As RocketPower continues to experience rapid growth, we have to continue to expand our capabilities, and be innovative in the way we execute for our world class clients in a hyper-competitive talent market.
Late last year, after considering numerous options and alternatives, we kicked off what we called Project Stockton. We decided to hire a core internal team of recruiters in Stockton due to it's educated and diverse workforce, the city's progressive and aggressive pursuit of economic development, and Stockton's proximity to our HQ and dense client base in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
Right before the holidays, RockerPower's COO Jeff Baumgarten and I headed out to Stockton, hopeful that we would find a couple of new Rocketeers to help us found this new team. We were blown away by the talent we talked to, and were able to fully staff our outside stretch goal of five new Rocketeers for what is no longer Project Stockton - it is now Team Stockton.
We've spent this whole week in Stockton and in Pleasanton doing our initial Boot Camp for the team. Many thanks to our incredibly talented Practice Leads Molly Chambers and Sarah Wiemero (with the littlest Wiemero in tow as well) for coming out to help launch the team.
There is a lot going on out here, as evidenced by 28-year-old Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs being named the only Central Valley member of Governor Newsom's transition team, and the possibility of a new CSU campus coming to town as well. We're excited to be a new part of the Stockton business community, and really jazzed to see the liftoff of the 5 new members of Team Stockton, Angela Morrone, Jonathan Bade, Dioscelda Doria, Neriah Howard, and Cortney Kaiser.