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Marques Smith Promoted to CEO & President of Hire Velocity

Hire Velocity, a leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and professional search solutions is thrilled to announce the promotion of Marques Smith from President to Chief Executive Officer and President, effective March 1, 2024.

In his new role, Smith will be responsible for overseeing Hire Velocity’s strategic direction, growth initiatives, and operations. Smith has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth and success since joining Hire Velocity in 2016 as Vice President of Finance. In March of 2018, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and then President in November 2021. Under his leadership, the company has achieved significant milestones, including expanding its service offerings, increasing its client base, and enhancing its market presence.

“I am honored to lead Hire Velocity as CEO and grateful for the opportunity to continue working alongside our talented team,” said Smith. “I am excited about the future of Hire Velocity and look forward to further accelerating our growth and delivering exceptional value to our clients.”

Smith brings over 20 years of experience in the human capital industry to his new role. Prior to joining Hire Velocity, he held various leadership positions at leading staffing and recruiting firms, where he gained deep expertise in talent acquisition, workforce planning, and organizational development.

“Marques has been a driving force behind Hire Velocity’s growth and success, and we are confident that he is the right person to lead the company into its next phase of growth,” said John West, Chairman of Hire Velocity. “His passion for innovation, commitment to excellence, and strategic vision make him the ideal choice for this position.”