Todd Johnson, a recently retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, has all the qualities we so often attribute to our service members: dedication, loyalty, commitment and strength to name but a few.
I met Todd by phone in early March, and we discussed his career objectives. We set what I considered to be a monumental goal — landing a job in 3 months— and immediately got to work making that happen. We explored career avenues, found companies for him to interview with, and prepared Todd for those interviews.
As anyone in corporate America will attest, it can be tough moving through the job search maze. Todd understands the value of a strong team and surrounded himself with people who can help him get where he wants to go. The result was a big win; he received and accepted an offer by Memorial Day weekend! Even as their newest employee, he was already a leader within the two months. Todd puts his heart into what he does, is open to suggestions, has a strong moral compass, knows what he wants, and is an absolute joy to be around. The company he chose will benefit tremendously from his resourcefulness, expertise, and drive.
Nothing seems out of reach for Todd –not even the challenging transition from military life to the corporate world. In the same way he has his entire career, he took this on knowing that there are multiple paths to success. It is my privilege to serve someone who has served our nation so admirably.
Mentor: Denise Benjamin, New York, New York, Oxy