Prior to becoming a successful recruiter, Fred Chiverton led an impressive career as a Regional Director of Sales in the telecommunications industry. Fred holds his degree in communications from the University of Georgia and splits his time with Chiverton, Marcus and Associates, Inc., an executive sales recruiting company while helping build All-American Resources, an entry to mid level “athlete” recruiting company.
While working in the telecommunications industry Fred had a multitude of responsibilities during his seven-year tenure at Teleglobe communications. Fred was responsible for the hiring of account executives, major account executives, national account managers, client service, sales management, and sales directors for the southeast. Other industry experience included building a technology sales force that sold e-procurement supply chain management solutions. The twenty-member team was based across the Southeast.
While working in Management positions Fred found that a majority of his top entry and mid level sales executives shared a common bond, they were ex athletes. After subjecting his top sales people to Drake PF3 tests he found that the athlete profile consisting of high dominance, competitiveness, ability to persevere, extraversion and low level of individual conformity were ideal for Teleglobe’s sales model. The challenge Fred had was being able to find quality ex athletes that were ready to enter into the business world. After sitting with Jay Hood and Matt Ades Fred believed they had found the right model to locate the hard to find ex-college athlete.
Fred’s responsibility within All-American Resources is to identify Fortune 500 to SME companies that can benefit from the collegiate athlete profile. After numerous interviews and case studies Fred has found within the enterprise space All-American candidates best fit the roles of sales, project managers, account managers, and management trainees.
Jay Hood has an exceptional track record of leadership and the unyielding competitive drive he showed on the playing field has carried over into the business world. After starting for the 1994 silver medallist USA junior national baseball team, Jay was selected as a co-captain of the 1995 gold medallist USA team. In the same year Jay led his high school team to an undefeated consensus national championship. Although honored by being drafted in the 4th round by the Minnesota Twins, Jay opted to enroll at Georgia Tech to further his education at a leading academic institution while also continuing his baseball career with a nationally recognized program.
Jay continued to prove his leadership on and off the field as a three-year starter earning him another co-captain selection in his third and final year. Jay was again selected in the MLB draft by the Anaheim Angels in 1998 and chose to forgo his senior year for the chance to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a professional baseball player. This dream would come to an end however after successfully excelling within the Angels organization due to a freak career ending wrist injury suffered in 2001 and forcing retirement in early 2003. After his fourth wrist surgery, Jay went back to Georgia Tech to complete his degree in business management while suffering through a strict and grueling five day a week rehabilitation schedule. During that time he also was an assistant baseball coach for Georgia Tech providing instruction, motivation, and guidance to the student-athletes.
Jay now looks to utilize his collegiate and professional experiences to provide guidance and instruction to the present and future collegiate students and student-athletes throughout the southeast.
Heather (Stepp) McCormick
A former University of Georgia gymnast, Heather (Stepp) McCormick was a member of UGA’s 1993 National Championship team as well as three SEC Championship teams (1991 – 1993). Individually, she was a nine-time All-American and three time National Champion. Heather’s leadership qualities earned her two MVP awards. After her return from a career-ending injury, her determination was honored with the prestigious Honda Inspiration Award. Additional accolades include being named the Georgia Female Athlete of the Year by the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, University of Georgia Female Athlete of the Year and a Michigan’s Best Nominee by the Detroit Free Press in her hometown. In 2006, Heather was inducted into her alma mater's Circle of Honor which is the highest honor a former student-athlete from UGA can obtain.
After graduating with a business degree in accounting and a master’s degree in sport administration, Heather worked for three years in athletic administration. First, in sport marketing at Georgia Tech and then at UGA as an Assistant Director of Development. At UGA, she fundraised for major gifts to the Athletic Scholarship Endowment Program, as well as athletic related capitol projects, in addition to event planning responsibilities. Challenging herself to be successful outside the sports industry, Heather set her sights on the competitive industry of pharmaceutical sales where she enjoyed several years as a sales representative.
While taking some time away from the corporate world to start a family, Heather honed her entrepreneurial skills in the fitness industry. Owning and operating her own personal training business while competing as a national level fitness competitor, she was named “Atlanta’s Fittest Female” and appeared in training articles for various fitness magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Oxygen.
Now enjoying the opportunity to bridge her interest in college athletics with the business world, Heather looks forward to sharing her work experience and business knowledge with students and student-athletes alike who are preparing themselves for the business world.
Majoring in Engineering from Gainesville State Jason Rindahl began his career with Marriott working in the operations side of the house. He gained invaluable knowledge about how large companies are professionally organized and operated. Jason spent his time at Marriott learning relationship building skills and management skills from the upper level executives in the company. Although majoring in Engineering, Jason decided to pursue a career in sales. Jason changed gears in 2001 and began working for Cbeyond Inc, a then unknown Georgia based VOIP start up,as an entry level sales representative and quickly moved up the ranks into management. Prior to coming on board All American Resources, Jason spent the last four years as a Director of Sales over a large sales force. While working as a director of sales, Jason spent his time training sales managers, sales executives and team leaders. This training helped insure the success of his team and the success of the individuals at each level. Jason soon became the top Director in the organization. His daily duties included interviewing and finding new talent to bring into the organization, motivating his existing managers and sales reps and to guide his team to hit their targeted goals. Jason watched as the organization went from a small private company to a successful IPO now worth over a billion dollars. Jason decided to join All American Resources due to its niche model. AAR is successful because it’s a win win situation for both companies and the schools and candidates that they work with. Jason’s responsibility within All-American Resources is to identify Fortune 500 to SME companies that can benefit from the collegiate athlete profile. He also enjoys working with the candidates in preparing them for real life interview situations and career development opportunities. “The athletic candidate provides all the attributes that an employer is looking for, so there is always a good fit, we just need to put the two together.”