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Chad Sowash
Worked at RecruitMilitary
Attended Ohio State University
Lives in Columbus, IN
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Veteran Hiring... Are you committed or just interested in Veteran Hiring?
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Your Ah Ha! moment of the day... Ever wonder why kids don't dig STEM? Here's why...
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Debunking Paleo or the Meat-a-tarian - http://youtu.be/BMOjVYgYaG8

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How many companies know what the MILITARY and VETERAN talent landscape actually looks like? Check out this infographic!
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A very cool piece about how the re-introduction of wolves changed Yellowstone.
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Can we EAT to starve cancer? Can we EAT to defeat obesity? A very interesting Ted Talk.
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We wrote this to give you a sense of IDEO’s culture—the ties that bind us together as coworkers and as people. Read more: http://blog.slideshare.net/2014/01
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Ever heard of the Service to Semis program? Check it out!
Michael Lynch is a regular fixture at RecruitMilitary Career Fairs. The Senior Military Recruiter in the Service to Semis Program for C.R. England estimates he has hired approximately 50 veterans from RecruitMilitary events, and plans to attend more in 2014, noting, “They take good care of us.” Lynch helped set up the Service to Semis [...]
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Principal Partner - Catch 22 Consulting
Employment
  • RecruitMilitary
    Chief Experience Officer, 2012 - 2013
    The Chief Experience Officer (“CXO”) is responsible for building the RecruitMilitary Experience (“RME”)* by providing strategic direction and detailed oversight regarding the following: • Mission & Vision • Products & Services (concept, creation and evolution) • Relationship building • Technology • Metrics • Support • Consulting • Evangelism • Partnership development • Major market outreach • And the delivery of a unified RME *The RME will be the world’s largest multi-media method of effective military veteran/family outreach focused on “Changing the Lives of Military Veterans and Their Family Members” Press excerpt... http://bit.ly/Xbg54C “We are delighted to bring Chad aboard,” said Drew Myers, president of RecruitMilitary and a former captain in the United States Marine Corps. “He is arriving at a perfect time, because his skills, experiences, and interests are a great match for a number of campaigns we are undertaking. Chad will play a key role as we redesign our online presence for greater consistency and clearer messaging, take on new functions to advance our mission of improving the lives of veterans beyond pure employment assistance, supplement our content for the social media, and restructure our text and graphics for optimal delivery via the complete spectrum of Internet access devices – desktops, laptops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and whatever comes next.”.
  • DirectEmployers Association
    VP, Business Development, 2002 - 2012
    Reported directly to the Executive Director and served in an integral consultancy role for the Association’s Board of Directors. Day-to-day duties consisted of running a team and collaborating with many internal and external partners to solidify mission focused strategies. • Led and managed development of the United States’ first complete National Labor Exchange (2007-12) • Successfully led, managed and coordinated internal and external groups to complete objectives and maximize resources. • Served as a highly rated public speaker presenting on Veterans Hiring Solutions, Digital Strategy, Social Recruiting, Building a National Labor Exchange, Workforce and Economic Developmental Strategies and various other topics • Active in the recruitment and compliance community, currently Chairman of Indiana Industry Liaison Group and Co-Chair of the 2013 National ILG conference • Showcased on NBC Nightly News, CNN American Morning, NPR Weekend Edition • Provided important political oversight of platform transition from JobCentral.org to US.jobs Revenue Generation • Programs spurred 250% growth in revenues during a 2-year timeframe (2007-09) • Integral in shaping member programs resulting in 95%+ retention rate. (2007-12) • Responsible for generating over 300% YTD revenue growth in next generation technology sales – SEO, social recruitment, and mobile platforms (2011-12) Business Development • Created strategy which culminated into over 3,000 different public and private partnerships • Business architect of job distribution infrastructure to thousands of public and private entities throughout the world • Fashioned multi-layer digital strategies including social media, search engine optimization, talent communities, and next generation mobile • Chief driver of new military translation job search platform, used by transitioning veterans to find jobs • Led business development efforts in creating over 1,300 company specific recruitment platforms
  • Monster.com
    Regional Sales Manager, 1998 - 2001
    n online recruitment pioneer who worked in the industry before Monster was known as Monster.com. • Led and managed top sales team in the company with 20M+ annual sales revenues • Personally carried and met highest goals in the entire company • Led and aided in the implementation of new sales CRM • Public speaking and education to hiring companies
  • White River Broadcasting
  • Teletron
    National Sales Manager, 2001 - 2002
    • Led in/outside consulting and sales force • Responsible for revenue management and creation • Developed and deployed new revenue streams • Created business and marketing plans
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Columbus, IN
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Mansfield, OH - Panama City, Panama - Pine Bluff, AR - Fort Dix, NY - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - Fort Benning, GA
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Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. George S. Patton
Introduction
For over a decade, Chad Sowash has been a leader and key architect in the development of hundreds of successful programs and partnerships. Chad has chosen to focus his energy on making a difference in workforce, economic and business development, and technology within the recruitment and staffing industry. Examples of his leadership include innovative digital schemes wrapped in world-class distribution, search engine optimization, social recruiting and mobile delivery. 

Chad’s keen ability to understand competitive intelligence and next generation technology has allowed him to see the proverbial “dots” and more importantly connect those dots thus creating fresh vision with a clear path to execution for Fortune 500 companies across the globe.

Utilizing his expertise, Chad led collaboration and development efforts in the creation of this nation’s first complete National Labor Exchange, he advocated for veterans and hiring companies in Congress and served his country in the United States Army and USAR for twenty years.

Chad has inspired thousands through various speaking engagements focused on military hiring, digital strategy, workforce, education and economic development. In addition Chad has been showcased on NBC Nightly News, CNN American Morning, and NPR Weekend Edition while also being quoted in several publications throughout the world.

The wide range of Chad’s abilities combined with a solid track record of executive-level success has cemented his position at the top of the recruitment and staffing industry ladder. Chad’s top three defining factors are strong leadership, strategic vision, and the ability to execute.

Tough Mudder, competitive running, white water rafting and other physical events allow Chad to blow off steam while family provides just the right amount of important "disconnected time" generally on a beach or by a pool these days.
Education
  • Ohio State University
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