Jarvis Sam is the Director, Diversity Sourcing & Programs COE at Nike Inc.. In that role, he oversees the recruiting, partnerships, and programmatic infrastructure for the companies various D&I initiatives for both business and technical capacities related to Talent Acquisition. He collaborates closely with groups like Women Who Code, Girls in Tech, the Society of Black Engineers an MLT to build programs internally and externally to facilitate strong workplace diversity and inclusive hiring at Nike, Inc. Prior to Nike, Sam worked as the Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Snap, Inc., and as a Diversity recruiter and Program Manager at Google primarily focused on hiring military veterans and strong female talent to the company. Before that, he spent a tenure as an oil & gas consultant with Deloitte Consulting in Houston. Jarvis is a graduate of Rice University where he studied History, Public Policy, and Sport Management with emphasis in race and gender rhetoric. In his spare time, Jarvis plays volleyball and dances competitively. He resides in Portland, OR.
Angela Stansell is a Human Resources professional who has served in senior roles as an HR leader for over 20 years. Angela has supported various client groups including Engineering, Leadership Development, Global Supply Chain, Marketing, Digital, and Products. She is particularly passionate about being both an employee and business advocate and putting the right talent in the right role at the exact right time.
Angela is known for being a savvy leader who demonstrates deep HR acumen, sound judgment, and advocacy for our employees. She is also known for being warm and thoughtful and someone who displays personal courage and finesse to achieve peak results.
Prior to joining TIAA 4 years ago, Angela worked for General Electric for 13 years. There she held a variety of Human Resources Leadership roles for the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy business and global manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada and Japan.
Angela has also worked in Japan as an Assistant English Teacher, held Marketing and Team Leader positions with Sony Music International and has worked in the medical industry. She speaks Italian, Japanese, French, and some Southern.
Angela lives in Charlotte, is married to Ben and together they spend lots of time with their two sons. In her spare time she enjoys fitness, Zumba or most any kind of dance, cooking, reading, and the outdoors. She, Ben and the boys love traveling and make it a priority to explore and see new cities, countries and cultures.
Denise leads HR research for Bersin, Deloitte Consulting, LLP. She is an accomplished business partner and HR leader focused on identifying leading talent practices that drive higher business impact. Prior to joining Bersin, Denise spent 15 years working across the HR suite, focusing on talent acquisition, operations, and talent management. Her 19 years of experience include integrated talent program development, cross-functional campus recruitment, strategic onboarding and enterprise HR technology implementation. She holds a BA in English and has completed coursework toward a master’s degree in labor relations and human resources from the University of Rhode Island.
Caitlin Brophy is the Senior HR Manager for PepsiCo in Philadelphia, PA. In 2017, Caitlin and her team were awarded with one of three Global HR Excellence Awards from the CHRO for leading the local organization through a globally unprecedented situation in response to the Philadelphia Beverage Tax and the subsequent actions to right-size the business based on the new business realities. Pioneering and executing a robust talent leadership plan to help the remaining leaders, associates and frontline staff to be engaged and passionate about the business. She is also recognized as the Emerging Leader Program Manager and External Talent Acquisition Strategy Leader across the Northeast Region.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Caitlin held various roles across the nation with the Boeing Company as well as roles with union and government organizations. Caitlin began at Boeing as an Employee Relations Specialist. Where she partnered with the leadership of a workforce of approximately 3,000 employees to create engagement project plans that not only improved cost, quality and schedule, but also increased employee engagement. From there, Caitlin moved into a Human Resources Business Partner Role in Long Beach, California. She led a team of 8 Human Resources Generalists to support the workforce through the end of the C-17 Production. As well as planned and taught career transition workshops for over 100 employees. Caitlin and her team were awarded Boeing's HR Excellence Award by the CHRO for this effort. Shortly after Caitlin's recognition as a BDS HR Business Partner she was asked to support the same sector in to Long Beach, CA. In this role, Caitlin served as the Human Resource Business Partner for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Long Beach, CA. In her role, she led a team to develop and implement talent practices spanning across the employee lifecycle for a regional engineering team rapidly expanding to more than triple in size in less than 10 months. These standard are currently still in practice. Before joining Boeing, Caitlin worked at The District Council of Carpenters Union, Labor Bureau of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Community Affairs Unit under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Caitlin graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Labor Relations and a Certificate in Mediation from Cornell University.
Caitlin is a passionate advocate in providing employees the tools and resources to succeed. She believes in investing and empowering employees for future roles. On her off time Caitlin enjoys playing flag football, traveling , and never missing a New York Giants football game.
Brien Convery is an accomplished, results-driven executive professional with 28 years of diversified and progressive experience spanning a wide range of industries and disciplines both in the private and public sectors across the globe. As Director, Talent Acquisition, Early Talent Attraction and Engagement, at RBC, Brien leads the Canada campus recruitment teams to attract, engage and recruit top student talent into Capital Markets, Functions, Insurance, Wealth Management and Personal and Commercial Banking at one the world’s leading financial institutions. As a champion for diversity and inclusion, Brien holds the title of Vice-Chair Recruitment and Mentorship for the RBC PRIDE Employee Resource Group focusing on the LGBTQ+ employees and community at-large. He promotes the importance of being one’s authentic self and encourages the importance of being active and involved in diversity groups as a means for personal and professional growth for all recruits.
Currently, Brien is an Employer Representative Board Member for the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) where he serves as the voice of employers for and within the association. He promotes the vision and mission of CAFCE in support of co-operative education with employers, educators and the Government of Canada. Brien also sits on a number post-secondary advisory boards and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations from the University of Hartford, Connecticut.
Follow Brien and his Campus Recruitment Team on Twitter: @BrienKConvery @RBC4Students
I am a proven recruiting leader with 20+ years of success managing all types of recruitment teams for enterprise corporations. I align my success with focusing on the growth of my teams and being a life long learner.
Throughout my career, I have developed and implemented talent acquisition strategies that helped to align business and hiring goals across a wide-range of industries and organizations. I have expertise in recruiting practices at the executive level, mid-level, technical, and overseeing top college recruiting programs.
I’m a proud mom of a High Schooler and Co-Chair of the Board at the LGBT Center of San Diego! My family and I live in San Diego where we are the proud adoptive family of 3 rescue dogs and a cat.
Stephen Chesley is a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Agency-wide Workforce Planning and Analytics Team and is based at NASA’s Headquarters in Washington DC. As the Agency leader in workforce analytics and modeling, Mr. Chesley is a recognized functional expert responsible for building the workforce analytic and modeling expertise throughout the Agency. Mr. Chesley has successfully built and implemented tools to collect and aggregate workforce data; these tools are used as a primary resource for workforce data within NASA and for researchers outside of NASA.
Mr. Chesley received a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Utah and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations from the University of Utah.
As Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Nielsen, Deanna Brogan is responsible for the recruitment activity across Commercial Watch and Buy, Technology, Operations, and Corporate Functions. She is also responsible for the University Relations team which manages all of the on-campus recruitment activity associated with Nielsen’s Early Career Programs. Deanna manages a team of Recruiters and Sourcers who are responsible for attracting and engaging the very best talent for Nielsen. The team focuses on bringing a diverse slate of candidates to Nielsen via traditional recruiting methods, as well as through partnerships with various organizations. She is a member of the Global Talent Acquisition Leadership team.
Deanna started her career with Nielsen in 2001 working as an HR Specialist. She worked in a variety of HR roles, including university recruitment, employee relations, and training/organizational development. Prior to joining Nielsen, she worked in Human Resources for a software development company. She graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Human Resources. She resides in Cincinnati, OH with her two daughters and son.
Carter is a co-founder and Partner at Ivy Research Council (IRC), which is a firm he started around five years ago at Princeton. IRC runs a research membership, designed for the most prominent companies and professional firms in the US, to study the best practices and frontier strategies in attracting, engaging, and retaining young talent at the university level.
Every year, IRC interviews and surveys thousands of students on hundreds of campuses nationwide to identify the most effective corporate approaches to its membership's hardest issues. Recent topics of study include: Virtual Assessments & Pre-Recorded Video Interviews, Consistent Engagement using Virtual Channels, Increasing Diversity Hiring, Attracting Technical Talent, Increasing Retention and Conversion, and some dozen other top-of-mind issues.
Having worked with award winning recruitment agencies, start-ups, and the #1 digital agency - Razorfish, Avery has matched an abundance of talent to life changing opportunities over the last 10 years of her career. Formerly the Director of Talent at Rangle.io she joined as employee 65 and grew the team to 150 in 15 months. Having recently joined the team at League as their Head of Talent, she will have their team burning brighter as they continue to scale over the years to come. Avery is a lover of social media, travel, and all things Recruitment, it is her innate curiosity about people, work, and what gets them out of bed in the morning that keeps her inspired.
Always looking to what’s next, Avery works with leading start-ups to navigate the world of talent, drive diversity initiatives and build a creative culture worth being a part of. It’s through this relentless focus on talent experience that she creates meaningful, lasting connections that drive growth. Avery is passionate about building inclusive work environments through promoting diversity. Diversity and celebrating people’s differences are really the core of her values. For Avery, it’s all about focus on talent, talent management, employee experience, and allowing talent to be their authentic selves at work.
Jay Zaidi is currently the Head of Talent at Rangle.io, where he oversees talent acquisition strategy and operations, including international expansion.
Previously Jay was Head of Talent Acquisition for RSA Group, a 300-year old global insurance company and Head of Recruitment for TMX Group (Toronto Stock Exchange). In both roles, Jay oversaw strategy & operations in highly regulated, financially critical environment.
Jay draws inspiration and direction from over 20 years of experience, starting early in his career as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, specializing in communication before launching his tech career at IBM and several venture-funded tech companies.
It was a tap on the shoulder from a friend that lead Jay into the recruiting industry, where he spent many years at an IT recruiting firm before turning his eye towards solving complex corporate recruitment challenges.
Jay is uniquely positioned to tackle technical, business and people challenges with the ability to pivot all three skills to develop and create exceptional experiences.
Cindy aims to shine a light on the human aspect of the workplace by inspiring purpose-driven outcomes that align with business goals. She is currently VP of People at Policygenius, a digital insurance marketplace helping people get the coverage they need and making them feel good about it. Previously, Cindy was Head of People at Oscar--scaling the company from 80 to 545 FTEs in 1.5 years. She spent 10+ years at McKinsey in roles spanning HR/benefits, recruiting, and professional development. In her spare time, she runs a fashion-consulting biz and takes orders from her ferocious Yorkie-poo, Bert.
Jan is Head of Talent at Sidewalk Labs where his team and he search and recruit specialized talent across a wide range of fields. Prior to joining Sidewalk in 2016, Jan was focused on scaling startup teams and recruiting functions in the USA, U.K., and Germany.
He's enabled hundreds of hires, and is obsessed with making talent teams true business partners. Originally from Germany, Jan studied International Affairs in Switzerland. He enjoys photography and travel, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife.
Dave Wilkin, Founder of TenThousandCoffees.com (10KCoffees), is helping organizations match and build diverse relationships between colleagues to drive high performing and happy teams. An international and award winning speaker and expert in multi-generational workforces, innovation, mentoring, and networking.
Wilkin and his team are at the forefront of the mentoring and networking movement. Their thesis is simple: employees with diverse networks and relationships are more innovative, higher performing, happier, and better leaders. 10KCoffees is relied upon by the largest organizations and schools to help their employees and students build diverse networks - from Pepsico, UPenn, Hearst, Royal Bank of Canada, and hundreds of other leading organizations.
Wilkin and his team are helping organizations - from companies to schools - to help everyone build the diverse networks they need to be innovative, successful, and happy.
Steven Huang left his career as an actuary to join Facebook as their first HR analyst. As an early pioneer of bringing advanced quantitative discipline to the HR field, he built the people analytics strategies at both Facebook and Square. Ever since, he has become a champion of using data modeling to solve HR's most pressing problems. Steven joined Culture Amp, an employee feedback platform, as an early employee in 2015 to advises customers on a wide-range of topics including organizational design, performance management strategies, and talent acquisition metrics.
He currently holds the position of Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Culture Amp. He has designed and deployed an internal D&I function, as well as open-source tools to contribute to the D&I movement, such as the Culture Amp and Paradigm Inclusion Survey. He has a B.S. in Business from Babson College.
Marvin is a talent sourcing practitioner that focuses on strategies and initiatives that best respond to talent acquisition in the digital era. Those approaches include recruitment marketing, creating talent pipelines and communities, and leveraging technology to put the human touch back into talent acquisition. Marvin’s role with Lockheed Martin involves creating critical talent pipelines and specialized communities of talent. Prior to his current role, Marvin held positions in strategic talent sourcing, social recruiting & recruitment marketing program management with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Blackberry; and Microsoft. Previously he was a recruiter/recruiting leader with SMB organizations and early stage tech companies.
Marvin is active in several talent acquisition non-profit initiatives including the Talent Board’s CandE Bar Advisory Council, which consists of multiyear winners of the Candidate Experience Award. Currently, Marvin is President of the Board of Trustees of the Northwest Recruiters Association, a leading professional organization for talent acquisition and is a co-founder and board member of Sourcing 7, a community of talent sourcers.
Tanaz is currently Head of Operations and People at Olmo, an early stage tech company that is looking to take networking to the next level. After establishing herself at large companies like Bloomberg and Google, she spent the past 6 years building out and scaling the People Operations functions at 3 early stage startups. She has taken these organizations from 40 to over 140 employees and has built and scaled the HR function. Helping people find the right role that they can develop and grow inis where Tanaz's heart is. To her, recruiting is not just about a skill set match for the current need, it is also about how to grow and develop people within the company. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.
Lindsey Dole, VP People of Updater, is undeniably addicted to startups. She is responsible for recruiting, talent engagement, office experience and alongside the other executives, building and nurturing culture. With her previous role leading People at Tumblr (growing them from 60 employees to 300 and managing through a $1.1B acquisition), her masters in Organizational Psychology and now in her second startup, she has a variety of people operations experience. Lindsey’s knack for building successful People functions is as much about strong values as it is about humor and fun. She blames her large Italian family for her attraction to people and organizations. Ask her about it!
Author, Veronica S. Appleton currently serves as Assistant Director, Diversity & Inclusion for We Are Unlimited (Unlimited), the national advertising agency for McDonald’s consolidated business. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Intercultural Communications and Organizational Communications at DePaul University. Prior to joining Unlimited in 2017, Veronica served in various roles within academia at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Purdue University. She also served in various roles at FCB Chicago, Burrell Communications, ABC 7 Chicago, Sports Illustrated, and PepsiCo: Gatorade & Propel Fitness Water.
Veronica completed her undergraduate education at Purdue University, graduate education at DePaul University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in organizational behavior and leadership at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with significant research interests in organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, and organizational leadership.
In addition to her professional and academic roles, she is also a multicultural children’s author and her book, Journey to Appleville, shares a tale of friendship and goal setting for all families. The book has received acclaim from FOX 32 Chicago news, WCIU-TV, and many more (i.e., please see www.applevillebooks.com for press). Veronica is also a member of various local organizations including the Goodman Theatre Scenemakers Board, to promote new play development and music and arts education in local Chicago schools; ColorComm Chicago Board to promote diversity within the communications, marketing and public relations industry; Diversity Thought Leaders Council for the Chicago Advertising Federation Board, to promote local involvement in advertising initiatives and corporate diversity commitments for entry, mid and senior level professionals; and the Committee on Contingent Faculty Board for DePaul University College of Communication. As a member of the faculty board for DePaul University, Veronica reviews, monitors, and recommends changes for university policies that impact contingent faculty, academic freedom and benefits.
Veronica has been featured in Crain’s Chicago 20 in their 20s, Diversity Journal’s Top Professionals in Higher Education, received the Relationship Advocate Award from Chicago’s Perspective Charter Schools, received the Champion of Growth Award from Coalesce Chicago, named the 2017 Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 Honoree, received a nomination for the 2016 Bill Sharp Award, and received the 2017 DiversityMBA Magazine’s Top 100 under 50 Emerging Leaders Award.
Will is a self-identified “Talent Acquisition Enthusiast.” During his career, he has functioned as a full cycle recruiter and talent sourcing specialist in both agency and corporate environments. Recently he has been instrumental in defining and building talent sourcing functions for two Fortune 500 companies. Will is now the Head of Talent Acquisition and Talent Branding for Steelcase. His philosophies revolve around Talent Acquisition as a team sport, challenging the status quo, and the re-definition of the modern-day recruiter. Will has been a feature speaker at several events including SourceCon, ERE, and LinkedIn Talent Connect. You can follow his thoughts at www.therecruitingnerd.com
Matthew Richards serves as Director, Talent Acquisition at Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ: CTSH), a Fortune 500 leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services. Matthew provides leadership over executive talent acquisition across Cognizant’s Industry Solutions groups, the global sales and client services group, and several specialized groups with visibility to the CEO. In addition, Matthew leads special projects and initiatives including defining and implementing social media strategy and leveraging digital tactics and strategies to implement an enhanced candidate experience. Matthew is a speaker and blogger on all aspects of talent acquisition including a focus on “diversity and inclusion” talent acquisition strategies.
Previously Matthew has served as search consultant in a global retained executive search firm, Managing Director of his own search firm, and as the Director of Recruiting and Operations at a high-growth technology startup. Matthew lives in the Boston area with his two sons, and is active in his community through a number of initiatives including school, temple, fundraising and athletics.
Bill Cleary, GPHR, is a Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s U.S. Human Capital service area with 19 years of consulting experience. Bill’s primary focus has been on complex global HR transformation projects with extensive experience focused on Talent Acquisition. Bill’s Talent Acquisition experience has focused on building capability within the TA function through the development of a fit for purpose operating model that leverages technology. This experience includes leading global organizations through their unique approach to a Talent Acquisition Transformations that includes process design, sizing, org design, technology implementation, benchmarking and maturity model analysis.
Bill graduated from Susquehanna University with a BA in Human Resources Management. He is a Certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and a graduate of the Executive MBA program at Villanova University.
Andrew Avrin is a Global Account Director with pymetrics and is also Lead Investigator on the company's grant work funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. He has been with the company since early 2016. Previously, he worked for Google in both sales and product development roles, littleBits Electronics as lead PM, and launched his own product consulting firm. He holds a BSE and ME from The University of Pennsylvania and has been published in Nature Neuroscience and the Journal of Neurophysiology. He is also an accomplished photographer.