The Buller Group Participates in Inaugural Blackstone Veterans Hiring Summit

RESTON, VA–(Marketwired – September 26, 2013) – Earlier this week human resources experts from The Buller Group addressed Blackstone’s inaugural Veterans Hiring Summit regarding the hiring of military veterans across the private equity firm’s portfolio companies.

In support of the White House’s “Joining Forces” initiative, Blackstone committed to hiring 50,000 American veterans across its portfolio of 78 companies over the next five years. The summit was designed to help Chief Human Resource Officers within Blackstone’s portfolio companies learn to hire and retain veterans and to help the U.S. Military and veterans organizations learn how they can help facilitate this recruitment initiative.

Emily King, Vice President of Veteran Transitions at The Buller Group, was among a small, elite group of executives chosen to speak at the summit. With more than a decade of experience working with private sector organizations that want to attract and retain top military talent, she presented “Keys to a Successful Veteran Hiring Initiative.” King is a nationally recognized expert in the transition of military veterans to the civilian workforce and author of the first ever guide for civilian private sector organizations, “Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing & Retaining Veterans” (AMACOM 2012).

“Our Buller Group team was delighted to support the launch of Blackstone’s veteran hiring initiative by sharing our insight and expertise about making such programs work,” said King. “We share a commitment to doing it right the first time through thoughtful planning and flawless execution. We look forward to continuing to support Blackstone and its portfolio companies as they pursue their goal of hiring 50,000 veterans.”

In addition to King and CHROs from a variety of Blackstone portfolio companies, the summit featured Col. Rich Morales, Executive Director of Joining Forces at the Office of the First Lady, Col. Robert Yost, Director of the U.S. Army’s Transition Strategic Outreach Office, Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Terry Gerton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) at the Department of Labor.

To learn more about how to advance your veteran hiring initiative(s), contact The Buller Group Veteran Transitions at

About The Buller Group
The Buller Group develops integrated human capital solutions that are customized to support critical programs in the public and private sectors. By blending Staffing and Recruiting, we rapidly fulfill clients’ most critical human capital needs, protecting the investment with Advisory Services that include Veteran Transition. Headquartered in Reston, VA, with global offices in London and Dubai, The Buller Group has been successfully delivering critical personnel internationally for over a decade. Further information is available at

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