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Johns Aims to Grow Veteran Hiring in Atlanta
RecruitMilitary has named Air Force veteran Ryan Johns as a national account executive for the Atlanta area.
Johns hails from Danville, Virginia, and now resides in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in information technology, which he plans to complete in the fall of 2015. Johns served in the Air Force from 1996 to 2000, where he worked as an Air Crew Life Support Technician at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas.
Social media helped Johns secure his current role. His LinkedIn profile got him noticed at RecruitMilitary, and he is one of RecruitMilitary’
He brings to his new role a history of building relationships and business development. After moving to Georgia in 2004, he began a sales career with Pitney Bowes as an Area Executive. During his tenure, he achieved numerous awards, accolades, and promotions. Over the past ten years, he has operated in business to business sales roles in the technology sector, financial market, and e-commerce space. He has consulted and sold within all business verticals including state and local government.
“I am extremely excited to join RecruitMilitary. There are no markets that are beyond their reach. RecruitMilitary has an extremely high level of competence in their space. The technological resources and internal support made available to their employees are unrivaled. It is a pleasure and honor to work for an organization that understands how to engage and inspire their employees in such a way that leads to high revenue and organic growth, while maintaining a truly customer-centric approach to conducting business,” he said.
Peter Gudmundsson, CEO and president of RecruitMilitary and a former officer in the United States Marine Corps, said, “As an Air Force veteran with deep selling experience, we look forward supporting Ryan as he develops the southeast for us.” Gudmundsson also noted that RecruitMilitary has focused on expanding its presence in and around the Atlanta area. “Atlanta is the key to our southeastern growth strategy in Georgia, of course, but also the Carolinas and Florida,” he said.
Johns has a plan of attack already in place. “I am reaching out to all industry verticals, because veterans are highly skilled in a number of disciplines. Adding the right veteran talent enhances culture, production, and efficiency of any organization. Hiring veterans goes far beyond fulfilling a patriotic duty. It improves a company’s bottom line. In my 10+ years of consultative business sales experience, I have yet to encounter an organization in which improving ROI is not a top priority.“
Johns and his wife Liz are the parents of five children.
About RecruitMilitary: RecruitMilitary (http://recruitmilitary.com) helps organizations excel by leveraging the talent of our nation’s finest people, our veterans. Specifically, RecruitMilitary helps companies and educational institutions secure veteran talent. Founded in 1998, the company hosts more than 75 All Veteran Job Fairs (Opportunity Expos) around the nation each year, giving more than 27,250 veterans the ability to interact with over 3,000 leading employers and other organizations (http://recruitmilitary.com/
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