CJ Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business. As a senior executive with over eighteen years of expertise in staffing, people development, operations, and sales & marketing, her successful partnerships have helped evolve national and globally recognized organizations. As an expert in the staffing industry, CJ has coached, mentored, and advised business owners, executive leaders, and their teams on successful business and leadership strategies.
Having a core focus on building scalable HR and Organizational Development growth strategies have allowed CJ to serve as a leader and advisor/partner at the highest level in organizations. Through leadership and blended business acumen, her experience delivers a demonstrated understanding of the strategic, operational, and financial components of broader business management. Areas of leadership and development of various human capital towers include talent acquisition/management, HR operations, compensation and benefits, performance management, and leadership development.
CJ’s experience spans HR verticals to include healthcare, wireless telecom, IT/Software & engineering, accounting & finance, marketing, real estate, and government institutions. CJ has directly helped shape and evolve start-up to large-size companies by developing scalable programs focused on HRIS system efficiencies, talent attraction & management, benefits, LOA’s, work comp, return-to-work programs, and performance reviews to support direct, remote, and seasonal staff from 50 to over 3500 FTE’s. Additional initiatives include employee awareness, diversity and inclusion programs, succession planning, and elevated employee engagement programs. Combined with her business acumen, these attributes help her to meet highly unique business demands.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE...
CJ is passionate about social responsibility and community outreach initiatives. She has held multiple seats on boards to help promote awareness for leadership and youth development, leadership advancement, and other humanitarian initiatives. CJ believes in a servant leadership style and holds strong team values. She is a sports enthusiast and played competitive softball. CJ's favorite pastime is spending time with her family and engaging in outdoor activities.
with strong talent acquisition, people development, operations, and marketing skills with the ability to meet highly unique financial demands.
with a keen understanding and performance history of effective change management skills.
who took on organizational redesign of business operations and framework to successfully achieve company record-breaking financial growth.
successfully re-branding company to position them as a leading, nationwide solutions provider and highly sought-after employer through traditional and innovative approaches.
who excels in tackling difficult situations and is comfortable making high-risk decisions balancing people and profit to achieve the best outcome.
self-starter with excellent strategy, collaboration, and overall business acumen.
2012 Women to Watch Nominee
LEADERSHIP CASE STUDIES
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CJ Rodriguez is among the best in her business
Having worked with numerous staffing partners over many years, I can say CJ Rodriguez is among the best. Her innovative and strategic approach to the business allowed us to not only meet, but in most cases exceed, our staffing metrics in terms of both quality and quantity of candidates. Her knowledge of the healthcare staffing business was critically important during several product line expansions, and her customer-focused approach allowed us to collaborate together and ensure our business plans were flawlessly executed. CJ has the innate ability to identify potential barriers and roadblocks, and she comes to the table with solutions in hand. Her ability to provide her clients with cost-effective, workable options places CJ among the best in her business. It has always been a pleasure working with CJ, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking a consummate staffing partner.
by Trevan Ross, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice-President, Human Resources at Superior HealthPlan (A division of Centene Corporation)
Excellent strategist who combines vision with dedicated research in every decision
I've had the pleasure of working with CJ over the past two years, and her passion for leadership, focus on the recognition of her team members, and drive for organizational growth is what makes her such a phenomenal President. She is also an excellent strategist who combines her vision with dedicated research in every decision she makes. She is truly one of the great leaders in the staffing industry.
by Steve Cerney, Area Sales Manager at CareerBuilder
Few innovative, inspirational and forward thinking leaders can compare to CJ
Over the course of my professional career, I have come across few innovative, inspirational and forward thinking leaders that can compare with CJ Rodriguez. She has demonstrated the ability to attract, train and retain top industry talent that resulted in significant, profitable growth of the Southeast Region. CJ embraces change management, relying on her astute business acumen and industry experience. CJ has the highest degree of integrity and an excellent work ethic. Leading by example, CJ is an effective communicator, who's passion and enthusiasm permeates throughout her organization. It was an honor to work with CJ, and witness the continued evolution of a dynamic professional and trusted confidant.
by Howard Zimmerman, former COO, Volt Workforce Solutions
The effort and care she puts into the professional development of her team is unparalleled
I am delighted to have the opportunity to recommend CJ Rodriguez. She’s an incredible leader in every sense of the word. She leads by example, demonstrates integrity, and brings an infectious level of energy and excitement. She’s the type of leader that makes you want to be a better performer, and she’ll stay by your side while you get there. CJ has the unique ability to push each individual team member one step outside of their comfort zone and once they’re there, will raise the bar making any goal attainable. The amount of effort and care she puts into the professional development of her team is unparalleled.
by Amy Lethem, National Sales Director