Board of Directors
Dan Caporale is the Chairman and Founder of Hire Our Heroes. For over 20 years, Dan Caporale has stood as an advocate of America’s servicemen and women. His dedication to our nation’s active duty defenders and veterans has become a tireless crusade of support, service and gratitude to all those who have served before him to protect our freedom and serve our country.
In 2013, to expand upon his individual and personal volunteering efforts, Dan formed Hire Our Heroes, a not-for-profit organization founded by veterans for veterans. The mission of Hire Our Heroes (HOH) is to empower veterans and employers with the knowledge, skills, and innovative tools necessary to optimize a strategic workforce. Mr. Caporale brings over 15 years of experience and accomplishments in business management, technology, telecommunications, business development, leadership and training in the staffing industry, as a supplement to his dedication to service. In addition to being the founder of Hire Our Heroes, he is a tireless and deeply committed advocate and supporter of many charitable causes benefitting our nation’s military including the USO, The Boulder Crest Retreat, The Mission Continues, and Habitat for Humanity – building homes for veterans, to name a few. Mr. Caporale currently serves as an active volunteer for both the Marine Corp League and AFCEA NOVA.
In 1998, Mr. Caporale took his collective experience and formed Multiple Streams, a professional services firm, where he held the position of CEO. Prior to his engagement as CEO of Multiple Streams, Dan Caporale, a proven leader and Marine Corps veteran, served as Sergeant and Satellite Communications Specialist in the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve.
Tim Kirk is the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Hire Our Heroes. Tim retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2012 as a Master Gunnery Sergeant (E-9). Tim served in several fields of expertise spanning more than 26 years with the last 12+ years as a Career Recruiter in Prior Service Recruiting. Tim was hand-selected for his final assignment to establish the National Recruiting Operations and Consultative Sales Trainer position for the National Training Team, Marine Corps Recruiting Command in Quantico, Virginia. As a subject matter expert, Tim was instrumental in the successful design, development, implementation and evaluation of several Marine Corps communication, consulting, coaching, counseling, performance, philosophy, programming, and public speaking forum programs.
Shortly after Tim retired he was hired as the Director, Government Services for a small IT Professional Staffing and Technology Consulting Services Company where he worked in Business Development. Tim is an exceptional communicator who develops intimate knowledge of his client’s business and industry to drive value-added, long term relationships and business opportunities built on trust. He also served as the Facility Security Officer and Contracting Officer working with prime contractors to understand and capture business throughout the life-cycle. Tim is a dynamic and dedicated team leader with a solid track record focused around mentoring and coaching.
Tim earned his Bachelor of Arts in Management from National University and is currently a full-time student in the Executive Master of Business Administration Program at San Diego State University and possesses an active Top Secret Security Clearance.
Kim Robinson is the Executive Director of Hire Our Heroes. Kim retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2016, after 30 years of service, as a Master Gunnery Sergeant (E-9). With service in both the active duty and reserve forces, Kim personally transitioned to the civilian workforce on three separate occasions. These experiences have given him a passion for assisting other military members and veterans. Kim began his military career directly out of high school, serving eight years on active duty. Upon completion of his active duty commitment, he had his first experience with the transition process. Kim continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves and began working for Southwestern Bell (now AT&T) in Northern California.
Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Kim returned to active duty (serving as an activated reservist) for the next nine years. Upon completion of various assignments, he returned to serve in a “traditional” reserve capacity, transitioning for the second time into the civilian workforce. Shortly after this transition, Kim was again mobilized to active duty to serve with the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, Virginia as their Operations Chief. After two years, fulfilling this mobilization period, Kim again transitioned into the civilian workforce accepting a position as the Northeast Regional Coordinator with the Headquarters Marine Corps transition program, Marine for Life.
Prior to accepting his current position, Kim was the Director of Operations and Programs for a non-profit which assist transitioning Special Operators. Kim is excited to be the Executive Director of Hire Our Heroes and looking forward to continuing the tradition of empowering veterans and educating employers.
Kim holds a Master of Arts in Public Relations and a Bachelor of Business Administration. He currently resides in Bristow, Va.
Stephan Fink joined the HOH Board of Directors in July of 2013. Stephen is an 8 year Army veteran and had the distinction of serving in The Old Guard based out of Washington DC. While there, he was part of the Presidential Escort and Alpha Companies Color Guard. During the attacks on September 11th, Mr. Fink led a squad during the recovery and clean up of the Pentagon. Afterwards he was hand selected to serve in OSD Public Affairs and then OSD Legislative Affairs.
Upon leaving the military in 2006, Mr. Fink utilized his GI Bill to earn a Bachelors Degree in Business and Organizational Leadership out of Corban University in Salem Oregon. Mr. Fink is currently working on his Masters Degree in Business and only has one additional class to finish.He has served as a federal business consultant for numerous companies and is currently the COO of United Global Group, a veteran owned, HUBZone, small business based out of Fredericksburg Virginia.
Joseph Fairbanks joined the HOH Board of Directors in July 2015. Joseph is an eight year US Navy veteran serving from 1973 until 1981. During this time he served aboard the USS Dahlgren in Norfolk VA, where he made multiple deployments to the Mediterranean and South America, and as a Navy Recruiter in Trenton, NJ, where he earned the Navy Achievement Medal for outstanding performance. After his service he attended West Chester University on the GI Bill majoring in computer science.
Joseph recently retired after a successful career in technology sales. Over his 30+ year career he has been a part of and led successful sales organizations with industry leaders such as IBM where he spent 12 years and ANSYS Inc. where he spent the final 13 years of his career. In his last assignment he was the global leader of sales and support at ANSYS Inc. where he led an organization of over 1200 professionals for the industry leading company in the engineering simulation technology industry.
Having successfully transitioned from a military life and career to a private sector career, Joseph has joined Hire Our Heroes to help other veterans have the same opportunities and experience. The qualities and traits developed and fostered in the military service are vitally important to a successful career in the private sector.
Hire Our Heroes is a registered 501(c)(3) Tax ID# 46-3027051