Serving those who serve since 1982.

CPI’s founder and CEO, Steven E. York launched CPI from his living room on March 6, 1982. He discovered his passion for recruiting while serving in the military and built his company on the principles of personal responsibility, hard work, integrity and service to others.

Today, CPI provides recruiting and advisement services to defense agencies and some of the largest and well-known companies in the world including automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, and information technology. We help civilian and veteran job seekers find opportunities that make the most of their skills and experience.


  • CPI has received multiple awards including several from the 101 Best and Brightest Place to Work for Committee, Local, Elite and National 2015 – 2019.
  • CPI was also honored to receive the prestigious Veteran Owned Business of the Year Award 2016 from the SBA, Michigan.
  • In addition, CPI is proud to be named one of Crain’s Detroit Cool Places to Work for the fifth year in a row, placing in the top 20 each year 2016 – 2020.
  • CPI is particularly proud of the MichBusiness CEO of CEO’s award given to Steven E. York, CEO, CPI in 2016.