Coco Brown Founder
Torin Ellis Diversity Strategist
Amir Ashkenazi CEO
Daisy Auger-Dominguez Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Janet Beach Chairman
SF Job Forum
Jan Becker SVP, HR and Corp Real Estate
Mike Bergelson CEO
Samar Birwadker Founder & CEO
Jon Bischke CEO
Aubrey Blanche Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Bill Boorman HR Tech Adviser
Stephane Boussely Cofounder
Benjamin Bustamante Manager of Employment Services
Mahogany Charlton Executive Editor
Wardrobe for Opportunity
Gary Cowan Director of Compliance
America’s Job Exchange
Todd Davis VP, Global Talent
Justin Dennis Founder
Matt Driscoll Senior Director, Global TA
Jonathan Duarte Founder
Laura Gomez Founder
Eyal Grayevsky CEO
Kristina Johnson VP, People
Jonathan F. Kestenbaum Managing Director
Barbara Lin Sr. Manager of Programs
Julia Lopes Sr. Manager, Global Recruiting Programs, Ops & Systems
Barbara Massa SVP, Global HR
Ursula Mead Founder
Somen Mondal CEO
Marcia Morales-Jaffe SVP, Chief People Officer
Jonathan Moree TA Operations Lead
Vitaly Obernikhin CEO
Vinayak Ranade CEO
Armin von Rohrscheidt Partner
Gina Rudan Cultural Alchemist
X (formerly Google X)
Robin Schooling VP, Human Resources
Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge
Catherine Spence Founder
Heidi Spirgi SVP Products & Services
The Marcus Buckingham Company
Kieran Snyder CEO
Ned Taleb CEO
Eric Taussig Founder and CEO
Zach Tratar CEO & Founder
Ilya Usorov Founder
Mary Voss Sr Director, Global TA
Mike Webster SVP Talent and Ops Consulting
Talent Collective / AMS
Tom Williams Founder
Jerome is an entrepreneur with his heart in recruiting and soul in technology. Jerome envisions a world where recruitment is transparent, and hiring is so easy that his grandma can do it. He's passionate for what he does, hates the status quo, and loves innovation especially when it reaches disruption. Jerome's goal is to bring the economy to its full potential by removing friction in the labor market and eradicating unemployment.
Brett is responsible for managing key strategic initiatives at SmartRecruiters. Prior to SmartRecruiters, Brett was an executive at two of the fastest growing software companies in history. He spent a decade at salesforce.com where he served in a variety of senior leadership roles in Sales, R&D, and Operations focused on driving the company’s meteoric growth. Prior to salesforce.com, Brett held senior marketing and business development positions at Siebel Systems, which was eventually acquired by Oracle Corporation. Brett also serves as a board member at Invoca and Lytics. Brett has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard University.
Lou Adler is the CEO and founder of The Adler Group – a consulting, search, and training firm helping companies upgrade their talent acquisition programs by implementing Performance-based Hiring℠. Adler is the creator of Performance-based Hiring℠ and the author of the Amazon top-10 best-seller, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007) and The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench Media, 2013). Adler is one of the top bloggers on LinkedIn’s Influencer program writing about the latest trends in hiring, employment, and recruiting. His articles, quotes, and research can be found in Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of the award-winning Nightingale-Conant audio program, Talent Rules! Using Performance-based Hiring to Build Great Teams (2007). Adler holds an MBA from the University of California in Los Angeles and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in New York.
Jeff is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in the human resources (HR) field. He serves on several Boards for progressive HR technology companies including Everwise, Impraise, and SmartRecruiters. Jeff serve as a growth consultant to many high growth progressive software companies across the globe.
Prior to this, Jeff was the Chief People Officer at Atlassian. He was responsible for HR, Facilities, Employee Experience, and Shared Services worldwide. Jeff was instrumental in driving a successful IPO and growth agenda over the past four years enabling Atlassian to go from 300 team members and $100M in revenue to 2000 and over $600M in revenue and a market cap of more the $6B. Prior to joining Atlassian in 2012, Jeff was CPO at SuccessFactors, an SAP company, where he built the company's HR function, led a series of key initiatives to produce more than $25 million in savings, helped drive an innovative product improvement strategy and best practice sharing with customers worldwide, and doubled the company's salesforce with a record-breaking 600 new hires in one year. Previously, Jeff was Chief HR Officer at Safeco, a personal insurance company, where he made the largest overhaul to the company's rewards program in its’ history and designed a progressive talent management agenda to support a new high growth market expansion business strategy. Jeff has held various HR leadership roles at Microsoft, General Electric and Bell South. Jeff is a Six Sigma BlackBelt and holds a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina-Columbia, and a Master's degree in HR management from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
Morgan Wilson is Senior Manager in the Training & Personnel Development department at Expeditors, headquartered in Seattle, WA. Morgan led the search and selection effort of the company’s first 3rd-party talent acquisition system and now has ownership for the effective use of SmartRecruiters for the 187 offices worldwide. Notable about Expeditors is the absence of a formal HR department. Morgan also leads Expeditors ethics & compliance training efforts and is in his 25th year with the company.
Tom is Senior Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition for OppenheimerFunds, Inc. where he is responsible for planning and executing all recruiting activities for the company.
Tom joined OppenheimerFunds in 2012 from Relationship Capital Partners, Inc. where he consulted with leading financial services firms. Previously, Tom had a long career at Merrill Lynch as both as an institutional salesman and as a senior manager. From 2005 to 2009, he was Merrill’s Global Head of Talent Sourcing and Recruiting.
Tom currently chairs the Board of Directors of Lime Connect, a non-profit organization whose mission is to broaden career opportunities for students with disabilities. He also serves on the advisory boards for MIT Sloan’s Finance Group and the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Tom graduated from UVa in 1981.
Erika currently leads MicroStrategy's North American Talent Acquisition function with recruiting oversight to all directorates. Erika is a recruiting veteran with more than 20 years experience in talent sourcing, talent acquisition, team management and HR process. Passionate about the candidate, hiring manager and recruiter experience, Erika leads teams on a mission to hire the best talent on the planet.
Andrew Farrell is the Head of Talent at Alfresco. Andrew is a recruiting & talent leader for early stage technology companies, with a background in agency search and in-house recruitment “building.”
Jason Fisher is a North American HR Business Leader with more than 25 years of HR and Recruitment experience. Jason has worked with big names in the retail and hospitality space such as Nike and The Ritz Carlton. He now oversees HR - US Retail and Talent Acquisition - North America at DFC Global Corp where he's been working for more than 15 years.
CEO and founder of Talent Function, Elaine Orler has been developing and implementing HR solutions since 1993. Passionate about the candidate experience and its impact on both workforces and employers, Elaine is also co-founder and a member of Talent Board, the founding organization of the Candidate Experience Awards.
One of the talent acquisition industry’s most sought-after thought leaders, Elaine has helped global organizations transform and optimize their recruiting processes with actionable strategies and technology implementations. Elaine is always attuned to the latest trends helping to shape the way talent management and recruiting solutions are delivered, through her work with practitioners and as an analyst to the solution provider community.
Often quoted in leading HR and business publications, including Wall Street Journal, Human Resource Executive, and Talent Management, Elaine is well-respected as an industry expert, playing an active role in industry events and associations. She has presented one-of-a-kind thought leadership at some of the industry’s most innovative and popular events, including the SHRM Annual Conference, HRO Today Forum and Australasian Talent Conferences among others.
Marilyn is Alfresco’s Chief People Officer, responsible for delivering a global people strategy, including leadership development, talent acquisition and retention, culture and employee engagement as well as change management. With a more than 20-year track record serving high-growth technology companies, Marilyn is a strong strategic partner in building a results-oriented, high-functioning HR team aligned to the business goals.
Prior to Alfresco, Marilyn served as CHRO of Quotient Technology, where she was responsible for driving innovative HR solutions that positioned the company for rapid growth. Before that, Marilyn was Senior Vice President of HR, Infrastructure & Environment for URS Corporation. She also spent four years as Vice President of HR for BMC Software, and nine years as Global HR Leader at Cisco.
Tony is the Sr. Director of HR Operations & Global Recruiting of IAC Publishing. He is responsible for recruiting, staffing, HR operations and compensation for our worldwide businesses & brands which include IAC Publishing Labs (Ask, Smarter, Shop411, ConsumerSearch and more), Investopedia, About.com, The Daily Beast and Dictionary.com.
Diana Ferguson currently directs Talent Acquisition for OppenheimerFunds (OFI) technology division and has been an integral part of the HR leadership team. As VP, Talent Acquisition, Diana’s role is to create and deliver on effective strategies enabling OFI to proactively attract, engage and retain top talent in a competitive technology market. She is responsible for the entire life cycle of talent management from attraction to development. Her primary areas of responsibility include Recruiting, Internship Programs, University Relations, Social Media/Marketing, Succession Planning, Diversity and Inclusion, and Cultural Stewardship.
Matt Charney is the executive editor and head of content for RecruitingDaily. A former recruiter for such companies as Disney, Warner Bros. and IBM, Matt has been named as one of the top influencers in HR and recruiting by LinkedIn, Glassdoor, The Huffington Post, HR Magazine and The Wharton School of Business; he was also named as one of the world's top 15 business bloggers by Wordpress.
As a veteran recruiter and HR product leader, Rebecca leads Product & Sales Engineering at SmartRecruiters. Her organizations are responsible for product management, product design, documentation, proposal management, and pre-sales solutions consulting. Rebecca moves into this role after over two years growing and managing the account management, customer support, and professional services organizations within the company. Prior to joining, she spent two years at Jobvite leading enterprise renewals and driving user engagement as the Director of Strategic Accounts and managing the API & Reporting modules as a Senior Product Manager. Prior to Jobvite, Meissner held both product and operational positions BranchOut, one of the world’s largest professional networks on Facebook, and at Playdom, which was acquired by Disney Interactive Media Group in 2010. Rebecca holds her degree from the University of California – Berkeley.
A veteran of selling to and making human resource and recruiting professionals successful, Charlie leads the Customer Success organization responsible for account management, support, and services. Prior to joining SmartRecruiters, Charlie drove enterprise and insides sales at Identified, which was acquired by Workday in 2014. Prior to Identified, Charlie was one of the first sales reps at Simply Hired. Charlie earned his BA from the University of Washington (go Huskies!).
Michael P. Ross is Global Head of Human Resources for Visa Inc. In this role he is responsible for managing all human resources functions in the organization, including talent management, staffing, compensation and employee relations, as well as developing effective retention, diversity and performance management strategies. Before joining Visa in January 2013, Ross was the Chief Talent and Rewards Officer for HP. Prior to joining HP, Ross worked in Merrill Lynch’s Human Resources Division in New York and London. Additional experience includes working at Morgan Stanley as Managing Director of Compensation & Benefits and as senior consultant at The Segal Company. Ross began his career with NationsBank in Richmond, Virginia. Ross earned a BBA in Finance from James Madison University and has an MS in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
As President and COO at Scality, Erwan manages all aspects of the company’s operations, in particular product development and engineering as well as customer facing activities, including sales, channels and global alliances, professional services and customer support. Erwan is a storage and telecommunications industry veteran, with a passion for operational excellence. From 2011 to 2013, he was Chief Operating Officer at DataDirect Networks (DDN), the largest privately-held storage company world-wide, where he achieved significant annual growth. Under his leadership, the DDN team entered new vertical markets, successfully launched DDN’s object storage product and redesigned the company’s customer experience, from demand generation through support.
Prior to DDN, Erwan spent fifteen years in the telecom industry, most recently as Vice President and General Manager, leading HP’s Communications and Media Solutions group. From 2008 to 2011, he managed this 2,400 person team and $700M revenue business unit, delivering software and system integration services to service providers around the globe.
He lives near San Francisco with his wife Melanie and their kids Nolwenn, Hoel and Yann.
Sarah is the Director, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management & Principal Staff Officer at Indigo Books & Music. In this role she’s responsible for Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, and Performance Management. Since her arrival in 2015, Sarah’s redefined how Indigo sources and assesses talent leveraging non-traditional hiring practices to ensure the right people are brought into the organization in the right roles at the right time. Prior to joining Indigo, Sarah ran Talent Acquisition for the retail division of Aritzia LP based in Vancouver. Her career in Human Resources began in an agency setting where she led recruitment practices in legal support and law firm management. When Sarah isn’t hosting Indigo Auditions, she can be found running with Linus, her Weimaraner.
Jeanette leads the People Technology team at Square. The team is responsible for the systems, tools, branding and processes that enable Square to scale the candidate and employee experiences. For the past four years she’s been a leader in the Silicon Valley overseeing global talent attraction, learning and diversity at Walmart eCommerce and LinkedIn. Prior, she spent over seven years at The Walt Disney Company in Burbank, CA in similar global roles with both Disney Interactive and Corporate teams. She’s tallied up the number of ATS, HCM and ERP tools she’s implemented or used and it’s about 17, including Kenexa, SAP, Workday, Rolepoint, Sucessfactors, Avature, SmartRecruiters, and too many to name!
A Northern California native, Jeanette graduated from St. Mary’s College of CA and completed post graduate studies at Stanford University. She resides in San Francisco and always keeps her passport on hand for spontaneous travel adventures.
In his role at Atlassian, Eric is responsible for integrating and maintaining all HR related IT systems. Prior to joining Atlassian, he worked both as a customer and a consultant supporting HR systems, primarily Workday.
His super power is coming up with creative solutions using software in unconventional ways.
Tenfold Founder Stacy Donovan Zapar is a 20-year recruiting veteran for Fortune 500 tech companies including Intuit, Qualcomm, Websense and Gateway. She is an advisory board member for multiple HR technology companies and has led global employer branding, social recruiting and sourcing initiatives for top employers including Zappos, TripAdvisor and HoneyBook. She has trained recruiting teams at Netflix, Amazon, Best Buy, Booking.com, Restoration Hardware, Blizzard Entertainment, Buffalo Wild Wings, Eventbrite, Virgin America, University of Notre Dame, UCLA, Google and many others.
Stacy is the Most Connected Woman on LinkedIn since 2008 with more than 175,000 followers. She is a top-rated keynote speaker who presents regularly at HR / Recruiting conferences globally, including LinkedIn Talent Connect, SourceCon, Glassdoor Employer Brand Summit, CareerBuilder Empower, Recruiting Trends / Talent Acquisition Tech Conference, Social Recruiting Strategies Conference, #truLondon and Sourcing Summit Australia.
She was named 2015 Trendsetter of the Year for Talent Acquisition by SHRM's HR Magazine and has been featured in The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Business Insider, LinkedIn's Talent Blog and many other publications. Her own blog (stacyzapar.com) has more than one million views. Stacy served as Technical Editor for Wiley's LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day, is #6 on Huffington Post’s Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter and is #5 on ERE’s 50 People Most Mentioned by Recruiters on Twitter.
Stacy graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, studied abroad in Paris, France and has a California teaching credential. She enjoys travel, gardening, online games, logic puzzles, classic films, motherhood and is pretty proud of her bowling average. She lives near the beach in San Diego with her husband and two young children.
Feel free to connect with Stacy on LinkedIn and Twitter at @StacyZapar.
Saumya manages recruiting systems and process at Square, as well as managing projects with the HRIS system, Workday. She has over 6 years of experience wearing several hats within HR including HRBP, learning, recruiting and of course, HR technology. She has worked at organizations such as Blue Shield of California, WIkimedia Foundation and Abbott. Originally from India, she has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2011. She loves traveling and is a big foodie.
Lamar Daniels, Head of Employment Brand for GoDaddy, is responsible for championing GoDaddy culture, brand, and innovation to attract and retain top talent. This includes management of GoDaddyLife social channels, career sites, micro sites, and producing relevant content. Previously, Lamar was the Customer Care Recruiting Manager for GoDaddy overseeing the hiring of over 1300+ employees annually. He has held various talent acquisition roles in the last 15 years, but has been firmly placed at GoDaddy almost 8 years currently. His passion is simple, "I want to champion not only our amazing culture, but make an impact on lives of future employees to live out their career dreams."
Adam Goldstein is the Co-Founder of Vettery. Prior to founding Vettery, Adam spent 11 years on Wall Street at some of the largest investment banks and hedge funds on the street, in various roles including investment banking analyst, hedge fund analyst, portfolio manager, and hedge fund owner. He played an integral role in growing his previous fund, Cedar Hill Capital, from $50mm in AUM with four employees to a multi-billion dollar fund and 25 employees. Adam holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a BS in Finance and International Economics from the University of Florida.
Pete Kazanjy (LinkedIn, Twitter) is a serial founder, and seasoned early stage Saas executive, advisor, and investor. Pete founded TalentBin, a category-defining talent search engine and recruiting CRM, which exited to Monster Worldwide in early 2014. Pete is passionate about HR tech, marketplaces, and tech-enabled sales and sales operations. Prior to TalentBin, Pete worked in product marketing and product at VMware, having graduated from Stanford in 2002.
Michael Beygelman is Co-founder and CEO of Joberate. He has a passion for using technology enablement to better understand how people use the Internet to nurture and promote their professional ambitions. This is reflected in how Joberate has evolved in to a global technology platform, used by organizations that want to recruit more relevant and diverse talent faster, and better understand employee engagement and improve retention. Among many Joberate accolades, the company was a winner of the 2016 Red Herring Top 100 Award for innovation.
Prior to co-founding Joberate, Michael was the Global RPO President of Pontoon Solutions (an Adecco Group company). He is a frequent speaker and author on emerging HR technologies, and has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, and on the Digital View (Sky News) television program.
As a leader within the Human Resources arena, Mary provides momentum to Marketo’s strategic direction and along wither her team, key enablers of Marketo’s business performance. Her team attracts and hires best in class technology talent that allows them to further their position as the innovative digital marketing software industry leader. The team partners with Marketo executives not only around talent attraction and hiring, but also around on-boarding and engagement.
Patricia (Pat) McDonald is vice president of Human Resources and director of the Intel Talent Organization.
Since joining Intel in 1986, Pat has held a wide range of engineering, manufacturing and management positions, including plant manager of Fab 20. As director of the ATMx organization, she led a mission-based team that collaborated with ATM factory partners to achieve new levels of affordability, efficiency and profitability. As director of the Product Health Enhancement Organization, she created a global organization that delivered breakthrough systems and results in product quality, cost and time-to- market.
During her time in manufacturing, she was recognized with an Intel Quality Award for P860 Virtual Factory efforts. Pat also pioneered Intel’s Healthcare Marketplace Collaborative. The collaborative works to improve access, increase quality and reduce the cost of healthcare for Intel employees and their families.
Long a champion of diversity at Intel, Pat is Intel’s executive sponsor for the Women at Intel Network (WIN). With 40 chapters worldwide, WIN is Intel’s largest opt-in employee group.
Her commitments to collaboration, leadership and diversity have made Pat a visible public speaker at industry conferences, universities, hospitals, and across Intel, and she has been in media such as USA Today, AP, Bloomberg, and featured as “The Big Idea” in Harvard Business Review Magazine.
Pat earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Oregon State University.
She lives in Oregon with her husband and son.
Nachi Junankar is the founder and CEO of Avrio, a company based on the idea that machine intelligence is a powerful way to augment and assist people in landing the right jobs and companies in hiring the right people in an engaging, transparent way. Nachi creates long-lasting companies that build amazing tech that has a positive impact on everyday people all over the world. He bootstrapped his first company, Live Wire, straight out of college and built it into a successful CRM company. Prior to founding Avrio, Nachi founded OpenMobile on the seminal idea of making the Android app ecosystem portable to other mobile devices to offer consumers the widest possible choice of smartphones. OpenMobile’s compelling technology and large app store have enabled it to become a key player in the global mobile ecosystem, working closely with global key phone makers, OS vendors, app developers, and carriers across the globe.
Rayanne Thorn is an HR Technology Marketing Exec, a Strategist, Innovative Content Creator, as well as, the Editor of intrepidHR at Intrepid.Media and creator of the popular podcast HR Latte. Thorn often writes about how humanity mixes with business for the best results. She calls this "crossing the streams."
Rayanne has worked in hiring, job search, strategy, marketing, and business development with tech companies and has held several high-level positions in the HR and recruiting technology space. She is currently the Vice President of Marketing at Dovetail Software and has been responsible for employment branding, hiring, employee engagement, employee retention, branding, social marketing, lead gen, sales, and partnership strategies in the past with TalentBrowser, Apploi.com, Technomedia, Evenbase, Jobsite.com, Broadbean Technology, and Select University Technologies, Inc. She is featured in the new release Executive Recruiting for Dummies and the 2016 release Hiring for Greatness by Mark Halusk and David Perry. Additionally, she has appeared in three seasons of the online reality show, Top Recruiter and moderated the docu-film, The Art of Recruiting.
Earlier in her career, Thorn served as a business and search consultant, as well as an executive third-party, corporate recruiter and retention manager. She has a Bachelor’s in Business – Organizational Development and Strategic Marketing from Vanguard University of Southern California.