HRTX by RecruitingDaily

The Original Un-Conference

#HRTX Will Return April 25th

The Return of the (un)conference

Here’s what you can expect from us at HRTX and RecruitingDaily.

All of our training events showcase the latest methods and strategies to help you do your job better, faster, and smarter.

Each event’s agenda is designed to bring you heavy-hitting, tactical training sessions by industry leaders. We do training that gives you the tools and methods to up your sourcing and recruiting game, without investing in expensive tech.

Join us at an upcoming event and get plugged in to the sourcing and recruiting community.

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Dean Da Costa

Enterprise Sourcing | The Search Authority at Lockheed Martin

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”

Shally Steckerl

Global Talent Sourcing Transformation, Strategy and Innovation Leader

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.

Director of Talent Acquisition at Maximus

Junius Currier

Speaker+ Spotlight.

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

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at McAfee

TL;DR: I enjoy bringing people together to solve complex problems, build great products, and get things done.

With 15+ years of specialized recruiting experience, I’ve helped many professionals take the next step in their careers and stretch their professional capabilities. I play a critical role in building and growing sourcing & recruiting capability across multiple capacities, partnering with the business to design recruiting strategies that scale. Currently at McAfee, we are doing awesome things to protect you and your families across the internet.

If you’ve got a question about Agency or Corporate recruiting, I am here for YOU!

Vanessa Raath

Freelance Sourcer & Global Talent Sourcing Trainer at The Talent Hunter

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 Mathew

Senior Tech Talent Sourcer at PayPal

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 Hamel

Principal Sourcer at Amazon

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

Manager of Talent Acquisition at Appian (Player/Coach)

Carrie Collier is now the Manager of Talent Acquisition at Appian (Player/Coach), bringing over fifteen years of recruiting experience primarily in recruiting product and software development professionals. In her new role, she oversees sourcing, employer branding, and market intelligence. Carrie excels in building strong relationships with internal teams, conducting talent market research, and aligning business priorities to identify and engage candidates effectively.

Beyond traditional recruitment, she’s proficient in using automation tools, chrome extensions, and developing impactful personal branding. Committed to mentorship and ongoing learning, she navigates her career path with a focus on results, avoiding the rabbit hole. In her role, Carrie is shaping a practical and innovative talent acquisition strategy at Appian, fostering an environment of efficiency and excellence.

Alla Pavlova

Tech & Art Talent Sourcing at Riot Games

Alla Pavlova won a nomination of the most influential sourcer of 2022 in the Netherlands. She creates tailored sourcing training for tech recruiters and sourcers. Alla has been building tech teams since 2008 for tech startups and gaming companies like Miro, GameHouse, Viber, Dott, Blendle, Relive, and others. Currently scaling Riot Games Singapore studio. Also, she is contributing to tech communities and leading Slack Community Amsterdam Chapter. In her free time, she is conducting sourcing parties (ask her to join) and playing computer games.

Faith Saenz

Founder at NeuroTalent Consulting

Faith is a long-time veteran of Talent Acquisition. During her tenure, she’s engaged with thousands of candidates, advised engineering leaders on diverse hiring and helped to shape the hiring process at tech companies such as Expedia, Uber and Twitter. Faith built NeuroTalent Consulting to help companies understand that autistic people think differently, not worse. They can be uniquely intelligent, creative, honest, integrious and hyper-attentive to details.

Hunter Casperson

Senior Sourcer, Executive @ Guild

I’m originally from Southern California, and went to school at UC Berkeley. After growing in my first sourcing job with Rocket Mortgage, I found a remote role & have been somewhat of a nomad ever since. Over the course of 6 years, and living in 6 different states, I’ve found Guild & made Arizona my home. I’m also a semi-retired professional beatboxer, and was ranked 3rd in the US a few years back! I look forward to sharing some fun tips & tricks with you all!

Marvin Booker

The Sourcing Jedi

Marvin has been in Talent Acquisition for over 11 years, working across Executive Search, in-house Corporate Sourcing, and Full-Cycle Recruiting. Industry verticals have included CPG, Sales, Marketing, Accounting, Software Engineering, and G&A. When he is not behind his keyboard, he enjoys reading, playing and watching hockey, and spending time with the fam.

Larry Anderson

Talent Acquisition Manager at Slalom

Larry started in direct-selling for ten years (AKA, door-to-door), got tired of it, and went into recruiting, and he’s loved it ever since. Since he made the switch, his focus has been on finding the best candidates for the job while providing the best candidate experience for all of his candidates, whether he can place them or not.

When he’s not recruiting, you can find him watching college football, playing disc golf, flying around in Rocket League, or in the mosh pit of a metal show.

Katrina (Kat) Kibben

Speaker • CEO and Co-Founder at Three Ears Media

Katrina (Kat) Kibben is an award-winning writer and keynote speaker known for helping hiring teams write inclusive, unbiased job postings that help them hire the right person faster.

Before founding Three Ears Media, Katrina was a CMO, Technical Copywriter, and Managing Editor for leading companies like,, and Randstad Worldwide. Today, Katrina is frequently featured as an HR and recruiting expert in publications like The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes.

Kat travels the country in their RV while dividing time between North Carolina, Colorado, and the dogs behind the name Three Ears Media.

My Book: This Was All An Accident: Letters and Life Lessons

Mitch Chesney

Sales Engineering Leader at CodeSignal

Sales engineering leader with 15 years experience in B2B enterprise software, building and leading world-class sales engineering organizations in both early stage and established businesses. I specialize in strengthening the sales team’s productivity through high-level strategy and implementation of operational excellence, and I’ve a strong track record of doubling and tripling revenue for those organizations. Committed to continuous improvement and lifelong learning, I believe strongly in people’s development and inspiring their creative passions.

In my personal time I’m an avid hiker and camper, mountain biker, and fly-fisherman. I enjoy traveling and studying ancient history and cultures, and enjoy scotch and wine. My fiancé and I have a dog named Wes who likes to eat receipts – he has a no-return policy.

Maisha L. Cannon

Founder & Chief Learner at The Collab Lab, Inc.

Meet Maisha, the dynamic founder of The Collab Lab, Inc. A trailblazer in the recruiting industry, her enthusiasm for learning and sharing knowledge is nothing short of infectious.

Maisha has delivered powerful presentations at some of the most prestigious conferences in her field. She has captivated audiences at SourceCon (7x), Recruiters Network (6x), and Gem Summit (2x).

As an industry leader, her expertise has been displayed in publications such as RecruitingDaily, RecruitingBrainfood, and SourceCon.

Maisha’s inventive approach to sourcing has not gone unnoticed. She has been honored as a finalist in the SourceCon Grandmaster Challenge and as the third-place winner in the World’s Greatest Sourcer competition.

In her current role, Maisha designs transformative L&D programs that enable talent teams to source with greater precision and less stress.

Three things Maisha’s great at: listening, learning and laughing loudly.

Two impact projects she can’t get enough of: tracing her roots and designing journals for Black girls.

One thing she’s sure of: learning and sharing are the ultimate pairing.

Join her in the Lab to connect, collaborate, and celebrate wins together.

Blair Fambro

Sr. DEI Recruitment Strategist – Engineering
Johnson Controls

Blair Fambro is Sr. DEI Recruitment Strategist – Engineering for Johnson Controls.  Previously, he was a Senior Technical Sourcer with Twitter. Blair has over 11 years of experience as a DEI Strategist and Lead Technical Recruiter for organizations such as General Motors, and Hewlett Packard. He is passionate about developing recruitment strategies to help sourcer and recruiters excel, and building a diverse workforce.

Steve Levy

Engineer, Sourcing Expert, Technical Recruiting Leader, Talent Advisor

Founding Managing Partner, evry1
Co-Founder, Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals

Steve Levy is a globally recognized sourcing and recruiting innovator, writer and speaker, and tireless supporter of ERE, SourceCon and other global talent acquisition communities. Steve used to have hair, but has replaced this with tattoos and a dry sense of humor.

David Marr

Talent Sourcing | Recruiting Strategist & Tactician | Diversity Ambassador

David Marr is a Talent Sourcing and Recruiting Strategist with over 10 years of expertise in IT, consulting, healthcare, and more. He excels at finding top talent to drive organizational success. With a future-focused approach, David aims to make a significant impact in staffing, diversity initiatives, and talent acquisition.

Katrina Collier

Author, Facilitator & Speaker at Katrina Collier Limited

Katrina Collier is on a mission to end collaboration chaos that occurs between recruiters and hiring managers and leads to clunky recruitment processes and a poor candidate experience. She is one of 2 people globally delivering design-thinking workshops specifically for talent acquisition; workshops that swiftly help companies fix the real issues preventing successful hiring in as little as one day. She is also Author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter, a Mentor, and a global keynote speaker.

Katrina is an Ambassador for Hope for Justice charity, and you’ll find her on LinkedIn and on Instagram & Twitter @KatrinaMCollier.

Tyler Taldone

Solutions Consultant Manager at hireEZ

Tyler Taldone is the Head of Solutions Consulting at hireEZ. He joined 3 years ago as an Enterprise CSM after working as an Electrical Engineer for companies like GE Healthcare and Verizon. With a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from Rice University, Tyler wanted to leverage his education and experience to help a company  on the cutting edge of AI disrupt the future of the recruitment industry. Tyler lives in San Francisco and loves going to the movies.