Newly appointed Mi Casa TalentSource Director Joe Rael is far from new when it comes to starting staffing agencies from the ground up, which makes him just the person to head Mi Casa’s new social enterprise venture.
“Joe hit the ground running,” said Mi Casa CEO Christine Marquez-Hudson. “His leadership and expertise have helped us put the TalentSource business plan into action and we have already met several key targets before expected.”
Before Joe came to Mi Casa TalentSource, he co-founded 5280 Staffing and within two years grew the company to more than $2 million in revenue. Prior to that, Joe was hired to start a Denver branch of a Fort Collins-based staffing agency, and within four years grew the new branch to generate $3.5 million in revenue.
Joe credits his success to an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to differentiate his staffing agency from the pack. Joe’s strong determination and work ethic also play major roles in his past achievements.
“I have a continual strong drive to succeed,” said Joe. “And I’m not afraid to work at any level in the staffing industry,” he added, explaining he does not shy away from necessary grind work.
Joe says he enjoys being involved with the start-up phase of staffing agencies and developing initial processes, procedures and policies. He is also committed to the social enterprise aspect of the TalentSource business model.
“Starting from scratch and seeing the end product is rewarding,” said Joe. “The more successful I am able to make TalentSource, the more Mi Casa will benefit.”
Joe is a former Mi Casa volunteer; he helped with mock interviews and provided resume assistance to community job seekers.
“The vision for TalentSource is to provide support for Mi Casa so Mi Casa can continue to support our community.”
And Joe has no doubt that Mi Casa TalentSource will be a success
Quick Facts about Joe Rael:
Favorite Sport to Play: Flag football. Joe played in a league for 15 years and refereed for 4 years.
Favorite Sport to Watch: Broncos! A Denver native, Joe is a self-proclaimed orange and blue fanatic and even attended John Elway’s Hall of Fame Induction.
Favorite Restaurant: Right Coast Pizza
Word of Advice: “I really encourage individuals who are not familiar with Mi Casa to take the time to find out about all the programs they offer. As a volunteer, I was shocked by the depth and breadth of the services Mi Casa provides. It’s an incredible resource for the community.”