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'I Would Probably Be Dead or in Jail.' How Dave Fox Went From Struggling With Addiction to Living Life on His Terms.

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In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Dave Fox, founder and CEO of IT staffing firm Focus Global Talent Solutions. It was condensed by The Oracles.

Who are you?
Dave Fox: I graduated in 2009 with a finance degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. After graduation, my wife, Brittany, and I moved to New York City because we wanted a challenge and an adventure. We had never been there before.

We both ended up working at Adult & Teen Challenge, which helps people struggling with addiction. Afterward, Brittany took a job in real estate, while I worked in recruiting for one of the world’s largest staffing and recruiting firms.

Over the next nine years, I became a partner in the firm and their top global producer. We eventually moved to Miami to open an office for the company but soon realized it would be better to start our own firm. That’s when Focus GTS was born.

How did your business get started?
Dave Fox: I didn’t intend to leave the firm when we moved to Miami, but........

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