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Barbara Sanfilippo


An enthusiastic and popular keynote speaker, workshop leader, consultant and coach. Her firm, High Definition People® partners with organizations to ignite employee passion, create inspired leaders and engage all staff to deliver on the brand promise. She also specializes in building high performing sales and customer service cultures.

Barb is the author of “Dream Big!  What’s the Best That Can Happen?” Some clients include: Starwood Resorts, Bank of America, Sharp Health Care and hundreds of small to medium size businesses in nearly every industry segment.  She has so many ideas, she's been described as a MANIC EXPRESSIVE!

John Vlastelica


John Vlastelica draws from  20 years of recruiting experience, including almost 10 years as a corporate recruiting leader and over 8 years as a recruitment management consultant and trainer. He was the Senior Director, Global Recruiting for Expedia, a Recruiting Director at, and the engineering recruiting leader for two start-up divisions of McCaw/AT&T Wireless. In 2002, he started Recruiting Toolbox to help other companies improve their in-house recruiting capabilities.

John has provided training and recruitment management consulting services to companies of all shapes and sizes, including leading organizations in high-tech, bio-tech, healthcare, financial services, and retail. John has shared his expertise with colleagues as an entertaining and credible repeat presenter at regional, national, and international recruiting conferences (including ERE Expo, SourceCon, RecruitingTrends, AIRS Symposiums, Talent42, SmartResourcing UK, Australalsian Talent Conference, iRecruit Europe, and SHRM’s national HR conferences), through online webinars, and as an instructor for various Sourcing and Recruiting Leadership workshops and academies.

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Sudi Korba

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Jeremy Langhans


Jeremy Langhans enjoys playing in the digital marketing space for recruiting! He has a deep expertise in strategic engagement platforms (sourcing, research, and social media) & applies his channel knowledge in attracting talent.  Jeremy currently leads Global Brand and Talent Attraction for Expedia.  Prior to joining Expedia, he was the program manager for Employment Brand and Channels at Starbucks.  He is honored to be a founding member of the steering committee of the Sourcing 7, a special interest group of the Northwest Recruiters Association where he fosters opportunities to network, influence and educate.  Jeremy started Social Media for Staffing at Starbucks in 2009 and in 2010 rolled out their Social Recruiting platform. He had the pleasure of owning 2 roadmaps, globally, within Talent Management at Starbucks. These included Digital & Social Media, as well as their Career Center and other major channels (i.e. LinkedIn).  A good example of his work can be found @starbucksjobs on Twitter.  Jeremy has consulted for companies like Microsoft, Cisco, Yahoo, and started his tenured career working at staffing agencies in the late 90's.  He views Global Brand as "just the guy who makes the final decision on how we show up in the market" and "a way to drive results through a candidate centric design methodology".  He views Talent Attraction as "the synergistic space where strategic talent sourcing / talent engagement collide" and "the systems that create more yeses to the business".

John Sumser


John Sumser is the principal analyst for HRxAnalysts and founder and managing editor of The HRExaminer Online Magazine. John's work explores the people, technology, ideas and trends that drive the evolution of the HR and Recruiting functions

Over his career John has routinely advised Human Resources, Recruiting Departments and Talent Management teams with product analysis, HR Technology, market segmentation, positioning, strategy and branding guidance. He is widely sought as an advisor to software companies that serve the Human Resources and Recruiting Industry. Sumser has been cited in every relevant publication from the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post; from the Harvard Business Review to HR Magazine; and, from to

He has been deeply involved in the evolution of the online HRTechnology industry serving as an advisor to the newspaper industry in the early 1990s and board participation in a series of startups (notably,

A liberal arts graduate at heart, Sumser learned to program using punch cards in the late 1970s. He was one of the first 1,000 certified Logistics Engineers. Graduate studies included Applied Behavioral Science (OD) at Johns Hopkins and the MBA program at Loyola of Baltimore. As a defense industry engineering manager, Sumser helped shepherd in total quality principles while managing R&D programs.

Just before he turned 40, Sumser moved his family from the heart of Maryland's farm country to the docks of Sausalito's houseboat community. In California, he ran the Point Foundation, published the Millennium Whole Earth Catalog and edited the Whole Earth Review. From there he launched interbiznet, the first firm to act as an independent analyst of online Recruiting. At interbiznet he helped guide the evolution of that industry over the course of fourteen years.

Today, Sumser runs both the HRExaminer and HRxAnalysts from the sleepy coastal town of Bodega Bay (best known for its birds).

HRxAnalysts recently published the 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR and Recruiting, an exhaustive study of the trends and directions of next generation technology. The HRExaminer averages 220,000 monthly page views and 50,000 unique monthly visitors.

Robert Hohman


Robert Hohman is co-founder and chief executive officer of Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, and a member of the company's board of directors. Before creating Glassdoor, Robert was most recently president of Hotwire, a leading discount travel site and division of Expedia, Inc. He was one of the original team members of Expedia, and was part of the executive team that took it public in 1999.

During his Expedia tenure, Robert also served as president of Classic Custom Vacations and executive vice president of Cruise & Packages for Expedia North America. In Expedia's early stage, he led the engineering team that built the cruise, hotel, and package booking systems. Robert started his career at Microsoft and worked as a software developer in a range of areas from Windows 95 to interactive television to online games.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University.

Steve Boese


Steve brings over fifteen years of experience in the implementation of complex human resources technology solutions for global enterprise clientele. Currently, Steve is a Co-Chair, HR Technology Conference for LRP Publications.

Steve is also a leading HR blogger and hosts both “HR Happy Hour” a popular radio programs dedicated to opening the lines of communication among thought leaders, practitioners and service providers in the global human resources field. He has also been invited to speak at numerous HR and industry events like the HR Technology Conference, the HR Executive Forum, and several regional SHRM events. Steve’s blog was selected as the number one Talent Management Blog by the editors of the Fistful of Talent in February 2010.

Steve is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and resides in Rochester, NY.

Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveBoese.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Chris Dustin


As Senior Vice President of Organizational Development, Chris Dustin is responsible for the day-to-day leadership, guidance, and management of the firm’s consulting operations.  These responsibilities include coaching and guiding clients to implement positive change based on the quantitative and qualitative data collected during the survey process.  He is actively involved in conducting leadership presentations, training sessions, and workshops sharing best practices and strategic advice on how to improve clients’ overall business outcomes.  Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, concentrating in Management.  He is a native of Colorado and moved to Chicago in 1997.

Bryan Johanson

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Jennifer Kahnweiler

Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., Certified Speaking Professional, is an Atlanta, GA based global speaker and bestselling author known as the “Champion of Introverts.” Her 3 books, The Genius of Opposites, Quiet Influence and The Introverted Leader have been translated into 16 languages. Jennifer has been invited to speak in many countries including Australia, Germany, Paraguay and Vietnam. Her clients include GE, NASA, and the CDC and she is a long-time faculty member of the American Management Association. She has also been featured in Forbes, Time and The Wall Street Journal.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Kris Dunn


Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta.  He's also the founder of two industry-leading blogs – Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine.  Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular.  Dunn is also the author of The 9 Faces of HR, published by SHRM Publishing in 2019.

Specialties: Belief that the HR function rocks mixed with Business chops. Crossover Dribble. Encyclopedia-like knowledge of the Grunge Era.

Tim Sackett, SHRM-SCP

Sackett, SHRM-SCP

Tim is one of the few HR pros who has been on both sides of the desk. With over 15 years of experience in talent acquisition, Tim has worked as a staffing director on the corporate side with companies like Applebee's International, ShopKo Stores, Inc. and Sparrow Health System. He also has had two stints with HRU - first coming to us directly out of college for eight years, then returning - a la the Prodigal Son - to run HRU after a nine-year sabbatical on the corporate side of the fence (and his story is closer to the Biblical reference than you might think!). Tim is an active HR blogger, conference presenter and advocate for a Diet Mountain Dew soda fountain in the office. He truly believes that the most important role of HR in any organization is to increase the talent.

Follow Tim on Twitter @TimSackett.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

George Bradt


George Bradt has a unique perspective on transformational leadership based on his combined senior line management and consulting experience at companies including Coca-Cola, Walt Disney and Procter & Gamble. Now he is a Principal of CEO Connection and Managing Director of PrimeGenesis, the leading executive onboarding and transition acceleration group he founded in 2002. George is the author of three books on onboarding published by Wiley including The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan, as well as a weekly column for, “The New Leader’s Playbook.”

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Catherine Mattice


Catherine Mattice is the President of Civility Partners, a training and consulting firm focused on helping organizations build positive workplace cultures. After dealing with a bully in an organization where she was the Director of Compliance and HR, Catherine began researching the topic of workplace bullying. Since 2004 she has published several articles, and appeared in the media as an expert in such places as USA Today, MSNBC, Inc. Magazine, NBC, ABC and FOX. Clients have included the US Marine Corps, Kaiser Permanente, and a variety of other private, public and government contracts. Catherine is past-president of ASTD, San Diego Chapter, an adjunct at National University and Brandman University, and heads a consulting group in the International Association for Workplace Bullying & Harassment.

Follow Catherine on Twitter @catmattice.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:45pm


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