Neal Malik

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Practice: Military Transition
Location: Atlanta, GA

Leaving a military career to return to civilian life is challenging and daunting for many military candidates. The advice and guidance of an experienced executive recruiter can help navigate the job market and lead candidates to positions that highlight their unique skill sets. With extensive experience in the military, Neal Malik understands the needs and challenges that military candidates face as they enter the job market, and he works to ease this transitory period for them and assist them in finding a civilian career.

After spending 8 years in the military as both a Military Staff Instructor and an E5 in the Navy Nuclear Program handling radiation and contamination of the nuclear reactor, Neal transitioned to the executive recruiting industry. He then joined Lucas Group in 2005 where, as a Senior Executive Search Consultant in the Military Transition division, he is able to help military individuals find well-suited positions in civilian life in a wide variety of industries from manufacturing to power. His experience allows him to give first-hand knowledge to his candidates and provide insight on military candidates to his clients.

While the recruiting industry can be marked by many day-to-day challenges, the personal reward of an ideal placement allows Neal to work through difficult situations to find the perfect match. Assisting fellow veterans in their job search and finding great jobs for them is what keeps Neal constantly engaged and focused in his career. His greatest satisfaction comes from helping military candidates land a well-matched position where they can grow and excel. Connecting with his candidates on a deep level, Neal considers his candidates family, rather than business partners.

Aside from his career, Neal is both a recreational and professional photographer and enjoys spending time with his family.