Phillip Dana


Philip Dana

Sr Mgr, Talent Acquisition
Life Technologies


Philip Dana, Senior Manager Talent Acquisition for Life Technologies, a $3.7 billion global biotechnology company, specializes in identifying, assessing, and selecting premier talent.

Dana, served his country as both enlisted and an officer in the US Navy. As enlisted aircrew onboard USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62), he participated in Operation Southern Watch, prior to attending the United States Naval Academy. Upon graduation in 1998, Philip received dual academic honors, along with several leadership awards. His six years at sea included tours as an Engineering Division Officer and Training Officer onboard USS STETHEM (DDG 63), Chief Engineer onboard USS HOWARD (DDG 83), and Force Protection – Antiterrorism Officer onboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) with DESTROYER SQUADRON 21 (CDS 21). He joined Centex Homes in Las Vegas as a construction leader. He soon discovered his passion of acquiring, developing, and retaining top talent as the Director of Construction Development, and subsequently Director of Talent Management in Dallas. He joined Kaye/Bassman International Corporation, a Top-10 U.S. executive search firm, working with companies in the employment of all levels and backgrounds of military veterans. While in Dallas, Philip served as an Advisor to University of North Texas’s Professional Leadership Program, an Industrial Advisor to the College of Engineering, and an active facilitator of the Career Center workshops. While at Sears Holdings in Chicago, Dana led all Diversity and Corporate Responsibility programs, managing eleven affinity groups, and hiring thousands of veterans. AMAZON.COM recruited Dana to build a world class Military Talent program, ranking #1 by GI Jobs, and quickly became a staffing leader for North American Operations, supporting one of the fastest growing companies on earth in the hiring of thousands each year. As an activist for veteran employment, he is currently a board member of Hire America’s Heroes, a member of the Military Employer Consortium, and an Advisory Board Member of GI Jobs (Victory Media).

Recruiting Military Talent Today - Social Media and Other Tools (Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:10 PM ~ 1:00 PM)