Faculty Biography


Roger Lear

Roger Lear has long been a leader in the executive search and internet recruiting industry. Since 1987, he has recruited for some of Central Florida’s as well as the nation’s finest companies. After graduating from Florida State University, Roger started Lear & Associates in 1987 (www.learsearch.com), which averages over 100 candidate placements per year. For over 20 years, his work has afforded him the opportunity to work with thousands of people who have found themselves in career transition. In 1995, he built his first employment website. Only four years later, together with his partner Scott Kotroba, he created www.GreatInsuranceJobs.com. Today, GIJ is the #1 insurance employment niche sites in the country. In 2005, Roger applied this technology to www.OrlandoJobs.com. OrlandoJobs.com averages 85,000 unique users per month and is the official website of the Central Florida Human Resource Association (CFHRA).

Today, Roger speaks to many human resource groups and recruiters around the country about the impact of Web 2.0 and social media recruiting. His programs highlight the most current and effective strategies to attract qualified candidates to their organizations. Roger is a member of the board at Florida Hospital East (foundation), the Central Florida Economic Cooperative, Central Florida Employment Council and National Insurance Recruiting Association.


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