About NexGoal Grand Rapids

Founded in 2009 by Kevin Dahl and Brad Mullins, NexGoal International LLC serves as a strategic talent acquisition partner for businesses seeking competitive, driven talent that many former athletes possess. The core traits our athlete-candidates display give hiring managers a more predictive view of future performance.

“We began franchising NexGoal as a way to help athletes by creating a network of athletes in offices around North America,” said co-founder Kevin Dahl, a 14-year professional hockey player. Our management team is comprised of former collegiate and professional athletes who clearly understand the challenges which athletes face as they make their transition from sports.

“Our processes, database technologies, and training, along with our great ongoing support of our franchises, ensures a solid future for our team,” added co-founder Brad Mullins.

In October 2012, NexGoal added two additional franchises, including 921 NexGoal LLC, located in Grand Rapids, MI. Owned and operated by former professional and collegiate hockey player Matt Ruchty, the franchise has tapped into opportunities on the western side of Michigan. After completing his playing and coaching career, Ruchty honed his business skills in the automotive finance and marketing industry.

“The opportunity to help former college and professional athletes come together with businesses is a winning formula for everyone,” said Ruchty. “I look forward to placing competitive, driven athletes with companies looking for top caliber business talent.”