A Special Thanks to Our Platinum Employment Partners

A Special Thanks to Our Platinum Employment Partners

This month we would like to recognize all our Platinum Employment Partners. These employment partners recognize the importance of establishing multiple recruiting efforts to engage veterans and military spouses. They utilize our job board, participate in Virtual Career Fairs, and/or educate their staff on what skills and attributes veterans and military spouses bring to their workforce.

We would like to recognize all our Platinum Employment Partners for their daily support of military veteran and spouse job seekers:


Performance Health


Sharp Electronics Corporation

SolAero Technologies Corp.

Wells Fargo

Hire Heroes USA Platinum Employment Partners have access to some great benefits:

  • – A digital medallion partnership badge for your website or marketing materials
  • – Four free targeted email campaigns to share information about your company with our job seekers
  • – Three months of access to our series of employer training videos that include topics like understanding military culture, creating a veteran hiring program, and recruiting/retaining veteran hires
  • – Annual recognition, brand promotion, and mentions on Hire Heroes USA’s various social media platforms

Quotes from our Employment Partners:

“Sage has a great relationship with Hire Heroes! We have been working together for over 2 years and it has been an amazing partnership. We have hired two veterans from the organization and are currently in process of an expanded partnership providing onsite training and workshops. Hire Heroes is a great organization that provides a number of services to those veterans and spouses that are transitioning back into the work force. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Hire Heroes!” -Tonya Pedigo, Manager Talent Acquisition, Sage

“It is one of my greatest joys to work with the Veteran Service Organization Hire Heroes USA. My employer relationship specialist, Jamie Rimphanli, has been instrumental in building a seamless line of communication. Hire Heroes USA has been tremendously responsive to my request for assistance with veterans in need of resume or interview support; moreover, Hire Heroes USA has provided me extremely high caliber candidates that has resulted in numerous successful hires. Hire Heroes USA has established themselves as the Gold Standard of VSOs”. – Frederick E. Ward, Military Talent Recruiting Liaison, Wells Fargo Bank

If your company might be interested in becoming a Platinum Level Employment Partner with Hire Heroes USA, contact employerrelations@hireheroesusa.org to learn more.

Volunteer Spotlight: David

Volunteer Spotlight: David

As a regional vice president of a multi-billion dollar, multinational corporation, David Picotte understands what it takes to achieve professional success. He also is a passionate advocate for the military community and a dedicated volunteer despite his busy schedule. From the moment he heard about Hire Heroes USA on a podcast episode, David knew he could give back in a meaningful way.

“We often thank these incredible individuals for their service and their sacrifice but Hire Heroes USA presents a tangible way to serve these individuals directly.  Nothing is more valuable than that,” David said.

David Picotte, Hire Heroes USA volunteer

David’s extensive experience in investment banking, asset management and corporate finance make him an invaluable source of knowledge for our clients. However, when you talk with David, he doesn’t want to talk about his past experiences. He wants to focus on each clients’ personal journey and their desired destination.

“What keeps me involved is the opportunity to connect with these extraordinary individuals, learn their stories and goals for the future, and help them prepare for roles that will help them achieve their goals,” David explained.

In addition to expressing his appreciation for veterans and their spouses, he empowers them to use their stories to their advantage when they sit  down for a job interview. David shared one memorable conversation he had with a client who was unsure about how to share her military background with employers.

“Being able to listen to this individual’s experiences and help her realize what a strong candidate she was based upon the incredible accomplishments she had already attained was fantastic,” David shared.  “The moment that she realized what benefits she could bring a future employer, versus just hoping she could get a job, was a great moment for her and for me.”

Volunteers like David allow us to empower veterans and military spouses. David, thank you for supporting our clients in their civilian career search.

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of veterans and military spouses, please click here to learn more about volunteering with Hire Heroes USA.


Hire Heroes USA announces new Chief Executive Officer

Hire Heroes USA Announces New Chief Executive Officer 

Hire Heroes USA welcomes Marine Corps Veteran Andrew Sandoe 

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (Oct. 12, 2020) – Veteran Nonprofit organization Hire Heroes USA is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew Sandoe as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sandoe, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, will assume responsibility as CEO effective Oct. 12, 2020.

Hire Heroes USA CEO Andrew Sandoe

Andrew began his career with Morgan Stanley in the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York.  The terrorist attack on the twin towers led him to seek ways to serve his country and he pivoted to a career of service as a Marine Corps pilot. After joining the Marines, he deployed twice to Iraq, serving both in the cockpit and at the headquarters in Baghdad as the advisor to the Director of Military Operations for the nation of Iraq.

Andrew completed his military service in 2012 and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MBA program as a Pat Tillman Scholar.  During this time, he did novel research on quantitative investment tools used in public and private investment research and human behavior.  Post MBA, Andrew taught in the Entrepreneurship Group at Harvard Business School and launched a quantitatively driven long/short hedge fund. Andrew continues to lecture at Harvard, now teaching business analysis and valuation. Andrew and his wife Robin are proud parents to three children. Andrew looks forward to helping military families, particularly as our nation confronts this moment of unique economic uncertainty.

Ross Dickman, who has served as Interim CEO since February 2020, will assume responsibility as the Chief Operating Officer of Hire Heroes USA.

Throughout this year, the Hire Heroes USA staff and mission-critical funders have continued to produce exceptional results for military families. As the unemployment rate for veterans rose to levels not seen since 2010 and military spouse unemployment nearly tripled, our team has confirmed nearly 8,600 veterans hired with an average starting salary over $61,000 for military members. Each dollar invested in the mission of Hire Heroes USA this year has achieved 75 times its impact, and with Andrew leading our team, we are excited to deliver even stronger results for veterans and military families. 

About Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes USA empowers US military members, veterans and spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. Our organization offers personalized one-on-one coaching, professionally revised resumes, mentoring, workshops, a job board, career fairs and more, to tens of thousands of job-seeking veterans and military spouses annually. Hire Heroes USA prioritizes transparency, earning a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Platinum Seal. Funded exclusively through public donations and private grants, we provide our services at no cost to clients. For more information about our organization, visit hireheroesusa.org.

Top Jobs and Training Partners- October 2020

Top Jobs & Training Programs for October 2020

Every month, Hire Heroes USA selects several job openings from our job board to highlight. These job openings are posted by partnered employers who are looking to hire veteran and military spouse talent. To view the list of top jobs, our featured employer this month, The Nature Conservancy, and a few training program partners of Hire Heroes USA, please view the document below.