Michael Stapleton

Trendsetter Presenter

Michael Stapleton

Marketing Director


Michael is the Director of Marketing at Gild, which exists to bring meritocracy to recruiting by taking the guesswork out of who’s talented. Michael joined Gild in 2011 and helped launch Gild Source, the company’s flagship technical recruiting product, in May of 2012. He spends most of his time thinking about how to enable hiring teams to find and engage talent in radically new ways. Prior to joining Gild, Michael worked in marketing at PicScout, a digital rights management company, which was acquired by Getty Images. He holds a B.A. in English from Reed College, where he focused on modern American literature, because it’s better than old English literature.

Take the Guesswork of Out Who’s Talented (Trendsetter Sunday, Oct. 14 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM)

When you look at a developer’s resume or LinkedIn profile, how do you know how good they are? By looking at their listed skills? Past work experience? In this session, Gild takes you beyond the resume and shows you how they're changing the way hiring teams source and connect with technical talent. Imagine having access to 2 million stack-ranked developers, easily knowing who has the skills you need, and having the social insights to effectively engage with the people you want. Welcome to recruiting in the Gild era.