CEO, Orion InternationalMike Starich grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended Marquette University on an NROTC scholarship. After graduating, Mike served seven years in the US Marine Corps as an F-4 Phantom Flight Officer and also a Marine Officer Recruiter. After separating as a Captain in 1992, he joined Orion International as a Junior Military Officer Recruiter. After serving in various roles from Austin Operations Manager to Chief Operating Officer, Mike was promoted to President at the start of 2006, and became CEO in March 2015.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife of 20 years and their three children. They are active in their church and with the local Boy Scout Troop in Austin, Texas.
- If you could give just one piece of career advice to a transitioning military professional, what would it be?
Be humble, work hard, and be honest.
- What do you like most about working at Orion?
Since I was hired in 1992, I have been afforded great freedom of action, responsibility, and opportunity. Further, having the opportunity to continue to make a difference for transitioning veterans is very rewarding. Though this can be a lucrative career choice for successful people, the job satisfaction goes beyond the paycheck.