Hiring From the Heart

Hiring From the Heart

By Barbara Lee + Reuben Roth
Join us for in-depth conversations with the top specialists in recruiting, talent and people operations. Barbara Lee and Reuben Roth lead the conversation on recruiting, relationships and how the two tie together.
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Episode 12: Susan Chy, Revolut
How can the environment that you're in and the types of people you're exposed to change your entire outlook on life? Listen to our final episode through to the end because near minute 20, Susan drops something unexpected and the conversation takes a turn. Join us as we dive into Susan's experience of moving from Sacramento and going to work at Google where she (literally) was pushed into a sink or swim situation. Susan Chy is the New York City based Recruiting Manager for Revolut, a British fintech company. Prior to moving to NYC and the startup world, Susan worked on recruiting for companies like Clarifai, PAX Labs (the makers of JUUL), Amazon and Google. -- This episode is sponsored by Underdog.io, a marketplace connecting job seekers with technology companies. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone.
35:31
May 4, 2020
[LIVE] Episode 11: Gigi Genkova, Expanse
Gigi takes a straight and direct approach with both her recruiting processes and her dating life. From her work at large firms and smaller startups, Gigi talks to us about using metrics to strategize on her recruitment processes and being real about her team's diversity goals. Join us for a raw, unedited episode recorded this week and posted live within 24 hours! Gigi Genkova is the Recruiting Manager at Expanse, an IT productivity startup based in San Francisco. Prior to Expanse, Gigi was a recruiter on companies like McKinsey and Palantir.  -- This episode is sponsored by Underdog.io, a marketplace connecting job seekers with technology companies. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone.
42:16
April 28, 2020
Episode 10: Chris Ioannou, Equinox
After deciding a career in finance wasn't for him, one of Chris's friends convinced him to join a recruiting agency and try his luck at being a recruiter. Being amazed by his ability to sit in the room with subject matter experts like CTOs and CIOs, he continued his career recruiting talent at some of the top tech companies in New York. Chris Ioannou is the Director of Technical Recruitment at Equinox, an American fitness company based in NYC. Chris's career includes stints at WeWork, Uber and now Equinox. -- This episode is sponsored by Underdog.io, a marketplace connecting job seekers with technology companies. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone.
36:49
April 20, 2020
Episode 9: Kim Coe, Citizen
After 5 years in recruiting, both in NYC and LA, Kim joined WeWork where she was able to build out the tech recruiting function from the ground up. Getting used to being uncomfortable was key to her being successful. Kim heavily credits a teamwork mentality and strong leadership to her success of being part of a recruitment team that hired 10,000 people in less than 2 years, including 1,000 engineers. Kim Coe is the Head of Talent at Citizen, an app that gives real-time safety alerts about incidents happening near you. Before Citizen, Kim built the team at WeWork and started her career at Talener focusing on perm and contract hires.   -- This episode is sponsored by Underdog.io, a marketplace connecting job seekers with technology companies. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone.
45:19
April 13, 2020
Episode 8: Charlie Keinath, Beeswax
Charlie talks about building his "roster" for his recruiting team and building an international team at BuzzFeed back in 2013. Charlie became a recruiter after his career in finance didn't pan out following the financial fallout of 2008. On his first day, his boss asked him, "Is your phone broken?". Listen in to hear what happened after that in a recounting of Charlie's decade long recruiting career. Charlie Keinath is Head of Talent at Beeswax. His career in recruiting includes working with some of New York City's fastest growing startups including Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Intersection (An Alphabet Company), and Beeswax. -- This episode is sponsored by Underdog.io, a marketplace connecting job seekers with technology companies. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone.
33:43
April 6, 2020
Episode 7: Jenn Gustin, InsideSherpa
Jenn pitches herself into becoming the Manager of Talent Acquisition on her second week of joining HBO and building the team at one of the world's largest self-driving car companies.  Jenn Gustin is an Account Executive at InsideSherpa. Her career has included time at some of the most tech-forward companies like HBO, Airtime, Argo AI, and the National Robotics Engineering Center as part of Carnegie Mellon University. -- This episode is sponsored by Underdog.io, a marketplace connecting job seekers with technology companies. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone.
40:32
March 30, 2020
Episode 6: Samer Zaben, Spotify
After 8 years in recruiting at small boutique agencies to established startups like Spotify, Samer gives us his deep take on why recruiting can never be replaced by AI and his singular focus for being a great recruiter. Samer Zaben is a Lead Tech Recruiter at Spotify in New York City. Before Spotify, Samer spent time at Vimeo and the agency world. Learning his basics at Dave Partners and going on to make more than 200 hires in his career. Samer is married and lives in New York City with his (soon to be)  two daughters.  -- This episode is sponsored by Yardbird Entertainment. Minority-owned, fairly priced and customer-centric - Yardbird Entertainment jazz can be booked for your next corporate event, wedding or team get together. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone.
34:47
March 23, 2020
Episode 5: Ginny Cheng, Zillow Group
From Asia to Europe, Ginny shares with us her stories about working internationally and built teams for large companies like Microsoft, Facebook and now Zillow Group. Ginny Cheng is a recruitment leader with experience in Global Technology, University Recruiting and M&A. She is also a career and leadership coach with experience in branding and product marketing. Ginny switched careers into recruiting from marketing and current leads a team of 75. -- This episode is sponsored by Handcrafted NYC. Ingredient-driven, locally sourced and thoughtfully produced. Handcrafted NYC is ready to cater to your next special event, corporate dinner or team lunches. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone.
34:58
March 16, 2020
Episode 4: Elliot Epstein, Galileo
Either education or healthcare, Elliot shares how he became passionate about recruiting while convincing others to join his cause. Elliot Epstein is Head of People for Galileo Health, a startup company that's revolutionizing the quality and affordability of American healthcare through AI, machine learning, and care delivery. His career has included recruiting at Knotel, Two Sigma Investments, and Teach for America among others. Elliot is a graduate of Brown University and lives in New York City. -- This episode is sponsored by Underdog.io, a marketplace connecting job seekers with technology companies. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone.
40:58
March 9, 2020
Episode 3: Amy Salazar, Noom
From sales to tech startups, Amy tells us how she pivoted her career and her tips on being a friendly presence for the hires she makes. Amy Salazar is a Recruiter at Noom, a behavior change pioneer, where she leads the hiring for Creative, Finance, Growth, and Operations. Previously, she supported a late stage startup as a generalist, hiring for both technical and non-technical roles. Amy is passionate about building high-performing teams and designing a memorable candidate experience. -- This episode is sponsored by Underdog.io, a marketplace connecting job seekers with technology companies. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone.
33:23
March 2, 2020
Episode 2: Arthur Matuszewski, Better.com
Scaling large teams of thousands and figuring out atypical hiring fits, Arthur walks us through his experience growing and building teams at some of the fastest growing technology enabled companies in the US. Arthur Matuszewski leads Talent for Better — a rapidly scaling direct digital lender using technology to change the way people finance their homes for the better. Prior, Arthur helped Wayfair, the leading destination for home e-commerce scale, from 7,000 to 14,000+ employees in under two years. Arthur was previously responsible for talent strategy at innovation consultancy Fahrenheit 212 and worked in general management at the global hedge fund Bridgewater Associates. -- This episode is sponsored by Underdog.io, a marketplace connecting job seekers with technology companies. Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone. -- For more connections and hiring wisdom, join our launch party on Wednesday, Feb. 26th at Better's office at 2 WTC. There will be jazz by Yardbird Entertainment and food generously provided by Handcrafted NYC. Space is limited so sign up today!
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February 24, 2020
Episode 1: Hilary Gardner, SoundCloud
From her recruiting playbook to building a globally distributed team, Hilary shares her wisdom and hilarious stories comparing recruiting and her dating life in NYC. In 2010, Hilary Gardner started her recruiting career at a boutique agency, focusing on social and mobile gaming. While there, she learned the ropes and hustle of technical recruitment - and her love for startups was born. Hilary moved on to the music streaming world, and now leads the effort of supporting and growing SoundCloud's ever evolving brand as their Director of Global Recruiting. Her love for the hustle and start ups has never changed. -- This episode is sponsored by Underdog.io, a marketplace connecting job seekers with technology companies.  Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate, review and share with your network. Together, we can put more heart into the recruitment process for everyone. -- Enjoyed this episode? Come meet Hilary IRL at our launch party on Wednesday, Feb. 26th at Better's office at 2 WTC. There will be jazz by Yardbird Entertainment and food generously provided by Handcrafted NYC. RSVP space is limited so sign up today! 
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February 18, 2020
Episode 0: An Intro to Hiring from the Heart
Why did we start Hiring from the Heart? Barbara Lee and Reuben Roth both started their recruiting careers in the NYC tech scene. Both had no clue what they were doing. Together, they wanted to pass along wisdom and resources to those interested in recruiting, talent acquisition and people operations. Hiring and building teams can be difficult. By tuning in, they hope that anyone can be entertained and educated about how to best approach recruiting and relationships. -- Barbara Lee is a technical recruiter based in New York City. She has been the first recruiter hired at five early-stage tech companies in New York City and specializes in building processes from the ground up. In her spare time, Barbara volunteers with organizations that focus on pay equality and empowering individuals from underprivileged backgrounds land jobs in tech. Reuben Roth runs a boutique recruitment firm specializing in building customized recruitment infrastructure at scale with a focus on Software Engineering. Having contributed to some of the world’s leading technical companies, he is obsessed with all things hiring related. Reuben finds extreme beauty in utilizing data to enhance hiring decisions. You can read about his hiring methodologies on his blog. -- Want more heartfelt content? Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn. If this podcast inspires you, please rate and review us and share with your network. Together, we can build a more human hiring experience for everyone.
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February 18, 2020