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The Onrec Global Online Recruitment Conference Speakers

David Hurst, CEO, Onrec - Conference Chairman

David Hurst founded DH Publishing Ltd in 1999, to provide Human Resource Directors and recruiters with information on the online recruitment market. The company now creates forums of discussion, by sharing information online, in print and in person with conferences around the world, bringing experts and practitioners together to discuss and exchange information.


John Younger, Founder, Accolo

Recognized as a pioneer in the Recruitment Industry and applauded for his ability to accurately predict industry trends, John started on his pursuit to dramatically improve how people and jobs find each other while VPHR at Bank of America for over 16,000 people. John founded Accolo in 2000 and the company was quickly recognized as an innovator and leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing, winning numerous awards including: 2010 HRO Bakers Dozen as a Top OnDemand RPO company; #1 OnDemand RPO in ‘09 & ‘08; #42 on the 2007 Inc 500; ’06 Fastest growing private company in the SF Bay Area; ‘05 RPO-of-the-Year Award and is a RPO Association founding member. Accolo provides a revolutionary Cloud Recruiting® Solution with professional services ondemand.


Alexandre DouzetCOO and Co-founder, TheLadders

Alexandre Douzet is the Chief Operating Officer of TheLadders, the most comprehensive job-matching service for career-driven professionals, where he is responsible for the company strategy, global business operations, and product development.  He co-founded the company in 2003 and grew the member base to over five million since inception.  Alex is based in the New York headquarters. As Executive Vice President from 2003 to 2008, Alex drove both job search and European expansion by launching the executive resume service and TheLadders.co.uk, respectively.  Over these five years, Alex grew TheLadders’ subscription base from zero to more than two million members.  Additionally, Alex has authored An Investigation of Pay per Click Search Engine Advertising: Modeling the PPC Paradigm to Lower Cost per Action. Before TheLadders, Alex was Director of Online Marketing at HotJobs, as well as Manager of Marketing Planning and Analysis for BMG Direct. Alex holds an MBA in general management from INSEAD, a Master of Science in direct marketing from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Lyon III in France.  During his NYU studies, he received the prestigious Lester Wunderman Award, which recognizes creative leadership, marketing innovation, and online excellence. 


Laura Stoker, Executive Director of Global Training, AIRS

Laura Stoker began her recruiting career as a researcher for executive search firms working on international and domestic projects. She has also worked as a Recruiter for J.D. Edwards in Denver, Colorado and as a Technical Recruiter for EMDS in Brussels, Belgium. She has been using AIRS techniques since she attended one of our first training classes in 1997 and now enjoys teaching the same knowledge to a new generation of Internet Recruiters.


Kris Jarzebowski, CEO, Interactive Junction Holdings (IJH) the holding company for CareerJunction South Africa and PA Junction

Kris Jarzebowski is CEO of Interactive Junction Holdings (IJH) the holding company for CareerJunction South Africa and PA Junction which focuses on providing eClassified solutions (Jobs, Auto and Property online listings and tools) to companies in South Africa. WholeBangShoot(WBS) is also a wholly owned company of IJH and specialises in providing services to manage the casting of Talent to the MOVIE, TV Commercials and related business’s. View the full bio here.


Todd Wheatland, Global Head of Marketing & Thought Leadership, Kelly Services

With 15 years experience in the human resources and workforce consulting space, Todd has overall responsibility for thought leadership and global marketing initiatives. He has degrees in Commerce (Economics / Marketing) from UWA and Communication from Curtin University.


Russell Crowe, Founder & CEO, CvWow.com and Kudos Recruitment Group

With a wealth of knowledge and experiences spanning over 16 years of executive search and selection with global retail brands. Russell Crowe founded CvWow.com back in 2010 when he saw a gap in the market for a fixed price rpo solution.  Working with some of the biggest names across multiple industry sectors, CvWow.com has become the pioneers in Fixed Price Recruitment throughout Europe.  Accessing the biggest network of recruitment job boards CvWow access Europe’s biggest candidate database.


Steve Playford, Managing Director, Financial Times Career Management

Steve Playford is an experienced Commercial Director who specialises in Recruitment Media. He has spent most of his career with blue chip UK media companies, most notably Telegraph Media Group and The Financial Times. At the Telegraph he successfully re-launched Telegraph Jobs before moving to head up the market leading UK executive job board www.exec-appointments.com in 2008 following acquisition by The FT. Steve also developed and grew the biggest UK resource for Independent Directors at the FT before launching the first ever formal education product in that sector in 2011. As part of his current remit of Managing Director at Financial Times Career Management he recently launched a new job board for the US executive market FT.com Jobs. He is a taxi driver in his spare time - ferrying his two young daughters to ballet lessons, swimming lessons, piano lessons, brownies and various coca-cola fuelled parties!