Meet Chris Jones, the founder and CEO of Loophire.

Tell us a little about your business. – Loophire ( is a recruitment technology company that focuses on small- to mid-sized businesses to help them easily hire the best people quickly, at a price even the smallest company can afford. We have made an impact with the companies that don’t have the time, resources, or knowledge to hire efficiently, and it’s been very rewarding to see the success of the people we’ve helped them hire so far.

How did you get started in the business? – I began as a recruiter almost 10 years ago after working in the bar business for most of my 20s. I started in an entry-level role that grew over the years with multiple companies. I then founded my own headhunting agency, CJM Recruitment Partners. After six years in the business, I launched Loophire in February 2021.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Being the sole operator of a business while simultaneously funding a technology startup during a pandemic was a challenge, to put it lightly.

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Bringing Loophire to life as the sole founder has definitely been my biggest challenge and accomplishment to date. It required years of learning, planning, setbacks, and hardships to get to where we are today. It has been a very educational and rewarding process.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – About 15 years ago when I realized I wanted to create things and build businesses that made life better for everyone. I wasn’t sure what that was at the time, I just knew I wanted to be the one building it.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I love being on the golf course.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I was a nightclub and casino host in Las Vegas for a couple of years in my 20s.

Who inspires you? – The entrepreneur. From idea to fruition is such a challenging thing that I have so much respect and admiration for.

What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – The Man in the Arena by Teddy Roosevelt.

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Heart.

If you could have a super power, what would it be? – If I could manipulate time to have more of it, that would be wonderfully helpful.

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – Sports agent. The movie Jerry Maguire inspired me when I was like 10 years old.

What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – I’ve done quite a bit of work with Make-A-Wish over the years. It’s such a wonderful cause that brings positivity when families need it the most.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – Principles by Ray Dalio. A very insightful read.

What is your favorite local restaurant? – The Drover.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Elon Musk.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – (402) 401-7559, ext. 1;;