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John Hagenow

President/CEO

With nearly 25 years of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition leadership experience across both industry-leading recruiting agencies and corporate environments (including GE and MillerCoors), I've been fortunate enough to work with some incredibly talented HR Professionals and business leaders over the course of my career – many of whom have become friends.  The opportunity to build lasting relationships has always been the aspect of my career that I’ve enjoyed most.

A degreed HR professional (UW-Whitewater - Go Warhawks!), I quickly realized how much I enjoyed recruiting - the people, the process, and the impact that hiring talented individuals has.  It may sound a little profound, but being able to exceed a client’s expectations by bringing extraordinary talent into their recruiting process and hiring a top performer – while also positively impacting that candidate’s career and their family – is exceptionally rewarding.  There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing (unless the Milwaukee Brewers finally call and make me an offer to play professional baseball)!

A family-oriented individual myself (with two young boys and an incredible wife), they always find ways to both motivate and humor me.  An avid sports enthusiast who likely quotes 80’s and 90’s movies too much, I’m a big believer in work hard, play hard…And a good Wisconsin fish fry.