Travis Pearson is DePaul Industries’ President & CEO. During his 13-year tenure with DePaul, Travis has been integral in growing DePaul’s business and mission, and has helped to expand DePaul’s footprint to seven locations in five states.
Having joined DePaul Industries in 2004 as an Employment Specialist, Travis has held leadership roles in nearly every branch of the organization. As COO, Pearson oversaw the operations of DePaul’s three main business lines: staffing, security and food and consumer goods packaging. He supervised significant growth in the staffing division, with the additions of offices in Oregon, Maryland, Arizona and Idaho. And under his leadership, the security division grew from providing services solely to the public sector to a diversified business with private sector clients in various industries.
Travis is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and has a background in intelligence and security; he worked for various federal agencies during his time in the service as a security and intelligence analyst. Travis is a graduate of American Military University and earned an MBA from Washington State University. He is active in a variety of nonprofit, social enterprise and food processing organizations, and has presented at the Alternative Staffing Alliance and SourceAmerica national conferences. Travis' professional accomplishments and community service led him to be named one of the Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2016.