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Collar Blue is a boutique recruitment firm specializing in skilled tradesmen for the oil and gas industry. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, the company was co-founded by Mike Kirby and Jerry Pinta with a dedicated mission to focus solely on this niche market where their expertise both in the skilled trades and the requirements of Canadian companies would be best suited.
Mike was raised in Alberta, Canada, where he earned his Red Seal Certification as an automotive technician. A self-described “do-it-yourself guy,” he brings to bear a wealth of hands-on experience in a variety of trades, along with a unique ability to identify in people those traits that translate into reliable job performance.
Jerry is a software engineer who spent his early career as a heavy-equipment operator and later as a surveyor in the commercial and residential real estate fields. As Chief Operations Officer, he is in charge of
maintaining Collar Blue’s database, which provides the backbone for organizing and ranking job candidate qualifications and other pertinent information.
Collar Blue also draws on highly regarded resources in the legal field, as well as psychologists and engineers, as needs dictate.