Head of Talent Acquisition at BambooHR
JD has over a decade of experience as both a third-party recruiter for boutique technical recruiting firms and as an in-house recruiter. He's managed talent acquisition teams in high-growth SaaS companies and served Fortune 500 clients for the world’s largest recruiting corporation. From organizational health to recruitment marketing and employer branding, JD has used his expertise to change the way companies structure and view the functions of talent acquisition.
Employee Experience Leader at Perkbox
Maddie is a true employee experience pioneer. One of the very first people to join the Perkbox team, she’s been championing workplace culture since day one. Nowhere is that passion clearer than “Perkbox Live” – Maddie’s phenomenally popular series of live events. Powered by a singular vision, they were born from a desire to help HR professionals create incredible experiences for their employees. Thanks to a fantastic lineup of keynote speakers, Maddie created a place where some of the biggest companies could share learnings about the employee experience – including Monzo, Slack and Transferwise. In her current role, Maddie’s mission is no less grand in scope. But like all great endeavours, it boils down to something simple: she wants to transform every employee’s journey into something meaningful and authentic. She’s already making huge strides – reimagining the company’s values to better reflect its workforce, launching a new recognition programme “The Dopamine Experience”, and putting together Perkbox’s first “Culture Book” – a document enshrining their unique culture for future employees. Full of energy, and always insightful – Maddie wants to make culture a priority for businesses everywhere.
Recruitment Manager at Perkbox
Marina has 13 years’ experience in recruitment and HR, has hired over 2000 people (interviewing well over 8000!), and is an accomplished leader in the industry. She's a hyper-growth pro and has helped set up the team and culture for 16 start ups, as well as founding the TalentSummit Dublin event. Marina's focus now is to get people inspired to join, and stay at, Europe's fastest growing SaaS company, and advocating the importance of recruitment and HR in building culture. As a recruiter and HR-lover at heart, she can safely say “I never tire of my role, and the satisfaction of seeing someone getting the job they love is ultimately my driver in life”.