Stuart Mease has committed his career to connecting talent and companies. His service in this industry spans the private, governmental and higher education sectors providing a unique lens to the labor market.
Currently, Stuart is the Director of North Carolina Operations for ROCS Grad Staffing. His past experience includes being the Executive Director of Employer Relations at Wake Forest University. Prior to that role, he worked at the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business overseeing admission and diversity recruiting, mentoring, career services, employer outreach and lifelong career services.
He has authored “The Perfect Job Seeker” for Wiley and has developed other content for their Wiley Plus platform. Previously, he worked as a corporate recruiter for Rackspace.
Stuart’s enjoyment of working in the talent ecosystem stemmed from a stint at the City of Roanoke, Virginia where he created programs and events aimed at attracting and retaining the creative class workforce. These activities received over 125 local, state and national media exposures. Additionally, Mease has been asked to speak over 100 times to audiences about these programs. Blue Ridge PBS also recognized Mease’s work and invited him to be a content contributor to “JobQuest,” an Emmy-winning, live monthly television show assisting job seekers in the RNR.
Part of Stuart’s ability to connect others with jobs stems from his past career experiences in the sports arena. For example, he has been a production assistant for ESPN college football and basketball telecasts, as well as the Virginia Tech/ISP Sports Network. He has worked over 350 sporting events such as the NCAA/ACC Basketball Tournaments and numerous college football games with the likes of Mike Tirico, Dr. Jerry Punch, Brad Daugherty, Dick Vitale, Mike Patrick, Bill Roth, Mike Burnop, Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit. He has also had over 50 sports articles and press releases published in the USA Today, Carolina Blue, Baseball America, GoHeels.com, and Virginia Tech Gridiron.
Stuart not only preaches the art of “connecting” but lives it as well. He is active in his community having run for political office. Mease enjoys studying Christianity, playing golf and watching basketball. He is married and has two children.