EVAN GUZMAN; Global Head of Military Programs and Veteran Affairs at Verizon; Creator of Recruiters 4 Veterans on LinkedIn

EVAN GUZMAN; Global Head of Military Programs and Veteran Affairs at Verizon; Creator of Recruiters 4 Veterans on LinkedIn


Evan is a Veteran Advocate with two decades of experience in strategic talent acquisition and human resources who has dedicated his career to support fellow Veterans, transitioning service members, reservists, and military spouses across the country in finding meaningful careers.

Currently working as Head of Military Programs and Veteran Affairs for Verizon, Evan's responsibilities include creation, development and oversight of Verizon's global military strategic recruitment and national engagement across the enterprise. He serves as senior advisor to Verizon's Veterans Advisory Board, Verizon Foundation and other senior level Verizon endeavors.  He leads and manages high level public and private sector partnerships that help Veterans transition from military service into civilian careers.  His focus is to create programs that allow transitioning military, Veterans and military spouses find employment in their local communities and across the nation.

Evan's passion and drive in supporting and employing Veterans across the nation has led Verizon in receiving multiple award recognitions such as:

  • Ranked Top 10 on Military Friendly Employers list by - GI Jobs Magazine
  • Ranked #2 on Best For Vets list by Military Times Edge Magazine
  • Ranked #6 on Military Spouse Friendly list by Military Spouse Magazine
  • Freedom Award from the Department of Defense
  • Colonel Michael Endres Award for individual leadership in Veteran & Military Spouse support and outreach by the US Chamber of Commerce-Hiring Our Heroes

Evan was most recently featured in a Linked-In commercial for his work in using Linked-In as an effective sourcing tool for employment opportunities with service members. 

Evan created Recruiters 4 Veterans networking group on LinkedIn as a resource tool and call to action for recruiters across the country to use their influence in allowing our service members to be seen and heard during their job search.

He has also been featured on Fox News, NBC News, News 12, radio and has contributed to multiple media and reputable print publications across the country.

Evan graduated from Baruch College and resides in Caldwell, New Jersey with his wife and four sons.  

Evan serves on the PsychArmor Board of Directors


Evan is an instructor for the How to Create a Veteran Hiring Program

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