Jason Warner draws from two decades of recruiting and executive leadership experience at some of the world’s most noteworthy, fast-growing companies.

A Corporate Recruiting and Talent Management Leader at Google and Starbucks
Jason has successfully built, scaled, and led large global recruitment and talent management functions during critical growth periods for some of the world’s most recognized fast-growing companies, including Google and Starbucks.

At Google, Jason led the largest Learning, Training and People Development group at Google – for the Sales and Operations group across Latin America, Asia Pacific, and North America. During the peak of Google’s growth, he also led recruitment for the Global Online Sales and Operations Group, which was one of the largest global recruiting teams at the company.

Prior to Google, he was the Director of North America Recruiting for Starbucks Coffee Company and was responsible for all hires in North America, the largest business unit at Starbucks, during the highest growth years at Starbucks.

An Entrepreneur in the Recruitment Industry
Jason left corporate America to focus on entrepreneurship with a clear mission: to help organizations recruit better. In early 2011, Jason founded RecruitingDash, a recruitment software company that delivers world class SaaS-based reports, metrics, dashboards and analytics from existing Applicant Tracking Software (ATS). As with other trends in Big Data, RecruitingDash turns the wealth of data in the recruiting ‘supply chain’ into valuable information and insights to improve recruitment efficiency and effectiveness for companies of all sizes.

A Frequent Contributor to the Global Recruitment Community
Jason has shared his expertise, leadership, wit and key career lessons with colleagues by keynoting and being the Master of Ceremonies at some of the world’s largest HR and recruiting conferences including ERE Expo, Kennedy Information’s Recruiting Exposition, SHRM’s Staffing Management Association conferences, the OnRec Exposition and The Recruiting Conference. He has also served as a founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership, published by ERE Media. Jason is also the past President of the Northwest Recruiters Association, a not-for-profit professional association of recruiting professionals in the Seattle Area.

Additionally, Jason served on the advisory boards of recruitment industry technology start-up companies: Jobster and SnapTalent.com. He is also an angel investor in both Swap.com and Baconsalt.com.

Frequently cited in the recruiting industry, he has also been chronicled in the New York Times on recruiting-related topics, and featured in the National Best Selling book, Mavericks at Work.    His articles can be found at http://www.ere.net/author/jason-warner/.

He graduated cum laude from the University of Washington School of Business with concentrations in Human Resources / Organizational Behavior and Marketing.

Jason and his family live near Seattle, Washington.

John Vlastelica draws from 20 years of recruiting and HR experience, including almost 10 years as a corporate recruiting leader and 7 years as a recruitment management consultant and trainer. He was the Senior Director, Global Recruiting for Expedia and a Recruiting Director at Amazon. Now, through the consulting and training firm he founded, Recruiting Toolbox, his team focuses 100% on helping companies build and deploy the right recruiting strategies, processes, systems, tools, and training. John has partnered with heads of recruitment at companies like Google, Groupon, Nike, Salesforce.com, T-Mobile, World Bank, Edward Jones, REI, Kindercare, PNC Bank, and Electronic Arts. John has also shared his expertise as a credible and entertaining speaker at SHRM national conferences, OnRec, ERE, NACE and as an instructor for Recruiting Labs.

Mark Murphy is the founder and CEO of Leadership IQ. He leads one of the world’s largest studies on goal-setting and leadership, and his groundbreaking research has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Businessweek, U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, and hundreds more periodicals. Mark has been appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning, ABC’s 20/20, Fox Business News, and other top broadcasts.

Mark has lectured at the Harvard Business School, Yale University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Florida. And his clients include Microsoft, IBM, MasterCard, Merck, MD Anderson Cancer Center, FirstEnergy, Volkswagen and Johns Hopkins.

Author of the new book Hiring for Attitude (McGraw-Hill; Dec. 9, 2011), Mark has also written the international bestseller Hundred Percenters: Challenge Your People to Give It Their All and They’ll Give You Even More, as well as Hard Goals, The Deadly Sins of Employee Retention, and Generation Y and the New Rules of Management.

Among his many honors, Mark was a three-time nominee for Modern Healthcare’s “Most Powerful People in Healthcare Award,” joining a list of 300 luminaries including Hillary Clinton and Bill Frist — among only 15 consultants ever to be nominated to this list. He was also awarded the prestigious Healthcare Financial Management Association’s “Helen Yerger Award for Best Research” for being the first person to discover the link between patient mortality rates and hospital finances. Some of his other well-known research studies include “Are SMART Goals Dumb?,” “Why CEO’s Get Fired,” “Why New Hires Fail” and “Don’t Expect Layoff Survivors to Be Grateful.”

Previously, Mark was President of a joint venture with Mercer Human Resources Consulting. Prior to that he was a partner in the management consulting subsidiary of VHA, Inc., the world’s largest healthcare consortium. He holds degrees from the University of Buffalo, executive coursework at The Wharton School and an MBA from the University of Rochester. He lives in Atlanta and Washington, DC.

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.

Christa joined Zappos.com in 2004 and is currently the Senior Human Resources Manager. She leads the Recruiting, Employee Relations, and HR Admin teams within HR. In this role, she and her teams scour the planet for people that are “fun and a little weird” and work to provide employees with a culture where they come first. Since culture is the #1 priority at Zappos, the main focus of HR is to help protect and preserve the Zappos culture. Prior to Zappos, Christa spent over 8 years in the staffing industry.

Zappos was established in 1999 and has since quickly become a leader in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. In 2008, the company’s gross merchandise sales exceeded $1 billion. Zappos.com currently stocks millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. In January 2011, Zappos.com, Inc. and its subsidiaries were named #6 on the 2011 Fortune: 100 Best Companies to Work For List.

Mike Bailen has been with The Zappos Family since March of 2010. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Human Resources and Psychology, he worked as a Corporate Recruiter for American Family Insurance in Madison, WI. After leaving the frozen tundra, he headed out west to join the Zappos Family as a Recruiter. Since then, he moved on to create the Zappos summer internship program and currently manages the recruiting team. He loves the challenge of finding candidates that are fun and a little weird, and that can help drive the Zappos culture forward. When he’s not babysitting…errrr managing…the recruiting team, he enjoys sports, new technology, and food. Being a Wisconsinite, he naturally loves the Green Bay Packers, cheese and beer!

Peter Weddle has been the CEO of three HR consulting companies, a Partner in the Hay Group and the recipient of a Federal award for leadership-related research. Described by The Washington Post as “… a man filled with ingenious ideas,” he has authored or edited over two dozen books and been a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, National Business Employment Weekly and CNN.com. He is also the CEO of WEDDLE’s Research & Publications which specializes in employment and workforce issues. WEDDLE’s Guides to Internet employment sites are the gold standard of their genre, leading the American Staffing Association to call Weddle the “Zagat of the online employment industry.” His most recent books, The Career Activist Republic and Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System, offer a frank yet positive assessment of the challenges and opportunities available to working men and women in 21st Century America. Weddle is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has attended Oxford University and holds advanced degrees from Middlebury College and Harvard University.

As a globally recognized recruiting leader over the last 15 years, Shally has helped build sourcing organizations for companies like Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola, Cisco, and Motorola. Now he advises recruiting leaders at over 200 organizations like CH2M Hill, GE, Lockheed, and SourceRight on how to successfully embed key sourcing initiatives into their current efforts, improve the performance of their existing sourcing teams, and establish sourcing functions from the ground up.

Shally is passionate about encouraging people to experiment in their search for talent and color outside the lines with audacity. Because of his unparalleled obsession with sourcing, and his continuous drive to probe for practical solutions where nobody has looked before, many say he delivers the courage recruiting leaders need to walk the edge to success in today’s over-informed world.

Raised in Colombia, South America, Shally now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds dual degrees from RIT, and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer.