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#36: Balancing a Post-Military Career with Adrian Matute

A former U.S. Army veteran, Adrian Matute currently serves as a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at Evoque. Evoque is a portfolio company of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, a renowned international infrastructure asset manager that owns and manages high-quality, long-lived assets in the utilities, transport, midstream, and data sectors throughout the world.

Summary

A 27-year U.S. Army veteran, Adrian Matute worked as a recruiter and later as a center commander at some of the largest recruiting centers in the country.

Today, Matute serves as a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at Evoque, which is a portfolio company of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners—a renowned international infrastructure asset manager that owns and manages high-quality, long-lived assets in the utilities, transportation, midstream, and data sectors throughout North and South America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. In his role as a Senior Manager, Matute is looking to establish connections with and hire the best people in finance, accounting, human resources, sales support, customer success, account management, and cyber security.

Evoque provides local and international enterprises with an unmatched selection of services, connectivity, cloud engineering, and IT solutions across regions. In addition, the business serves a varied clientele of mid to large-size companies and hyper-scale clients from various industries, assisting them in adhering to rules like HIPAA, NIST, ISO, and others.  

Episode Highlights

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0:23 – 02:56: Matute discusses his 27 years of military service, as well as the personal factors that influenced his decision to become a U.S. veteran. He eventually transitions from discussing his departure from the military to talking about his transition into a post-military career.

02:57 – 06:38: Matute discusses beginning his post-military career in sales with Cellular One and later Horizon Wireless. After facing much pressure amid an emerging tech bubble, Matute describes his transition over to Verizon Wireless.

08:14 – 12:35: Matute discusses how the transition to post-military life and career path has affected him, his family, and his ex-military peers. He emphasizes that achieving personal balance and professional success is never impossible—one needs to optimize their talents, self-control, and connections. Matute finalizes this point when he talks about his current job as a Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition for Evoque’s Data Center Solutions department.

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