CLEVELAND, OH – March 9th, 2020 – TalentLaunch, a nationwide network of independently operated staffing and recruitment firms, recently announced a number of changes to its Executive Leadership team, including the addition of Scott Engel as Senior VP of Finance and Administration. In his role as a member of the Executive Team, Scott is responsible for the TalentLaunch Services business unit that is tasked with providing exceptional service to the network of companies.

With over 20 years of Financial and Operational experience, he has held Financial leadership roles with private-equity backed and privately held businesses, from start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies. Previously, Scott was Chief Financial Officer of Vertical Knowledge, a private-equity backed, open-source data software company operating in the National Defense and Financial Service verticals. During his tenure at Vertical Knowledge, sales increased by 300%, while earnings increased by $11M. Prior to Vertical Knowledge, Scott held various Financial Leadership roles at privately held businesses, including working at Uline, a family-owned and operated distributor of shipping supplies. During his tenure at Uline, sales increased from $200M to almost $2B. Scott began his career at Arthur Anderson in their audit department.

In addition, TalentLaunch rounds out its leadership team by appointing Derek Pittak as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and adding Kelly Workman, Senior Vice President of Field Operations.

“I am thrilled to bring in Scott as a key hire for our executive leadership team,” said Doug Dandurand, President of TalentLaunch. “He brings a sound financial background and proven leadership skills to our executive leadership team as we continue our track record of high growth.”

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TalentLaunch is a nationwide network of independently-operated staffing and recruitment firms under common ownership. Our firms have deep roots in their communities and are focused on meeting companies’ talent demands by leveraging best-in-class tools & resources to elevate the overall experience. We are committed to a common purpose — inspiring the world to realize its potential. For more information, visit