I have been involved in global talent acquisition since 1996 and led talent acquisition teams with as many as 8+ direct reports responsible for talent acquisition and management on 5 continents. I currently serve as the VP of Social Media for SHRM-Atlanta and manage 6 social media platforms including; Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare and the SHRM-Atlanta blog.   The bulk of organizations I have supported have been technology based organizations that are in the rapid growth stage (an example was adding 500+ staff members in a 12 month period). I have a passion for leading the efforts of these teams through clear goal setting, encouraging good behavior and holding my teams accountable to a high standard of performance. Lastly I impact organizations because I have passion and enthusiasm for learning. I study, evangelize and incorporate an abundance of talent acquisition tools to create high impact teams including;  
  • Social media in all forms (social networks, location based social networking, marketing such as QR codes,blogs, video and many others)
  • Building talent communities
  • Sourcing techniques including - Boolean search, ATS search and job boards.
  • Browser based search.
  • many other search tools
Please let me know if you would like to discuss my background and potential impact with your organization.


Desire to contribute within the areas of Talent Acquisition and Talent Management to companies ready to grow. I specialize in companies set for rapid growth or in the early talent acquisition stage.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2007 - Present

Vice President of Workforce Solutions


Vice President of Workforce SolutionsSeptember 2010 – present

Director, Talent Acquisition                                                 March 2007 – September 2010

Recruiting Consultant                                                        November 2006 - March 2007

  • Currently building and leading a new business unit (Workforce Solutions) which is focused on Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Contract Recruitment and Human Resource Services which include:
    • payroll services
    • legal compliance consulting
    • independent contractor compliance & management
    • vendor management (VMS).
  • Created a recruitment delivery team specializing in Information Technology recruiting which involved:
    • Assessed and assigned recruiters into specialty recruiting skills that assisted in building talent communities within specific functional skill areas (i.e. infrastructure, software development, generalist etc...)
    • Developed a social recruiting networking strategy per talent community to engage recruiters with specific talents.
  • Member of the Executive Leadership Team with responsibility for contributing to the overall strategy, growth, direction, and budget of a technology recruiting firm.
  • Implemented and managed recruiting strategies that impacted company increases in revenue from $13 million in sales (2009) to $16.3 million in sales (2010).
  • Directed the activities of the Talent Acquisitions team and Workforce Solutions Group which is focused on external technology clients including many Atlanta based Fortune 500 organizations.
  • Trained recruiters in full lifecycle recruiting, Web2.0 methodologies, social networking recruiting, mobile recruiting, Boolean search, employment law and all aspects of the recruiting process.
  • Recruiting brand manager which includes developing and managing social media marketing campaigns for organization.
  • Researched, recommended and implemented an applicant tracking system capable of;
    • tracking OFCCP and EEOC requirements
    • Enhanced reporting capabilites for recruiting metrics and scorecard evaluations.
  • Responsible for scorecard, progress reports, tracking and interpreting dashboard results, and ensuring adherence to contractual agreements.
  • Human Resources consultation on employee relations, benefits, compensation (internal sales structure), policy design, succession planning, organizational design and development.
  • Developed company wide training and development plan for corporate employees.
  • Designed all formal process and procedures for the Talent Acquisition and Workforce Solutions division.
Oct 2006 - Present

Chief Marketing Officer/Social Media Consultant

Social T-Rex Digital Media

Social Media

Project: Golden Hair Salon

March 2011 – Present

  • Create Facebook Fan Page and train team on use.
  • Investigate and create marketing campaign utilizing geographic targeting social media (FourSquare and Facebook Places)
  • Investigate and create Quick Response (QR) campaign.

Project: Atlanta Human Resources Prayer Breakfast

December 2010 – Present

  • Create, manage and market the Facebook Fan Page
  • Develop a LinkedIn presence to promote Human Resource centric networking group.

Project: Nadra Strickling Tax Services – Income Tax Company

December 2010 – April 2011

  • Developed a social media strategy for small business which includes Facebook, LinkedIn and Wordpress website/blog.
  • Training employees on use of social media tools for driving business.

Project: Author: Jim Strickling

December 2010 – June 2011

  • Create a social media strategy for published author in promoting his website and books.
  • Developing social media campaign around author.
  • Reviewing website and utilizing analytic tools to recommend ways to increase presence,

Recruiting Consulting

Project: Synergis - IT Consulting Firm

November 2006 – March 2007 (took full-time position March 2007)

  • Identifying, defining and implementing all process & procedure for a mid-size IT consulting firm including; policy / procedure, compensation analysis, competitive analysis, benefits analysis, training program, organizational design and talent acquisition for current and forecasted offices.
  • Implemented the college recruiting program and training for “Synergis University”.

Project: Danger (now Microsoft)

October 2006 – December 2006

Software development firm, responsible for the Sidekick and newly released Kin mobile devices.

  • Talent Acquisition for software development company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and R&D in Duluth, GA.
  • Full life cycle recruiting in competitive wireless / high tech industry.
Jul 2011 - Present

VP of Social Media

My role is to set social media strategies for the SHRM-Atlanta Chapter that engage and create a buzz regarding events, programs and meetings to the Atlanta Human Resources community. These strategies are communicated via several social media platforms including; LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Foursquare and YouTube.   
Sep 2005 - Sep 2006

Manager of Talent Acquisition

  • Built and led a team of 6 recruiters and 2 recruiting assistants responsible for all global talent acquisition and management efforts for North America, Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Created all talent acquisition processes including; requisition process, formal job descriptions, enhanced applicant tracking capabilities (which later led to adding an ATS system), background and drug screening requirements.
  • Team was responsible for high growth; 200 employees to 600+ in a 12 month period.
  • Designed, implemented and lead short term and long term strategic talent management initiatives for OCONUS (overseas) and CONUS (local) talent.
    • Created DOORS (DataPath OCONUS On-Site Recruiting System) to expedite the hiring of employees for a key revenue generating business unit.
    • Designed strategies for DOD and Commercial business units.
  • Co-developed tracking tool for workforce planning data gathering during period of record growth for overseas and domestic hiring in partnership with the Vice President of Finance.
  • Selected and managed company’s staffing partners (100+) including; design and management of service level agreements and monitoring all dashboard results.
  • Implemented all talent acquisition procedures including; background checks, reference checks and pre-hire drug screening procedure for all new hires.
  • Responsible for all metrics gathering, analysis and reporting.
    • Reduced time to fill metric by 52% while company grew 250%.
Apr 1999 - Sep 2005

Manager of Talent Acquisition & Human Resources


Manager, Talent Acquisition & Human Resource                            April 2001 – September 2005

Employment Team Leader                                                            October 2000 – March 2001

Technical Recruiter                                                                        April 1999 – September 2000

Talent Acquisition Management

  • Directed all aspects of talent acquisition and human resources for a 400+-person, international Research and Design Center developing 3G cellular/mobile communications.
  • Built and led a 4 person Talent Acquisition and Talent Management delivery team that exceeded management expectations in all areas of hiring plan.
  • Managed all strategic talent acquisition and human resource initiatives including; recruitment branding, talent management, global vendor selection, vendor management, immigration and workforce planning.
  • Responsible for analysis, measuring, tracking and reporting all metrics to global stakeholders including;
    • cost per hire (reduced by 39%)
    • time to fill (maintained average of 28 days)
  • Developed workforce plan for global growth consisting of a majority (95%) professional and senior level development engineers in the competitive wireless/mobile communications industry.
  • Worked closely with Executive team (President, Human Resources and Vice President of Software) on continuous workforce plan, programs and initiatives on a global basis.
  • Assimilated a 50+ person, R&D center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in conjunction with our executive leadership team and Japan headquarters business objectives.
  • Extensive international talent acquisition and talent management for the following;
    • North America (Canada, U.S., Mexico)
    • South America (Republic of Panama, Brazil)
    • Asia (Japan, China, Philippines)
    • Europe (UK, Czech Republic, Germany).

Human Resource Management

  • Developed and managed comprehensive job description system
  • Communicate benefits and compensation guidelines to employees and new hires.
  • Planned, designed, developed and implemented Human Resources programs, policies, procedures and guidelines including:
    • employee counseling
    • recruiting / staffing
    • immigration
    • compensation
    • internal opportunity
    • employee relations
    • relocation
    • non-exempt compensation
    • vendor management
  • Manager of all employee relations (ER) issues including coaching, counseling and progressive disciplinary actions including all plans, suspensions and terminations.
  • Ledthe Immigration team responsible for 15% of our workforce.
  • Developed and authored global expatriate program including;
    • United States
    • Japan
    • China
    • Czech Republic
    • United Kingdom
    • Republic of Panama.
  • Managed all visa types including F1, H1B, E, L and Green card processing.
  • Created and delivered training on all new policies and procedures in employee relations, recruiting, immigration and other Human Resource related programs.

Employment Group Leader                                                                October 2000 – March 2001

  • Created engineering CO-OP and internships programs. 
  • Developed unique recruiting strategies targeting competitors in a niche market during an employee driven market, examples of niche include embedded software and 3G technologies.
  • Responsible for all staffing activities including; sourcing, screening, applicant management, background check, drug screens and in processing.

Technical Recruiter                                                                            April 1999 – September 2000

  • Led all recruiting activities for company as we grew from an 88 employee R&D Center to 400+ employees in Atlanta and Calgary, Alberta Canada.
  • Responsible for full life cycle corporate recruiting for all core areas of the organization.
  • Co-developed company website, with a key member of the Human Factors function in an effort to attract technical talent.
  • Established College Recruiting Program, focusing on engineering talent for a niche area of software and hardware.
Jun 1996 - Apr 1999

Executive Recruiter

AIM Executive
  • Finished #3 (of 15) when graduating from AIM University new hire training program.
  • Interviewed candidates, conducted cold calls, pre-screened all candidates and checked references in an independent setting with minimal supervision.
  • Assisted in opening a new office in Birmingham, AL and trained new recruiter’s on companies process, procedures and methodologies.
  • Consultant to clients and candidates regarding career / company goals, salary expectations, relocation issues and job responsibilities.
  • Recruited on a national basis for all levels of talent (junior engineer to executive management) talent.


Aug 1992 - May 1996

Bachelors of Science

The University of Alabama