Ben Gotkin


Ben Gotkin

Former Director of Talent Acqusition
Marriott International


Ben Gotkin draws from over 18 years of recruiting experience in tactical and strategic leadership roles at organizations including Marriott International, McGladrey, The MITRE Corporation, Intelsat and BAE Systems. In each of these roles, Ben has been a leader in promoting the applications of technology in recruiting, advocating collaboration and community building, utilizing metrics to improve performance, providing interviewing training to management and staff, and developing out-of-the-box tactics and strategies to identify and engage talent. He also 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 and college recruiting strategies.

An Active Participant and Leader in the Recruitment Community

Ben is also the Founder and President of recruitDC, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to producing conference-style events that attract national speakers and highlights local best practices, which has offered unequalled learning and networking opportunities to the members of the Washington, DC are recruiting community. Ben has also served a board member of WTPF (a DC-based HR organization) from 2006-07, and was an Expert Advisor with the Human Capital Institute.

He is also has been the author of a recruiting blog and articles for ERE, has been quoted in numerous national publications, and has been a featured speaker and panelist at the ERE Expo, Kennedy Recruiting Trends Conference, SourceCon, Social Recruiting Summit and WTPF.

Ben is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Ben and his family live near Washington, DC.