Kenneth Michael & Associates
History & Overview


Kenneth Michael & Associates, based in Tampa, Florida, was founded in 2000 by current principals Mike Carney & Ken Folkman. Carney & Folkman both started their recruiting careers in 1987 after working in the accounting & auditing fields. The firm's full focus since it's founding has been serving the healthcare industry – specifically the placement of Accounting & Financial professionals. Since 2000, the firm has added several other experienced staffing experts to round out its team.


Our firm is built upon the following "formula for success":

Specialization:            Specializing exclusively in our niche areas of healthcare accounting & finance, enables our team to keep current with market trends, issues affecting employment and hot skills sets deemed critical by our clients.

Partnering:                    KMA partners with our clients to solve their critical staffing needs. This, coupled with our specialization, assures our focus is squarely placed on locating and attracting the best match – for both clients and the aspiring financial professional alike.

Customer for Life:       All Business is conducted from a "customer for life" philosophy – an approach insuring that clients and candidates are treated with a high degree of professionalism, courtesy & integrity.


Underlying this "formula for success" are our Core Values.

The end result – when putting together our vast staffing experiences, our "formula for success" and our Core Values – is a staffing firm that is highly responsive, pinpoint with it's results & committed to treating our clients with respect – respect for their time & consideration.


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