Brad Cook is the Global Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Informatica; the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. Brad is passionate about the possibilities of the changing communication landscape and what it offers talent attraction within today’s world of collaboration, knowledge-sharing and learning.
He is a subject matter expert in the development and implementation of global talent acquisition strategies (Americas, EMEA, Asia Pac & Japan), change management, services sales & sales management, as well as global business operations. Previously, Brad served as Director, Global Staffing at Cisco Systems and advanced from a prior specialization in Global Business Operations and World-Wide Change Management. His vision and strategy, stems from his customer centric views as a sales manager for many years in his early Cisco career. He has produced a unique, award-winning, strategic architecture that combines competitive intelligence mapping with knowledge management systems. Under his leadership, Informatica was recognized at the 2011 ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards for “Best Strategic Use of Technologies.” His data-centric philosophy has been a driving force in the attraction of industry leaders to cross-breed the advantages of advanced sourcing techniques, social 3.0 attraction and engagement, and centrally navigated with SEO as the back-end engine of Informatica’s world class lead generation capabilities. As a result, Informatica is at the forefront of developing native, talent knowledge libraries, to crowd-source and retain methods to direct passive pipeline fulfillment.