SourceCon 2017 Keynote Series: FaceTime Unplugged

This week the team at Proactive Talent Strategies is attending the 10th Anniversary of SourceCon in Austin, Texas. With a total of seven keynotes throughout the entire conference, we’ve decided to do a write-up on everyone in a series we’re calling Sourcing Secrets: Keynotes from SourceCon 2017. 

Tuesday Afternoon Keynote

Keynote: FaceTime Unplugged: Sourcing Before Social Media
Speakers: Maisha Cannon

One of my favorite speakers at #SourceCon this year. Maisha talked about what sourcing was like prior to social media -- and in a wonderful display of irony -- i will be describing her session in the form of embedded tweets that she so perfectly sent out during her presentation. 

How does this relate to the conference theme?

Did you not just read all those tweets? :P Maisha went way back -- to the basics with this stellar presentation. 

Will Staney

Will is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC and the former Head of Global Talent Acquisition at rapidly-growing startups Twilio andGlassdoor. Prior to that he held recruiting leadership roles at enterprise software leaders VMwareSuccessFactors and SAPwhere he lead strategic programs includingemployer brandingsourcing strategy, recruiting operations and systems process design.

During his over 7 years as a recruiting practitioner, after 10 years in sales and marketing, he developed a passion for building what he calls "modern recruiting machines". He would push innovation from the inside, execute on his vision, and once it was realized he would pass the torch on to those he had mentored and move on to his next challenge. He was destined to start a consultancy so he could help as many companies as possible adopt a more proactive recruiting strategy with community in mind.

In his free time, Will enjoys riding his motorcycle, trying out the newest gadgets, and spending time with his two kids, Foster and Felicity.