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Vanessa Machin Perez joined HiEmployment in September 2017 and comes with an extensive background of Military Recruiting, Military Transition and Veteran and Military Spouse employment. Vanesa is a USMC Spouse and a Veteran with over 23 years of service with the Australian Defence Force—which includes 19 years with Special Operations Command, Australia. She has produced four military history books and authored a book during an operational deployment. Her military expertise in Logistics, Recruiting, Civil Affairs and Instructional Design make her a dynamic fit to enhance the mission of HiEmployment (and HiGroup as a whole) to expand employment opportunities for the military community and support our business partners with specialized candidates. Her civilian career is also versatile and includes a 15 years with State Rail Authority in Sydney which culminated in the executive leadership role as the On Board Services Manager for Countrylink. Vanessa managed all aspects of the complex industrial operation on board the long distance passenger trains—including a diverse team of 350 on board crew and a $13,000,000 operating budget. A graduate of Sydney University’s Film School, Vanessa also has vast experience in the Australian Film & TV industry and leverages that expertise to ‘brand and market’ Veterans to connect them to their next careers. Vanessa moved to Hawaii in 2009 and enjoys the beautiful Kailua lifestyle with her now retired USMC husband Bill and their seven year old son Henry.