As founder of talent acquisition consulting firm @Metafrazo, Dennis brings diverse talent acquisition experience spanning several industries and most functional areas. Covering more than 10 years, he has worked on assignments including contract & contract to permanent hiring, contingency based searches and direct internal hires. Dennis provides expertise in hiring for operations, sales, IT and various corporate support positions for both non-exempt and exempt level employees. He has provided strategic leadership and tactical execution support for teams of 14 members in support of more than 2,000 positions across most of the United States. He is the author of “Not Your Average Joe: Profiles of Military Core Values and Why They Matter in the Private Sector” (May 2013) and “Not Your Average Joe: An Epidemic of Distortions – Veteran PTSD” (Release TBD).
Dennis began broadcasting the Not Your Average Joe Radio Podcast in March 2017. His program seeks to help change the narrative around veterans and the challenges they have faced and overcome. Highlighting his own story and experiences and moving to the stories of others, it is a thoughtful, educational, and inspirational show sharing veteran stories of triumph despite, and often because of the trauma they have faced.
In addition to his corporate experience, Dennis brings over 12 years of service in the US Air Force Reserve and several years of active duty service in the US Navy. Enlisting in 1991, he served as a Gunner’s Mate with responsibility for the Mark 41 Vertical Launch Missile System aboard the USS Shiloh (CG-67). He was honorably discharged in 1994 and returned to school to finish his undergraduate degree prior to reenlisting in the Air Force Reserve in 2003. He completed schooling in Security Forces before being selected to receive his commission through the Deserving Airman program and completed the commissioning process as a graduate of the Academy of Military Science in 2005. He last held the rank of Captain, and was responsible for the 934th Airlift Wing Education and Training office, supporting more than 1,600 personnel with education benefits, on the job training requirements and skill level certification testing.
Dennis has deployed twice in support of both Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM. A highly decorated veteran, after completing just one year of commissioned service in 2006 he was selected as the Air Force Reserve Command Company Grade Officer of the Year for his career field. In June of 2014 Dennis was presented with the Hero of the Year for the military community by the American Red Cross, Northern MN Region. http://tinyurl.com/hwqmcp7
A four year letterman in football, Dennis obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bethel University and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
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