Chris StanzioneFounder & Managing Director
Areas of expertise
- Client Delivery
- Recruiting Leadership
- Talent Insights & Strategy
- Industry Speaker
Even though you can’t tell it now, Chris didn’t always want to be a recruiter. As a matter of fact, before April 2000, Chris didn’t even know what a recruiter was!
He grew up in the ’70s on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and spent summers in the small town of Tom’s River, NJ experiencing both elements of the city and small-town living. Chris moved to Boulder, CO where he tried his hand at college before leaving early to learn the amazingly stereotypical skills of selling cars at Advantage Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth in Boulder, CO. After mastering the art of asking potential minivan customers if they were there for the “big, big sale”, he pivoted careers at the age of 23 and started cold-calling people for mortgage refinances.
In early 2000, Chris was looking to leave the mortgage industry and try to find his way into some form of “Corporate America”. During his job search, he happened upon a staffing company called Adecco and at the ripe old age of 27, Chris became a recruiter with Adecco Staffing.
Chris found very quickly that he enjoyed working with client companies and helping them solve their staffing problems (and he was pretty good at it)! By his second year, he was managing four staffing offices, two onsite facilities, and over 300 temporary staffing associates every week. After a few years in general staffing, Chris began specializing in recruiting for the Mortgage industry and built one of the largest Mortgage recruiting firms in the West (until 2008). When the Mortgage industry cratered in 2008, Chris had to pivot and started recruiting for new and different skills and eventually transitioned to an internal corporate recruiting position. Over the next twelve years, Chris would hold global recruiting leadership positions at SunTrust Bank, Southern Company, Cox, Manhattan Associates, and North Highland Consulting.
In early 2021, Chris decided to go back to his roots and began laying the groundwork to build a new company that became 360 Talent.
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers
As our Managing Partner overseeing delivery and ensuring our client partners are experiencing exceptional service, he is also our BIG IDEA man. He’s the person to talk to if you want to geek out on recruiting, Agile, electronic music, or TikTok (please don’t encourage him).
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