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Recruiting Trends Conference 2013 Speakers

In the conference biz they’re known as speakers, but we call them stars because they are among the brightest in the industry. No matter what you call them, we want to call attention to them. Recruiting Trends Conference 2013 features an incredible lineup of online recruitment thought leaders, sourcing experts, and corporate recruiters from all-size organizations – Fortune 500 firms to brilliantly staffed small companies. Attend this year’s event and learn from the best as they share the latest trends, leading-edge best practices, and recruiting secrets. Find out what works, and how to apply it to your recruiting environment, so you too can shine. – See more here


Conference Emcee

Metrics and Analytics Bootcamp – Pre-Conference Workshop #1

Jason Warner, Co-Founder, RecruitingDash
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… read more

Lars Schmidt

Keynote Presenter

Recruiting Lessons From the Trenches: How to Develop, Champion and Manage Social Media Recruiting Strategies That Work

Lars Schmidt, Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition & Innovation, NPR
Lars Schmidt is the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Innovation at NPR where he is responsible for providing leadership and advocacy for talent acquisition strategies that align with… read more


Keynote Presenter

You Are All Over Mobile Recruiting: Why Aren’t Your Candidates Responding?

Shally Steckerl, President, The Sourcing Institute
Shally Steckerl is a global recruiting leader who has created a way to successfully embed key talent identification and engagement initiatives into existing recruitment efforts … read more

China Gorman

Featured Presenter

Driving Innovation in Talent Acquisition: Technologize the Process, Humanize the Experience

China Gorman, CEO, Great Place to Work
China Gorman is Chief Executive Officer of Great Place to Work. With 30 years’ experience in strategic business leadership roles within HR professional services organizations, China has… read more

Featured Co-Presenter

Driving Innovation in Talent Acquisition: Technologize the Process, Humanize the Experience

Angela Hills, EVP, Pinstripe, Inc.
Angela Hills, Executive Vice President with Pinstripe, Inc., the nation’s leading pure-play recruitment process outsourcing firm, is the head of Pinstripe’s talent management and acquisition services for… read more

Kim Rutledge

Keynote Presenter

The Advantage of Recruiting on the Edge

Kim Rutledge, Vice President, SunPower Corporation
At SunPower, Kim leads the company’s Talent Acquisition & HR Business Partner teams. As SunPower navigates a rapidly-changing market, Kim and her teams regularly face new challenges.… read more

Jason Lauritsen

Featured Presenter

The Future of Talent Management

Jason Lauritsen, Innovator, Consultant and Keynote Speaker, Talent Anarchy
Jason Lauritsen is an innovator, consultant and keynote speaker. His company, Talent Anarchy, builds cultures that fuel innovation. He is one part Human Resources Executive, one part… read more

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TrendSetters Presenter

Reference Can Matter & I Can Tell You Why

Robert Bennett, Director of Sales, SkillSurvey
Robert Bennett has more than 15 years of professional experience, primarily focused on human capital management consulting.  He provides best practices focusing on finding, developing and retaining… read more



Recruiting Trends 2014 & Beyond; Where to Focus Now (Panelist)

James Beriker, President and CEO, Simply Hired
James leads Simply Hired in its mission to build and operate one of the world’s largest job search engines, where job seekers can find jobs they love… read more

David Bernstein


Big Data – Why It Matters to You

David Bernstein, Vice President, eQuest
David Bernstein is the head of eQuest’s new Big Data for HR/Predictive Analytics Division, which enables organizations in making better-informed decisions about their recruiting and hiring strategy.… read more

David Bernstein


Take the Emotion Out of Recruiting with Big Data

Sean Biscaglia, President & Founder, Scout
Sean Bisceglia’s success began early in his career when he founded TFA, a marketing technology company that he sold to Leo Burnett and was recognized as the youngest corporate executive vice president in Leo Burnett history. …. read more

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Recruiting Trends, 2014 and Beyond: Where to Focus Now

Linda Brenner, Managing Director, Designs on Talent, LLC
Linda started Designs On Talent with the vision of helping HR leaders drive faster and better results in talent acquisition and talent management. The firm is known… read more



How to Do a Lot with Limited Time – People – Money

Barbara Bruno, President, Good as Gold Training, HRSearch
Barbara J. Bruno, CPC, CTS the owner of HR Search, Inc. and Good as Gold Training is all about recruiting responsibly. Barb has worked in all segments… read more

Jason Buss LGR


Recruiting Awards Ceremony

Jason Buss,Head of Talent Acquisition, TriNet
Jason is a frequent speaker at webinars, recruiting conferences, and events throughout the world on topics ranging from talent management ROI and innovation to social recruiting and… read more

Aimee Caton

TrendSetters Presenter

The Social Recruiting Revolution How Companies Can Leverage Transparency in the Workforce and Proactively Engage and Attract Candidates

Aimee Caton, Director of Marketing, Glassdoor
Aimee Caton is the Director of Marketing at Glassdoor, the leading online career community with more than 20 million members and 250,000 companies profiled where employers can… read more

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The Mystery Behind Developing a Successful Candidate Experience – on Any Budget

Jim D’Amico, Director of Talent Acquisition, Spectrum Health
Jim D’Amico, Director of Talent Acquisition – Spectrum Health. Jim has nearly 20 years of experience in talent acquisition and HR. The first half of his career… read more

Phillip Dana


Recruiting Military Talent Today – Social Media and Other Tools

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… read more



No Longer Ga-Ga Over Social Blah-Blah

Geoffrey Dubiski, Chief Talent Officer, Sumner Grace
Geoffrey Dubiski has been a passionate liberator of companies’ talent management processes for over twenty years. Gaining insight with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Geoffrey became an… read more



Big Data and Its Impact (Co-Presenter)

Andrew Gadomski, Chief Advisor and Founder, Aspen Advisors
Andrew is the Chief Advisor and Founder of Aspen Advisors. Andrew started Aspen Advisors after a diverse and successful career in staffing and branding so corporations that… read more


TrendSetters Presenter

Why we need to work with the job search engines the same way marketers with Google.

Josh Gampel, President, Recruitics, Inc.
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Pre-Conference Workshop #3: Leveraging LinkedIn in 2014: How to Become a More Cutting-Edge Talent Acquisition Team

Jill Gaynor, Recruitment Product Consultant, LinkedIn
In her current role as a Recruitment Product Consultant, Jill works with recruiting teams to improve engagement and create more efficient work flows through LinkedIn’s recruitment products… read more

Julia Gomez


The Ultimate Talent Recipe: Culture + Brand + Engagement

Julia Gometz, Founder, The Brandful® Workforce
Julia Gometz is a global thought leader and practitioner in people strategy. Her focus is “How can employees best contribute to bottom-line business results?” She recently founded… read more

Ben Gotkin


Sourcing For Full-Life-Cycle Recruiters

Ben Gotkin, Former Director of Talent Acquisition, 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… read more

Kevin Grossman


Consultative Sessions: Initiatives and Program Design, Candidate Relations, and Recruiting Strategy

Kevin W. Grossman, Director of Content Development, Peoplefluent
For the past 25 years Kevin W. Grossman has held multiple leadership positions in the human resource and recruiting marketplace, B2B and consumer technology marketplace and higher… read more


Sourcing Summit presenter

HyperScale Your Front-End Talent Sourcing Efforts for Free (or Nearly)

Glenn Gutmacher, Presenter, North America Recruiting / Avanade Inc.
Since September 2010, Glenn has been developing innovative sourcing strategies, methods and tools in ways that scale cost-effectively for Avanade, a $1 billion IT consulting firm and… read more



Capturing The Digital Candidate

Keith Hadley, Practice Leader, Employment Branding, CareerBuilder
Keith Hadley has more than 20 years of experience helping organizations define and align vision, culture and strategy to become healthy and grow. He launched his career… read more



Big Data and Its Impact (Co-Presenter)

Daniel E. Hanyzewski, Principal, Sunrise Systems
Dan Hanyzewski is a Principal of Sunrise Systems, recipient of the 2012 Small Business Partnership Award from Johnson & Johnson Office of Supplier Diversity and Kelly’s 2012… read more

Carmen Hudson


Twitter That

Carmen Hudson, Engagement Manager, Sourcing and Social Media, Recruiting Toolbox
Carmen Hudson draws from over 15 years of recruiting experience, with a strong focus on helping organizations attract, source and recruit top talent. Carmen’s expertise is in… read more

Maren Hogan


Get the Smile and the Brain: Hiring for Attitude and Aptitude Candidates

Maren Hogan, Chief Marketing Brain, Red Branch Media
Maren Hogan is a seasoned marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting industry. She leads Red Branch Media, an agency offering marketing strategy and content… read more

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Crack the Code: Top Talent Not on the Web

Conni LaDouceur, President, Chief Sourcing Strategist and Trainer, ExecuQuest Corporation
Conni LaDouceur, Founder and Chief Sourcing Strategist of ExecuQuest Corp., delivers unsurpassed ROI for recruiting solutions via research, sourcing, training and consulting to companies and executive search… read more

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The Ultimate Talent Recipe: Culture + Brand + Engagement

Susan Strayer LaMotte, Founder, exaqueo
Susan Strayer LaMotte, SPHR is the Founder of exaqueo, a workforce consultancy. Susan has worked and consulted with start-ups, high-growth and mature companies around the world. She… read more

Yves Lermusi


Digital Reference Checking: An Unlikely Way to Better Quality Hires

Yves Lermusi, CEO & Founder, Checkster
Yves Lermusi is CEO & founder of Checkster. Checkster is a new Career and Talent Checkup tool. Mr. Lermusi founded Checkster after 7 years at Taleo (TLEO)… read more

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The Lost Recruiter: Finding Direction in the Search for Solutions

Steve Lowisz, Author, Educator & Speaker,
With nearly two decades of experience in the recruitment industry, Steve Lowisz is a highly regarded educator and speaker on all that pertains to talent. Steve’s trusted… read more

Chris Murdock


Recruiter Group Therapy

Chris Murdock, Co-Founder and Senior Partner, IQTalent Partners
Chris Murdock is the Co-Founder and Senior Partner of IQTalent Partners. Chris has over 12 years of executive recruiting experience and leads search execution and client relationships… read more

Melissa Bailey


Life Careerism – A Millennial’s Career Path for Work & Life

Melissa Murray Bailey, President Americas, Universum
Melissa joined Universum in 2012 to lead the business across the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Prior to Universum, Melissa served as the Managing Director of Asia… read more

August Nielsen


Recruiting Trends, 2014 and Beyond: Where to Focus Now (Panelist)

August Nielsen, HR, Veterans United Home Loans
August Nielsen is the human resources director for Veterans United Home Loans, and is responsible for hiring over 1,000 employees in the past five years for a… read more

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The Candidate Experience

Elaine Orler, President and Founder of Talent Function Group Chairman and Co-founder of the Talent Board, Talent Function
Elaine Orler, president and founder of Talent Function Group and chairman of the Talent Board, founding organization of the Candidate Experience Awards, has been involved in developing… read more


Recruiting Military Talent Today – Social Media and Other Tools

Dan Piontkowski, Veteran Staffing Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Dan Piontkowski is the Veteran Staffing Program Manager at Hewlett-Packard (HP). He leads the efforts focused on hiring and retaining our nation’s military veterans into meaningful careers… read more

Jason Pistulka


Digital Reference Checking an Unlikely Way to Better Quality Hires

Jason Pistulka, Director Corporate Recruiting and College Relations, Asurion
Jason Pistulka serves as Director of Recruiting for Asurion. He is responsible for the talent needs of corporate IT, HR, finance, legal and underwriting functions across North… read more

Jason Roberts


Big Data – Why It Matters To You

Jason Roberts, Director, Sourcing Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab, Accenture
Jason called upon by clients around the globe for his insightful data analysis and Social Media acuity, Jason leads Accenture HR BPO’s Sourcing Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab.  In this role, Jason and his team are charged with devising market leading solutions that help RPO clients reach their desired business outcomes.… read more

Les Rosen


Keeping it Legal: Pitfalls and Landmines in Using Social Media and Criminal Records

Lester Rosen, President, Employment Screening Resources
Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law and President of Employment Screening Resources ( ), a national background screening company located in California. ESR is an accredited… read more

Lindsay Stanton


Adopting an Evidence-Based Recruitment Strategy

Chief Client Officer, Job Search Television Network (JSTN)
Lindsay introduces companies to the most unique and innovative recruiting tools. Utilizing a video-centric model, JSTN allows organizations to … read more



The XRay Machine

Laura Stoker, Executive Director of Global Training, AIRS
As an experienced research expert with over 15 years of experience, Laura serves as AIRS Executive Director of Global Training. She leads AIRS sourcing research and course… read more



Legal Mythbusting

Nicole Greenberg Strecker, Managing Director, STA Worldwide
Nicole is a Managing Director at STA Worldwide, a leading IT Staffing and Consulting firm focused on providing services to mid-size and larger Consulting and Professional Services… read more


TrendSetters Presenter

Clicks vs. Cliques

Joe Stubblebine, Vice President of Corporate Outreach,
Joe Stubblebine is Vice President of Corporate Outreach at, The Career Network focused on helping people grow and succeed professionally. In his role, Joe is responsible… read more

Carlos Teran

TrendSetters Presenter

Recruiting is Marketing: How Innovators Win the War for Talent

Carlos Teran, Director of Product Management, Jobvite
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The Ultimate Talent Recipe: Culture + Brand + Engagement

Juan Carlos Trueba, Vice President, Carnival Service Values
Juan Carlos Trueba, vice president of Carnival Service Values at Carnival Cruise Lines, originally joined the company in 1982, leaving to work for a competitor (Commodore Cruise… read more

John Turnberg


Data Applied to Recruiting: How To’s Using LinkedIn and More

John Turnberg, Talent Acquisition, LinkedIn
John Turnberg has been in recruiting since 1996, working as both an internal recruiter and as a external resource for companies such as LinkedIn, Tesla Motors, SpaceX,… read more

Brad Warga


Big Data – Why it Matters to You

Brad Warga, SVP Customer Success, Gild, Inc.
Brad is the Senior Vice President of Customer and Employee Success at Gild. Brad holds nearly two decades of human resources and recruiting experience. Brad came to… read more

Peter Weddle

TrendSetters Emcee


Peter Weddle, CEO, WEDDLE’s Research & Publications
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.… read more

Rod Wingfield


Recruiting Military Talent Today – Social Media and Other Tools

Rod Wingfield, Director – Global Diversity & Inclusion, The Walt Disney Company
Rod Wingfield is currently leading the company’s veteran initiative called “Heroes Work Here”.   He’s grown his career at Disney in a variety of positions and special projects over the past 17 years.… read more

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October 22-25, 2013
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