At Talent Hitch we value our employees like family. Every individual has a unique experience as to how they ended up here and what keeps them around. Please allow us to introduce you to our tallest member, Cody!
I’ve spent most of my professional life working in the trades as a painting subcontractor. Beginning my career in DeKalb while attending school at NIU, I took to it quickly. I’m an artistically inclined individual with a sharp eye for detail, and I grew in skill as the years went on, supplementing my income with a few sales positions here and there.
When I moved to Chicago three years ago, I met Kyle though some mutual friends. He was working as a recruiter for Hard Hat Hub at the time. I remember when he bought his book of business from them and set out to start Talent Hitch, how excited he was! In the beginning it was him and one other friend, I’ve since watched him grow it into a team of 12 industry professionals. Though I didn’t join the team then, I did partner with Kyle to start my own painting company, All Saints Painting, which I still run today.
I’d always been intrigued by Kyle’s line of work, mostly because he was so excited about it. I would pop into the office frequently throughout the week - I loved the vibe and energy within the space, and I quickly became friends with with everyone whom he had recruited to come work for Talent Hitch. Visiting the sleek black glass building at the corner of Elizabeth and Madison in the West Loop was a treat for me, I knew something special was taking place.
My friendship with Kyle continued to blossom to the point where I asked him to be the best man in my wedding. He frequently observed that my people skills would be of great use as a recruiter. For my bachelor party Kyle, Gurbeer (CFO of Talent Hitch) and myself road tripped across state lines in Kyle’s sprinter van - that’s when the three of us started to talk seriously about the prospect of Talent Hitch bringing me on as a full time, full desk recruiter. I received an official offer of employment shortly after I married the love of my life!
One of my favorite movie quotes is from A Bronx Tale, “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever.” At Talent Hitch I get to utilize my own gifts to recognize the talent in others, progress individual careers, and service our clients. In the three months I have been here, I’ve already begun to do so. I recently onboarded a new client, a phenomenal company, to whom I am committed to serve as they grow their business. I love what I do, and I love the people I get to do it with!