Global Talent Acquisition Leader

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Talent Acquisition professional with 7+ years of leadership experience steering high volume recruitment efforts, managing multifaceted recruitment programs, and securing top engineering and corporate functions talent. Exceptional proficiency combining strategic acumen, operational excellence, and fostering team collaboration to deliver recruitment targets while bolstering organizational brand and candidate sentiment.

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2004/2009 Bachelor's Degree @ Howard University


2016/2023 Senior Manager, Global Talent Acquisition @ Microsoft

β€’ Led a team of 10 fulltime recruiters and 30 vendor recruiters to deliver ~6,000 intern and fulltime engineering hires annually, increased candidate acceptance rates YoY by 2% through high volume strategic global hiring practices.
β€’ Developed workforce planning models that optimized internal staffing needs, positive candidate engagement, and pipeline capacity planning; improved recruiter efficiency by 30% via effective touchpoint management, delivered a candidate engagement satisfaction score of 95%, and established 100% remote interview workflows that impacted 11,000+ candidates, saved over 8000 hours of interviewer time, and over $1.5M in recruiting activity budget.
β€’ Established monthly Interview Prep sessions for Software Engineering and Program Management candidates with a focus on Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) students; increased candidate interview confidence by 72% and accelerated diverse hiring goals by 15% through increased resource allocation and intentional engagement by engineering leadership in the space.
β€’ Fostered strong connections with 7 CVP stakeholders across Europe, the Middle East, & LATAM to engage in differentiated talent hiring practices (compete, diverse, nontraditional); developed globally aligned compensation strategies, equitable candidate experience practices, across regions, and established framework for fiscally responsible data driven decision making.
β€’ Intentional investment in direct report career development plans that aligned with career interests, supported mentorship, and identified future growth opportunities; created individual core priorities to develop subject matter expertise while delivering on performance goals and increased team retention and morale by 7%

Account Manager, Global Talent Acquisition

β€’ Responsible for development of 2 account managers including onboarding and training, ensured effective partnership with stakeholders in full candidate lifecycle while balancing varying timeframes and budgeting expectations; curated core and common learning resources to help accelerate career trajectory, upskilling in areas of interest, and networking with HR leaders.
β€’ Leveraged market research and hiring data to develop proposal for Corporate Vice Presidents, provided deep analytical insight to drive informed decision making and clear strategic outcomes for the business, increasing intern conversion by 4% and increasing final round interview assessment efficiency by 17%.
β€’ Led Senior Engineering leaders in work force headcount planning exercises, ensured delivery of current and long-term talent acquisition needs while defining and managing over 2700 requisitions annually.
β€’ Consulted business partners on candidate sourcing strategies, hiring trends, and intern program execution to drive staffing processes promoting an optimal internal and external talent mix for business groups.

Technical Recruiter/Manager

β€’ Managed a team of 8 vendor recruiters and responsible for productivity and successfully filling hiring targets for 20+ business groups, improved acceptance rates, and increased process efficiency by 85%.
β€’ Hired top global university intern and fulltime technical talent, building relationships with 2000+ candidates across all degree
levels and backgrounds to integrate and retain at Microsoft.
β€’ Analyzed recruiting data to gain competitive advantage and business trend insights, ensured acquisition of top talent in a
cost-effective manner to business through innovative closing strategies including offer negotiation, benefits, and relocation.
β€’ Implemented online self-guided training models that addressed different learning styles and increased efficiency by 66%;
created a variety of protocols to enhance recruiting performance in the areas of hiring event days, job requisition troubleshooting, recurring team communication strategy emails, and organizational tasks.

2008/2016 Founder/CEO @ Prestige Marketing Company

β€’ Established company from the ground up and acquired contracts from 16+ businesses in the Washington, DC Area; provided individualized innovative marketing solutions that increased company profit by 7% YoY.
β€’ Developed fully functioning operations manual; increased company project capacity by 300% and led in-house production team of up to 18 employees and 7 vendors to deliver on forecasting goals.
β€’ Designed networking event coined β€œThe Mixer”; brought our clients together exhibit their products and services to 1200+ potential customers monthly which expanded each client’s consumer base and increased sales.
β€’ Developed customer research strategies and territory mapping plans to effectively target new leads and ensure marketing plans success rates landed above 70%.

2011/2016 Branch Technology Liaison/Client Service Associate @ Oppenheimer & Co.

β€’ Supported 15 Financial Advisors in managing over $7M of investor assets: developed asset allocation databases for client profiles, provided financial planning analysis, and investment-based management guidelines for 45+ employees.
β€’ Served as technology liaison between clients, service associates, and financial advisors to provide technical support for over 45 employees on day-to-day administrative and operational procedures.
β€’ Established and delivered monthly marketing calendar consisting of wholesale vendor appointments, financial briefings, and inter-office correspondence; ensured timely delivery, appointment booking, and receipt of important information.

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