Joseph Ruiz, MA, SPHR | President & Chief Empowerment Officer
Joseph Ruiz is a visionary leader and accomplished staffing executive with 20 years’ experience in talent acquisition and management, specialized recruiting, executive and professional coaching, and business management. His experience includes establishing new business ventures, assembling high-performing teams, and adding value to people by helping them achieve their goals and potential. Additionally, he and his high-performing team add value to organizations by providing customized talent acquisition and advisory solutions that have proven to enhance operational performance and human capital effectiveness, resulting in a truly authentic customer experience.
Joseph is known as a trusted advisor and business partner to both clients and candidates alike, and his core values of integrity, trust, humility and accountability brings both meaning and lasting value to the relationships and stewardship entrusted to him. As a highly credible, consummate staffing industry and job market expert, Joseph has authored widely-distributed employment forecasts, salary guides, and authoritative correspondence that have proven to be valuable tools for hiring executives and job market enthusiasts.
Prior to founding F.A.I.T.H. Resources®, Joseph established highly successful organizations in the staffing industry by earning the confidence and loyalty of top-tier employers, assembling world-class recruitment teams, and building a robust network of accomplished executives and professionals. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Joseph was a talent acquisition and staffing executive with two international recruitment firms where he earned the reputation for being an effective leader and top producer. Joseph began his career performing and supervising internal audits for a Fortune 1000 company and previously served as a public affairs specialist for the US Military.
From an educational perspective, Joseph is pursuing a doctorate degree in Organizational Development and Leadership at the University of Southern California (USC) and graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga University, earning a master's degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Organizational Development. He also graduated cum laude from Hope International University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management. In terms of professional certifications, Joseph is certified as a Human Resources Specialist (CHRS) through Michigan State University; a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Temporary Staffing-Specialist (CTS) through the National Association of Personnel Services, and a Certified Executive Coach through The John Maxwell Company.
On a personal and volunteer level, Joseph is married with two daughters ages 16 and 11. His passions include mentoring, family and church activities, fitness training, reading, and providing support to disadvantaged families. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Connections Academy, an online charter school (K-12), and on the Business Programs Advisory Board of Saddleback College, California's top-ranked transfer school.
“Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.”