Meet Scott Ragusa
- Four Tips for Interviewing for Your First Management Role, April 9, 2018
- How to Answer the “Tell Me about Yourself” Question, May 16, 2017
- Top Ten Reasons to Work at WinterWyman, September 8, 2015
- How to Identify, Approach and Succeed in Moving an Employee within Your Organization, August 20, 2015
- Early Salary Talks Are Not Always Taboo, November 18, 2014
- Five Steps to Maximize the Success, Happiness and Productivity of Your Contractor Employees, October 21, 2013
- Westford resident raises almost $25K for breast cancer research, Wicked Local Westford, December 5, 2018
- HR Works (46): How to Retain High-Performing Employees Who Are in the 'Wrong Seat', HR Works, November 14, 2017
- People on the Move, Boston Business Journal, October 31, 2017
- Talent on the Move, Venture Fizz, October 20, 2017
- WinterWyman Appoints President of Search and Contract Staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts, October 18, 2017
- Job Growth Surges the Economy Towards Full Employment, but Wages Struggle, Issue Number One, May 6, 2017
- Staffing’s Big Three for 2015: Mobile, Social and Data, Monster, April 11, 2015
- Many Find Flexibility of Contracting Worth the Trade-Off, Boston Globe, September 28, 2014
- Why It's O.K. to Discuss Salary Early in the Hiring Process, Main Street, September 22, 2014
- How to Handle Holiday Parties at a Small Business, The Street, December 4, 2013
- Stop Hiring Like a Startup, Bank of America Small Business Community blog, October 17, 2013
- Can Contract Employees Collect Unemployment?, Boston.com Job Doc, September 18, 2013
- Hate your job but love your company? CBS Money Watch, August 30, 2013
- Staffing: Strategies for a Hyper-Volatile Labor Force, Monster.com, August 6, 2013
- 8 Things Bosses Say That Make Workers Happy, Business News Daily, May 29, 2013
- Company softball team? 7 reasons to join, CBS MoneyWatch, April 11, 2013
As Chief Executive Officer of WinterWyman, Scott Ragusa leads the firm’s planning initiatives, chairs the executive team and oversees the strategic direction and daily operations of WinterWyman's contract staffing and contingency search businesses. Scott also serves on WinterWyman’s board of directors.
Scott began his WinterWyman tenure in 1999 in the firm’s Accounting and Finance contract staffing business in New England. Through his leadership, Scott strengthened and grew that business, and went on to oversee and build several other practice areas in the organization. His successful sales experience, stellar leadership talents and dedication to the company set the stage for his elevation to CEO.
Prior to joining WinterWyman, Scott worked at two national staffing firms. He has a Bachelor of Science from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts where he took full advantage of the College’s coop program and got early exposure to business and sales.
Scott is actively involved in the community, both in and outside of staffing. He is a current member and former Board Member of the Massachusetts Staffing Association, and a member of the American Staffing Association and TechServe Alliance.
In 2018, Scott participated in the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign where men in leadership raise money and awareness to help fight breast cancer. Scott was the top fundraiser in Boston, where he raised more than $25,000.
A Little About Me
The one piece of advice I always give to employers or job seekers is:
Always send thank you notes. Ideally an email the day of the interview and a written note mailed the same day as well. Then you will be on the hiring manager's mind the day they met you and two or three days later after they have met the competition.
The biggest mistake I see employers or job seekers make is:
Ignoring the cover letter. As an employer it helps you understand their written communication skills and as a job seeker it helps separate you from the pack.
The favorite part of my job is:
My personal interests are:
Each year my father and I visit a different ballpark to see the Red Sox play. The list so far is: Baltimore, Toronto, Chicago (White Sox), Houston, Seattle, Philadelphia and Chicago (Cubs). I am also an avid gardener, and against my wife's wishes I am trying to grow palm trees in my yard (with mixed success).