Meet The Team

Our Individual Talent Builds Our Annual Success, But It’s Our Teamwork That Constructs Our Legacy

Being in the business of people, we know firsthand that talent and employee loyalty matters most in every organization, and the same sentiment is shared in our own.

We are unabashedly passionate about helping our clients and improve the healthcare outcomes for our loved ones through the addition of talented candidates who as are inspired by helping patients as we are by our contribution on the human capital side.

We love what we do. And it shows in our commitment to our candidates and clients.

We are Legacy. It’s nice to meet you.

Our Staff
Paula Rutledge
President of Legacy MedSearch
HOMETOWN: Atlanta, GA
PHONE: 407-591-3026
Paula Rutledge
President of Legacy MedSearch

Paula founded Legacy MedSearch in 2005 after a 22 year career as a prominent Medical Device Sales Executive within leading Medical Device companies as Johnson & Johnson, Synthes, Zimmer Spine, and GE Healthcare.

Paula is a true entrepreneurial pioneer; seizing an opportunity to leverage her firsthand, professional experience selling orthopedic, spine, and imaging/navigation products.  With her deep-rooted industry relationships, and innate passion for people, she developed the Legacy MedSearch Executive Search approach, and has successfully placed hundreds of Medical Device professionals.

When Paula isn’t talking about implantable devices, surgical navigation, ablation, robotics and disruptive surgical devices, she’ll probably just then be writing about it. Throughout the years, Paula has contributed over 120 works of Interview Prep, Resume Review, and Executive Hiring How To literature to the industry, but in the off chance she actually leaves the office at a decent hour, you can be sure you’ll find her spending quality time with her family.

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Chris Miclot
Vice President & General Manager
HOMETOWN: Warsaw, IN
PHONE: 407-591-3021
SPECIALTY: Orthopedics & Spine
Chris Miclot
Vice President & General Manager

Born and raised in the “Orthopedic Capital of the World” (Warsaw, Indiana) Chris literally grew up in a Medical Device family: both his father and uncle are senior executives in the industry. Moving to Texas after attending Culver Military Academy, Chris attained his BA in Communications from Texas A&M University, and while at College Station, he participated in two separate internships with Orthopedic Medical Device companies.

From being a master scuba diver, a black belt in Martial Arts, and a formally trained air craft pilot, Chris is seriously a purveyor of fun. The most adventurous thing he has ever done is book a spur-of-the-moment flight to the backwoods of Alaska where he four-wheeled and camped; finally a week later, Chris decided it was time to return back to work.

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Joy Celebre
Senior Account Manager
HOMETOWN: Boston, MA
PHONE: 407-591-3024
SPECIALTY: Cardiology, Cardiovascular
Joy Celebre
Senior Account Manager

Joining the Legacy MedSearch team in 2008, Joy has remained true to her name ever since. Her dedication to working with people started over 25 years ago when she served in the Air Force, then moved to attain her BA in Psychology, and her Master’s Degree in Human Resources.

Promoted to Senior Recruiter in 2012, Joy is truly the backbone of the company. She is also, quietly, the most competitive person in the office and seems to win nearly every contest that is held, by sheer determination.

Joy always says she can’t believe she actually gets paid to meet (virtually), talk with, and assist awesome people from all over the country in finding their dream jobs. It brings her almost as much happiness as her home life does. Joy is equally as dedicated to her family, having 5 children and 1 grandchild, her household can get busy.

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Greg Drolshagen
National Practice Manager
HOMETOWN: Bergen County, NJ
PHONE: 407-591-3032
SPECIALTY: Neurology & Imaging
Greg Drolshagen
National Practice Manager

Prior to becoming a Medical Device and Healthcare IT Recruiter, Greg focused his professional efforts on the financial industry. Graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Economics and a minor in Business Finance, Greg set out to start his financial sales and planning career (or so he thought), attaining his Series 7 and Series 66 Licenses shortly after graduation.

Greg is a self-motivated entrepreneur, and this would drive him to later become a top-performing Medical Device Recruiter. Contributing his specialty knowledge of Imaging, Diagnostics, and Neuro Surgery as an executive headhunter, Greg also plays a pivotal role in Business Development, having engaged numerous client companies for Executive Recruiting services to date, Greg heavily impacts our bottom line.

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Carolyn Jones
Recruiter/Recruiter Operations
HOMETOWN: Orlando, FL
PHONE: 407-591-3025
SPECIALTY: Operations, HR, & General Administration
Carolyn Jones
Recruiter/Recruiter Operations

Born and raised in Central Florida, Carolyn is a true Orlando native, graduating from Winter Park High School and the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) Putting her Human Resources Management BA degree to good use, Carolyn spent nearly 15 years in a Human Resources Generalist role for a mid-sized manufacturing company where she fine-tuned her.

Carolyn is known in the office for her professional consideration, and inter-office flexibility. Whenever anything needs to be done, she always volunteers her time to fill in the operational gaps. And though Carolyn admittedly says she would do anything to foster the success of Legacy MEDSearch, we’ve learned to not ask her for favors on Monday nights, Wednesday nights, nor Sundays- instead, she’ll be cheering, nail biting, and possibly waging bets on every and all College Football, NFL Football and Arena Football games broadcasted.

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Jake McGee
Account Manager | Recruiter
HOMETOWN: Orlando, FL
PHONE: (407) 894-4799
Jake McGee
Account Manager | Recruiter

Before entering the recruiting industry, Jake lived a life of world travel working as a Culture Exchange Coordinator in the Middle East. For years, Jake immersed himself in foreign cultures and lived abroad in the company of diverse societies, during which time he gained unique and valuable communication insight and tactics that would soon be effectively applied to his next professional venture with Legacy MedSearch.

Beyond Jake’s courage and charisma, he is pretty smart, too. Prior to his move abroad, Jake spent much time in higher education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the prestigious University of Florida with three degrees; the first a BA in History, the second a BS in Psychology, and the third a Master’s Degree in History. But even though he clearly has a dedication to UF, he loves FSU Football. Since growing up as a devoted FSU fan, Jake is seemingly a part of the Nole Nation at heart!

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Reece White
Recruiter
PHONE: 407-591-3030
Reece White
Recruiter
John White
Senior Research Specialist
HOMETOWN: Orlando, FL
John White
Senior Research Specialist

Born and raised in Orlando, John has been working at Legacy MEDSearch since 2011.

An expert in Boolean searching, John welcomes any search challenge and is the office savant when it comes to anything research-related. He independently performs a wide range of technical and complex research, applying his knowledge of advanced research techniques to finding potential Medical Device candidates from every imaginable online source available and sometimes those that are not-so-available.

When we have questions, he has answers, and his ability to apply and interpret technical knowledge as it relates to our Medical Device candidates is truly remarkable.

Currently, John is attending school at Rollins College with an eventual goal of working in national security as an analyst.

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Thomas Maes
Reseacher
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Joy “JP” Fullerton, RT
Manager of Information Systems | Recruiter
HOMETOWN: Denver, CO
PHONE: 407-894-5790
SPECIALTY: Respiratory Therapy, Operations
Joy “JP” Fullerton, RT
Manager of Information Systems | Recruiter

Joy “JP” Fullerton is no stranger to the Healthcare and Information Systems industries.  JP’s keen and unique professional perspective of Healthcare and Medical Technology stems back to the beginning of her career.  After graduating from Valencia College with her AS in Respiratory Therapy, JP spent 7 years as traveling therapist, gleaning extensive respiratory knowledge working in a variety of healthcare settings.  She then earned a BA in Psychology and Law from the University of Massachusetts.

For the next 6 years after coming back to Orlando, JP was employed as a Credentialing Manager and Respiratory Sales Manager.  Then turned her talents to work at Legacy MEDSearch as their Manager of Information Systems.  As her role has grown to encompass a variety of tasks, the statement “that’s not my job” is not something she believes in.

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Chelsea Knight
Recruiter | Marketing Associate
PHONE: 407-591-3022
Chelsea Knight
Recruiter | Marketing Associate
Seth Fullerton, PMP
Director of Information Technology
HOMETOWN: Atlanta, GA
Seth Fullerton, PMP
Director of Information Technology

Before becoming a full time professional in Technology and Software Information Systems, Seth wavered between a life of alfresco adventure and corporate culture. His taste for DIY and entrepreneurship started while growing up in Atlanta, where he spent most of his childhood helping his family restore a 100 year old Queen Anne style home. But in pursuit to establish a more corporate career, Seth moved to Florida, graduating from the Florida State University School of Business, and shortly thereafter was employed in accounting for a national law firm.

After several years in a suit and tie, Seth’s desire for exploration and self-employment began to take root once again; he packed up his board shorts and moved to Costa Rica to start his next career adventure. For two years, Seth successfully owned and operated a Bed and Breakfast, but during his time off coast, he began to realize the lucrative and sustainable opportunity afforded by the growing information technology field. After returning to the mainland, Seth set out to further his education, and with a new drive and determination to infiltrate IT, he completed certification courses in Networking and Database Administration, which soon led him to eventually return to school to earn an MBA with an emphasis in Technology Management; a career he has continued for the past 15 years.

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