan's LinkedIn profile here.



Mark “Cyrus” Vance is a Principal-Strategic Partner and Advisory Board Member of TWG.

Mr. Vance’s expertise is in the aerospace/defense sector. In his role with TWG, Mr. Vance will also provide business development support, leadership expertise, and technical consulting to the aerospace/defense industry.

Highly respected by the military community, Mr. Vance recently retired from the U. S. Navy, where he served as a Rear Admiral. In 1981, he received his naval flight officer wings and launched a lifelong career as a naval aviator. Most recently, Mr. Vance served as commander for the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center. He brings 33 years of experience in operations, technology, financial and project management, logistics and human resources to TWG.

Prior to joining TWG, Mr. Vance held numerous prestigious titles in the U.S. Navy, such as Director of Chief of Naval Operations Navy Programming Division and Commander of Carrier Strike Group THREE. Vance’s awards include the Legion of Merit (6), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal with Combat “V” (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V” (2), and various other campaign and service awards.

A native of Billings, Montana, Mr. Vance graduated from the University of Idaho in May 1980. He has earned graduate degrees in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in 1988, and National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. in 2001.

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Kaye Callard, Advisory Board Member of TWG, is also Chairman Emeritus of The Callard Company. Ms. Callard is a successful entrepreneur, with a career spanning over thirty-five years in the advertising, marketing, and promotional products industry both domestically and internationally.

After founding The Callard Company, Ms. Callard expanded the corporation to eight offices in the United States and one international office headquartered in London, UK. Ms. Callard sold The Callard Company in 2004.

Prior to founding The Callard Company in 1987, Ms. Callard held a variety of leadership positions in the corporate section with PDS, Professional Data Systems, as marketing director, Columbus Magazine in advertising and as an account executive with the advertising agency Cassan & Company.

She is currently co-Chairman of the Callard/Woodmansee Foundation (Katy’s Youth Fund) dedicated to supporting local Montana youth, education, development, and well-being outside of public schools and government programs.

Ms. Callard is a graduate of Ohio University with a BS in Communications and a minor in Business/Aviation.


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