Galaxy Technology Hires LLC, a prominent recruitment firm with deep roots in the aerospace and defense sectors, has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing businesses led by University of Texas alumni. Founded in 2015 by Brandon Garrett, a former talent acquisition specialist at SpaceX, the company, also known as GalaxyTek, has made significant inroads in recruitment for some of the most technologically advanced industries.

Under Garrett’s leadership at SpaceX, he was instrumental in hiring over 700 engineers and technical professionals, contributing to the successful development of numerous high-profile aerospace projects such as the Cargo Dragon, Crew Dragon, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Starship. His experience and expertise have evidently translated into the success of GalaxyTek, which has quickly ascended to the top echelons of the Longhorn 100, a recognition awarded to businesses owned by alumni of the University of Texas that demonstrate rapid growth.

Located in downtown Houston, GalaxyTek benefits from strategic placement in a hub known for its aerospace engineering and the oil and energy sectors. However, the firm’s influence spreads across the United States, with employees stationed in critical talent markets such as the Florida Space Coast, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Waco, and more. This widespread presence allows GalaxyTek to tap into diverse talent pools, enhancing its service capability across various industries including tech, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, financial services, and aviation.

GalaxyTek’s approach to recruitment is tailored and client-oriented, offering services such as direct full-time hires, both retained and contingent search offerings, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), and consulting. Furthermore, the firm provides flexible staffing solutions like contract and contract-to-hire positions, well-suited to industries experiencing fluctuating project demands and requiring specialized skill sets. Their ability to recruit defense hires with active clearances is particularly valuable given the secretive and sensitive nature of projects within the defense sector.

Moreover, GalaxyTek also demonstrates a strong sense of community and continuity, employing several other Longhorn alumni and former SpaceX colleagues. This includes Michael Hentrich, a Mechanical Engineer and partner at the firm, who shares Garrett’s University of Texas background and was a member of its drumline. This kind of community building brings a unique cohesion to the team, fostering a work environment that values shared backgrounds and experiences.

Garrett’s transition from a key recruiter for high-stake projects at Elon Musk’s SpaceX to building his own successful recruitment company showcases the critical role that specialized recruitment firms play in supporting the aerospace and defense industries. As these sectors continue to expand and evolve, the demand for skilled professionals is unending, positioning companies like GalaxyTek at the forefront of strategic talent acquisition.

The recognition of GalaxyTek in the Longhorn 100 highlights not only the growth of the company but also the effective translation of industry-specific experience into a successful entrepreneurial venture. As GalaxyTek is set to be honored at the annual awards event at the University of Texas, its story reverberates as a testament to the significant impact that specialized knowledge and alumni networks can have on the business growth and innovation within globally competitive industries.