ConnectedHR Media Kit
ConnectedHR helps businesses prosper by providing them with professional, resourceful, and experienced HR working consultants who are experts in their field. Our Human Resources expertise is powered by the collective experience and intelligence of a team of seasoned consultants who have honed their skills at companies across all industries and of all sizes. Our consultants take the time to get to know your company on a deeper level and develop trust that leads to a thriving partnership.
ConnectedTALENT helps businesses prosper by delivering trusted, professional recruiting support and services that are right-sized and cost-effective. All signs indicate that we are at the beginning of the Big Resignation and as such, ConnectedTALENT was launched as a new business line in 2022. This new business was born from a substantial increase in the number of requests for recruiting help from our client companies.
About Mark D’Agostino –
Mark D’Agostino founded ConnectedHR in 2014 and currently serves as its President. Under his leadership, ConnectedHR has become one of the fastest-growing Human Resources consulting companies in NE Ohio.
Before ConnectedHR, Mark began his entrepreneurial career in 2001 by starting Trifecta Business Products, Inc. As its CEO, it grew to two locations and over 40 employees. In 2011 he sold it to an independently owned Ohio corporation. During 2012, in the Akron/Canton area of NE Ohio, Mark co-founded a start-up of a staffing and recruitment company and served as its president for two years.
Mark has worked hard to bolster the business community in NE Ohio. He has served on the board of Northeast Ohio’s leading economic development organization, the Middle-Market Committee of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, as well as the Greater Akron Chamber Task Force. Mark previously had the privilege to serve as President of the Cleveland chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).
For 10 years running, Mark has been in a leadership position within EO by having served on its Cleveland board of directors and currently serving on EO’s Global board as a Regional Learning/Education Chair and as an EO Global committee member.
As Mark states: “For me EO has been a transformational organization for not only peer-to-peer business experiences but also as a platform for meaningful personal growth”. Mark is a member of SHRM (Society For Human Resource Management) and of the HR Leadership Group of Northeast Ohio.
Mark, a proud graduate of Cleveland State University where he volunteers as a CSU Business College mentor, has lived his entire life in Northeast Ohio where he raised his family of 4 children.
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Mark and ConnectedHR in the News
- Crain’s Cleveland Business: Time to rethink talent acquisition strategies (11/8/20)
- Cleveland.com: Three C’s for business owners this COVID-19 holiday season (12/13/20)
- Crain’s Cleveland Business: NEO small business trends that are defining 2021 (4/11/21)
- Cleveland.com: Cleveland Innovation District will lift city’s jobs profile, benefiting local businesses (4/28/21)
- Smart Business: Respect is Key: When tensions flow into the workplace, there’s only one fix (August 2021)
- Crain’s Cleveland Business: Despite uncertainty, stay true to what works for your organization (9/5/21)
- Smart Business: 3 hard truths about today’s biggest HR challenge (12/28/21)
- Crain’s Cleveland Business: Change management is the catchphrase for 2022 (2/6/22)
2021 Weatherhead 100
Connected HR is proud of being selected in the 2021 Weatherhead 100 Upstarts which are fast-growing companies with 15 or fewer employees or net sales of less than $5M last year.
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2021 Crain’s Notable Entrepreneur
ConnectedHR’s Founder and President, Mark D’Agostino, was named a Crain’s 2021 Notable Entrepreneur. (more information here)
2021 Human Resources Today MVP Award Winner
Mark D’Agostino, President/Founder/CEO of ConnectedHR and 2021 Human Resources Today MVP Awards Winner in the category of Workplace Wellness. See what he calls the trifecta of workplace must-haves in his winning article. (more information here)