John Ruffini Joins The Mergis Group as National Practice Director

Jul 27, 2010, 09:26 ET from The Mergis Group

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mergis Group, a leading specialty professional placement firm, announces the addition of John Ruffini as national practice director.

In this position, Ruffini will be responsible for day-to-day business operations and growth of the organization's permanent placement practice. He will have ownership of organizational training and professional development programs, while serving as a mentor to seasoned and rookie recruiters alike.  Ruffini will be based in Baltimore, Maryland.

"We are pleased to welcome John back into our organization at a time when we are poised to leverage our recruiting expertise on behalf of customers who are getting ready to rebuild their professional ranks as the economy begins to improve," said Brendan Courtney, president of The Mergis Group. "We continue to provide high-quality professional placement services and expect that the addition of John will enhance our ability to serve our clients' needs."

Ruffini initially joined The Mergis Group in 2000 as managing director of our Annapolis, Maryland location. Most recently, he co-founded his own professional recruiting and career management firm, Proticon Career Services. Ruffini boasts a tenured career in the recruiting industry, spanning nearly two decades.

Ruffini attended The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. Ruffini is a committee member of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce and the Chesapeake Regional Technology Council. He is a board member of Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board, coaches the Talbot County Youth Basketball League and is a volunteer for the Easton Middle School Lacrosse Club.

About The Mergis Group

The Mergis Group is a leading professional placement firm that specializes in recruiting for positions in finance and accounting, engineering and manufacturing, sales and marketing, legal and human resources. The firm provides recruiting services to Fortune 500 and small and mid-sized companies through its network of 35 offices nationally.

The Mergis Group is a division of SFN Group, Inc. SFN operates a family of specialty businesses providing strategic workforce solutions in professional services and general staffing. To learn more, please visit

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