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John Nurthen manages the team that delivers SIAs international research content across the entire workforce solutions ecosystem, including the gig economy and job boards.
He has almost 30 years’ experience in the staffing industry, having previously worked in senior managerial roles for three of the world’s largest staffing firms. He has played an active role in major equity offerings and mergers, and held responsibility for internal and external communications, e-Business, technology matters, marketing and CSR. He played a leading role in the development of common data standards with the creation of HR-XML SIDES and was responsible for creating the first global procurement contracts with a number of the world’s largest job boards.
Heather Bussing is an employment attorney, HR Tech analyst, writer and editor. Spending her time exploring the intersection of people, technology and work, Heather regularly advises employers on the HR policies and workforce issues, in addition to teaching legal writing and internet law. She’s appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Mashable, Business Insider, and NPR discussing employment issues and tech.
Reena, a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, interestingly dove into entrepreneurship when most women take a career break, after her first child was born. She began with a staffing company, Avankia, then moved on to TargetRecruit, the most innovative talent management platform. She successfully exited from TargetRecruit in early 2018. Reena’s passion has always been to give back to the community. Recognizing the gap in job opportunities for stay at home moms, she started Mom Relaunch - an organization that empowers women on a career break to get back into the workforce, with a focus on IT and HR. An active advocate and spokesperson on entrepreneurship, she mentors and nurtures the next generation of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
The modern architect of culture change in energy, Katie Mehnert is the Founder and CEO of Pink Petro™, the global community and career resource aimed at disrupting the gender gap in energy. And in 2017, she launched Experience Energy℠ the only global careers platform aimed at delivering the energy transition.
Katie has held global leadership roles with BP and Shell in safety and environment during periods of financial crisis, spills, divestment and globalization. Katie’s early career included consulting with Duke Energy, Entergy and Enron. Her corporate path drove her to entrepreneurship to help energy companies prepare for the looming talent shortage and workforce diversity needs to address energy poverty and climate change.
In 2019, she testified before Congress on the clean energy workforce of the future. She's published in Scientific American, Forbes, The Hill, CNBC, CNN, and other international outlets. She is also the founder of Lean In Energy, a global nonprofit solely devoted to mentoring in the energy sector.
Katie is a four-time World Major marathoner having completed London, Chicago, New York and Berlin. Her husband is an associate general counsel with Baker Hughes. They live with their 8-year-old daughter in Houston’s Energy Corridor. Her book on overcoming fear and progressing with purpose, 'Grow with the Flow,' will release in 2020.
Stephen Anderson is the MD & co-founder of Crooton, a recruitment solutions provider based in the UK that works with employers to help source quality candidates. Working across multiple sectors they utilise innovative digital ad. tech to deliver recruitment messages to very targeted pools of candidates.
Prior to launching Crooton, Stephen ran The SmartList, a fixed price recruitment company and managed Jobstoday, a generalist UK job board.
Robert Boersma is the Director of Client Success at Talent.com (formerly neuvoo). He has spoken at recruiting and job board events like TA Tech and ACSESS internationally, bringing a unique perspective from his experience in start-ups and within TA at Fortune 500 companies alike. Robert helped Talent.com grow from a small Canadian start-up into an international staple – having recently secured $53M in a series A funding round and growing monthly traffic to 75M+ visitors in 79 countries.
he Job Board Doctor is Jeff Dickey-Chasins, a veteran of the job board, recruitment marketing, publishing, and e-learning industries. He provides consulting services for job boards and recruitment marketing companies. Jeff was the original marketing director for Dice.com, growing it from $7 million to $65+ million in three years. He has worked with 450+ job boards and HR-related sites and start-ups over the past 20 years. He has published research, e-books, and blog posts on almost every aspect of the industry. He has also spoken extensively at numerous industry events, including TATech, Staffing Industry Analysts, and Jobg8 Global Job Board Summit.