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About the Founder

RANDY SALAZAR

Born into abject poverty in Los Angeles, CA then relocating to Yuma, AZ. He developed true grit long before becoming a battle-tested Green Beret. Randy overcame significant social & economic barriers and launched his first brick-and-mortar small business at the age of 19. Ultimately, he received his education through life experiences and the military. On a lifelong quest to see individuals and collective groups of people elevated out of poverty and despair through economic opportunities. In his most significant career transition, Randy went all in to launch Mission Ladder, A firm dedicated to helping organizations build systematic solutions to solve the workforce challenges of tomorrow before they happen. Randy and his team bring a unique approach to resolving problems and a track record of quantifiable real-world achievements. Their combined experience in start-ups, public service, non-profits, and international business consulting offers employers the right gateways to help them attract, hire, engage and retain a highly effective and diverse workforce that includes former military talent.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to develop a strong and diverse workforce to help businesses optimize performance and grow.

OUR VISION

To help employers build efficient, systematic, and sustainable solutions that address today’s workforce challenges of retention and development. To create a business environment that engages, retains, and motivates distinctive people in the workplace.

Meet the Team

Randy

Co-Founder & CEO

Randy grew up facing social and economic challenges, hurdles he fought hard to overcome. When confronted with society’s obstacles, he unleashed his inner warrior spirit and grit. First, as an entrepreneur by opening his own coffee shop only at the age of 18, and then as a soldier in the Army where he initially joined the 82nd Airborne and later became a combat-tested Green Beret with 3 years in the Middle East conducting Counter-Insurgency and Foreign Internal Defense Operations.

Henry

Senior Advisor

Henry’s drive led to volunteer for the State of Arizona as a young engineer and lawyer, ultimately devoting the next 25 years to public service. For decades, Henry fought against the government’s institutional inefficiency and waste, which led him to design a radical new systematic approach for conducting customer-focused agency operations. His highly efficient Arizona Management System moved him up the ladder to land a leadership role in the federal government, where he introduced and implemented his operational improvement methods on a national scale.

Tim Benton

Business Systems Analyst

A business systems analyst and integrator on the spectrum, able to leverage his B.S. in Computer Animation as an innovative business analyst across industries and sectors. With his extensive experience working with state government agencies and the non-profit sector in service delivery, he optimizes processes and streamlines tools that allow organizations to scale. Being innovative and creative has made Tim resourceful and an asset to Mission Ladder clients.

Henry Darwin

Senior Advisor

C-suite executive and tenured environmental lawyer with 25 years of service dedicated to the public sector. For decades, Henry fought against the government’s institutional inefficiency and waste, which led him to design a radical new systematic approach for conducting customer-focused operations. His highly efficient Arizona Management System moved him up the ladder where he introduced and implemented his operational improvement methods on a national scale while serving as the Assistant Deputy Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Marc Chebabi

Project Manager – International Client Relations

An entrepreneur at heart, Marc has successfully launched many businesses throughout the years in the media and marketing fields. With a B.S. in computer science and technology and a passion for people, Marc is known for his ability to lead multiple teams to streamline project organization and implementation.

Christelle Rahme

Head of Marcom

As Head of Marcom at Mission Ladder, Christelle is responsible for the strategic planning, development and implementation of the marketing activities of the company’s partners and portfolio. With 10 years of experience working in multinational agencies, PR & event firms and startups around the globe, she has gathered a multicultural approach allowing her to help businesses effectively market themselves locally, regionally and internationally.

Bassam Naous

Senior Art Director

Gathering 10 years of experience in the graphic design and digital design industry, Bassam is a multi-talented artist, who has experience working with businesses from around the world. Through his creative approach and extensive experience, he has been able to help companies put their vision into visuals and designs by creating brands that stand out.

Kathy Bostock

Program Manager for Career Services

A lifelong mental health advocate with a Masters's in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard, Kathy is passionate about empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Kathy has dedicated her adult life to supporting others by volunteering her time with organizations devoted to this improvement. Her compassionate and comprehensive way of thinking makes her the perfect advocate for clients looking to advance their career skills more holistically. For fun, Kathy loves to write, watch shows, and be outdoors with her family.

Fun Fact

In 2005, Randy gave Henry his custom-made dress shirts as a gift. (Well, they actually no longer fit Randy after his years of military PT). As the director of ADEQ, Henry used to wear these shirts often. In 2015, Henry returned the favor by giving Randy one of his tailored blazers prior to a strategic meeting that Henry set up with the Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey, through which Randy performed an evaluation of the American foreign policy in the Middle East.
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