connected hire

(562) 316-2940- RFID and IoT Recruiting

About Us


Our Story

Connected Hire is a multifaceted Executive and Technical Recruitment Firm based in Redondo Beach, CA.

Formerly known as Addison International, Connected Hire specializes in niche markets including RAIN RFID, thermal processing, and other narrow segments.


Tom Nash, Founder and President

Since 2010, Tom has succeeded on multiple levels of recruitment including both internal and external, C-Level searches to entry level technicians, and everything in between. Tom handles the majority of the operations of Addison International. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Diego, and a Master of Business Administration from California State University- Dominguez Hills. He lives in Redondo Beach California, and in his free time is active at his Church,  enjoys spending time with wife and baby, and plays bass guitar in hard rock band called Hammersmyth. He can be contacted at

Jim McNeal, Co Founder

Jim McNeal, Co-Founder

 This is Jim's second go-around in founding a recruiting Firm, he was one of the original Partners and eventually Managing Recruiter of International Search Partners, a boutique firm located in San Diego, California. When he wasn't recruiting professionals in the Thermal Processing Industry, he stayed active in the Navy Reserves, eventually attaining Flag Rank and after a 40 month recall to Active Duty, finally retired in 2017. He is also an assistant football coach at the United States Naval Academy with their Sprint football program.  He can be reached at

About Us


Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our mission is to perform high-quality executive and technical recruitment with high ethical standards and extreme confidentiality within very select, narrow niches. Connected Hire is laser-focused on a few specialty niche markets.



Mission Statement

Mission Statement

 To be the exclusive Recruiting Firm for our Clients in our chosen Industries. 


Core Values

Mission Statement

Core Values





Commitment to Excellence 

Strict Confidentiality