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VetsBridge names company leadership - executive recruiting entrepreneur as CEO and #Google alumni as COO.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 10:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

Madison, WI, June 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – First Fairfield Associates, LLC is pleased to announce the appointments of Al Marco as Chief Executive Officer of and Katherine Gramann as Chief Operating Officer.

Al Marco, founder of and, brings nearly three decades of corporate human resource management, executive consulting and recruiting experience. “I’m excited at the potential of,” said Marco. “Most traditional job boards are extremely time consuming and rarely end up with both parties making that all-important connection. VetsBridge has a proprietary algorithm that helps connect veterans and employers. There’s nothing like it anywhere. I am confident that will play a major role in providing real solutions to the problems facing our returning veterans find the right jobs and ensure that the men and woman who risked their lives to protect our freedoms get the help they need to live well when they return to us from service.”

Al’s experience encompasses a variety of industries, including real estate, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare and banking.  He founded the Trovato Group, LLC, a successful national executive search and consulting firm specializing in the real estate industry, in 2003. 

Katherine Gramann is COO. Prior to launching her own web marketing business in 2013, she spent several years at Google, providing customer support and helping grow communities around their products. She has extensive expertise in helping companies make social connections online and is passionate about user advocacy.

“Both the VetsBridge and 1stGig sites provide great opportunities for people seeking employment to find just the right fit,” said Gramann. “I’m proud to be part of both businesses, having seen so many people struggle with job seeking and hiring and gratified to be part of companies that focus their entrepreneurial activity on such public benefit outcomes. I’m especially happy to be helping returning veterans make employment connections. It’s so important to help these men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. And having multiple servicemen and women in my own family, I wholeheartedly find it very gratifying.”

For more information on, check out the websites or contact Al Marco, or by phone 608-620-6062.


Barbara Hernandez, APR
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Keywords: | Education | Jobs for vets | | employers seeking veterans | military friendly companies | military friendly employers | veterans seeking jobs

CONTENT: Press Release