President & Chief Executive Officer
John Uprichard is the CEO of Find Great People, one of the fastest-growing recruitment and talent management firms in North America. Under his leadership since 2002, FGP has had over 2500% revenue growth, been recognized seven years as a Best Place to Work in SC and works with companies in 44 states and 14 countries. John leads the company, and still spends a healthy amount of his time working with clients on various engagements. He is a frequent speaker on leadership, talent acquisition, employee development and healthcare reform, including testimony before Congress on behalf of the recruiting and staffing industry.
John is the past Chair of the Board for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, a Liberty Fellow affiliated with the Aspen Institute, a chapter officer (Southern 7) of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and was appointed by the Governor of SC as a member of the State Workforce Development Board. He is actively involved in the community and philanthropic organizations with his wife, Dr. Kris, a pediatric dentist and their four children. John started his professional career as a Naval Officer working in logistics, finance and HR. He served on a submarine, an aircraft carrier and on overseas duty.
What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play?
I love watching football, but enjoy playing soccer and being the oldest guy on the field. I am a passionate Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan.
What’s the last book read?
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall.
If you could have any other fantasy career, what would it be?
I would love to be a head football coach in the NFL or a catholic priest.
What kind of music are you into right now?
I listen to everything except country, and my daughters tell me not to sing because I never know the right words.
What motivates you to work hard?
The 70+ families that count on FGP, and solving business problems for our customers.
What makes you laugh the most?
Our Bulldog, Georgia. She runs the house!
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Free swim with sharks in Hawaii in 500 feet of water.