In 2019, Blue Signal expanded their recruiting team to 17 full-time recruiters, brought on an additional 3 operations team members, and awarded several promotions to some of its senior team members. We placed over 150 qualified candidates in exciting new roles, and our annual revenue exceeded that of the last 3 years combined. During our annual Blue Signal Summit, held in Scottsdale, Arizona, we reviewed our record-breaking 2019 and discussed our big plans for 2020 and beyond.
If it weren’t for our incredible leadership, we would not be where we are today. At the Summit, Blue Signal Owner and Sr. Managing Partner, Matt Walsh, announced several awards to recognize some of our top performers and exemplary mentors.
2019 Rookie of the Year - John Stuart
Having joined our team late-January 2019, John Stuart jumped into his first year of recruiting head first. During John’s first few months he almost lost steam, but as the management team reassured - the fruits of his labor would pay off. And once it did, it really paid off. With the securing of several placements, and even bringing on a few new clients of his own, John truly worked to earn the recognition of Rookie of the Year for 2019.
Top Cash-In Award 2019 - Ryan Walsh
Within his first year in the industry, Ryan Walsh was promoted to Recruiting Manager for his diligence and eagerness to share knowledge with junior members of the team. That year, he brought in what would quickly become some of our best clients. From there, it was no surprise that placement after placement, Ryan would achieve the Top Cash-In for 2019.
Top Billings 2019 - Ryan Walsh
Ryan’s dedication and close work with his clients also helped him secure an additional award for Top Billings in 2019. During the Summit, company owner and Ryan’s older brother, Matt, reminded Ryan of the trials he faced his first year. Matt even admitted that although they are brothers, he worked Ryan harder than anyone else on the team. Regardless, Ryan took the reins and certainly made his brother and the company proud.
MVP, Top Contributions 2019 - Lacey
As the “lifeblood of Blue Signal,” Lacey Walters was recognized as the two-time recipient of the MVP, Top Contributor award. During his speech, Matt recalled the day they hired Lacey, stating, “Talking about the growth and future plans for the organization, she told me her hands were shaking because she was so excited.” We all truly believe we would not be where we are today if not for Lacey’s dedication and creativity.
2019 Best Support Award - Jonathan
A new award to the Blue Signal Summit lineup, the Best Support Award was created specifically for this winner. And as anyone in the company can attest, there is no one more supportive or loyal to the company than Jonathan Lee. The literal first person in, last person out of the office day in and out is always Jonathan. If you needed anything, at any hour of the day or night, he would answer your call. Jonathan continually motivates, inspires, and elevates each member of the team and is well-deserving of this accolade.
These 4 individuals embody Blue Signal’s core values - excellence, transparency, integrity, commitment, and respect. They put clients and candidates first, no matter the circumstance; they drive the culture of the organization through leading by example. These leaders earned this prestigious recognition, and we are all excited to see what success 2020 will bring them, and the company as a whole.