Ryan O’Brien Mendoza

Director of Sales

Location: Spokane


Ryan is Atlas Staffing’s Corporate Sales Manager. He is responsible for working with the sales team to prospect target market partners, coaching the sales team to operate at its best, and leading presentations with prospective clients to connect delivery tools to their hiring challenges. Ryan also works to ensure clients receive the best onboarding experience and a smooth transition to the delivery team. Finally, he helps develop and build new markets for Atlas Staffing while providing an exceptional work culture for the team.


Skilled at creating innovative processes and solving complex issues, Ryan is great at empathizing with clients and understanding the challenges they face so he can provide the perfect solutions.


A graduate of Whitworth University with a degree in psychology, Ryan has seven years of staffing industry experience. He’s worked as a Recruiter, Branch Manager, and Sales Manager. He also had the opportunity to build a market from scratch with the support of his team, achieving a profitable and successful branch in Portland within the first year.


Get To Know Ryan


When you were 5 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?  

I wanted to either be a professional skateboarder or the guitarist for a world-famous rock band! 


What was your first job? 

My first job was during college when I worked at Borders Bookstore. 


What’s your favorite quote?  

Not necessarily my favorite, but one that’s stuck with me lately: “When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps 100 times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundredandfirst blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” – Jacob Riis 


What’s your nickname and how’d you get it?  

Dozer. It comes from my last name, as well as being a power hitter during my baseball days growing up! Most of my childhood friends still refer to me as Dozer to this day.  


What was your first car?  

1991 Toyota Corolla. 


What’s a fun fact nobody would’ve guessed about you? 

The hobby that brings me true joy is cooking. On any given weekday, you can find me standing over the range with my apron on, experimenting on a new dish! And yes, it’s a manly apron.  


Anything else that you’d like to share? 

Working with Atlas Staffing has helped me realize that your work and personal life don’t have to be separate. Personal and professional growth can be shared when you believe in what you do, and I owe most of that to the team of dedicated individuals that I surround myself with every day! 


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