After receiving an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps in July of 1999, our founder Rudy J. Uribe, was contacted by a direct-hire placement agency and soon found a position within the telecommunications industry. Although he was happy with the work he was doing, he had always contemplated starting his own company.
On the morning of 9-11-2001, Mr. Uribe watched in disbelief as the terrible events unfolded. The next day he picked up the phone and contacted the Marine Corps to ask if he could reactivate his commission and rejoin the Corps. However, due to an injury sustained during his time in the Marine Corps, he was informed that he was not medically qualified for reentry.
Disappointed with the news, Mr. Uribe began to contemplate how he could overcome the obstacle of not being able to continue to serve his country in uniform. He reflected on his experience going through the placement agency and that’s when the idea of starting Recruit Veterans was born. He thought that if he couldn’t fight side-by-side with his brothers and sisters, the least he could do was try to help them find jobs once they came home.
It took Mr. Uribe another 5 years of researching, saving and waiting for the right moment to leave his full-time job and launch Recruit Veterans. In May of 2006, with no outside funding and the blessing and support of his wife Michelle, Recruit Veterans was born. Since that day, Recruit Veterans has grown year after year, achieving a positive cash flow position within the first full year in business and making the Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the United States in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015!
The company continues to grow. With employees in multiple states across the country, Recruit Veterans continues to focus on winning new business in order to “Accomplish the Mission” of hiring our nation’s military veterans, spouses and dependents.