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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Arshad Alam
National Practice Manager
PHONE: 407-929-7115
Arshad Alam
National Practice Manager
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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Reece White
Brand Manager & Recruitment Specialist
HOMETOWN: Orlando, FL
Reece White
Brand Manager & Recruitment Specialist
Sean Wilcox
Associate Recruiter
HOMETOWN: Hollywood, FL
PHONE: 407-591-3032
Sean Wilcox
Associate Recruiter

Sean, a Hollywood (the Florida one) native, joined the Legacy MEDSearch team in 2018.

With a background in B2B Sales with Sprint’s enterprise division, Sean hit the ground running recruiting at Legacy. He quickly became an indispensable member of the Legacy team with his upbeat attitude, spirit for competition, and knack for finding all-star candidates for even the hardest to fill searches. He believes his best conversations are with perfect strangers, and welcomes to opportunity to connect with anyone and everyone.

A graduate from Seminole State College, Sean is an avid sports fan of nearly every discipline. From standards like football and basketball to equestrian events and curling, he is invigorated by the thrill of competition. Fair warning to anyone in a fantasy bracket with him.

Sean also recently celebrated the birth of his first child, Ava.

John White
Talent Sourcing Manager
HOMETOWN: Orlando, FL
John White
Talent Sourcing Manager

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 applying for graduate schools with an eventual goal of working in national security as an analyst.

John Patterson
Associate Research & Recruitment Intern
HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL
John Patterson
Associate Research & Recruitment Intern
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