Gerry Borja is the Veteran Transition Program Manager at Oracle. Gerry grew up a proud US Navy brat and also served in the US Army. Gerry has worked at all levels in recruiting to include operations and management. He has worked for both large corporations and start-ups in the Silicon Valley (San Jose) and San Diego. While primarily a technical and engineering recruiter, Gerry has also hired employees for the healthcare, financial services, and sales industries.
Formerly a Corporate Recruiter at Qualcomm, Inc. in San Diego, Gerry was the primary staffing liaison for military and diversity recruitment. He was instrumental in Qualcomm being named a “Top 100 Military Friendly Company” by GI Jobs Magazine for three consecutive years. He was also the Program Lead for Qualcomm’s Corporate Integration Program (QCIP) for transitioning Warrior Veterans and one of the co-leads for Qualcomm Staffing’s Workforce Development Labs which provides Outreach and Inreach career guidance and exploration to the under-served and under-represented youth population in San Diego County.
Gerry was a scholarship cadet and Distinguished Military Graduate and received a B.S. degree. In addition to various military and civilian schools and training, Gerry is a trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has completed numerous HR and Recruiting related trainings and certifications. He is also a certified Life and Career Coach to local youth, college new grads, military veterans, and seasoned professionals in the midst of career and life transitions.
Gerry is an instructor for the Strategies for Effective Veteran Hiring course.