Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement.
He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arenas, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true “Staffing Thought Leader.”
Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true “Search Authority”
Rebel, pioneer, innovator, thought provoker, founder, husband, and father.
By day I’m officially Global Head of Talent Sourcing and People Analytics at an 11 year old $2 Billion tech unicorn. What that really means is I have the honor and pleasure to serve as chief talent sourcing advisor and recruitment transformation leader for a group of very talented, passionate and dedicated people on a mission to disrupt how consumers shop online.
In and out of work I’m quirky, introverted, creative, generous, humorous and loyal. Some call me a Subject Matter Expert, others see me as a Mad Scientist, Educator, or Advisor. Just don’t call me a “guru” because I have more questions than answers. My drive to serve compels me to be a coach and guide, or even a mentor, certainly not a sage.
You’ll find my name on hundreds of “top influencer” lists but don’t be fooled, I’m just a geek with a passion for solving puzzles and a facility for seeing patterns others missed.
Junius Currier is Director of Talent Acquisition – Technical Recruitment at Maximus. His passions are spending time with his wife and kids, laughing at his crazy bulldogs, and sports and fitness. Junius loves helping people advance their careers and getting geeky on creative ways to find the best talent!
AIRS-certified recruiting professional (CIR, ACIR, PRC, CDR, CMVR, CSSR, CSMR, CTR, and ECRE), SourceCon Academy certified graduate, and The Sourcing Institute (TSI) certified graduate. OSINT certificate through Ulster University.
Brian Fink is currently a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at McAfee. With 10+ years of specialized recruiting experience, Brian specializes in recruitment tooling, building Boolean strings, natural language search, and raw sourcing. He believes and advocates that you are never done learning, regardless of where you are in your career.
I have over 15 years’ experience in the Recruitment Industry and I have specialised in the Tech space for most of this time. Before starting my career in Recruitment, I taught unruly children in London; operated a ski chairlift in the USA and taught people to Scuba Dive in SE Asia.
I launched my own Sourcing Business in 2019 and it was the best decision for me to become a Solopreneur. I have never been as challenged, yet at the same time, as fulfilled as I am now. I am passionate about raising the standard of Sourcing in Africa so that we can get up to speed with our global competitors.
I also love presenting about talent attraction, career branding and sharing my knowledge, and experience, with others. I am often asked to deliver Keynote Presentations at international conferences like SourceCon, Sourcing Summit, Talent42, Talentnet, to name a few.
When I am not in work mode, you will probably find me having a lekker (vegetarian) braai with family & friends, preferably in the Bush or at the Beach
You are most welcome to connect with me on Twitter & Instagram too – @Van_Raath
Erin is a Senior Tech Talent Sourcer at PayPal and is an active contributor to the sourcing community. She has worked in talent acquisition for healthcare, e-commerce, fintech, education, and marketing industries for the past seven years.
Marc has 13+ years in tech sourcing, with a unique blend of agency, startup, the behemoths of Amazon & Meta. Currently, He is supporting new initiatives in sourcing within Amazon Entertainment and leading L&D programs for sourcers company-wide. He’s a part of many sourcing communities and is loves “talking shop” with anyone interested.
Marc enjoys exploring the beautiful city of Austin, TX, tasting all craft IPA he can find, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, annihilating anyone foolish enough to challenge him to a Mario Kart race and mastering puns. And yes, he shares a name with Luke Skywalker. So, in his words, “may the ‘source’ be with you.”
Carrie Collier is a Senior Technical Sourcer and Talent Engagement Specialist for Appian. She has more than a decade of successful experience recruiting and sourcing engineering professionals.
As a Senior Technical Sourcer, she’s responsible for building relationships with internal stakeholders, talent market research, prioritizing business needs, and creatively identifying and engaging with prospect candidates.
She’s passionate about sourcing, automation tools, personal branding, coffee, mentorship, continuous learning, wine, and actively trying not to go down a rabbit hole.