Startup Founder Story: Jon Rosar of REVGEN
Jon Rosar wrote the business plan for REVGEN while he was still working for a large local technology company in the Triangle. His team was responsible for the onboarding, growth and support of new employees, but the organization was growing rapidly, and they were out of space and staffing leads. REVGEN launched in 2014 to meet the specific recruiting and training needs of the company, and to serve as a local extension of its culture and values.
During REVGEN’s first three years, it grew from 12 to 35 employees, and John transitioned to CEO in 2017 (Jason Widen of HQ Raleigh then transitioned to President). The startup now provides three services: outsourced inside sales (with a focus on tech B2B), staffing and training. “I’m passionate about building teams and investing in people,” said John. “We hire individuals at all experience levels, put them through a 4-6-month boot camp training program, and then connect them with companies for long-term placement. We only hire local, but we serve customers everywhere…”