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Cory Kruse 

Former SVP, Strategy and Solutions, Orion Talent, Orion Talent

Cory Kruse managed and drove all corporate operations and talent acquisition strategies while President of Orion Talent

Partnering with other members of the executive team, Kruse constantly strove to evolve and enrich recruiting strategies and product offerings, improve client and candidate relationship management, drive new customer acquisition, and enhance the overall architecture, management and delivery of talent acquisition services.

Kruse brought over 20 years experience to Orion Talent guiding top-tier companies and managing talent acquisition programs, leading both national and international RPO engagements for companies such as Superior Energy Services, Vignette Corporation, Gevity, KB Home, and Intuit. As an accomplished recruitment strategist and fulfillment expert, Kruse brought a unique blend of strategic, technical, and operational strengths which had driven notable growth in environments ranging from start-ups to enterprise solutions for Fortune 100 companies. Kruse was a key member of the management team at Agere, which went from initial funding to an acquisition by Lucent Technologies in just 18 months and ultimately spun off as Agere Systems, later merging with LSI.

Kruse’s strategic approach and “realist” attitude had been reflected through architecting and delivering the best in class solutions for clients and are followed by an exceptional track record of improvement and efficiency.

Kruse has a relentless passion to blaze trails and develop the people, processes, and technology to deliver the correct solution through innovative RPO Services.

Pam Verhoff 

President, Advanced RPO

Pam is an accomplished executive leader that has extensive experience building RPO businesses and solutions, as well as developing growth strategy. Pam is responsible for all aspects of strategic planning, sales and marketing, operations, financial management and compliance for Advanced RPO. Her success has largely been a result of building high performance teams and creating a values-driven culture resulting in exceptional employee engagement.

Pam is passionate about impacting every client’s talent acquisition results. The ultimate compliment is when clients tell her that Advanced RPO “gets it”.  She hears it often and Pam believes it’s a result of the experience and strength of the team along with the unique approach we take with each client engagement. Our agenda is not to disrupt, it is to collaborate, innovate and leverage best practices to create an efficient hiring program. Pam’s goal is provide business leaders peace of mind by creating confidence in their talent acquisition function.

Jason Krumwiede

Executive Vice President, Broadleaf Results

Jason brings twenty years of leadership, business development, consulting and management experience in Talent Acquisition and Human Capital services. As a trusted advisor, his goal is to help clients realize efficiencies in recruiting and staffing by identifying ways to scale and standardize through innovative value-based solutions. Through collaboration and careful analysis of a client’s hiring processes, employees, cost structure and systems, he partners to challenge their current delivery structure and how best to leverage recruitment outsourcing and assessments to drive better outcomes.

Paula Antonelli

People Director at Trafilea

Paula Antonelli is an experienced global leader with 15 years of experience in Talent Acquisition processes and consultancy across many industries. She has led multicultural, fully remote teams since 2016. During her seven-year tenure with IBM, Paula was a Regional Talent Acquisition Executive for three major  clients in LATAM, managing teams of up to 30 people based in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Panama, supporting recruiting in 17 countries, and reporting directly to the Global Project Executives based in London and the US. Paula is currently a mentor for Endeavor Uruguay, coaching and supporting new entrepreneurs. She holds a People Director role for a global e-commerce company and lives in Argentina with her family. 

Leslie Vickrey

CEO & Founder, ClearEdge Marketing

Leslie Vickrey is a marketing expert, business advisor and investor who began her career with McDonald’s Corporation and found a niche in technology and talent as the head of marketing for Spherion’s technology division. She founded ClearEdge Marketing in 2006, which is now a go-to, fully integrated marketing agency for talent and technology firms. Leslie’s impact in the HR, tech and marketing communities far exceeds her day-to-day work as CEO. Passionate about the importance of diversity, Leslie is a frequent speaker on the topic and even co-founded ARA, an organization that seeks to attract, retain and advance women in technology - 6,000 people strong. Most recently, Leslie published a book called Together We Rise with 14 other female executives. She is part of the Women Business Collaborative Staffing Leadership Council; member of American Staffing Association’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advocacy Council; is on the Board of Directors for Chicago Innovation, New ERA ADR, and Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration; was recognized as one of Chicago’s 100 most compelling innovators and entrepreneurs; named to Staffing Industry Analysts DEI & Influencer list two years running; is part of the UIC Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; and was named one of the Enterprising Women of the Year. Leslie is a contributor to industry publications such as Recruiting Daily and Entrepreneur, a frequent industry speaker and host of the executive women in recruitment podcast, TheEdge.

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