Faces of Magnum:
Blown in from the windy city, Sr. Recruiter Luke Litterio loves the life of adventure. From scuba diving the bottom of the ocean to snowmobiling the frozen wintry tundra of Wisconsin, Luke has done it all.
Tell me a bit about yourself, Luke!
I was born in Chicago, Illinois. My father is from Chicago and is of Italian descent and my mother is from Hatton, ND and is of Norwegian descent. I have three brothers and one sister. My brothers are Matthew, Mark, and John, and me being Luke would make us the four apostles. My sister’s name is Lori. I have three children of my own and four grandchildren to date.
I graduated from Roosevelt University with a degree in Computer Science in 1990, and graduated with my Masters’s degree from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2010. Only took 20 years to get that degree!
I have many hobbies. I love to scuba dive and have been diving since 2012. In the winter, I have three snowmobiles so my family can come to my home in Wisconsin, and we can all go snowmobiling together. I also love to ski with my grandson and my two sons. My biggest hobby is riding my motorcycle. I take at least one to two big bike trips a year. I usually average around 20,000 miles a year on my bike.
What is your current job title?
Currently, I am part of the recruiting team under Kim Hanson, in the southwest region.
My job consists of hiring for 14 terminals, mostly working on the phone and interviewing hundreds of people and getting them face to face with the managers so that we can make an informed decision on whether to hire them or not.
How long have you worked at Magnum?
I worked for UPS for 34 years before coming to Magnum. I retired from UPS Freight on January 3, 2014, and started with Magnum on January 6th. I have a relationship with Magnum because Magnum delivered to areas in MN, WI, ND and SD for UPS freight that we did not go to. They needed a terminal manager out of the Blaine location, which was right across the street from the UPS freight terminal. I left on a Friday from UPS Freight and went across the street to Magnum the following Monday!
Two days of retirement were enough for me, and I’ve never regretted coming to work as a recruiter for Magnum!
What is your favorite part about working at Magnum?
My favorite part of working at Magnum is the people. I know a lot of people say that about the place they work, but I firmly mean it. Wayne, Matt, David, and James run a great company and know how to treat people. I would not have stayed here nearly nine years now if that were not true. They treat everyone as family.
It’s also nice to know mistakes are welcomed here, we all make them, myself included, and each time I’m treated with respect like a person and never a number.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out at Magnum?
Come to work with a positive attitude, know that Magnum is different, and understand that the company is run by some of the best people I have ever met. We are a team here and it is the teamwork of this organization that makes a difference. It’s a great place to work.
What’s something that might surprise me to know about you?
Back in 1987, I was enrolled in the Second City school of improv in Chicago, for three semesters. The same school that some of the greatest comedians came out of like John Belushi, Chris Farley and many more, but had to drop out when my wife and I found out we were pregnant. Our daughter was born in 1988, and it turns out taking care of her was a much more rewarding job.