Can Austin Take Top Talent From Silicon Valley?
Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St
"Is Silicon Valley sucking up all the top talent? Can an Austin company compete in today's talent wars? Conventional wisdom says that what Trilogy accomplished in the 90’s - recruiting scores of the top students from the top schools to Austin, TX - can’t be done today. It is too hard to compete with startups, established tech giants, and unicorns. But some Trilogy alumni still think you can recruit the best talent from top schools in 2016 and beyond. Can it be done? Is anyone actually doing it? In this session, we’ll have a showdown between these two world views on recruiting “only the best.”
Head of US & Europe Recruiting
Danielle Royston "DR" founded TenX Recruiting in 2012 in response to a lack of recruiting support while acting as the CEO of a software company. Her technical background as well as her experience a...Show the rest
Danielle Royston "DR" founded TenX Recruiting in 2012 in response to a lack of recruiting support while acting as the CEO of a software company. Her technical background as well as her experience as the Director of Recruiting at Trilogy enabled her to think outside of the box to respond to her own staffing needs. They say "necessity is the mother of invention," and for DR, that held true when she had to recruit her own executive team without HR support. Turning that experience into a new business opportunity was a logical next step.
Her previous experience includes acting as the Director of Global Compensation and Executive Equity at Freescale Semiconductor. She has over 15 years of experience with Trilogy, where she held a variety of positions in Human Resources, including Director of Recruiting. She has been featured in Harvard Business Review and Fast Company.
Danielle earned her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 1993 from Stanford University. She is an avid tennis player and resides in Austin with her husband Scott and 2 children, Benjamin and Isabella.Hide the rest
I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I transla...Show the rest
I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.
I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.
Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.
I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat 400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.
I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery.Hide the rest
Head of US & Europe Recruiting
Kristen Clemmer is Head of US and European Recruiting for Atlassian, which was recently named #2 Best Place to Work in the US and #1 in Austin amongst mid-sized companies. Her 19-year career spans ...Show the rest
Kristen Clemmer is Head of US and European Recruiting for Atlassian, which was recently named #2 Best Place to Work in the US and #1 in Austin amongst mid-sized companies. Her 19-year career spans the tech and management consulting industries in both Austin and New York City at places like Booz & Co and Facebook, where she led their North American campus recruitment efforts. She began her career at Trilogy which she still credits with teaching her the craft of recruiting. She now lives in Austin and serves on the Ronald McDonald House Charities Community Advisory Council and the Austin Chamber of Commerce Talent Council.Hide the rest
Co-Founder & CEO
I'm co-founder and CEO of BP3, a process innovation company focused on BPM. We started as a professional services company and applied startup techniques to our services business. Along the way we'...Show the rest
I'm co-founder and CEO of BP3, a process innovation company focused on BPM. We started as a professional services company and applied startup techniques to our services business. Along the way we've built a software and maintenance revenue stream.
I regularly speak at conferences about BPM and improving process with software, but I love to talk about subjects I'm passionate about like recruiting, college recruiting, building a team, and building a culture.
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