Tom Daly – Founder

Ridgeback Business Solutions is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) that specializes in helping others succeed and prosper. Our firm is owned and led by a retired Marine Corps officer who also has almost 20 years of business experience on top of a very successful military career.

Tom Daly – Helping Others

As most know, the military is known for following core values and building great teams. So we believe core values are the foundation of success and take that same commitment to our work in business.

Practicing Core Values allows us to build close trusting relationships with our clients. This trust allows us to become “teammates” with our clients and act as an extension of their team.

Our Core Values –

Integrity – Without integrity, there cannot be trust and building trust with our clients is our number 1 priority.
Service – Providing superior service to our clients is paramount. The service we provide is a reflection of our company so
Commitment – Through determination and tenacity, we always strive to achieve superior results.
Trust – Earning our clients trust is the greatest compliment we can receive.
Loyalty & Advocacy – If we take on a client, they have earned our loyalty and we then become their biggest advocates.
Our Mission at Ridgeback Businesses Solutions is to help America’s business owners grow and prosper. We’re able to do so by focusing on three core area’s:

We help build great teams – by becoming an extension of our clients talent team, we can help identify their needs, then go out and find the best talent to meet those needs.
We help increase our clients revenue by improving their lead generation through highly focused video and social media marketing.
We help our clients improve their leadership teams by building succession pipelines and leadership development programs. These programs are highly focused on identifying great military veteran leaders who have transitioned to the corporate world and are looking for great organizations to lead others.
Value Proposition – We are firm believers in “capabilities tell but benefits sell” so its always important know the benefits that makes us different.

“Ridgeback Provides True Solutions, Not Just Services”

HOW Ridgeback Recruiting Helps Others

In this segment, Tom Daly, Founder of Ridgeback Business Solutions explains HOW Ridgeback helps its clients build great teams.

Tom how does your company work?

“Well, whether it was my days in the Marine Corps or those days as a high school cross country coach, everything we did was focused around perfecting the basics. From there, built upon that strong foundation and progressed very, very well. But what I’ve seen over the past twenty-two years since I retired Marine Corps is that most places in the corporate world don’t properly address the basics and therefore, don’t have great teams.

So, what we do at Ridgeback is totally focused around helping our clients find the great talent that will allow them to build those great teams.”

So, Tom how do you do that, how does that work?

“We are primarily focused in two areas. One is, we are very process oriented. We follow an eight-step process that allows us to take our clients input and then apply it every step of the way to make sure we’re achieving what the client is looking for.

Secondly, we leverage a very, very, strong network. We are part of a team of over a thousand network recruiters that help each other achieve success in each other’s searches. Those one thousand + recruiters have access to over five million candidates that fit every type of need company could imagine.”

WHAT Ridgeback Recruiting Does

Tom, what makes your company so different?

“That’s such a great question and I think the answer might surprise you. Years ago, I learned a very important lesson when I was a young recruiter. I was recruiting for the Marine Corps officer programs, and I was able to successfully recruit a Harvard Law Student. Many said he’ll never commit to go to OCS and then I finally got him to sign the papers and commit himself to the Marine Corps. He was very excited, so I asked him what caused him to consider the Marine Corps law programs instead of the other opportunities he had. He simply explained that beyond the tremendous opportunities the Marine Corps offered, I listened to him. He then commented how he told me his wife’s name (a very tricky name) and that I was the only person that remembered it and properly pronounced it.

I was really astounded by that, and my lesson was to make sure to just listen to what people say and address what’s important to them.

At Ridgeback, everything we do now just focuses on listening to our clients’ needs and make sure we fully understand and address them.

So our 8-step recruiting process ensures that every step of the way, we ask ourselves if this is what the clients are looking for. If it’s not, then we go back a step and make sure we refine our approach so that it is.”

What an amazing story, Thank you so much. Tom Daly the founder of Ridgeback Recruiting, a company devoted to recruiting the right personal to building best teams.

Podcast with Aaron Spatz: Trust is the foundation of great relationships with Tom Daly

Incredibly grateful to Tom in sharing his story with me about his military experience, both in the Air Force and Marine Corps, and how he has developed his skills in his post-military pursuits. One of the many things we spent time discussing was the importance of earning trust and that relationships are built through relationships. Ultimately, how trust is the foundation of great relationships.

The Ambitious VET Podcast: “Assess, Decide, Act with Tom Daly”

How do we leverage the tools that were engrained in us to win wars, once we lose the rank, uniform, and military prestige? After 19 years in the Marine Corps on the cusp of being promoted to Lt. Col. Tom had to make a decision, luckily he knew how to leverage the tools and resources gained while serving to create economic value in the marketplace that would come to be Ridgeback Business Solutions. Ready to see the resources and tools you didn’t even knew where right in front of you, that make the biggest difference in assessing, deciding, and acting in life after the uniform? Check this episode out!

Want to learn more? Contact Tom at
Phone: (646) 883-2927
Email:[email protected]

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