I’ve been in the sourcing world for more than a decade, having worked with Microsoft’s Windows Phone group, AT&T, and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide on the corporate side of things. I was also an Editor for ERE Media, Inc., a publishing company that serves the recruiting, staffing, and HR community. There I was in charge of our Fordyce and SourceCon brands, editing both The Fordyce Letter, the only publication specifically catered to 3rd party search and placement professionals, and SourceCon.com, which provides knowledge and news to recruiting researchers and sourcers. I was also in charge of programming the corresponding conferences for these publications as well - SourceCon and the Fordyce Forum.
Want to read a cool story? Take a look at how I became interested in internet research to begin with! I started off in 2002 as the sole researcher for an MRI-affiliated executive search firm in Ohio. After four years, I joined a recruiting franchisor based in northern Ohio as the Manager of Internet Research where I provided research support to franchise offices and implemented, customized, and conducted training classes for contact management databases, passive researching techniques and personal online branding. In 2007, I left the agency world and moved over to the “dark side”, where for various companies I helped increase recruiting’s digital footprint with social media employment branding efforts, looking for new and creative ways to attract and engage potential candidates.
In related activities outside of work, I am deeply involved with local social media efforts – when I lived in Cincinnati I started the Jelly Cincinnati co-working group, and in Bellingham, WA I helped organize the Bellingham Social Media group and the Social Media Breakfast Bellingham meetups. Now that I am in Bellevue (Seattle) WA, I am involved with the Board of the Northwest Recruiters Association (NWRA) as well as the S7+ sourcing special interest group as the President. I’ve also had the privilege of speaking at SourceCon, the Fordyce Forum, and Social Recruiting Summit, and I have had articles featured on such well-known websites as The Fordyce Letter, ERE, Brazen Careerist, and Mashable.
I’m a University of Florida graduate (go Gators!) and currently I live in Bellevue, WA.