The Bullseye - February 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Orion International Announces Acquisition of Novotus

Military Talent Firm Combines with Leading RPO Provider

Big news for Orion International! On January 25, 2016, we were proud to announce the acquisition of Novotus, a leading provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Recruiting Services.

"Orion has spent 25 years establishing ourselves as the market leader in Military Recruiting. With the acquisition of Novotus, we unite the nation's top Military Talent Firm with a top, award-winning RPO firm," said Mike Starich, Chief Executive Officer of Orion. "This powerful combination will enable each company to leverage the strengths of the other, and provide greater impact and opportunity for both our customers and candidates."

Following the acquisition, Novotus will be led by President Cory Kruse. "We are very excited to leverage Orion's sales engine to fuel our growth, offer a legitimate and highly potent military talent offering to our customers, and to offer end-market diversity and scale to Orion's growth."

Founded in 2002, Novotus is an established full service recruiting organization and leader in RPO. Based in Austin, TX, Novotus was recognized as the number one ranked Mid-Market RPO Provider by HRO Today in 2014, and member of the Baker's Dozen in the Enterprise category in 2015.

"Orion International is the largest military talent firm in the country combining forces with one of the leading RPO firms," explained Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise Media LLC, publisher of HRO Today Magazine. He continued, "It will be a unique and valuable offering for companies seeking RPO with a tried and true military talent component."

Learn more about Novotus.

Alumni Spotlight: Burt Welch

Burt Welch’s civilian job search began in April 2015 in preparation for his transition from the military in October. A former Army Military Police Captain, Burt felt prepared for a civilian career. “The service provides almost anyone across any mission set with an excellent background to succeed in various fields within the civilian sector. The leadership & decision making skills are difficult to hone or replicate in a similar manner, with the possible exception of competitive athletics or civilian services (Police, Fire, EMS),” explains Burt.

When it came time to enlist a recruiting firm to help with his search, Burt followed the advice of a friend and connected with Orion. At Orion, Burt found his recruiting team to be dedicated, empathetic and eager to help him make a clean transition. “I honestly could not have felt any better about the transition,” recalls Burt.

Burt interviewed with employers through Orion on the phone, one-on-one sessions, as well as at an Orion Hiring Conference. Through this process, Burt was matched with CalAtlantic Homes as a Construction Manager. “The logistical/operational parallels are easily translated. Given the sheer amount of moving pieces, the experience in utilizing existing systems to the best of their ability is fantastic,” says Burt of the parallels between his new career and old one, “Knowing how to engage others appropriately for maximum output is equally, if not more important; and it's something you can't put a price tag on as someone who is making that leadership transition.”

The partnership between Orion and Burt worked well for Burt, as he was put directly in front of employers looking for people with skills just like his. “Without their help, finding as desirable of a position, in such a great location would have been difficult if not impossible,” explains Burt.

He continues, “My deepest thanks to each of the staff at Orion who work extremely hard to offer these services to their fellow service members. It's a taxing, daunting, and even scary thought to make such a leap, but Orion helps with compassion and a high level of acumen.”

Congratulations on your new career, Burt! We’re proud to have been able to help you. Your transition and skills translation to what is seemingly an unrelated civilian field speak highly of the ability of veterans to get the job done!

Jack Welch Management Institute - Online MBA Program


If you are considering earning an MBA, the Jack Welch Management Institute is the place to learn proven practices from the front-lines of business. Orion International has partnered with The Jack Welch Management Institute to present this opportunity to earn your MBA, completely online, learning directly from top business leaders, while you continue to grow in your current career.

Fortune Magazine recently featured the MBA program in their article, "How Jack Welch Is Reinventing the MBA" by John A. Byrne. The article points out that "the four-year-old Jack Welch Management Institute is one of the very few business schools that is run like a business, with a laser-like focus on customer service. The school is closely managed on student surveys that measure the impact of the education as well as the likelihood that a student would recommend the institute to a friend or colleague." And those surveys reveal some enticing statistics:

  • 70% said they had received a promotion or double-digit raise since the start of the program
  • 98% agreed that the MBA program was a valuable investment
  • 27% said it was the best investment they ever made
  • 100% of the graduates agreed that their confidence as a leader had grown as a result of the program

Visit us online to learn more about earning your MBA through the Jack Welch Management Institute.

Career Opportunities within Orion

Careers with Orion

Account Executives

Orion International is currently seeking transitioning or former military officers with a strong record of achievement to join our Sales Team as an Account Executive. We are hiring for our Cincinnati, OH; and San Diego, CA offices.

As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for creating relationships with America's leading companies through development of leads lists, business development calls, and client presentations. The work you do will help fellow veterans transition into the civilian workforce.

To qualify, you should have military experience, a Bachelors degree, and previous sales experience or a desire to succeed in sales. Learn more about joining the Orion team.

We also invite you to view a pre-recorded webinar (username iprep, password: video) hosted by Brian Henry, Orion's VP of Officer Recruiting, which provides a detailed overview of the Account Executive position.

Marine Corps Officer Recruiter

We are also seeking a Transitioning USMC Officer to join our San Diego team as a Marine Corps Officer Recruiter. We are hiring for our San Diego, CA, office.

Orion Recruiters source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning Officer candidates at a salary of $60,000 - $65,000 base salary, plus commission. For this position, you must be a recently transitioned USMC Officer less than one year removed from Active Duty, or currently transitioning. Click here to apply.

Enlisted Personnel Candidate Recruiter

Orion International is Seeking Enlisted Personnel Candidate Recruiters in our San Diego, CA, office.

Orion Recruiters source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning enlisted candidates. Orion is focused on being competitive in salary as well as developing its employees in a competitive job market environment. We offer a substantial salary plus bonus initially that will lead to a salary plus commission structure. For this position, you must have honorably served in the United States Military and have civilian or military recruiting experience. Click here to apply.

Client Delivery Recruiter

Orion is seeking a Recruiter to join our Military Talent Program Recruiting Team in our Cincinnati, OH, office.

You will be responsible for recruiting military candidates in support of Military Talen Program Accounts, including members of the Fortune 100 and other top companies. There is no prior Recruiting experience necessary as you will receive all of the training needed to succeed in this role, and will be trained by our experienced recruiting team. Click here to apply.

Orion on LinkedIn

As an Orion alum, your experience and guidance is a valuable asset to veteran job seekers who are now in the same position you were when searching for a career. Join Orion's Alumni Club if you'd be willing to share your expertise with current Orion job seekers or discuss options for hiring military with our Account Executives. Check out Transition Corner for others who have participated in Orion's Alumni Club.

If you would like to participate, complete this form to be enrolled in Orion's Alumni Club and entered into our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card.

Help grow the Alumni network and join our LinkedIn Alumni group! Connect with 800+ members and keep up to date on Orion news, updates, and other alumni-related topics.

Congratulations to this Month's Winner!

Eric Straughen won the Job Seeker Referral monthly drawing
and is the winner of a $50 gift card.

Ready for your chance to win a $50 gift card? You'll receive an entry into our monthly drawings for Client referrals and Job Seeker referrals. That's one entry for each referral that you submit - good luck and thank you for the referral!

Refer a Military Job Seeker to Orion

Do you know a military job seeker looking for a civilian career? For each referral that you give us, your name will be entered in our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card. Even better, if your referral is hired through Orion, you will receive a $100 gift card as our way of saying thanks.

Click here to refer a Military Member to Orion now!