Vetgigs is an online talent marketplace platform to connect US Military Veterans with recruiters looking to hire them as technology and professional services contractors.
Our founder and co-founders are all Army Veterans. Brett Currier and Manny Lavalle both served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. When returning, Manny went to work at the CA Dept of Veteran Affairs and Brett went to work at Deloitte Consulting. While we went separate professional directions, we both lost battle buddies to suicide who felt the civilian world had no place for them. The concept of VetGigs was born out of Veterans helping connect Veterans with employers seeking to hire them for well paid, white collar roles. Those that aren't ready can learn about free certification opportunities and mentoring resources. VetGigs allows veterans and military spouses to do it at scale. VetGigs is entirely veteran owned and operated.
Brett served 12 years in the US Army and Army National Guard with service including a tour in Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Towards the end of his military career, he earned his bachelor's degree and began work as a Management Consultant at Deloitte Consulting where he guided C-Suite leaders on their Future of Work Strategy and became a certified Workday Student and HCM implementer.
Manuel served honorably in the US Army and California Army National Guard with service including Operation Iraqi Freedom. He continues his service to the Veteran Community at the CA Department of Veteran Affairs as an Advocate. Manuel leads our veteran talent growth, support, and on-boarding in addition to operating as CFO.
Naomi in her capacity as Marketing Analyst has been contributing to the VetGigs launch by:
- Building our social media marketing channels
- Working with our branding intern Jackie Azevedo to implement templates that drastically cut down on content creation time
- Conducting social media strategy workshops with marketing SMEs and VetGigs executive leadership
- Creating new marketing channels
VetGigs will become the largest online community for Veterans to connect with employers to secure and receive payment for highly skilled freelance work. We will continue to offer resources and streamline processes to make freelancing easier and more profitable for Veterans.
VetGigs is committed to helping veterans achieve purpose in their civilian careers, financial well-being, and lifelong career growth opportunities. We offer employers a chance to process their entire contingent workforce staffing lifecycle on one platform while sourcing the highest quality Veteran talent.
Yaskara is a Former Deloitte Manager and currently works at Construction Finance Startup Billd.
Deb leads the global human resources function at AppDirect but her organizational leadership history includes Charles Schwab, CBS Interactive, Epicore Software, and Netscape.
Greg is a management consultant for the Texas Veteran's Commission and a lifelong entrepreneur.
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