Mike Gardner joined Bernard Nickels and Associates (BNA) in 2002 as co-owner and Chairman. He believes in establishing strong relationships with his clients by listening and understanding their challenges. As a leader Mike has attracted and developed some of the top talent in the staffing industry. Mike’s team of sales and recruiting professionals has helped BNA gain national recognition and consistent growth.
Prior to joining Bernard Nickels and Associates Mike was Vice President at Ibase Consulting and helped develop the company’s most profitable office. He has over 30 years of business development and management experience. Mike graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a BA in marketing.
Mike enjoys being active in all kinds of sports both winter and summer. He’s a volunteer for his local church and community. Mike resides in Connecticut and prides himself in his wife of 20 years, his three children and one granddaughter.
Brad Widolok is the founder and CEO of Bernard Nickels and Associates (BNA). He started the firm in 2002 with a focus on providing staffing services to companies across the tri-state area. Since then BNA has grown to become a nationwide full service staffing and recruitment firm servicing multiple lines of business. Brad’s strong work ethic and belief in extreme service to both his clients and candidates is what makes him one of today’s industry leaders.
Prior to starting Bernard Nickels and Associates, Brad was a Managing Director for The Execu|Search Group, a full service recruitment and staffing firm based in New York. Brad started his career in 1996 as an Account Executive for a publicly traded IT training and consulting firm. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1995 with a BA in journalism.
Brad is an avid guitar player and collector. He is also a fitness enthusiast with an emphasis on running, cross-training and yoga. Brad resides in Long Island, NY where he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three children.
An influential member of our firm since 2005, Dave is a Partner who has spent the last 6 years building our Energy Practice. In this area he concentrates on Engineering, Technology, Business Development and Operations. Dave is a team player and leads by example by always going the distance and by treating clients, candidates and colleagues with honesty and respect.
“Treat others as you would like to be treated. Look through their lens and see what they are seeing. Always do the right thing!” With this mentality Dave serves as a strong mentor and leader with in the firm.
Prior to joining Bernard Nickels and Associates Dave was the Managing Partner at Trykor Rolling Media. A company that he had started on his own and grew into a leading national media company.
Dave earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Hartford
He is a proud Husband and Father of two twin girls and lives in New Jersey. He enjoys surfing, hiking, gardening, and music.