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Global Director, Financial Times Career Management has spent 12 years in the job board industry, starting at The Telegraph Media Group in 2004 and latterly at The Financial Times since 2008. In 2006 he successfully re-launched Telegraph Jobs which led to a period of exceptional growth. Two years later he joined the FT to become Managing Director of exec-appointments.com, a recent FT acquisition and the leading senior executive job board in the UK. He has since built Financial Times Career Management, a business unit that encompasses Recruitment, Business Education and the FT Non-Executive Directors Club and Diploma.
Andreea is the co-founder and CEO of Opening.io, an AI-powered engine that provides matching, predicting, recommending and intelligent search technologies for job platforms. She has a background in programming, journalism, product management, business development and entrepreneurship. Andreea is a startup mentor, having mentored in all the major incubators and accelerators in Dublin but also London, Tel Aviv and Berlin. Andreea was involved in running the Irish wing of an EU funded accelerator (4.5 million euro fund), was the Head of Product Management in the largest Irish media trust and has previously founded companies, Opening.io being her fourth venture. Speaker, tech event organiser, lecturer and lover of the outdoors.
For the past 16 years Anna has been working in various roles combining her knowhow in HR as well as her passion for digital and fast growing companies. She understands the challenges which corporate HR departments are facing.
Anna also understands the difficulties of building up innovative yet pragmatic HR activities from scratch in early stage startups. Having been a Managing Director in a young HR company she has great knowledge of the difficulties founders face in building disruptive HR services and selling them to prospective clients.
Anna now focuses on enabling HR professionals to be part of the evolution of talent management. Her clients vary from digital startups to corporate HR professionals and anything in-between.
Rob Brouwer is the CEO of Jobrapido since 2014, after 20 years of experience in the off and online recruitment industry and more than 15 years of experience in leading and transforming companies. Before the role in Jobrapido, Rob Brouwer spent 12 years at Monster Worldwide where he oversaw global expansion strategy and execution in Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Rob Brouwer speaks five languages and holds a degree in Dutch Business Law achieved at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1994.
Jeff is the Chief Operating Officer at Stack Overflow where he runs the business behind Stack Overflow’s network of Q&A communities, including advertising sales and Stack Overflow Talent. Before joining Stack Overflow, Jeff was Founder and CTO of Allworx Corp which reached a successful exit in 2007. At Allworx, Jeff was head of product development for Allworx’s line of VoIP hardware and software products, the lead on the company and product strategy, and somehow even managed to continue to write and ship major pieces of embedded C/C++ code (at least occasionally).
Joe Stubblebine is the Vice President of Recruitment Media Sales at Nexxt and has a varied career in the recruitment marketing space.
Joe has worked for many notable brands including Glaxo SmithKline and Hershey’s.
Prior to joining Nexxt (previously Beyond), he cofounded and managed JobCircle.com, a robust regional career site that was acquired by Beyond in 2012.
Joe’s entrepreneurial spirit and positive attitude allow him to stay up-to-date with everything happening in talent acquisition technology and that allows him to help clients make killer hiring decisions. He’s a proud dad, passionate boater, and U2 super fan.
Melissa is a marketing manager at Uber and helps lead efforts for driver acquisition through job board channels. She has a background in digital media marketing and advertising with experience including strategic planning, analytics, and programmatic digital media buying and optimizing.
With proven ability to drive bottom-line success through developing and executing highly effective marketing strategies at a global level she thrives on new challenges and moving the industry forward. Specializing in performance based acquisition advertising she is constantly looking to innovate and deliver effective global campaigns through performance media and data.
Before launching Adzuna six years ago, Doug was COO of property portal Zoopla. From 2008 he led the growth of the team from 5 to 75 people and the site to number 2 in UK property with 5M visitors a month, organically and through acquisitions.
Previously he was MD of Gumtree.com, the UK's largest classified ads site, where he built the team and business through a fun growth ramp after acquisition by eBay in 2005.
Prior to Gumtree, Doug worked for eBay UK, Bain & Company, Unilever and also as an entrepreneur.
Doug has a BA in English from Cambridge, an MBA from Kellogg, and hates to admit he is a qualified accountant.
Since 2016 Alex has been Managing Director of Careerbuilder UK. He is one of the pioneers of internet recruitment in Greece having been involved in the creation of Kariera.gr which is the number one jobsite in Greece. Kariera.gr was acquired by Careerbuilder in 2007 and in 2011 Alex became Managing Director of Careerbuilder for Greece, Cyprus and Spain moving to the UK in 2016. Besides Careerbuilder he works closely with NGOs to offer career and job search guidance to people that are excluded from the labour market.
CEO & Founder, Bright Network
James Uffindell is an entrepreneur, investor and one of the UK’s leading experts on the recruitment market. He’s spent the last 16 years helping over one million students with their applications to both blue chip employers and leading universities.
James is an expert on entrepreneurship, building high-growth businesses, venture investing, private equity, social mobility at university level, the graduate job market, internships, entry level talent, and managing and engaging millennial employees.
James set up Bright Network in 2013. It is one of the fastest growing careers networks in the UK, and focuses on connecting the brightest students with the world of work, no matter what their background.
Chris Forman is the CEO and Founder of Appcast. As the former Founder & CEO of StartWire, CEO of AIRS, and Chief Development Officer of The Right Thing, Chris has worked in the recruiting industry for 20 years, developing smart recruiting tools that have helped hire millions of people around the globe. He's been part of the team that has won the HR Tech Top Product of the Year award on three different occasions and numerous ReSIs, and was named Innovator of the Year by TATech in 2017.
Lee Biggins is the founder and managing director of CV-Library, the UK's leading independent job site. Lee has always been an entrepreneur at heart, and even from an early age, his entrepreneurial spirit shone through.
Growing up in Fleet, Hampshire meant that Lee was just a short walk away from the Basingstoke Canal, and on hot days he would sell cold cans of coke to fishermen. This drive led to Lee running his own car washing empire as a teenager, and ultimately carried through to the developmental days of CV-Library.
Dr. Sebastian Buder has been a consultant for labour law for more than 12 years advising national and international companies on all aspects of individual and collective employment law. A special focus is the advising of domestic and foreign personnel service providers on labour, social insurance and civil law issues. He specialises in the contractual and actual design of the use of flexible personnel resources (freelancers, work contracts, temporary work, interim management).
Lars spent 10 years in Brussels working as an energy lobbyist and trustbusting for the EU, before he left to start EuroBrussels - a Europewide jobsite for lobbyists, economists, policy-wonks, consultants, lawyers and world-savers.
Already specialised in international experts willing to move to jobs in other European countries, EuroJobsites expanded into Science with PostDoc & Researcher jobsite EuroScienceJobs, and later EuroEngineerJobs, EuroPharmaJobs and EuroEnergyJobs. The most recent launch is a specialist lawyer jobsite: EuroLegalJobs.
Born in Copenhagen, Lars studied politics and economics in Denmark, France and Belgium. He speaks German, French, Dutch and Swedish, but is hopelessly failing to learn Russian.
Karsten is highly experienced in all aspects of online & digital business management, particularly within the online recruitment / job board advertising industry.
He has international experience working with clients and partners all around the world particularly across the Scandinavian countries as well as the UK, Germany, US and the Netherlands.
He is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark as CEO of MatchWork building market leading job board software.
Recognised as a ‘thought leader’ in recruitment marketing, Dave has delivered keynotes and workshops for leading recruitment conferences, exhibitions and seminars across Europe and America.
As a Partner for Ph.Creative, Dave continuously strives to ensure he delivers remarkable talent attraction results for his impressive portfolio of clients through the use of integrated digital strategies and tactics. These include BT, Virgin Media, LinkedIn, BAE Systems and WehKamp.
Dan Dackombe joined LinkedIn in 2011. In his current role as director of sales within LinkedIn’s Search & Staffing division in EMEA, Dan is responsible for the strategic direction of the division across the region and LinkedIn’s work with staffing and recruitment firms.
His team is focused on transforming the recruitment industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa by enabling recruiters and staffing professionals to reach more candidates with relevant roles using LinkedIn as their primary platform. For the past 15 years Dan has worked with technology companies which have transformed the recruitment industry.
Alex Charles is Chief Product Officer of a new portfolio of b2C career services at Stepstone, one of the world’s leading job portals. Alex has a technology background, leading teams to solve problems in Banking, Media and HR. Back in 2000, he founded and grew his own business, the first company offering online CVs to millions of people in the UK and Australia. His passion is building services that genuinely help the life outcome of people. He is an active member of the product mgmt. community and enjoys sharing his successes and learnings with industry peers.
Tarquin works on the Cloud team at Google as a Group Manager for Cloud Job Discovery. Using Google's pre-trained machine learning models, the team works closely with the talent industry to improve the match rate in connecting job seekers with jobs. Customers include recruitment ISVs such as Jibe, TMP and RolePoint in addition to job boards such as CareerBuilder, staffing agencies such as Hays and Adecco, applicant tracking systems such as iCIMS and hiring companies such as FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, HealthSouth and Google.
Louise is CEO of Jobg8 worldwide, which provides services to the Job Board industry. She has set up and led some of the most innovative job boards in the UK, USA and Australian markets since 1999. This experience put her in a great position to launch Jobg8 back in 2008. Jobg8 now manage over 10 million job postings each month to ensure that the right candidates are connected to the right jobs. All the while keeping the transactions and revenue within the Job Board community.
Richard is a successful serial Entrepreneur with over 22 years of working within the Online Recruitment and Digital Media industries. He's spent most of his career dedicated to using technology and the internet to revolutionise the recruitment marketing Industry.
Richard’s experience covers many areas of the online recruitment industry from job boards, as Managing Director of JobSite and a network of niche boards; within a recruitment consultancy as Head of Digital Marketing; and establishing the largest agency buyer of online advertising and Search Engine Marketing, which he later sold to WPP.
The use of Artificial Intelligence, combined with the emergence of Job Board search engines (aggregators), and the move to buying job advertising on a performance basis is game changing. No doubt it will have a profound effect on how we all recruit, as well as the structure of the industry we work in. Richard has dusted off his soap box, and is looking forward to spreading the word of how recruiters can use these changes to revolutionise their success.
Ben Sole is head of display and programmatic advertising at reed.co.uk. He has been involved in digital for 20 years since he helped launch whatmedia.co.uk and became the first digital jobs sales executive at RBI in the late 90's.
Ben spent 10 years in Australia as the online director for RBI where he helped to transform a leading B2B magazine publisher into a multi channel media business launching a number of digital business units including a vertical jobs network. Ben joined reed.co.uk to scale their display & programmatic offering.
A highly experienced sales director fixated on creating customer and shareholder value. With over 16 years’ experience in the online recruitment advertising industry Gavin is renowned for his unwavering passion and dogged determination to continually innovate. Alongside his teams, Gavin has been a credible advisor to Enterprise & SME firms both locally and internationally. Since joining s1 he has accelerated growth and has the responsibility of planning and implementing the sales strategy. Above all he is passionate about all things recruitment.