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Brian Stann to ring New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell

Hire Heroes USA, the preeminent, national nonprofit organization providing veteran employment services, will ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday, August 12.

Participating in the ceremony will be: Brian Stann, Hire Heroes USA President and Chief Executive Officer; John Bardis, Hire Heroes USA Founder and Chairman of the Board, and former CEO of MedAssets; Nathan Smith, Hire Heroes USA Chief Operating Officer; Christopher Plamp, Hire Heroes USA Chief Programs Officer; Allison Herbst, Hire Heroes USA Director of Finance; Erin Johnson, Hire Heroes USA Director of Development; Ted Schwinn, Hire Heroes USA Director of Western Region; Donna Abrowka, Hire Heroes USA Director of Eastern Region; Josh Weintraub, Hire Heroes USA Board Member and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management; Lauren Condoluci, Hire Heroes USA Board Member and Vice President, Rubenstein Communications; Marshall Lauck, Hire Heroes USA Board Member and COO, JWT Atlanta; U.S. Army MAJ Joseph Kobes, Instructor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point; and, Bruce Wesson, Former MedAssets Board Member.

Key partners also supporting the mission of Hire Heroes USA include: Call of Duty Endowment; USO, Inc.; Walmart Foundation; Shipley Foundation; Men’s Wearhouse, Kenneth Cole; and, WWE.

“We are eternally grateful for the sacrifices of every American service member and every American family of our brave military men and women,” said Hire Heroes USA Founder and Board Chairman John Bardis, the former CEO of MedAssets. “It is gratifying to witness the remarkable impact of Hire Heroes USA and our outstanding staff in reaching 11,000 confirmed hires into productive civilian roles. We believe our citizen soldiers deserve to be in the ‘front of the line’ for the opportunities and way of life they have served so bravely to preserve.”

Hire Heroes USA is on track to reach 13,000 lifetime hires by year end, with an estimated economic impact of nearly $70 million in the veteran employment space in 2016. The organization’s success comes in the midst of 90% growth in service delivery since 2015.

“We have built an outstanding team of military veterans and business professionals who deeply care about this mission,” explained Brian Stann, President and CEO of Hire Heroes USA and a Marine Corps recipient of the Silver Star Medal. “Our laser focus on metric-driven effectiveness, the highest level of transparency, and personalized service delivery has made us the premier veteran service organization in the country at empowering current and former military members to find quality careers. The measurable impact of our nonprofit is the reason donors choose to invest in Hire Heroes USA.”

“Our team works incredibly hard to ensure we are good stewards of the scarce resources entrusted to us,” added Nathan Smith, Hire Heroes USA’s Chief Operating Officer. “That hard work – which includes more than 75,000 individual counseling sessions so far this year – has driven down our average cost per hire by 20% since 2015.”