Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekly News and Agenda for Tuesday 3/27/12



We begin with roundtable introductions, during which we invite you to talk about what you're working on lately, or anything we can help you with. Chances are good that someone in the group will be able to offer advice, referrals, job search assistance, or other help with your networking needs.


BizNet member Lindy Blackburn (USMA '69) will discuss distressed property sales. Lindy is an agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. His skillset includes expertise in distressed properties - a key sector in today's challenging real estate market.


3/27/12 (this week): Lindy Blackburn (USMA '69) - see above.

4/3/12: Chaplain (MAJ) Shawn Menchion and his staff from USAFA will visit us to give a presentation on the Religious Respect Training Program (RRTP) underway at USAFA. Our previously scheduled speaker for this date (Tim Spelman) has graciously agreed to move his talk to May 1 so we could seize this opportunity.

4/10/12: John Toth with Veterans Green Jobs will talk about the programs underway to help veterans with employment opportunities in this rapidly growing industry.

If you'd like to invite a speaker (or lead a discussion yourself) on any future Tuesday morning, just let me know at

3. JOB OPPORTUNITY - Director of Staffing (Lafayette, CO):

Thanks to Lindy Blackburn (USMA '69) for passing along this item from a contact in his network, who indicated this employer is specifically looking for an academy grad to fill this position. If interested, please apply directly at the link below.

Cardinal Peak, LLC, specializes in embedded and mobile product development for a diverse set of nationwide clients. We are based in Lafayette, Colorado. Cardinal Peak’s activities involve both custom development, where the engineering is conducted in-house under our supervision, and engineering staffing, where our engineers work on-site at the customer’s facility and are directly managed by them. Conducting both of these businesses requires an aggressive recruiting effort, as well as extensive business development activities.

Cardinal Peak is currently seeking a Director of Staffing. This person will be responsible for running Cardinal Peak’s staffing business. Responsibilities will include:
-- Overseeing the daily operations of the staffing business: P&L.
-- Developing and implementing a plan to expand it.
-- Establishing recruiting procedures, including resume tracking, interview methodologies, candidate evaluations, etc.
-- Enhancing and/or developing tools to conduct the business such as resume databases, customer contact lists, etc.

The successful candidate will have the following traits and experience:
-- 5+ years professional experience, including managerial responsibilities.
-- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
-- Experience hiring and recruiting professionals.
-- A passion for interacting with customers, presenting to them, and understanding their needs.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, goal-directed individual to manage an important aspect of Cardinal Peak’s business, and to directly participate in the profits it generates.

Interested individuals should submit a resume to Principals only, please!


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
BizNet Coordinator

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. While the Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at

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