John Vlastelica draws from over 20 years of recruiting experience, including almost 10 years as a corporate recruiting leader. He was the senior director, global recruiting for Expedia and a recruiting director at Amazon.com, where he scaled up the recruiting function during its formative years. Now, through his consulting and training firm, RecruitingToolbox.com, his team focuses 100% on helping companies build and deploy the right sourcing strategies, processes, tools, and training. Thousands of hiring managers and recruiters across the globe have leveraged the talents, tools, and training of Recruiting Toolbox, including PepsiCo, Google, TripAdvisor, Target, Nike, Yahoo!, and Nestle. John has also shared his expertise as a credible and irreverent speaker at US national SHRM, ERE, LinkedIn Talent Connect, and SourceCon conferences, as well as international keynotes at iRecruit Europe, Smart Resourcing London, Australasian Talent, and as an instructor for Recruiting Leadership Labs and Sourcing Labs. @vlastelica
Jonathan started out as a recruiter almost 15 years ago in Dublin, Ireland in the Accountancy and Finance desk of HRM Recruitment. From there, he went on to Accreate in Dublin and then the Cayman Islands to Baraud.
In 2008, after a 10 year span working for agencies, he and business partner Vincent O’Donoghue decided to set up their own agency, Select People, recruiting accountancy and finance professionals for the Caribbean by directly sourcing and headhunting candidates using social media rather than depending on advertising. It was this method of direct sourcing that spurred the development of Social Talent.
Glen leverages process and technology to identify and hire more of the right people more quickly. He loves to work on solutions that are powered by workforce/data science, big data, and predictive/prescriptive analytics on a global scale, as he firmly believes they will power the “Moneyball Recruiting” effect, empowering companies with a true competitive advantage.
Glen has served as the thought leader for sourcing/social/recruiting strategies, technologies, and processes for firms with over 70,000 hires annually; plus played a key role in ATS/CRM and resume parsing/search/matching solution implementation and customization. He has hired, trained, developed, and managed large local, national, and centralized sourcing and recruiting teams, including a National Recruiting Center that now has over 300 associates.
Jim Schnyder is presently Senior Manager and Sourcing Lead for PepsiCo (Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade) and a frequent speaker on recruiting industry best practices and strategies. Jim is the 2014 & 2011 SourceCon GrandMaster and has over 20 years of success in Talent Acquisition. Jim is a frequent speaker and recruiting industry thought leader for best practices and strategies in areas of sourcing, recruiting, social media, technology, diversity and candidate engagement. Jim has worked on both the agency and corporate side of the staffing business for such companies as Management Recruiters and Perot Systems prior to starting with PepsiCo over thirteen years ago.
Recent Awards and Certifications Include:
- LinkedIn 100 top global influencer
- 2013 PepsiCo Global Talent Acquisition “Hire and Higher Award”
- 2013 LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter; 2013 AIRS, CIR, ACIR and CDR Certifications
- 2011 PepsiCo HR Excellence Award; 2013 & 2012 Frito-Lay Diversity and Inclusion award recipient
- Dallas-Fort Worth Corporate Recruiter of the Year.
Jim is also the past Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for The Consortium of Graduate Studies in Management which is the country’s preeminent organization for promoting diversity and inclusion in American business. He is also a Board member of the Dallas – Fort Worth Texas Recruiters’ Network. Jim is a native of St. Louis and a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia. He and his wife Yadira live in Frisco with their children Jake and Isabella.
Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in lead generation strategies, social media recruiting, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, community management and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens, and a host of start-up companies. Most recently, Stroud worked with Bernard Hodes Group as a Director of Sourcing and Social Strategy.
Prior to all of this, Stroud created and sold three online properties, managed an award-winning blog, published a weekly newsletter for job-seekers and a recruiter training magazine, and co-hosted a popular technology podcast. He has also produced multiple web series devoted to such topics as: job search, recruiting, technology, and language learning. Stroud has been quoted by such publications as Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Monster.com, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, and The HR Examiner have all cited Stroud for his digital influence. He also served as the EmCee of SourceCon, the premier global conference on sourcing for three consecutive years.
When not online, Jim Stroud suffers from withdrawal symptoms that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time.
Stacy Donovan Zapar is an 18-year recruiting veteran for Fortune 500 tech companies and Founder of Tenfold, a boutique recruitment strategy, training and consulting firm advising top brand clients such as Zappos, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and Greenhouse Software on talent acquisition strategies specific to employer branding, social recruiting, talent attraction, sourcing, candidate engagement, HR technologies, candidate experience, employee engagement, company culture and more.
Stacy is the Most Connected Woman on LinkedIn since 2008 with more than 40,000 1st-level connections, making her the #5 most connected person out of 380 million members worldwide. She was named 2015 Trendsetter of the Year for Talent Acquisition by SHRM’s HR Magazine for her leadership of the Zappos Insider initiative and has been featured in The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Business Review Weekly and many other publications. Her own blog has more than one million views.
She is an advisory board member for multiple HR tech companies, served as Technical Editor for Wiley’s LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day, is #6 on Huffington Post’s Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter and #5 on ERE’s 50 People Most Mentioned by Recruiters on Twitter. Feel free to connect with Stacy on LinkedIn and Twitter at @StacyZapar.
Dean is a highly experienced and decorated veteran staffing professional with over 20 years in the industry. He is best known for his gold star winning hiring numbers, and his keen insight and creation of groundbreaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it. Despite all of this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true “Search Authority”.
Session: New Tools Every Sourcer Needs
Todd joined Madrona in June of 2014 and is a part of the talent team helping with technical talent acquisition needs across Madrona’s portfolio of companies.
Prior to joining Madrona, Todd was with ADP (Automatic Data Processing) for over 4 years as a Senior Technical Recruiter and a Senior Talent Acquisition Sourcer focused primarily on technical roles across ADP. Previous to ADP, Todd had worked for Microsoft, Google, Wetpaint and other great companies.
EDUCATION AND EXTRACURRICULAR
Todd graduated from Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA and grew up in Atlanta, GA before coming to Seattle to work for Microsoft in 2000. Todd is a Steering Committee Member of the Sourcing 7 (S7+), a special interest group associated with the Northwest Recruiting Association. He has spoken at conferences such as Talent42 and SourceCon and is considered an expert in his field.
Session: Social Media Sourcing Methodologies That Actually Work
Session: Sourcing Productivity Hacks
Session: Lose the Fluff: Gain Authority & Credibility Through a Deep Understanding of Your Reqs
Eric Jaquith has over 18 years of recruiting and sourcing experience and has work with as an independent consultant for multi-national corporations including, Amazon, Google, The Coca Cola Company, IBM, HP, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Lockheed Martin, and many others, Eric is returning for his fourth time speaking at SourceCon and speaks annually at multiple industry events. Eric started his career after attending the University of Colorado in Boulder and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he actively trains for triathlons and endurance events.
Session: Undocumented Hacks for Your Favorite Sourcing Tools
Mike Notaro is a sourcing consultant out of the New York area. His current role involves actively sourcing and developing new channels in locating top talent for Accenture. While his background includes experience in full life cycle recruitment, Internet research, sourcing, and phone sales, much of his time is spend delving into untapped mediums within the social media and technology spaces.
Mike holds the title of Sourcing GrandMaster for the 2007 and 2008 SourceCon events and presented on sourcing automation during the SourceCon 2010 DC conference. His educational expertise spans a wide array of various Internet sourcing techniques, however his biggest strength lies in leveraging technology to simplify and automate the more troublesome tasks faced in recruitment
Mike can be found on just about every social network and is happy to connect with other sourcers and recruiting professionals.
Session: Google Custom Search & Advanced Search Engine Sourcing
Shannon Pritchett is the Manager of Global Social Media and Sourcing within ManpowerGroup’s Global RPO Practice team. Working with our global RPO teams, Shannon helps envision and creatively deliver sourcing and social media strategies for global recruitment teams. Shannon has worked for ManpowerGroup Solutions Global RPO Practice since August of 2013. She has a strong background in technical recruiting and advanced sourcing, and brings a wealth of experience in sourcing, social recruiting, information retrieval, and technical and passive candidate recruiting.
Shannon got her start in the recruitment industry at Vanderbilt University and later worked as a Senior Recruiter for Internal Data Resources and Community Health Systems, Social Media Recruitment Ambassador for T-Mobile USA, Director of Recruiting for Moxy, and finally as an AIRS Trainer with ADP.
Session: Practical Tips to Identify and Engage Talent
Kameron Swinton is a Talent Sourcer/Sourcing Yoda for Microsoft as well as the 2013 SourceCon Grand Master. Kameron has more than 10 years of staffing experience spanning agency and corporate recruiting in both full lifecycle and dedicated sourcing roles. During that time, he has hired everything from engineers to executives, marketing to manufacturing and scientists to software developers. Kameron is passionate about applying technology to solve recruiting problems and simplify his sourcing efforts. He is a native of San Diego where he lives with his wife and two children.
Session: What's a Webscraper and How do They Work?
Mark Tortorici is the Training and Sourcing Manager at netPolarity, a full-service staffing provider in all categories including Engineering, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, and Administration. He has been providing expert-level training for sourcers and recruiters since 1997, focusing on high technology computer concepts, advanced active/passive sourcing techniques, and full life-cycle recruiting process. Mark has put together and delivered robust training programs for companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Ebay.
Mark has trained thousands of staffing professionals in person through one-day advanced sourcing classes as well as month-long training courses for individuals with no experience who were looking to break into the staffing world. Mark also brought his training expertise to Google, where he taught hundreds of sourcers and recruiters onsite throughout the company’s global staffing organization.
The most successful graduates of Mark’s training are continuously in high demand because of their outstanding performance. By providing easy explanations of computer science technology combined with passive sourcing skills, Mark has been able to train a higher-caliber version of the technical staffing professional. Even the most seasoned staffing professionals find value in this training, with some of them going on to become the highest-rated performers in their companies.
Over the years, people who have taken Mark’s training have become Staffing Managers, Sourcing Leads, and Senior Technical Recruiters bringing in high-quality talent to companies like Google, Yahoo, Ebay, Apple, LinkedIn, NetApp, VMware, and Facebook.
Mark has been a speaker at events like HRCA and the Recruiting Roadshow. He enjoys playing music (piano, bass, singing, guitar and a little drums), as well as listening to music. If he’s not doing that, then you can find him enjoying fantasy/sci-fi movies, surreal art, novels, or composing the perfect search string.
Session: The Best Kept Secret in Boolean Search