As Chairman of Hire Velocity, John West draws upon a distinguished career as an entrepreneur, global business executive and technology investor to provide strategic direction for Hire Velocity’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Executive Search and ProIQ Advisory Services. For the last 15 years, he has focused on providing performance mentoring to high-growth businesses, primarily in the Technology and Human Capital sectors.
John’s passion for building great teams and driving rapid revenue growth has led to his involvement as an Advisor or Board member with several companies.
Previously, John was the founder and CEO of System One Solutions, Inc., a technology staffing and consulting firm started in 1987. In early 2000, John sold System One to Monster Worldwide, and shortly after he decided to focus on his own investments in high-potential industries. In John’s early career he spent nine years in leadership roles at Marathon Oil, a Fortune 50 Company. He earned a B.S. in Engineering from Penn State and an MBA from Bowling Green University.
John is the past National Board Chair for the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) and was appointed Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees at the University of Tampa for his commitment and leadership to the school. He also served as the Chairman for the Board of Trustees at Berkeley Preparatory School where he places special emphasis on Diversity and Scholarships.