Vice President of Recruiting
As Vice President of Recruiting, Mike is positioned to further develop the Recruiting function within LAUNCH, while continuing to provide his particular brand of strong leadership. Mike also provides direction on the company’s marketing and social media strategies, in addition to assisting the COO, Jean Rollo, with operational development.
Throughout his tenure as Director of Recruiting Operations for LAUNCH, Mike oversaw all of LAUNCH’s recruiting efforts. Mike provided direction on recruiter allocation, sourcing strategies, strategic development, as well as the growth, coaching, mentoring, and development of the recruiting team.
Most recently, Mike served as Senior Professional Account Recruiting Manager and Recruiting Lead at Aerotek Commercial and Manufacturing Services. The highlight of Mike’s five-year tenure at Aerotek was being named the company’s top producing Commercial and Manufacturing Recruiter in both 2014 and 2015, after winning back-to-back Million Dollar Club Contests. Mike was well on his way to his third contest win before agreeing to join LAUNCH to head its recruiting efforts.
Mike has a degree in Human Resource Management from Northern Illinois University. He is married and resides in Chicago, IL with his wife and daughter.
Shawn Murphy serves as LAUNCH Recruiting Manager. Shawn comes to Launch with a solid background in placing employees in both the contract/direct placement and corporate sides of staffing support. He brings more than 20 years of staffing agency experience which started and progressed from payroll, recruiting, sales and branch management.
Shawn’s background covers Computer (Hardware, Software and Systems), Engineering, Finance, Executive, Telecom, Management, and Operations recruiting. He has supported staffing efforts with both Department of Defense and Department of Energy and supported Superfund clean-up sites. He has been a certified Facility Security Officer (FSO) – Disco.
Previously, Shawn has owned and operated his own IT staffing company – Canopy Staffing, LLC and was VP of recruiting at Proactive Staffing Resources, LLC. His staffing career includes employment with Superior Design, Comforce, B/E Aerospace, Crane Aerospace and Yoh.