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Recruiting Trailblazer and self-described “recruiting geek” that has spent years learning, creating, and sharing best practices around recruiting and sourcing. Experience in successfully leading teams in the emerging technology arena as a practitioner for over 20+ years in diverse industry’s including High-Technology, E-Commerce and Media brands.

Disciplines of expertise include:

Vocabulary in my world: Hadoop, Mesos, Docker, Chef, Spark, Hbase, Hive, MapReduce, Pig, Sqoop, HDFS, Mahout, Flume, Impala, Yarn, Apache Tez, Shark, Hue, EMR, Tableau, Splunk, Jetstream, Oozie, Zookeper, Jaql, Chukwa.

Focusing on Emerging Technology in identifying and qualifying thought leaders with expertise in: Data Science, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Web Analytics,  "Large scale data and analytic processing paradigms" 

Work experience


Staff, Talent Acquisition Manager


Recruiting talented and highly motivated software engineers and other technology experts to build this next-generation risk analysis platform, RMS(one).
RMS(one) is a highly scalable, cloud-based SaaS offering that performs detailed risk analyses for our 400+ clients worldwide. RMS(one) is based on Linux, Java, and open source technologies, and leverages the latest advances in database tools, vector processing, hardware-based acceleration techniques, and geographic visualization tools.  Working with the latest Cloud and open source technologies such as Git, Spark, Docker, Mesos, and OpenStack.

Jun 20132014

Staffing Consultant


Changing local commerce on a global scale: Building large-scale data systems, Hiring, Data Scientist, Java, Hadoop Software Engineers. Strong background in data mining, machine learning, statistical analysis, and modeling. Keen aptitude for large scale data analysis with a penchant for identifying key insights from data. Fluency in programming languages like C/C++/Java and scripting languages like Perl/Python. Hadoop internals, MapReduce and the Hadoop ecosystem(Pig, Hive, Streaming)

Aug 2010Jun 2013

Senior Engineering Recruiter (Consulting)


Recruiting for Advanced R&D Engineering, Data Scientist, Analytics, retaining talent with Strong development experience in Java and working in the Linux environment. PostgreSQL,Python, with distributed computing and parallel programming and the entire Hadoop stack such as HDFS, MapReduce, HBase, Hive, Pig, etc.HD product family includes a Community Edition, Enterprise Edition and Data Computing Appliance. The Community Edition is a certified and supported version of Apache Hadoop. 

Jan 2010Jul 2010

Senior Technical Recruiter

Google Ventures (Consulting)

Technical Recruiting for software engineers developing the next-generation technologies.  Projects include working on advanced information-retrieval algorithms, massive scalability and storage solutions, and large-scale applications that enrich the user experience. Work extensively on networking systems, advertising systems, and complex transaction systems in consumer applications.  C/C++, Java, JS, Python and number of other programming and scripting languages to build complex test infrastructure for our wide array of distributed computing systems and architecture that span Search, Mobile, Ads, Google Apps, etc.

Jan 2009Oct 2009

Management Consultant Cloud Computing (Contract)

Booz Allen Hamilton (Consulting )

Staffing consult focusing on identifying and qualifying cloud computing thought leaders, (IT) professionals with expertise in:  "Large scale data and analytic processing paradigms" Utilizing Hadoop + Hbase, HDFS, Hive, Semantic Web applications, Mahout, Pig and machine learning applications.

Feb 2007Jan 2009

Sr. Technical Recruiter Lead: (Contract)


Technical Recruiter/Lead for (SDS) Strategic Data Solutions and Insights Global Strategy.  Managed recruiting and sourcing strategies for 500 person engineering organization. Recruited Executive Level Engineering Management, Distinguished Engineers, Product Managers, Architects, Staff & Senior Software Engineers. Technologies in: SaaS, Web Based Services, Web applications. Backend VLDB, innovative ETL and analytic systems. Business Intelligence.

Jun 2006Feb 2007

Sr. Corporate Technical Recruiter (Contract)

Intuit Inc.

Technical Recruitment/Account Management for the Small Business Division. Recruiting activities for Product Managers, Architects, Staff & Senior Software Engineers. Technologies in: SaaS, Web Based Services, Windows and Web applications, and Desktop development. Win32, .Net, C/C++, Java, C# SQL Server Windows, and Linux.

Oct 2005Jun 2006

Sr. Technical Recruiter Team Lead Engineering & Development (Contract)

Symantec Corporation

Senior Technical Recruiter lead for the Engineering & Development Groups U.S. Supported the CTO Office with staffing strategies and full lifecycle recruiting engagements for Software, Systems and Distinguished Engineers with the following disciplines: Internet security, Enterprise Security Solutions, NT®, Solaris®, and Linux® platforms. At the server level operate on Windows NT, UNIX, Linux, and other key server platforms.

Apr 2004Oct 2005

Sr. Corporate Technical Recruiter (Contract)

Apr 2000Apr 2004

Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager, North America (Contract)

Fujitsu / Amdahl
Aug 1997Apr 2000

Sr. Technical Recruitment / Manager

Metamor Worldwide/NBS/MTS
Nov 1989Aug 1997

Senior Technical Recruiter