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Global Director, Financial Times Career Management has spent 12 years in the job board industry, starting at The Telegraph Media Group in 2004 and latterly at The Financial Times since 2008. In 2006 he successfully re-launched Telegraph Jobs which led to a period of exceptional growth. Two years later he joined the FT to become Managing Director of exec-appointments.com, a recent FT acquisition and the leading senior executive job board in the UK. He has since built Financial Times Career Management, a business unit that encompasses Recruitment, Business Education and the FT Non-Executive Directors Club and Diploma.
Andreea is the co-founder and CEO of Opening.io, an AI-powered engine that provides matching, predicting, recommending and intelligent search technologies for job platforms. She has a background in programming, journalism, product management, business development and entrepreneurship. Andreea is a startup mentor, having mentored in all the major incubators and accelerators in Dublin but also London, Tel Aviv and Berlin. Andreea was involved in running the Irish wing of an EU funded accelerator (4.5 million euro fund), was the Head of Product Management in the largest Irish media trust and has previously founded companies, Opening.io being her fourth venture. Speaker, tech event organiser, lecturer and lover of the outdoors.
For the past 16 years Anna has been working in various roles combining her knowhow in HR as well as her passion for digital and fast growing companies. She understands the challenges which corporate HR departments are facing.
Anna also understands the difficulties of building up innovative yet pragmatic HR activities from scratch in early stage startups. Having been a Managing Director in a young HR company she has great knowledge of the difficulties founders face in building disruptive HR services and selling them to prospective clients.
Anna now focuses on enabling HR professionals to be part of the evolution of talent management. Her clients vary from digital startups to corporate HR professionals and anything in-between.
Rob Brouwer is the CEO of Jobrapido since 2014, after 20 years of experience in the off and online recruitment industry and more than 15 years of experience in leading and transforming companies. Before the role in Jobrapido, Rob Brouwer spent 12 years at Monster Worldwide where he oversaw global expansion strategy and execution in Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Rob Brouwer speaks five languages and holds a degree in Dutch Business Law achieved at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1994.
Jeff is the Chief Operating Officer at Stack Overflow where he runs the business behind Stack Overflow’s network of Q&A communities, including advertising sales and Stack Overflow Talent. Before joining Stack Overflow, Jeff was Founder and CTO of Allworx Corp which reached a successful exit in 2007. At Allworx, Jeff was head of product development for Allworx’s line of VoIP hardware and software products, the lead on the company and product strategy, and somehow even managed to continue to write and ship major pieces of embedded C/C++ code (at least occasionally).
Joe Stubblebine is the Vice President of Recruitment Media Sales at Nexxt and has a varied career in the recruitment marketing space.
Joe has worked for many notable brands including Glaxo SmithKline and Hershey’s.
Prior to joining Nexxt (previously Beyond), he cofounded and managed JobCircle.com, a robust regional career site that was acquired by Beyond in 2012.
Joe’s entrepreneurial spirit and positive attitude allow him to stay up-to-date with everything happening in talent acquisition technology and that allows him to help clients make killer hiring decisions. He’s a proud dad, passionate boater, and U2 super fan.
Marketing Manager, Uber
Before launching Adzuna six years ago, Doug was COO of property portal Zoopla. From 2008 he led the growth of the team from 5 to 75 people and the site to number 2 in UK property with 5M visitors a month, organically and through acquisitions.
Previously he was MD of Gumtree.com, the UK's largest classified ads site, where he built the team and business through a fun growth ramp after acquisition by eBay in 2005.
Prior to Gumtree, Doug worked for eBay UK, Bain & Company, Unilever and also as an entrepreneur.
Doug has a BA in English from Cambridge, an MBA from Kellogg, and hates to admit he is a qualified accountant.
Since 2016 Alex has been Managing Director of Careerbuilder UK. He is one of the pioneers of internet recruitment in Greece having been involved in the creation of Kariera.gr which is the number one jobsite in Greece. Kariera.gr was acquired by Careerbuilder in 2007 and in 2011 Alex became Managing Director of Careerbuilder for Greece, Cyprus and Spain moving to the UK in 2016. Besides Careerbuilder he works closely with NGOs to offer career and job search guidance to people that are excluded from the labour market.
CEO & Founder, Bright Network
James Uffindell is an entrepreneur, investor and one of the UK’s leading experts on the recruitment market. He’s spent the last 16 years helping over one million students with their applications to both blue chip employers and leading universities.
James is an expert on entrepreneurship, building high-growth businesses, venture investing, private equity, social mobility at university level, the graduate job market, internships, entry level talent, and managing and engaging millennial employees.
James set up Bright Network in 2013. It is one of the fastest growing careers networks in the UK, and focuses on connecting the brightest students with the world of work, no matter what their background.
Chris Forman is the CEO and Founder of Appcast. As the former Chief Executive Office of AIRS and Chief Development Officer of The Right Thing, Chris has worked in the recruiting industry for 20 years, developing smart recruiting tools that have helped hire millions of people around the globe. He's been part of the team that has won the HR Tech Top Product of the Year award on three different occasions, and is a nationally recognized expert in recruiting and talent management.
Lee Biggins is the founder and managing director of CV-Library, the UK's leading independent job site. Lee has always been an entrepreneur at heart, and even from an early age, his entrepreneurial spirit shone through.
Growing up in Fleet, Hampshire meant that Lee was just a short walk away from the Basingstoke Canal, and on hot days he would sell cold cans of coke to fishermen. This drive led to Lee running his own car washing empire as a teenager, and ultimately carried through to the developmental days of CV-Library.
Dr. Sebastian Buder has been a consultant for labour law for more than 12 years advising national and international companies on all aspects of individual and collective employment law. A special focus is the advising of domestic and foreign personnel service providers on labour, social insurance and civil law issues. He specialises in the contractual and actual design of the use of flexible personnel resources (freelancers, work contracts, temporary work, interim management).
Lars Peter Svane is Chief executive at Eurojobsites. After having worked in Brussels as a lobbyist and for the European Commission for almost ten years, Lars Peter Svane co-founded a jobsite for European lobbyists and other politics, legal, economics and communication experts in Europe, EuroBrussels.com. Since then they have started 6 other jobsites, including EuroPharmaJobs, EuroScienceJobs, EuroEngineerJobs and IntJobs.com. His goal is to grow new market platforms that can de-fragment existing markets to create new cross-border markets with competition in services.
A highly experienced account director and master of all things Google. What he doesn’t know about Google isn’t worth knowing.
Over 15 years' experience in the job board industry, starting with one of the original job boards in the UK (Stepstone), spending 7 years at Totaljobs and then joining LinkedIn essentially when they were a start-up. Talking about his experiences at the “world's largest careers platform”.