President, Advanced RPO
Pam is an accomplished executive leader that has extensive experience building RPO businesses and solutions, as well as developing growth strategy. Pam is responsible for all aspects of strategic planning, sales and marketing, operations, financial management and compliance for Advanced RPO. Her success has largely been a result of building high performance teams and creating a values-driven culture resulting in exceptional employee engagement.
Executive Vice President, Broadleaf Results
With twenty years of experience in leadership, business development, consulting, and management within the realms of Talent Acquisition and Human Capital services, Jason brings a wealth of expertise. In his role as a trusted advisor, he aims to assist clients in optimizing their recruitment and staffing processes by identifying opportunities for scalability and standardization through innovative, value-driven solutions. Through collaborative efforts and a thorough analysis of a client's hiring procedures, workforce, cost framework, and systems, Jason works in partnership to question and enhance their existing delivery structure. He strategically explores the use of recruitment outsourcing and assessments to achieve superior outcomes. Additionally, Jason actively contributes as an Advisory Member to the RPOA, offering guidance for the association's growth and development.
People Director at Trafilea
Paula Antonelli is an experienced global leader with 15 years of experience in Talent Acquisition processes and consultancy across many industries. She has led multicultural, fully remote teams since 2016. During her seven-year tenure with IBM, Paula was a Regional Talent Acquisition Executive for three major clients in LATAM, managing teams of up to 30 people based in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Panama, supporting recruiting in 17 countries, and reporting directly to the Global Project Executives based in London and the US. Paula is currently a mentor for Endeavor Uruguay, coaching and supporting new entrepreneurs. She holds a People Director role for a global e-commerce company and lives in Argentina with her family.
CEO & Founder, ClearEdge Marketing
Leslie Vickrey is a marketing expert, business advisor and investor who began her career with McDonald’s Corporation and found a niche in technology and talent as the head of marketing for Spherion’s technology division. She founded ClearEdge Marketing in 2006, which is now a go-to, fully integrated marketing agency for talent and technology firms. Leslie’s impact in the HR, tech and marketing communities far exceeds her day-to-day work as CEO. Passionate about the importance of diversity, Leslie is a frequent speaker on the topic and even co-founded ARA, an organization that seeks to attract, retain and advance women in technology - 6,000 people strong. Most recently, Leslie published a book called Together We Rise with 14 other female executives. She is part of the Women Business Collaborative Staffing Leadership Council; member of American Staffing Association’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advocacy Council; is on the Board of Directors for Chicago Innovation, New ERA ADR, and Central Michigan University’s College of Business Administration; was recognized as one of Chicago’s 100 most compelling innovators and entrepreneurs; named to Staffing Industry Analysts DEI & Influencer list two years running; is part of the UIC Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; and was named one of the Enterprising Women of the Year. Leslie is a contributor to industry publications such as Recruiting Daily and Entrepreneur, a frequent industry speaker and host of the executive women in recruitment podcast, TheEdge.
Sr. Managing Partner at KRD Resources LLC
Kim Davis is a highly recognized RPO consultant helping firms successfully start, grow, expand, and sell their RPO business. He is an Operating Partner at Vistria Group, a large Chicago based private investment firm, helping them to explore the RPO vertical. Kim is also a Senior Advisor at Future Solve, an HR consulting firm focused on the mid-market.
Prior to his current roles, Kim started and sold three talent acquisition firms, including a fourth largest career transition firm, a top 10 contingency recruitment business, a top 15 retain search firm, a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firm ranked #5 on the HRO Today RPO Baker’s Dozen list, Inc. 500 Company, and the first talent acquisition firm to be ISO 9001 registered and Q1 certified.
Kim is a renowned speaker featured in webcasts and conferences. He authored numerous articles and whitepapers published in several trade publications with topics ranging from the future of talent acquisition to, most recently, the myths and features of RPO. In addition, Kim served two terms as an HRO Today board member, providing vision and direction for the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Managed Service Provider (MSP) verticals. Kim acted as personal advisor and coach to CEOs of startups, small, midsize, and enterprise national/global recruitment firms.
CEO, Orion Talent
Sarah Peiker is the CEO of Orion Talent. Prior to joining Orion in October 2021, Sarah served as Senior VP, RPO, at ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions, where she was responsible for creating and leading the RPO Practice for the European region, consisting of twenty-four countries.
In recognition of her role as an accomplished industry leader, Sarah has received multiple Stevie's Women in Business Awards. In 2022, she was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award in the Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion category for her trailblazing DEI initiatives, and a Bronze Stevie® Award for Talent Acquisition & Retention Solution Provider of the Year. Under Sarah's leadership, Orion Talent was named to the Inc. 2022 Best in Business list in the Enduring Impact: 15+ years category, honoring Orion's impact in the recruitment field and society at large.