BA, Communication, 1992
John Fortino is a successful entrepreneur, business owner and active member in the global human resources community.
He started his career in the technical recruitment industry, assisting large automotive manufacturers and their suppliers hire talented staff. Later he worked as a manager of Executive Search for Motorola where he oversaw an eight-person research team responsible for hiring VP and director-level personnel and where he was an integral part of the team responsible for building Motorola’s internal search practice.
In 2001, John and a partner co-founded Velocity Resource Group, a leading strategic solutions provider for new hire candidate sourcing. Under his leadership as senior managing partner, the company has seen triple-digit growth and has a client roster topping 200, including several Fortune 500 and international firms.
In 2001, John also founded Resource Dynamics Technologies, an IT consulting business serving the Chicago area, and in early 2009 John became a co-founder of the ASHER Talent Alliance, a talent acquisitions consortium made up of four companies with distinct specialties serving the human resources community worldwide.John is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a former member of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He remains involved in community affairs, including service as a board member of one of the largest youth football programs in the country.