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Why LAX TechRecruit 2019 is a recruiter’s paradise

We are halfway through the year and it’s time to make the most of 2019. In today’s candidate-driven market, recruiters and HRs across the world are facing a tough...

We are halfway through the year and it’s time to make the most of 2019. In today’s candidate-driven market, recruiters and HRs across the world are facing a tough time in hiring and retaining top talent, and sometimes even both. The battle for talent has become fierce and desperate times call for desperate measures. This is where LAX TechRecruit, founded by Stacey Broadwell, comes to the rescue. The conference brings together top industry veterans to discuss the best recruitment practices in the tech industry. With a star-studded lineup of speakers and spotlight on innovations used by the savviest to the not so savvy companies, the event promises to be full of learning experiences. 

Here, we have compiled a list of topics and the speakers who will be sharing their thoughts on the same at this conference:


Keynote Session:

Lou Adler

Lou Adler

CEO and Founder, Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems

Lou Adler is the CEO and founder of Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems – a consulting and training firm helping companies around the world to improve the quality of hire. Lou is the author of the Amazon top-10 best-seller, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007), The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench Media, 2013) and the Performance-based Hiring video training program (2016). Adler is one of the top bloggers on LinkedIn’s Influencer program writing about the latest trends in hiring, employment, and recruiting. His articles, quotes, and research can now be found in Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Bloomberg, SHRM and The Wall Street Journal. The company’s new mobile-ready learning platform – The Hiring Machine– provides instant access to all of the tools needed to find and hire outstanding talent.


1. Recruitment process and strategy


Nihal Solomon

Sr. Technical Recruiter, Rubicon Project

Majorly involved in hiring for product and software engineering teams, Nihal works as the Senior Technical Recruiter at Rubicon Project. Through his session on ‘Case Study: Re-Engineering TA Technology’, he will help you in finding and hiring the right technical talent for your organization.


Candice Taylor

Director of Recruiting, ChowNow

Currently overseeing the recruitment strategy at ChowNow, Candice is the Director of Recruiting at the organization and an advocate for diversity and inclusion. Her session on ‘Hiring w/ a Purpose: Optimizing the Interview Process‘ is bound to help you improve your interview process to attract and hire top talent.


Derek Zeller

Sourcing Lead, LockHeed Martin

Sourcing Lead at LockHeed Martin, Derek is actively involved in sourcing and recruiting top technical talent for the organization. Through his session on ‘Humanizing Candidate Engagement’, Derek will assist you in creating the ideal candidate experience for hiring the best


Amy Miller

Sr. Technical Recruiter, Google

Amy is the Sr. Technical Recruiter at Google and is responsible for hiring technical leaders for the tech giant. Providing a solution to fill leadership roles is what she will uncover through her session on ‘The Art of Negotiating & Closing Leadership Roles’.


2. People analytics and workforce planning


Enpei Lam

Director of Workforce Analytics, Radford

Enpei is currently the Director of Workforce Analytics at Radford and leads a team of data scientists and consultants. His session on ‘Strategic Workforce Planning’ will ensure that your organization has the right person, in the right job, at the right moment.


Alexis Kavazanjian

VP Operations, Patient Pop

With over 10 years of experience in Human Resources and Operational Leadership, Alexis is the Vice-President of People Operations at PatientPop. Her session on ‘The People Ops Revolution’ is bound to assist you retain top talent in your organization.


Kelsey Wise

People Analytics, Verizon Media

Kelsey is the Sr. People Data Researcher at Verizon Media and specializes in industrial-organizational psychology. Her session on ‘Transforming Real Time Data: Surveys, Email & Social Networks’ will focus on improving workplace productivity and solving issues related to the physical and mental well-being of employees.


Min Park

Director, People Analytics, Hulu

Currently the Director of People Analytics at Hulu, Min has a vast  experience in harnessing a significant amount of data to tell insightful stories aimed at solving organizational problems. Through her session on ‘Building & Scaling a People Analytics Team’, she will bring to light the importance of having a People Analytics team in an organization and share hacks to build the ideal team.


3. Sourcing intelligence


Charlie Morrison

Talent Intelligence Manager, Red Bull

As the Talent Intelligence Manager at Red Bull, Charlie leads and manages the team responsible for talent acquisition for Red Bull in North America, Red Bull Media House, and Red Bull Distribution Company. His session on ‘Talent Intelligence: Competitive Market Research’ will help you understand the importance and benefits of implementing such a research.


Ninh Tran

Co-Founder, Hiretual

Ninh is the Co-Founder at Hiretual, an AI sourcing tool. Prior to Hiretual, he was the CEO of Trucksome Inc., a food truck finding app. Through his session on ‘AI Tools to Source 10x More Efficiently’, he aims to solve the problem of sourcing top talent using AI-powered tools.


Dean Da Costa

Enterprise Sourcing Lead, Lockheed Martin

With over 20 years of experience in staffing, recruiting, and talent management, Dean is the Enterprise Sourcing Lead at Lockheed Martin. His session on ‘The Complete Sourcing Lifecycle: Tools, Project Management & Wisdom’ will guide you through the various steps involved in sourcing the best talent and how to be the best at it.


Jeremy Da Costa

Sourcer, Lockheed Martin

Jeremy works as a talent sourcer at Lockheed Martin and helps the organization connect with top talent. Speaking on the topic, ‘Facebook: Research, Sourcing & Pipelines’, he will shed light on how one can use Facebook to source the right candidates for an organization.


4. Power Talks


Anthony Mays

Software Engineer, Google

Anthony is a Software Engineer at Google and a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion. He is also a tech interview coach and through his session on ‘Diversity & Inclusion’, he will share the importance and advantages of diversity and inclusion at a workplace. 


Max Nicholson

Associate Director Organizational Development & Training, FOX/Disney

As the Associate Director of Organizational Development & Training at FOX, Max partners with HR and business leaders to develop mentorship, leadership, and career development programs for FOX’s 20,000 employees globally. His session on ‘Coaching as a Leader’ will make you a better leader at work, helping you lead your team efficiently. 


5. Recruitment marketing and employer branding


Rayanne Thorn

CEO, Never Enough Media

Rayanne is the CEO of Never Enough Media, an organization assisting start-ups and tech companies with marketing, employment branding, and biz strategy. Through her session on ‘Optimizing Attraction with Intelligence & Innovation: SEO, Retargeting & Geo-Fencing’, she aims to bring to light the importance of marketing in the recruitment and HR industry.


Craig Fisher

Head of Marketing, Allegis Global Solutions

As the Head of Marketing & Employer Branding, Craig is known for driving recruiting innovation and employer branding strategy at Allegis Global Solutions. His session on ‘Employer Branding Videos for Impact’ will aim to uncover the impact and significance of employer branding videos for all organizations across the globe.


Maren Hogan

CEO, Red Branch Media

Maren is the Founder and CEO of Red Branch Media, a full-service marketing and advertising agency with a focus on B2B, HR, and FINtech. Through her session on ‘Content Lead Funnels: Editorial Calendars & Distribution’, she will shed light on the impact of content marketing and the best practices involved in creating editorial calendars and managing distribution.


Alistair Neal

CEO, ContentApp

Alistair is the CEO of ContentApp, a content-based app for recruiters across the globe. His session on ‘Content Marketing Across Social Channels: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram’ will enlighten the power and impact of content marketing through social media channels.


6. Leaders in Talent Acquisition

The event will also house a panel discussion with the following leaders on the latest trends and technologies in the HR and talent acquisition industry: 


Chris Martin

Senior Director Talent Acquisition, Fair


Lyndal Larkin

Head of People, NEXT Trucking


Jessica Wheeler

Sr. Manager Talent Acquisition, Hulu


Charlie Young

Director of Global Talent Acquisition, Fender


Greg Toroosian

Director Talent Acquisition, Sweet Green


With this, we come to the end of our list of speakers and topics at the LAX TechRecruit 2019. To those attending, hope you have a great learning experience at the event and those who couldn’t, the MidWest TechRecruit 2019 in Chicago is something you can look forward to!

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