Salute to our Military: Veteran Ryan Canoy, Talent Acquisition Partner
For Ryan Canoy, being an Army officer was a lifelong dream and calling. “It’s a family and heritage thing for me,” he says. “Veterans have been in my family all the way back to the War of 1812.”
The dream became a reality in 2018 after he put in a few years as a financial services professional. He knew that being in the Army was a way to give back to his country and serve his community. “I wanted to be in a position where I could gain valuable experience being a leader,” he explains.
Ryan served as a Personnel Officer and Battalion Adjutant, First Lieutenant. That meant he was responsible for providing human resource management to over 1,100 soldiers at his base and beyond. He also served as the battalion’s program officer in charge of legal, medical, aviation, soldier family readiness, and more.
While technically in human resources for the Army, Ryan had all the traditional experiences associated with military service. “It was: get up at 5:30, get over for the first formation to do physical training, and then the duty day called,” he says.
“Veterans can be one of the most productive members of any team they are on.” - Ryan Canoy
As much as he wanted to serve his country, Ryan knew he eventually wanted to return to civilian life. He left the Army in March of 2022 and seamlessly rolled into his role as a Talent Acquisition Partner at Synovus just weeks later.
His experience before the military was at Florida Community Bank, where he gained knowledge in credit, commercial real estate, underwriting, and more. Combined with his military career, he brings quite a few skillsets to the table in his new role.
The transition has been smooth for him. “The entire Talent Acquisition team has been very hands-on. Everyone has been great, getting me acclimated to the culture and expectations. People have been instrumental in making sure I’m headed in the right direction,” he says.
He admits the return to civilian life can be tough for some, but he’s confident any company hiring veterans will quickly realize what an asset they are. “Veterans can be one of the most productive members of any team they are on,” he says. “If you are considering hiring a recently separated veteran or have just hired one, know there will be some challenges, but the value will be much greater.”
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