Proteus was established out of a desire to build a firm that would deliver a new caliber of direct-hire recruiting service. Founded by two West Point graduates with the intent to apply their meticulous problem solving and process-oriented mindsets, Proteus delivers quality candidates for critical and hard-to-fill positions nationwide.
Proteus strategically combines extensive experience in recruiting across a diverse range of industry sectors, strong combat-tested leadership, grit, work-ethic, and most importantly, a true tenacity and drive to achieve the mission. Proteus is built to deliver top-tier candidates to clients, through a streamlined and highly efficient hiring process.
Projected Average Days to Fill
Specific Industries and Sub-Sectors Supported
Years of Combined Industry and Recruiting Experience
FRONTLINE LEADERS PROGRAM
Unfortunately, Military NCOs have long been ignored by Military Veteran Recruiting Firms across the country, but Proteus has found that NCOs excel tremendously in key mid-level leadership roles in the private sector. Military talent firms and companies nationwide have often fixated on recruiting strictly military officer talent, but this has ultimately resulted in corporate America not fully realizing and benefiting from the frontline leadership strengths NCO’s can bring to organizations.
Sometimes known as “The Backbone of the Military”, NCOs (which start at the rank of E-5) are the boots-on-the-ground, Frontline Leaders, of the U.S. Military. If you have ever wondered what truly makes the U.S. Military the strongest in the world, it is the core strength of the Noncommissioned Officer ranks that form that backbone of the military. The average enlisted leader will earn the rank and responsibilities of a NCO around the 5-year mark of his/her military career. NCO’s are the subject matter experts of the military, they are the technically proficient field leaders who set the example, lead from the front, and who have an enormous amount of leadership experience they can apply to their private sector careers as they transition out of the military.
DIRECT PLACEMENT - CONTINGENT RECRUITING & PROCESS
High Tech Manufacturing
Packaging & Containers
Food & Beverage
Aerospace & Defense
Commercial & General Aviation
Logistics & Supply Chain
Air Freight & Logistics
Ground Freight & Logistics
Marine Freight & Logistics
Oil & Gas
Transmission & Power Production
1. Introductory Call
2. Partnership Agreement Established
3. Hiring Manager Intake Call
6. Interview and Hire Process
5. Candidate Submission
4. Candidate Screening
PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ESTABLISHED
Proteus will schedule a meeting with your team in order to gain a better understanding of your company needs and culture.
At a minimum, we will discuss your current hiring needs, a detailed and standardized candidate profile fit, company information, and interview process.
For new Proteus clients, a discussion of terms will be agreed upon with either a contingent or retained direct placement search agreement.
Proteus will conduct a joint intake call with Human Resources and the direct hiring manager for the requisition.
Discussions will include detailed and standardized candidate profile fit, company information, and interview process information.
As required, Proteus will assist in consulting with clients to improve interview processes to ensure success.
INTERVIEW & HIRE PROCESS
During this phase, the Proteus recruiting department will fully engage in active and passive recruiting by conducting a thorough analysis of potential candidates and intensely vetting candidates. Proteus will coordinate and conduct two candidate screening sessions for quality control and will have a complete understanding of candidate experience, career goals, salary expectations, and interest in pursuing a particular career opportunity.
Proteus will submit candidates to clients with detailed and standardized summaries to include experience, salary expectations, and any other opportunities that the candidate may be currently pursuing. Candidate submissions will provide candidate availability for a video or onsite interview and recommend 2-3 days/times for scheduling an interview.
Throughout the interview process, Proteus will maintain constant communication with candidates to understand other career opportunities they are actively pursuing that may alter their focus or interview timeline. At the offer stage, Proteus will serve as the liaison to both the candidate and client in offer negotiations.
Patrick Jones is from Dahlonega, a town nestled in the North Georgia Mountains. Having grown up on a dirt road just a couple miles from where the Appalachian Trail starts, Patrick decided to leave the small town and attend the United States Military Academy - West Point. Patrick served as an Artillery Officer taking part in a combat deployment to Afghanistan and 5 years of service. As Managing Director of Proteus, Patrick brings his years of leadership, private sector, and recruiting experience to support clients.
You might see Patrick in Austin, TX out hiking nature trails with his wife, Devon, their sons Cape & Hart, and their dogs.
Conor O'Brien is a native of Calvert County, Maryland and a graduate of the United States Miltary Academy - West Point. Throughout his military career, Conor served as a Captain in the United States Army to include one tour to Afghanistan. Upon completing his time in the military, Conor infused a strong technical background into the Recruiting and Staffing industry. As Managing Director of Proteus, Conor continues to focus on business development and recruiting within the key industries of Proteus support.
You can catch Conor on the weekends in Fort Worth, TX riding his Harley or cheering on any professional sports teams from the Washington DC region.