Rick Connolly, Co-Founder and CEO
Rick Connolly is the CEO and co-founder of Gravity IT Resources.
Rick’s career spans 22 years in the staffing and recruitment space. Before founding Gravity IT Resources, Rick enjoyed 19 years with Allegis Group, the world’s largest privately held staffing firm and parent company of Teksystems, Aerotek and Stephen James. Rick began his career in Ft. Lauderdale in 1994 as an IT recruiter and held virtually every role for Allegis as it grew from a $300M US based firm to an $9B global enterprise. Rick worked throughout the United States for various Allegis divisions as an IT Recruiter, Account Manager, Director of Branch Operations, Regional Vice President, Divisional Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and ultimately, President of Stephen James Associates.
Rick left Allegis Group in January 2012 to become Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for G4S, a $14B global enterprise and world’s largest security company. In this role Rick was responsible for all US based Sales and Marketing initiatives and goals. In 2014 he helped lead the G4S US team to its single best year in both revenue growth and profitability.
Rick is a results and team oriented executive. He values dedication, straight talk, having fun and enjoys helping people realize their potential. He understands that in a service business like recruiting, it’s all about people, process, and doing what you say you will do. Investing time to understand people’s desires and goals, then bridging the art and science of recruiting is a passion for Rick.
Rick is a graduate of Wake Forest University and St Thomas Aquinas High School.