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Meet the team

The LAUNCH operations team is committed to staying at the forefront of providing critical resources and support to our clients and contractors. We are continually setting and sustaining standards of excellence in all that we do, including maintaining our unsurpassed compliance and safety programs.

Mike Reporto

President Staffing

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Mike Reporto

As President Staffing, Mike is positioned to further develop and refine the sales, fulfillment and client services at LAUNCH. He oversees all recruiting and compliance teams as well as the sales teams for Aviation OEM, TransTechs and Industrial. His passion for service and execution ensure these teams work together to provide the highest quality of staffing for our customers, while the client services department works closely to bridge sales and fulfillment under his management.

Throughout his tenure as Senior Vice President of Recruiting Operations for LAUNCH, Mike oversaw all of LAUNCH’s recruiting and compliance efforts. Mike provided direction on recruiter allocation, sourcing strategies, strategic development, as well as the growth, coaching, mentoring, and development of the recruiting team. He also worked closely with sales to develop and manage the client services 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.

Natalie Rollo

Director of Human Resources

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Natalie Rollo

As Director of Human Resources, Natalie has responsibility for the human resources, safety, workers compensation, IT and office functions.

In her role, Natalie leads the human resources department, overseeing performance management, employee relations, staff recruitment, and benefits. Additionally, she manages LAUNCH’s unsurpassed compliance, safety, and workers’ compensation programs. Natalie integrates Corporate vision with field operations, while maintaining a focus on delivering outstanding service to the human resources customer – the employee.

Natalie has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-CP).

Dan Heckler

Director of Recruiting Operations

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Dan Heckler

Direct Line: 630-468-1763

In his role as Director of Recruiting Operations, Dan is responsible for the recruitment life cycle—hiring, training and developing recruiters, and accountable for achieving outstanding performance. He works closely with his recruiting teams to build fulfillment strategies for each client opening and consistently monitors execution against client expectations to ensure superior results.

In Dan’s previous experience at PlaneTechs, he held multiple positions. He began as a recruiter, and quickly was promoted into supervisory and management roles. Dan’s industry insight and passion for developing talent make him well-suited to oversee this essential function at LAUNCH. He is driven by his desire to help improve the lives of clients and contractors, and his commitment to excellence in performance and service earned him CEO Club recognition five years in a row.

Dan received a degree in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. He lives in St. Charles, IL with his wife and their twins.

 

 

Jeff Bishe

Operations Manager, LAUNCH Teams

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Jeff Bishe

Briefly describe what you do at LAUNCH.

I am the Operations Manager for the TEAMS division at LAUNCH headquarters.

What do you like most about your job?

Getting an inside look at the aviation industry and working on really cool/interesting projects that will result in benefits that will be experienced by tons of people across the world.

What’s the best thing about LAUNCH?

The people.

What is the most consistent comment/feedback you receive about LAUNCH?

We don’t let things slip, always run things to ground, and we care about our mechanics and treat them better than our competitors.

What’s been one of your proudest moments working at LAUNCH?

Being awarded the first ever “We Care” award.

What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?

Sports & physical recreational activities, watch TV & movies, attend music shows & festivals, and travel.

What inspires you?

Learning about or observing other people pursuing their dreams and making it.

What attracted you to LAUNCH originally?

It was a young start-up company with a lot of potential for growth.

What is the biggest change that you’ve experienced while at LAUNCH?

Seeing the company go from aviation recruiting into many different verticals…and the countless office setup changes as we’ve grown.

What have you gained from working at LAUNCH?

Experience and insight into the aviation industry and exposure to discussions, meetings, and presentations with senior- and executive-level team members.

Colleen Weber

Payroll Supervisor

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Colleen Weber

Briefly describe what you do at LAUNCH.

As Payroll Supervisor I manage a team of four and am responsible for oversight of the payroll function including weekly payroll processing for all outside Contractors.

What’s the best thing about LAUNCH?

The best thing about LAUNCH is the camaraderie within the organization. We all help each other in any way we can whenever we are asked or see the need for it!

What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?

My favorite thing to do when not in the office (besides spending time with my kids and husband) is taking my dog on very long walks.

What inspires you?

My inspiration is women in positions of leadership. These role models I have push me to do more every single day.

What attracted you to LAUNCH originally?

I was attracted to LAUNCH by the contagious positive energy within the organization. It is powerful!

What have you gained from working at LAUNCH?

Saving the best question for last! The personal growth that I have achieved through working at LAUNCH is like no other job I have ever had. The positive reinforcement only makes me work harder, and I continuously want to be a better worker than I was the day before. I never want to stop learning here and to add value wherever I can. This list can go on and on!

Danielle Mortell

Compliance Supervisor

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Danielle Mortell

Briefly describe what you do at LAUNCH.

I lead the compliance team, who are responsible for onboarding of all candidates that we place out in the field. We guarantee that LAUNCH stays compliant by following DOT regulations and customer requirements. 

What do you like most about your job?

My team. I am fortunate to work with hardworking and intelligent people, who show up everyday to do their absolute best.

What’s the best thing about LAUNCH?

The culture.

What is the most consistent comment/feedback you receive about LAUNCH?

People from outside our company often comment that we act like one big family.  

What’s been one of your proudest moments working at LAUNCH?

There isn’t one single moment I’m proud of, but I am proud of the growth of my department and team. Things have changed so much since I first started at LAUNCH. I’m proud of all the work we’ve put in to constantly improve how we operate on a daily basis. 

What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?

I travel as much as possible.

What inspires you?

My friends. I’ve learned to keep people around me who don’t just tell me what I want to hear, but what I need to hear. They motivate me to be better every day.

What have you gained from working at LAUNCH?

I’ve learned how to be a better leader.

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