Peter Riccio refers to Atlas Search as the land of opportunity.
“This is the place where recruiting professionals come to fully actualize their potential,” he says.
Indeed, the early stage firm’s phenomenal growth was made possible by Riccio’s knack for identifying diamonds in the rough and helping them reach their most valuable form. He loves finding that spark, coaching up recruiters and ultimately helping team members accomplish goals that they never thought possible.
“Watching people achieve transformative success and seeing them flourish personally and professionally is a point of tremendous personal pride,” Riccio says.
And he definitely has a lot to be proud of, because every one of the firm’s direct-hire recruiters had a record year in 2018.
“Our culture is what defines us,” Riccio says. “Everyone is willing to help one another and share ideas and best practices.”
As founding partner, Riccio has also bolstered his team’s success by making hefty investments in a cutting-edge platform.
Uniting technology and processes drives operational excellence while also enabling recruiters to focus on strategy and relationship building rather than mundane tasks.
And as far as the future is concerned, Riccio is definitely excited about the potential for growth – as long as the organization stays true to its values.
“If we manage to achieve scale, but don’t stay true to our values, I would view that as failure,” Riccio says.