The Recruiters.Network advisory board has brought talent acquisition and human resources leaders together from around the country to build the only umbrella of affordable regional recruiting conferences focused on professional development for recruiting professionals.
They are all responsible for setting the overall strategy and direction for the community, content, education and agendas for our recruiting conferences and events. If you’re interested in learning more or joining the Recruiters.Network advisory board, please contact us.
With over 20 years of recruiting and human resources leadership experience, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. He is currently the Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition & Workforce Strategy for MongoDB.
Jason founded the Recruiters Network in 2011, an organization committed to advancing the talent acquisition profession through continuing education, professional development, recruiting conferences and networking events. Jason has built and led several of the nation’s largest and most active regional recruiting communities and he has authored and published content in, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Society for Human Resource Management, Corporate Executive Board and more.
Outside of work you can find Jason enjoying the outdoors in the Bay Area, indulging in froyo, exploring a new part of the world on vacation, hanging out with his family, or tending to their adorable yet bossy Pekingese named Otis.
Advisory Board Members
Kunal Laroia serves as the inaugural Executive Director of The Recruiters Network. In his role, Kunal oversees the development and implementation of the strategic objectives for the organization and its regional communities. Passionate about harnessing and leveraging the collective wisdom of Human Resource & Recruitment professionals, Kunal is the connector and convener of The Recruiter's Network nationwide communities.
Prior to The Recruiter's Network, Kunal consulted with talent acquisition teams to support their overall technical hiring needs, most recently at Hired. With deep and diverse experience in engaging startups, Kunal has also served as a lead community organizer for TechStars Startup Week, Membership & Community Manager at Galvanize, and is the Founder of Arizona-based Telescope Ventures which helps seed stage companies connect with and hire local engineering and design graduates.
From time-to-time you can find Kunal on the golf course, experiencing new wines, exploring to new destinations, and taking flying lessons as a pilot-in-training.
Taylor Martinez is the Marketing & Events Specialist for the Recruiters Network. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of St.Thomas in 2018. While studying at the University of St. Thomas she had the opportunity to study abroad in Ireland, Argentina, and Brazil. Also, during the completion of her degree, she underwent many different work experiences such as being a Marketing Research Intern for Sidewalk Dog, Social Media Intern for Hy-Vee, and Talent Acquisition & Social Media Intern for Spok. Throughout her experiences, she has become increasingly interested in social media and how its use can shape and grow an organization.
Taylor has proudly lived in Minnesota her whole life. She is passionate about volunteering and has spent numerous hours volunteering with the Jeremiah Program. In her free time, she enjoys partaking in outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming, as well as going for walks with her adorable English Mastiff named Mabel.
Matt is the Director of Partner Relations with Carex Consulting Group. Matt has 20 years of Human Resources experience specializing in the field of talent acquisition. Specific areas of concentration include recruitment strategy, workforce planning, assessment and selection, metrics, candidate experience and process design. Matt is a strong proponent of leveraging technology in the recruiting process where he has experience with multiple applicant tracking systems and leverages numerous existing and emerging recruiting tools/resources.
Matt is the President of Wisconsin Recruiters, a networking and professional development organization for Talent Acquisition professionals throughout Wisconsin. He also sits on the Advisory Board for Chicago Recruiters. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Dane County and is on the planning committee for Food-for-Kidz, a local non-profit that has packaged and distributed over 2 million meals worldwide since its inception in 2006.
He was born in Connecticut, grew up in Massachusetts and Minnesota, and lived in Colorado for several years before moving to Madison in 2000.
Dustin is a talent acquisition veteran with diverse recruiting experience that spans both agency and in-house corporate settings across a wide variety of industries. Starting his career at Aerotek, he has since worked with David Evans & Associates, Adidas, and is currently at Nike. A manager and builder of high performing recruiting teams and effective recruiting strategies, he prides himself on a creative use of data and analytics in storytelling.
He is also a world traveler, proud father, and a massive Portland Trail Blazers fan. Having lived in 4 countries and visited over 30 in his adult life, Dustin is a recognized global collaborator who has been successful in adapting all that he has learned from his nomadic lifestyle to the business world. Rip City.
Lisa is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Mechanics Bank, where she spearheads all aspects of Talent Acquisition encompassing strategy and process along with leading a team of experienced recruiters to find the paramount talent in the marketplace. She is extremely passionate about talent acquisition and ensuring both the candidate and hiring manager have an engaging and positive experience. Prior to joining Mechanics Bank, Lisa’s progressive career spanned 18 years at Nelson Staffing with the last 10 years as the Regional Vice President for the East Region. She oversaw the recruiting, operations and sales efforts along with building and nurturing client relationships. Lisa has been an active board member for the past 8 years with the Tri-Valley region of NCHRA, holding the co-chair, college relations, and social committee roles.
Lisa is a native Californian who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two Havanese doggies, Marty and Stewart (affectionately named after her idol Martha Stewart). For the last eight years, Lisa has been publishing a successful blog that reflects her passion for food, wine and entertaining. One of her bucket list items is to travel to all 50 states and she has 19 more to go!
Rebecca relocated from Minnesota to Arizona in 2016 for her current role as Director of Talent Acquisition at P.F. Chang’s. She has been in and around the talent acquisition space for 10+ years at a variety of organizations in both full-time and consulting roles. She is passionate about people – identifying, attracting, onboarding and retaining great talent through planning and strategy, competency development, employment branding, social media, mentoring/coaching/training, relationship building/management, employee engagement, and analytics. Her top 5 CliftonStrengths are Activator, Strategic, Futuristic, Connectedness, and Includer. She was involved from the beginning with the very first community in the Recruiters Network in Minnesota, and is excited to be leading the newest community in Arizona!
She loves (in no particular order) cycling, hockey (Go Wild!), meeting people, exploring new places, youth ministry, writing & facilitating murder mysteries, food (and posting pictures of it on social media!), her family, and giving back to others. And Pottery Barn. Much to her husband’s dismay.
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Tiffany Kuehl has over two decades of HR and talent acquisition experience, enabling her to bring unique industry insight to her work. She has held high-level talent acquisition positions within manufacturers including, Donaldson Company, Honeywell and MTS Systems. She serves as the Director of the Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management State Council (MNSHRM), held multiple roles on the Twin Cities Society for Human Resource Management (TCSHRM) Board, and served on the Advisory Board with Minnesota Recruiters (MNREC). She has a love for connecting HR talent with the right opportunities as well as networking and sharing her experiences to help others learn.
Keirsten Greggs is Talent Acquisition Consultant and Career Coach. In 2017 she founded TRAP Recruiter, LLC, a small business committed to bridging the gap between the job seeker and organizations committed to attracting, hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent and fostering inclusive, equitable cultures. During her 19-year career, she has implemented creative recruiting strategies for Defense, Intelligence, Federal and Civilian contract portfolios and accumulated a full range of Talent Acquisition experience including Full Life-Cycle Recruiting, Executive Hiring, Talent Acquisition Operations, Training Development and Delivery, Talent Acquisition Project Management, College Recruiting, Internal Staffing, and Proposal/Incumbent Capture. Always focused on relationship building, she engages with a broader audience via her blog, as a guest speaker, as a guest on various podcasts, facilitating workshops and training, and as the creator of the #RecruiterProblems meme series.
A certified Jersey Jawn who now calls the DC Metro area home, she loves God, trap music, DST, being churchy, graphic tees, code-switching, coffee, happy hour, anything fried, Cobb salad and bearded dudes.
Rob Trzcinski has more than ten years of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry, and joined LaSalle Network, one of the fastest growing staffing and recruiting firms in the country, in 2008.
Rob has worked in recruiting, sales and management during his tenure at LaSalle, earning more than five promotions in ten years. Rob helped launched LaSalle Network's technology recruiting practice, now one of its fastest-growing staffing verticals, and today, Rob advises clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on their growth and the talent they need to thrive.
During his time with LaSalle, Rob has earned LaSalle’s Producer of the Quarter award, Producer of the Year, as well as the Sales’ Team Gold Club in 2017.
Rob grew up in Midland, MI, earned a BBA from Northwood University and lives in Chicago with his wife.
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