james fennessy.png

Jamie Fennessy

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Jamie started his career in staffing and recruiting in the mid-1990’s, joining a small temporary staffing firm in Waltham, MA as a junior recruiter. Over the next 5 year Jamie rose from recruiter to senior recruiter to recruiting manager, eventually opening his own branch office in Woburn, MA.  After obtaining his MBA from Boston College, Jamie’s role became more operational, as he worked on expanding the firm’s reach outside of New England, opening up branch offices in Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut over a 3-year span. 

But over the years Jamie’s real focus had always been on recruiting the best professional and technical talent in the area, truly believing that creating solid one-on-one relationships with each candidate was the right way to recruit. With that in mind he stepped away from his operational role to become the company’s VP of Recruiting, where he not only managed a team of recruiters, but was a hands-on full-cycle recruiter himself every day.

Jamie joined Talent Retriever in 2017, bringing that same passion for recruiting to a team already full of dynamic and energetic staffing professionals.

In his spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with his family hiking throughout the Merrimack Valley in the summer, and skiing up north in the winter.

 

Favorite Quote: “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle”

                                                -Abraham Lincoln

 Dream job: Lefty setup specialist for the Red Sox