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Where America Comes to Work

How it All Began…

Our CEO Rich’s father-in-law is an auto body painter. When he needed to hire an AUTOBODY painter he went on a job board and created a posting. He got a bunch of applications and resumes from people who were experienced HOUSE painters. He was confused about what he had done wrong so he contacted Rich, and that’s where the idea for BlueRecruit began.

Rich is an experienced staffing executive. He left the Army and started recruiting Veterans for post-service careers. His clients frequently asked him if he knew how to find skilled tradespeople and then it dawned on him. . . It was time for a better way to source blue-collar talent.

He left his corporate job and started the company with his wife Gina and close friend Matt Smith as co-founders. Since the company launched, they’ve completed the RIot Accelerator, won a NC IDEA SEED Grant, won Launch Greensboro, been recognized as one of the Top Ten Startups to Watch by the North Carolina Tech Association, and accepted into the PenFed Master’s Program.

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Our Mission

  • Working daily to provide America’s workers a revolutionary path to success.


  • To become working America’s most admired and used recruiting firm.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Customer Commitment
  • Quality
  • Respect for People
  • Personal Accountability
  • Hunger to Win

Meet the Team

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Although a graduate of West Point, Rich will always say Roll Tide! Cattle ranching and military service runs in the blood of Rich’s family. Thus, he followed in the family…

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Chief Experience Officer

Gina was born and raised in Southern Florida. Although having now worked in tech for over a decade, Gina began her career as a math teacher (in other words she…

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VP of Sales

A native of Northwest Ohio, Matt grew up seeing the incredible potential a career in the trades can have.  Matt Has worked his entire career in Tech Sales. He loves…

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