Join the conversation as industry experts discuss the latest trends and developments in talent acquisition
- The impact of covid and the impact of the renewed emphasis on DEI
- How automation is changing the game for recruitment teams and accelerating the outreach and sourcing process
- Strategies TA teams are utilizing to create a modern and streamlined candidate experience
- Trends influencing hiring decisions and how companies becoming more appealing to prospective employees
- and more!
Moderator: Hector J. Velez
Hector, a recognized thought leader in the field of human capital, provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that Vector Talent Resources has the proper operational controls, administrative/reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the company and ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. He accomplishes this through a respectful, collaborative, constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of the company.
He is co-founder of HireStrategy, the top ranked staffing firm in the mid-Atlantic region, successfully acquired by The Addison Group in 2014. At HireStrategy, Hector led and participated in the successful design and build of leadership teams for some of the most visionary organizations in the region.
Hector serves on the board of directors of The SkillSource Group (former Chairman) and is a board member of the Northern Virginia Career Works – Northern Region, a team of private and public sector partners who share a common goal of promoting the economic prosperity and long-term growth of Northern Virginia. He also serves on the board of directors of the HR Leadership Forum (former President).
Hector is a sought-after speaker in the areas of true leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion, career management, talent acquisition and retention. He also dedicates a significant amount of time and energy to associations and trade groups that want to help their members in the areas of career management.
Hector was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but also considers himself a proud Washingtonian!
Hector, a lifelong baseball fan, is a lifetime Washington Nationals season ticket holder and you can find him behind first base on any given game day.
He is happily married, his daughter, the reigning VirginiaTech Homecoming Queen, recently graduated with a degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Spanish and his son is a soon to be graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Brenden Wright, Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition and Internal Communications at Veeco
With the right talent and culture, anything is possible. To that end, Brenden develops recruiting strategies and teams that identify and attract top talent within the semiconductor, high-tech, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. His recruiting experience includes leading the global talent acquisition functions for public, not-for-profit, and privately held organizations. Brenden thrives on the most difficult recruiting and selection projects and his expertise spans multiple functional areas with a primary focus on executives, highly specialized science and engineering leaders, and technical contributors.
Before beginning his career in executive search and talent acquisition, Brenden served in the US Marine Corps as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense Specialist. He was promoted meritoriously twice and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He began his undergrad studies while serving on active duty and completed that work at the University of Phoenix with a BS in Business Management. He later went on to complete my MBA with a concentration in leadership from Loyola University Maryland.
Trish Ferret, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition at Save the Children US
Trish is a long-time recruiting pro, with international experience in the non-profit and for profit spaces. From retail, technology, and family entertainment corporations to disaster relief and global development organizations— Trish believes that one thing remains the same: service to internal and external customers as well as measurable results are what counts.
Mahreen Rashid, Executive Vice President, People Services at Excella
Mahreen is a seasoned HR Executive with 15 plus years of public and private sector experience, leading the strategic vision for human capital programs, creating a high-performance culture and demonstrating the business value of an organization's greatest asset—people—in high growth and dynamic environments. Mahreen has a an extensive track record of success designing and implementing a diverse portfolio of programs, including performance management, workforce planning, inclusion, equity and diversity, retention, learning and development, change management, organizational design and development, talent management and leadership development programs.
Sponsored by: Brighter Strategies
SHRM & HRCI credit available to attendees