Voca Announces New Senior Leadership Team

ROCHESTER, MN (September 9, 2021) – Voca, a leading provider of total talent management and workforce solutions nationwide, has announced changes to its senior leadership team to help shape the company’s future success on its focus of strategic opportunities for growth.

“One of our top priorities is to make sure Voca is a company that invests in talent, develops leaders and provides meaningful growth opportunities at all levels across our team,” said Stephen Knaup, CEO of Voca.  “That is how we grow as individuals, as teams, and how we grow our business. This leadership team shows a strong commitment to our future, knowing that our clear strategy, durable business model and deeply talented team have placed Voca on an inevitable growth path.”

Jon Burckhardt, Voca’s Vice President, is now Vice President of Recruiting. Over the past 8 years Burckhardt has been with Voca he has played a critical role in advancing and defining its path forward. He has served in a variety of leadership roles across the organization. Burckhardt’s highly collaborative role will focus on overseeing the business’ overall recruiting and sourcing mission, while continuing to drive accountability, shaping strategies, supporting department wide growth and development, and team alignment. Burckhardt is based in the Rochester, MN area, where the company is headquartered.

“I am very excited to be a part of the continued growth of Voca in my role as Vice President of Recruiting,” said Burckhardt.  “It’s unbelievable to see the talented colleagues that we’ve added to the team, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with new and existing team members to continue to grow Voca into one of the premier organizations in the industry.”

Josh Loudermilk, Voca’s Senior Director of Sales, has been promoted to Vice President of MSP Strategy and formally joins the senior leadership team. Loudermilk has created a culture of success in the short time with Voca by building out its exiting MSP relationships and adding in new MSP relationships. In his new role, Loudermilk will expand his responsibilities to include building out a team of Strategic Account Managers to lead sales initiatives for its new and existing MSPs. Loudermilk is based in the Atlanta, GA area.

“Our message is ‘help is on the way’, and I’m happy to work with a company that has put humanity first in the workforce and treats all of our relationships with dignity and respect,” said Loudermilk.  “The relationship is more important than the deal, and for a while our clients were at a low point.  We are excited to see things looking up and I am so pleased to be a part of the growth.”

Richard Krause has joined Voca as Vice President of Operations. Krause will be leading the company’s HR and Finance groups. In this new role for Voca he will be responsible to plan, direct, coordinate and oversee operational activities in the organization, ensuring development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of Voca. Krause comes with 12 years of leadership within the Staffing industry and has a Masters of Leadership and Human Resource Management from Northeastern University. He has extensive experience in reviewing Master Service Agreements, organizational optimization within Human Resources, Finance and Operations. Krause is based in the Boston, MA area.

“Voca has a long-standing reputation of providing exceptional quality and best in class service. I’m very excited to be a part of this organization and to enhance Voca’s national capabilities strategy,” said Krause.

Voca provides first-rate staffing services to clients throughout the United States. Its mission is to unite talented individuals with exceptional companies in order to rediscover the spirit of work. Follow Voca via social media on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Voca, headquartered in Rochester, MN, is a leading relationship organization dedicated to uniting talented individuals with exceptional companies throughout the United States. Voca partners with leading public, private, non-profit, and government clients, providing support across diverse industries including Technology, Healthcare, Professional, Legal, Financial, Creative, and more. To learn more about partnering with Voca, please visit myvoca.com.

Jon Burckhardt, Josh Loudermilk, and Richard Krause