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Corey Fitzgerald

Managing Director, Engineering & Operations

As the Group Director of the Operations & Engineering practice group at SkyWater Search, Corey works with a “full desk,” specializing in executive retained search. The SkyWater Operations & Engineering team focuses on growth-oriented, middle-market companies based in the Midwest.

Within this team, Corey specializes in recruiting & placing talent in full-time, permanent positions at various levels & titles. His team also has the capability to work on staff-level operations and engineering roles.

Recent Searches Completed:

  • VP of Operations
  • VP of Supply Chain
  • Director of Supply Chain
  • Sr. Director of Manufacturing
  • Director of Global Supply Chain
  • Plant Manager
  • Director of Engineering
  • General Manager
  • Sr. Director Operations
  • Sr. Manager, Global Sourcing
  • Operations Manager
  • Value Stream Manager


Corey hails from St.Cloud State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science (BS), in Communications Studies. He’s a loving father and husband as well as an indispensable member of the SkyWater Engineering and Operations recruiting team.

Get To Know Corey Fitzgerald

We asked this all-star Engineering Recruiter a few questions, and here’s what he had to say:

What three words describe a great leader?

1.) Consistent
2.) Authentic
3.) Credible

What are your favorite roles to work on?

Operational or supply chain leadership roles where someone owns the entire function and is going to either lead the turnaround process or take the business to the next level.

Describe your perfect day off.

My perfect day off would be spent enjoying time with my wife and daughter. Trying new food and traveling to new places (ideally somewhere warm)!

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