John Fortino

Co-Founder/Sr. Managing Partner, Velocity Resource Group

John Fortino is the co-founder and senior managing partner of Velocity Resource Group, a leading strategic solutions provider for active candidate sourcing. Under his leadership Velocity is working with over 1000 companies, including several Fortune 500 and international firms since founding the company in 2001.

Fortino has more than 20 years of experience in the staffing industry delivering strategic recruiting services to corporate clients.  Fortino manages all of Velocity’s North American operations from its U.S. headquarters in Naperville, Ill. He oversees Velocity’s sales, marketing, customer service and support, finance, and candidate qualification departments. He also serves as a primary contact to many of his company’s clients.

Prior to founding Velocity, Fortino was a manager of Executive Search for Motorola. During his three years there, he oversaw an eight-person research team and was responsible for placing individuals at the VP and director levels. He also hired divisional CIO’s for Motorola, and was an integral part of the team of recruiting professionals who built Motorola’s internal search practice.

Velocity’s co-founder is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a former member of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

He lives in Plainfield, Ill., with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, Fortino is a volunteer coach for a local youth football league. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University and serves on the External Advisory Board for the School of Communications at WMU.

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