Alex is a GenXer with GenY traits and founder of SPLICE, an award-winning creative employer branding agency. Prior to SPLICE, he built and led global talent acquisition and employer branding for companies including; YP (formerly AT&T YellowPages), Case-Mate, Panasonic and Datapath (a division of Rockwell Collins). He has held these responsibilities for every continent except Antarctica. His passion for marketing and people engagement are obvious during his keynotes, breakout and training sessions delivered globally. He’s been interviewed and quoted by media outlets including; SHRM, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Workforce Magazine, Dice.com, Monster.com and Talent Management Magazine. His book “Size Matters” discusses how to build personal brands and enhance individuals job search. A graduate of The University of Alabama with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Marketing and minor in Public Relations, he currently lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, 3 daughters and son.
Instructor, Snapchat for Business atGeneral Assemblyand Founder, Lead Strategist &Creator atiStream Social
Saba Sedighi Instructor, Snapchat for Business atGeneral Assemblyand Founder, Lead Strategist &Creator atiStream Social
Saba Sedighi is a results driven Marketing Strategist, Speaker, Instructor and Content Creator. By utilizing her excellent verbal and written communication skills, she takes an innovative approach towards storytelling in a noisy digital world. She helps brands connect to their audience in a unique and engaging way. Tech savvy, with a broad understanding of social media, influencer marketing and content creation, Saba delivers optimal results by leveraging her expertise in digital marketing combined with her strategic insights. Currently, Saba consults and collaborates with brands to help establish grow and manage their social presence on Snapchat, Instagram and Live Video. Saba has spoken at Social Media Marketing World, National Association of Broadcasters Conference and teaches Snapchat for Business at General Assembly.
Gerry Crispin Principal & Co-Founder of CareerXroads
An international speaker, Gerry stays grounded by engaging with an extraordinary network of friends, colleagues and practitioners every day. Gerry and his new business partner, Chris Hoyt, formerly a TA Director at PepsiCo, facilitate peer-to-peer, best practice conversations through the CareerXroads Colloquium. Held now for more than a decade they are intense peer-to-peer events hosted by members like Lockheed around the world 8 times a year.
One indication that Gerry still sees himself as a student and keeps his perspective fresh is by traveling, interviewing and observing job seekers and employers each year- even living with and going to work with recruiters- in more than 20 countries including: Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan, Australia, Russia, Israel and India. In November 2015, he headed off to Cuba with 25 heads of HR and TA for a week.
In 2010, Gerry founded a non-profit, Talentboard, with colleagues Elaine Orler and Ed Newman to better define the Candidate Experience, a subject he has been passionate about for 30 years. The first candidate experience awards were presented to 23 firms in October, 2011 at the HRTechnology Conference in Las Vegas based, in part, on the feedback obtained from 11,500 candidates of the firms that applied for the award. In 2015 the awards were presented at a 2 day symposium in Dallas. 200 firms attended. The 50 employers ranked the highest form a 'bench' defining current Candidate Experience best practices based on 130,000 of their candidates. Gerry has also co-authored eight books on the evolution of staffing and has written 100s of articles and whitepapers on similar topics. While Gerry's career in Human Resources spans more than 40 years, it is also quite broad and includes HR leadership positions at Johnson and Johnson; Associate Partner in a boutique Executive Search firm; Career Services Director at the University where he received his Engineering and 2 advanced degrees in Organizational/Industrial Behavior (Stevens Institute of Technology); and, General Manager of a major recruitment advertising firm even as he launched CareerXroads 20 years ago.
Global Head of Global Social Media at BMC Software
Carlos Gil Global Head of Global Social Media at BMC Software
Carlos Gil is the Global Head of Social Media for BMC Software. Previously, he served as Senior Social Marketing Manager for LinkedIn. His proven track record includes leading consumer-facing digital and social media programs as Social Media Manager for Winn-Dixie, where he developed strategy and led the launch of all Winn-Dixie’s social channels, social listenings, and blogger influencer program. In addition, Carlos served as the Head of Digital Marketing for Save-A-Lot food stories. A true digital native, Carlos maintains an active presence on Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube in addition to speaking at industry conferences.
Principal Analyst of Lighthouse Research & Advisory
Kyle Lagunas Principal Analyst of Lighthouse Research & Advisory
As the Founder & Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, Kyle’s time is dedicated to navigating the rapidly changing waters of human capital management — with a focus on talent acquisition. He’s passionate about the things driving this industry forward — from proactive elements like recruitment marketing, employer brand man-agement, and candidate experience management to next practices like high-powered CRM, behavioral assessments, and data-driven recruiting. His goal is to set organizations free from traditional reactionary recruiting models by providing compelling research and actionable insights for recruiters, hiring managers, and business leaders.
Leveraging a background in marketing and operations, Kyle has spent years offering a fresh take on the role of technology as part of an integrated talent strategy. As the Tal-ent Acquisition Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, he launched their talent acquisition prac-tice and led major research projects on the state of talent acquisition, high-performance recruitment marketing, and onboarding as a driver of employee engagement. As the HR Analyst at Software Advice — a Gartner company — he supported the newly-created lead generation practice for HR technology vendors through a successful brand and con-tent marketing strategy.
His work has taken him all the way to Mumbai where he gave the opening keynote for SHRM India’s first ever HR Technology conference, but he calls Austin, TX home. He reg-ularly blogs on LinkedIn, is an irregular contributor on The SHRM Blog, and his work has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider, Information Weekly, and HRO Today.
There’s no such thing as a “former” Marine, Jesuit, Bartender or Engineer; on many levels I still consider myself to be an engineer. While I might now be labeled as “HR” (or even worse as an EXPLETIVE Recruiter), the fact is that I’ve been immersed in the technology sector my entire professional life.
For sure I’ve forgotten my LISP, Prolog and C but I’ve cozied up to, recruited, and counseled enough technology leaders, game changers and rebels over the years to know how they think and act. I've also been fortunate to build some incredible technical and non-technical teams for start-up, growth, and turnaround organizations.
Professionally, I’m jazzed by solving the most vexing recruiting and organizational development problems. I’ve been referred to as "the recruiting industry's answer to Tom Peters" (yes, it’s a bit embarrassing but a well-known recruiting leader said it so I’m using it) for my unique method of combining traditional SWOT analyses with a PEST (current/future Political-Economic-Social-Technological issues) analysis wrapper to build and lead strategic talent acquisition initiatives.
In addition to my player/coach/mentor work in recruiting, I’ve been part of the Society for Human Resources Management’s initiative to develop ANSI standards for Workforce Planning.
In recruiting, I’m well-respected as one of the best sourcers of Purple Squirrels (some might also refer to this as “cyberstalking” but I prefer calling it “research”), combining old school and "new cool" techniques to identify and engage exceptional talent. As a New Yawkah, I don’t sugar coat the challenges facing businesses in their quest for talent – which I suppose is why I’m often asked for “scintillating quotes” on current and future recruiting and retention issues. In social media circles, with me you’re entering #TheNoFluffZone.
Senior Manager, Employment Marketing & Employer Branding for The Home Depot
Miko Covin Senior Manager, Employment Marketing & Employer Branding for The Home Depot
Miko Covin is the Sr. Manager of Employment Marketing and Branding for The Home Depot. She is a marketing veteran with more than 19 years of experience in both the Agency and Corporate Employment/HR Branding. Miko has successfully directed and managed the creation development and communication of a new employment marketing brand, introduced the enterprise to recruitment focused social media and setup metrics to identify more efficient advertising placement and employment branding. A Chicago native, Miko earned her BA in Marketing Communications/Advertising from Columbia College Chicago.
Jacquese Brown Manager, Employment Branding for The Home Depot
Jacquese Brown is the Manger of Employment Branding at The Home Depot. She has successfully managed and launched multiple careers-focused social media platforms that have attracted and engaged over half of million followers and applications in less than 2 years. In addition to a strong project management background, Jacquese is also a professional speaker, certified executive and personal life coach and a master trainer. Using these skill sets she trains professionals and business leaders on leadership, courage and social media best practices and measurement relating to enterprise-wide ROI.
Amy Albright Director of Global Recruiting Operations for CH2M
Amy Albright is the Director of Global Recruiting Operations at CH2M. In her role, she is dedicated to leveraging technology, process and recruitment branding to help attract some of the world’s top engineering professionals. Before moving into an HR PMO, Amy worked for 17 years as a recruiter, sourcer and talent acquisitions leader. She progressed into implementing applicant tracking, onboarding and performance management solutions in over 22 countries for 30 different companies. Amy’s natural progression into Recruiting Operations leadership has allowed her to approach talent acquisition from a unique perspective. She understands the particular challenges that recruiters and sourcers face in their day-to-day work, and has the hands-on technological knowledge to better engage with related professionals. Amy is passionate about recruitment branding and social media for talent engagement, and believes that when used properly, analytics and metrics can play a powerful role in enhancing the strategic direction of a company. She is excited to share her perspective with you in the spirit of continuous learning.
Derek Zeller Senior Recruiting Lead at comScore, Inc.
Derek Zeller draws from over 18 years in the recruiting industry. The last 13 years he has been involved with federal government recruiting specializing within the cleared Intel space under OFCCP compliance. Currently he has switched over to comScore as a lead recruiter in the Data Analytics space. He has experience with both third party agency and in-house recruiting for multiple disciplines and technologies. Using out-of-the-box tactics and strategies to identify and engage talent, he has had significant experience in building referral and social media programs, the implementation of Applicant Tracking Systems, technology evaluation, and the development of sourcing, employment branding, military and college recruiting strategies. Derek is also an accomplished blogger and has written for Recruiting Daily, Sourcecon, and Intrepidnow. Twitter: @derdiver
Talent Lead - Attraction and Retention for TransLoc
Ryan Batchelor Talent Lead - Attraction and Retention for TransLoc
Talent liaison and entrepreneur Ryan Batchelor has explored and used numerous sourcing methods to recruit leading industry talent. Ryan’s approach isn’t perfect, however—he’s developed an effective method from failing, learning, and moving on. He’s asked, "Should I use social? If so, how? How do I get them to respond? How do I stand out from the sea of recruiting emails?” Through trial and error, Ryan has become an agile and adept recruiter for leading technology companies in the Triangle, including currently for TransLoc Inc.
Executive Editor and Head of Content, Recruiting Daily
Matt Charney Executive Editor and Head of Content, Recruiting Daily
Matt Charney is the Executive Editor for Recruiting Daily, whose flagship property, RecruitingBlogs, is the world's largest social network and content sharing platform for recruiting and HR professionals. Matt oversees editorial strategy and content marketing for Recruiting Daily's portfolio of online properties. Prior to joining RecruitingBlogs, Matt served in marketing leadership roles at leading HR technology companies like Talemetry, Cornerstone OnDemand & Monster Worldwide. Matt began his career as a corporate recruiter for such companies as Walt Disney and Warner Bros.
Matt has been named as one of the top 25 influencers in recruiting by publications like the Huffington Post and LinkedIn, and has been recognized as one of the 2014 Recruiting & Staffing Watch List by HRMarketer, the 2014 HRO Superstar for Analyst Excellence and the 2014 Top Recruiting Blogger by Social Talent.
His blog mattcharney.com was also named one of the top 15 business blogs to follow by WordPress in 2014. Matt serves as a member of the advisory boards for the Candidate Experience Awards, Rolepoint, RecruitiFi, Take the Interview and eiTalent.
Talent Acquisition National Center for American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
Michael Goldberg Director Talent Acquisition National Center for American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
Michael Goldberg (a.k.a. SuperRecruiter) has over 25 years of Human Resources and Recruiting experience. His specialty – coming into organizations and rebuilding Talent Acquisition functions from non-producing to superstardom honing in on his team’s skills, the employment brand, social recruiting, process, metrics, and partnerships.
Michael joined the American Heart Association as the Director of Talent Acquisition in September 2013 where he manages a team of three Recruiters and one sourcer while leading the talent acquisition strategy for the association. In September, Michael’s team won a 2014 North America Candidate Experience (CandE) Award. AHA has also been recognized as #3 Best Non Profit to work for large companies by the Nonprofit Times and one of the top Nonprofit organizations who offer flexible jobs.
Before American Heart Association, Michael worked for Freeman, Insight, BDO Seidman, SABRE/American Airlines, and Marriott.
Follow Michael @superrecruiter or connect with him on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/dallasmichaelgoldberg)
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