Speakers

Meet our top-notch speakers on our stages at Hiring Success 18 Europe, Berlin edition, to discuss the future of recruiting. Our speakers include successful founders, talent acquisition leaders, industry analysts and thought leaders, and other recruiting influencers.

Kasia Borowicz

Kasia Borowicz Social Recruiter/Trainer

Frédéric Mazzella

Frédéric Mazzella Founder BlaBlaCar

Diana Kinnert

Diana Kinnert CEO Globalo

James Purvis

James Purvis Head of Human Resources CERN

Adam Kostyál

Adam Kostyál SVP of Listing Services, Europe NASDAQ

Jenny Elisabeth Jung

Jenny Elisabeth Jung Founder MindTheLeader

Matt Alder

Matt Alder Recruitment Marketing Expert | HR Technologist | Content Marketing Strategist | International Speaker | Author

Dr. Franziska Leonhardt

Dr. Franziska Leonhardt Executive Legal Consultant

Florian Heinemann

Florian Heinemann Partner Project A

Ronan Mooney

Ronan Mooney CHRO Dublin Web Summit

Maurizio Rossi

Maurizio Rossi Founder H-Farm

Finn Hänsel

Finn Hänsel Managing Director Movinga

Beat Buhlmann

Beat Buhlmann General Manager Evernote

Tom Delorme

Tom Delorme Vice President TMP World Wide

Hilary Klassen

Hilary Klassen Founder and CEO Career Ari

Jeri Doris

Jeri Doris Chief People Officer Delivery Hero

Sergej Zimpel

Sergej Zimpel Sr. Recruiter ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

Antonio Arias Lopez

Antonio Arias Lopez Group Talent Acquisition Manager Tipico

Thomas Bachem

Thomas Bachem Founder CODE

Marc Sasserath

Marc Sasserath Founder CEO SK+

Matt Alder
Featured Speaker Matt Alder Author "Exceptional Talent" | Recruitment Marketing Expert | HR Technologist | Content Marketing Strategist | Speaker

Matt is a strategy consultant focusing on recruitment marketing, employer branding and HR Technology. Over the last 17 years he has built a reputation as a global thought leader, working with some of world's best known employers to develop and optimize their digital strategies.

Kasia Borowicz
Featured Speaker Kasia Borowicz Social Recruiter/Trainer

Kasia is a freelance sourcer and sourcing trainer, eagerly sharing her knowledge through blogging at kmborowicz.com. With a degree in linguistics and a passion for culture studies, she has specialised in leading projects across EMEA in various industries, from investment banking to startups.

Kasia is a fan of social media and networking and believes in a social approach to sourcing. She trains recruiters to use various online platforms for sourcing, alongside more traditional recruitment tools. She also built the largest sourcing community in Poland, counting over 900 members and still growing.

Finn Hänsel
Featured Speaker Finn Hänsel Managing Director
Movinga

Finn Hänsel is the Managing Director of the international consumer logistics start-up Movinga, Europe's leading online moving service focusing in France and Germany.

He is a serial entrepreneur and business angel with a strong passion for product, brand and technology aiming to find the perfect balance between visionary ideas, creativity and best-in-class execution.

Florian Heinemann
Featured Speaker Florian Heinemann Partner
Project A

Florian Heinemann is a founding partner at Berlin-based early stage VC Project A, where he is responsible for marketing, CRM and business intelligence. Prior to his current role, he was a managing director at Rocket Internet (2007-2012). At Rocket, he was instrumental in building Zalando, Global Fashion Group and eDarling/Affinitas.

Jenny Elisabeth Jung
Featured Speaker Jenny Elisabeth Jung Founder
MindTheLeader

Jenny Elisabeth Jung is the founder of MindTheLeader, a network of professionals and coaches with operational startup backgrounds. MTL supports startup leaders in growing their leadership capacity and in scaling healthy, resilient organisations.

Diana Kinnert
Featured Speaker Diana Kinnert CEO
Globalo

Politician (CDU), Political Advisor and Author. Served as Chief of Staff of the Vice-President of the German Bundestag Peter Hintze. Worked for the Chairman of the CDU Dr. Peter Tauber. Youth Advisory Board of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. Founder and CEO of Globalo Publishing News GmbH.

Adam Kostyál
Featured Speaker Adam Kostyál SVP of Listing Services, Europe
NASDAQ

Adam Kostyál is Senior Vice President of Listing Services, Europe. In addition to Nasdaq Nordic Exchanges, where there are more than 800 companies listed, Adam is also responsible for the more than 120 European companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the U.S.

Prior to Nasdaq, Adam held various positions with Enron, Cell Network and Bloomberg. He holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit de Bruxelles and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French.

Dr. Franziska Leonhardt
Featured Speaker Dr. Franziska Leonhardt Executive Legal Consultant

Angel Investor & digital advisor to corporate and PE. Former COO of Kloeckners digital activities. Former General counsel of rocket internet Se. Mba WHU Kellogg, PhD, lawyer.

Ronan Mooney
Featured Speaker Ronan Mooney CHRO
Dublin Web Summit

With over a decade working with Talent, Ronan worked on a recruitment agency desk prior to becoming a commercial manager, building out multiple sales teams in a leading employment platform. Ronan heads the People Operations team for Web Summit, a global technology conference company. He is also the custodian of the business’ culture with responsibility for Talent Acquisition, Internal Communications and Staff Welfare.

Frédéric Mazzella
Featured Speaker Frédéric Mazzella Founder
BlaBlaCar

Since pioneering the idea for BlaBlaCar in 2004, Frédéric has led the company to become the world’s largest long-distance carpooling community. As a branding and communications enthusiast, Fred has built a global brand whilst relentlessly spreading the word about the virtues of carpooling. Frédéric carries BlaBlaCar’s vision of a people-powered travel network enabled by trust and technology, and is passionate about high social impact solutions. Frédéric is a regular speaker at leading international conferences and in the media, where he comments on the fast changing mobility landscape, entrepreneurship, global marketplaces and building trust in online communities.

James Purvis
Featured Speaker James Purvis Head of Human Resources
CERN

James has 18 years of management experience at CERN, having worked 15 years in the fields of IT & engineering followed by 10 years in HR. He is recognised as an HR professional and senior manager with a proven track record in process optimisation and service delivery. He has written and presented policy documents for CERN’s management & governing bodies as well as representing CERN in presenting to external audiences, CERN VIP and governmental visits. In the HR field – James has given several keynote talks, is a member of the advisory board for the HR Grapevine Magazine and contributing author for two Masters-level HR books.

Maurizio Rossi
Featured Speaker Maurizio Rossi Founder
H-Farm

Maurizio, together with his partner Riccardo, co-founded H-FARM to pioneer the startup industry over Italy and Europe. He holds the role of Co-CEO of the listed holding company and focuses on international relations.

Natalia Baryshnikova
Featured Speaker Natalia Baryshnikova Director of Product Management
SmartRecruiters

Natalia leads a team of product managers working on Enterprise products (ATS, CRM and Internal Mobility), with a focus on data, collaboration and global scale. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan school of management. Natalia began her professional career as a street artist in Moscow, Russia. She loves outdoor adventures, board games and picking chanterelles.

Session: SmartRecruiters 2018 Product and Vision

Valérie Bertrand
Featured Speaker Valérie Bertrand Head of Legal
SmartRecruiters

Valérie Bertrand is the Head of Legal of SmartRecruiters. Valérie has an experience of 20 years as a business lawyer. Prior to SmartRecruiters, she headed the Legal Department of Lumesse (provider of SaaS talent management and talent acquisition solutions provider). Before that, she was in-house counsel for StepStone (job board). Valérie has a Master's degree in business law, a MBA in business law and management (France) and a Master of Laws, LL.M., German law (Berlin).

Session: Are You Ready for GDPR?

Rebecca Carr
Featured Speaker Rebecca Carr Vice President
Product at SmartRecruiters

As a veteran recruiter and HR product leader, Rebecca leads Product & Sales Engineering at SmartRecruiters. Her organizations are responsible for product management, product design, documentation, proposal management, and pre-sales solutions consulting. Rebecca moves into this role after over two years growing and managing the account management, customer support, and professional services organizations within the company. Prior to joining, she spent two years at Jobvite leading enterprise renewals and driving user engagement as the Director of Strategic Accounts and managing the API & Reporting modules as a Senior Product Manager. Prior to Jobvite, Meissner held both product and operational positions BranchOut, one of the world’s largest professional networks on Facebook, and at Playdom, which was acquired by Disney Interactive Media Group in 2010. Rebecca holds her degree from the University of California – Berkeley.

Session: SmartRecruiters 2018 Product and Vision

Hessam Lavi
Featured Speaker Hessam Lavi Director of Product, Talent
SmartRecruiters

Hessam Lavi is Director of Product at SmartRecruiters. He previously co-founded Jobspotting, a data-driven recommendation engine for job seekers which was acquired by SmartRecruiters in 2017. Previously, Hessam managed a team at Google working on search quality. Hessam holds a MSc degree in Cognitive Science with a Computer Science emphasis from Lund University, Sweden.

Session: Your Recruiting Assistant

Margaux Muller
Featured Speaker Margaux Muller Product Manager
SmartRecruiters

After implementing over 100 customers at SmartRecruiters, Margaux joined the Product Team and focuses on main Enterprise configuration features such as Permissions, Compliance, Approval and Offer Management.

Before becoming a happy Smartian 3 years ago, she worked as a recruiter and a consultant for SuccessFactors.

Session: Are You Ready for GDPR?

Rob Symons
Featured Speaker Rob Symons Vice President of European Sales
SmartRecruiters

A true HCM cloud software evangelist. Amassed over 15 years experience in the Talent Technology market working with the worlds leading brands such as Bosch, IKEA, HSBC, Virgin Atlantic, BBC. Passionate about helping companies transform the way they engage, hire and retain talent.

Currently leading SmartRecruiters in Northern Europe region as Regional VP, Robert joined from SAP Successfactors in 2016 and having spent 9 years prior to that building a Talent Management vendor from UK start up to global provider.

Session: Are You Ready for GDPR?

Ethan Medeiros
Featured Speaker Jerome Ternynck CEO
SmartRecruiters

Jerome is an entrepreneur with his heart in recruiting and soul in technology. Jerome envisions a world where recruitment is transparent, and hiring is so easy that his grandma can do it. He's passionate for what he does, hates the status quo, and loves innovation especially when it reaches disruption. Jerome's goal is to bring the economy to its full potential by removing friction in the labor market and eradicating unemployment.

Sarah Wilson
Featured Speaker Sarah Wilson Head of People
SmartRecruiters

Sarah Wilson is the Head of People for SmartRecruiters. After starting her career in contingency search, Sarah has spent the past 15 years in the Talent Acquisition and HR space, consulting for top tier brands on their recruiting and performance management strategies. She has worked with professional services, telecommunications, lending, retail, and tech. Sarah is passionate about creating business-first people strategies that translate into real results.

Session: Brand Wars: How To Win When Your Candidate Is Also Your Customer

Shelley Winner
Featured Speaker Shelley Winner Senior Advisor

Shelley Winner was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for selling drugs. She was released from prison in July 2016 and more recently from the halfway house. Since her release, Shelley secured a job with a multinational tech company and has been working diligently on advancing her career. Within two months, she was nominated MVP, after six months, she earned a big promotion and, one month after that, her performance gained her a special trip to HQ.

Shelley has been concentrating on changing her life—pursuing a Computer Science degree and maintaining a 4.0 GPA while also giving back to the community through volunteering. She loves to share her personal story, aiming to inspire and bring hope to others currently or formerly incarcerated, or struggling with addiction.

Session: A Standout Applicant

Beat Buhlmann
Featured Speaker Beat Buhlmann General Manager
Evernote

Dr. Beat Buhlmann is the General Manager for Evernote EMEA and possesses many years of senior management, consulting, marketing, and sales experience in the Internet & IT industry.

Dr. Buhlmann has published books on personal development and virtual team management (VTM), also teaching at various leading universities around the world, including IMD Lausanne, Harvard Extension School, Hult, Universities of St. Gallen, Lucerne, and Zurich. He is also an internationally experienced keynote speaker at conferences and company events.

Tom Delorme
Featured Speaker Tom Delorme Vice President
TMP World Wide

As VP, Digital Products & Strategy, Europe, Tom is responsible for overall TalentBrew sales to new and existing clients throughout Europe. Tom also oversees the European Digital Strategist team to be sure they are providing clients and prospects with strategies and solutions to meet their needs. In addition, he manages the digital (media and technology) relationships in Europe and serves as the voice for TMP Labs and Product Development releases.

Prior to this role, Tom was VP and Managing Director of France where he was responsible for our office in France and a team of people across account services, new business, digital, creative and finance. Since joining TMP in 2005, he has driven the migration of the French business to more than 60% digital while concurrently building the digital teams.

Hilary Klassen
Featured Speaker Hilary Klassen Founder and CEO
Career Ari

Hilary started her career in business development and consulting finding that business success lies in positive human interactions. She has since been an HR Leader for over 10 years working with startups and corporates in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Hilary is currently Founder & CEO of Quahog, an HR consultancy and is building a new tech business as Founder & CEO – Career Ari – the first automated career brand coach. She is the co-founder of The Secret HR Society (and she’s also a bit obsessed with the future of work, neuroscience in HR, German Bier and American sports).

Jeri Doris
Featured Speaker Jeri Doris Chief People Officer
Delivery Hero

Jeri Doris joined Delivery Hero in January 2018 as Chief People Officer. Jeri is responsible for all things that impact the employee experience at Delivery Hero, from ensuring a positive environment to managing the people development programs. Before joining the team, she was Head of HR at Rakuten USA based in Silicon Valley. Jeri has extensive background managing the employee experience at both established and start-up companies, and prior to moving to Silicon Valley she held various international leadership positions at Groupon in Chicago. Jeri holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a MBA specializing in HR from Purdue University.

Stephanie Luftensteiner
Featured Speaker Stephanie Luftensteiner Senior Manager Global Talent Acquisition
Adidas Group

Sergej Zimpel
Featured Speaker Sergej Zimpel Sr. Recruiter
ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

Sergej Zimpel is a Senior Recruiter for ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and Co-Founder of the HR organization “Purple Squirrel Society”. He specializes in recruiting for the German Startup environment and is an evangelist of a modern and proactive recruiting mindset. He thinks that buzzwords like “candidate experience” actually mean something and that HR is a fun topic to talk about.

Antonio Arias Lopez
Featured Speaker Antonio Arias Lopez Group Talent Acquisition Manager
Tipico

Antonio heads the recruitment function at Tipico, Germany’s largest sports betting company.

He is an innovative and data driven Talent Acquisition leader with a background of managing international recruitment teams across industries like Finance, Space, Engineering, Gaming and Digital.

Thomas Bachem
Featured Speaker Thomas Bachem Founder
CODE University of Applied Sciences

Thomas Bachem is a passionate entrepreneur, investor and founder of several startups and initiatives. Being an avid coder and designer since his early youth, he is currently the Founder & Chancellor of CODE, a private university educating the software developers, digital designers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Marc Sasserath
Featured Speaker Marc Sasserath Founder & CEO
SK+

Marc Sasserath is a brand strategist, entrepreneur, clinical organizational psychologist, and gas station connoisseur. He is a founding partner and the CEO of Sasserath Munzinger Plus in Berlin and recently co-founded Sasserath Kienbaum Plus, a consulting firm for the culture of innovation, in London. He is also the executive chairman of UDG United Digital Group, an affiliate professor for entrepreneurship und innovation at ESCP Europe Paris/Berlin, and the co-founder of its U-SCHOOL, an entrepreneurial leadership program. He earned his MSc/DipCCC in clinical organizational psychology at INSEAD and HEC Paris.