RecruitMilitary Promotes Four to Vice President
Drew Myers, president and CEO of RecruitMilitary, has promoted four of the company’s top producers - Rick Jones, Mike Rollins, and Robert Walker have become vice presidents of sales; and Jasen Williams is now vice president of agency relations.
“I am delighted to announce these promotions,”
RecruitMilitary (http://recruitmilitary.com) connects employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses. Myers founded the company in 1998. All of RecruitMilitary’
Rick Jones is originally from Eastern Kentucky; his family moved to Michigan when he was in elementary school. Shortly after graduating from high school in Dansville, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a manual Morse intercept operator. He graduated from boot camp as a meritorious private first class, then went to Pensacola for technical training. During his first tour of duty at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he was promoted to corporal and sergeant, meritoriously, earning the rank of sergeant in 2 years and 10 months.
Jones retired in July 2006 as a master gunnery sergeant, having served as an intelligence instructor, rifle range coach, motor transport NCO, training NCO, intelligence analyst, recruiter, Albanian linguist, company gunny, first sergeant, and senior enlisted Marine.
After retiring, Jones settled in Houston and joined Team Industrial Services as an operations dispatcher. His primary duty was to send repair crews to refineries throughout Houston. He joined the RecruitMilitary sales staff in 2007. He has received four RecruitMilitary President’s Awards as the company’s top sales performer.
Jones holds an MBA in global economics from American Military University. He and his wife Zane live on Staten Island, New York, with their son Dawson.
Mike Rollins joined the United States Navy in 1988 as a dental technician. His first duty station was USS Nimitz (CVN-68), home ported in Bremerton, Washington. He also deployed for Operation Desert Storm (1991) onboard Nimitz, and won sailor of the year during that time. After leaving Nimitz, he went to the Naval Dental Center in Bangor, Washington. He was then assigned to Operation Room Technician School at the Naval School of Health Sciences in Portsmouth, Virginia. After graduation, he went to the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois, as a maxillofacial surgery technician.
Rollins left the Navy in 1998, and worked in medical sales. He joined the RecruitMilitary sales staff in 2007. He and his wife Terri reside in Dallas.
Robert Walker served in the United States Army from 1991 to 1996 as an infantryman on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Germany, Colorado, and Georgia. After leaving the service, he was general manager for a wholesale fragrance business, owned his own wholesale fragrance business, and worked in the printing industry and insurance sales. He served as a technical coordinator in the IT field, and later held management positions in a healthcare recruiting company.
Walker joined RecruitMilitary as an account executive in 2005. He won RecruitMilitary President’s Awards in 2007 and 2009, and has been one of the top four sales performers every year he has been with the company.
Jasen Williams spent ten years in the United States Marine Corps, where he specialized in automatic weapons and diplomatic security. After leaving the service, he joined his father in running their corporation of small businesses. Their company grew and was eventually sold. Since then, Williams has specialized in the development of revenue for industries that he feels passionate about – education and veteran hiring
Williams joined RecruitMilitary in 2007. Today, he works closely with RecruitMilitary's new chief experience officer, Chad Sowash, providing point for the company’s newly developed Agency Relations Team. RecruitMilitary designed the team to enhance collaboration with advertising agencies and media organizations.
Williams’s family roots are in the Pacific Northwest. He holds a B.S., cum laude, in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne, California. He lives near San Diego with his wife of 19 years, as they homeschool their three children.
RecruitMilitary produces Veteran Opportunity Expos, which are job fairs enhanced to include franchisors and educational institutions as well as private employers and government agencies. The company produces several of these events, known as Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos, in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (http://recruitmilitary.com/
The company also offers subscriptions (search licenses) to its database of more than 500,000 registered veteran job seekers (http://recruitmilitary.com/
In 2011, RecruitMilitary received the First Annual Lee Anderson Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recognized the company as a specific business that has “gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices our military families make in their service to our nation.” Presenting the award to Drew Myers on behalf of the U.S. Chamber was Stephen Caldeira, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association.
In 2012, RecruitMilitary received the first annual One More Way Award from The Sierra Group Foundation. The foundation established the award to recognize people or companies whose support results in awareness and job opportunities for people with disabilities. The Sierra Group Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to drive up employment for people with disabilities, including veterans.”