ABOUT SHIFT GROUP

BUILT FOR ATHLETES AND VETS, BY ATHLETES AND VETS.

Shift Group connects former college, professional and Olympic athletes and military veterans with meaningful sales employment opportunities at companies looking to minimize new-hire risk. We help candidates discover a new purpose and passion post-uniform.

CANDIDATES PLACED
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We’ve helped hundreds of athletes/vets start great sales careers.
HIRING PARTNERS
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Our network includes companies in B2B tech, healthcare, financial services, and more.
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Our success rate after placement is significantly higher than traditional models.

WHO WE SERVE 

TRANSITION. HIRE. PERFORM.

ATHLETES & VETS

Train and prepare for a smooth transition to a career in sales.

COMPANIES

Reduce new-hire risk by accessing a pool of highly motivated candidates with the sales skills needed to succeed.

COLLEGES & MILITARY ORGS

Maximize member performance and prepare your student-athletes and veterans for post-uniform life.

JR’S JOURNEY 

Hockey was my identity.

For the first 24 years of my life, hockey was my entire purpose. It was all I knew. I played collegiately at Holy Cross. But like all things, my playing career eventually came to an end.

I was at a crossroads.

One day I woke up, and I couldn’t say I was a hockey player anymore. I struggled to find a new identity — to transition from an athlete to a real-world employee.
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Then, I found my new purpose.

When I discovered the world of sales, everything clicked. The same skills I learned as an athlete — competitiveness, resilience, teamwork — drove my success in the team-based atmosphere I craved. Now I want to help other athletes and veterans do the same.
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JR Butler, Founder and CEO,
Shift Group

THE SHIFT GROUP DIFFERENCE

EASING THE POST-UNIFORM TRANSITION

Former elite athletes and military veterans often struggle to transition into the workforce post-uniform. Sales hiring is a broken process that costs companies valuable time and money. Shift Group is solving both of these problems.

Our entire team is former athletes and veterans. We know how hard the transition from uniform to corporate life can be. We strive to help our candidates remove that stress and transition into a successful career.
We have a proprietary training program designed to help candidates discover a purpose, retain information, learn transferable skills, and become top sales performers.
In our corporate lives, we’ve hired thousands of people and built successful sales organizations. We understand how to train and onboard talent that will make a lasting impact at your company.
Our product is a technology platform, not a recruiting service. Shift Connect is a scalable, self-service solution that works at the speed our companies and candidates need it to.
OUR TEAM

SHIFT GROUP'S LINEUP

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JR BUTLER

FOUNDER AND CEO
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Dana Sharry

Chief Operating Officer

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ANTHONY FLAHERTY

DIRECTOR OF SALES

MITCH WORLEY

Director of Growth
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GEORGE HUGHES

CAREER COACH
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JORDAN DUREN

CAREER COACH

MATT MUELLER

CAREER COACH
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DYLAN RHEAULT

CAREER COACH/DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS

AUSTIN DOLS

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT OPERATIONS
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AUSTIN PLEVY

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

KAITLIN DRANDELL

Director of Administration & Operations
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SEAN HURD

Adviser – Veteran Growth & Experience

JOHN P. DAVIS

BOARD MEMBER & ADVISOR

RJ Irving

SVP of Product & Technology

LET’S GET STARTED 

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