Mike Monson is the CEO and founder of Top Talent. With more than three decades in the logistics industry, Mike is the most connected guy in logistics. His connectivity and his experience make him a resource for companies and candidates, alike. He is well-versed in all aspects of logistics and supply chain management, which makes it easy for him to understand the needs of companies and pair them with the best candidate to fulfill those needs. Also, Mike is dedicated to doing the right thing for clients and candidates, which means that you can usually find him helping an organization find their ideal candidate or strategizing with a candidate on their next career move.
When Mike began his career in transportation with CH Robinson, he didn’t know that he would find his true calling in talent acquisition. The path wasn’t a linear one, but Mike gained insights from working in the highest-producing office in the nation, which led him to launch two successful brokerage companies, and then he saw the need in the industry to make more informed connections between companies and candidates. Although, he appreciates the experience gained in selling millions of dollars in freight and covering thousands of loads; he is passionate about the differences that he is making in the lives of his clients and Top Talent.
Mike’s areas of expertise include sales and compensation programs, innovative agent-recruitment techniques, training and staff-development processes, creative-lead sourcing, strategic talent acquisition and business development acceleration.
He has also been recognized as an “Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Outstanding New Venture”, “Outstanding Business of the Year”, and a “Blue Chip Enterprise.”