Our thought leaders share their expertise and unique, informed insights into how companies can harness innovative talent acquisition strategies to drive greater business value and results.

Shannon Bennett

Digital Marketing Manager

Shannon is a digital marketer with more than 10 years of experience in the execution of marketing and sales initiatives, market research and creative digital branding (including print and digital graphic design and video editing). Shannon has a successful track record of developing and launching local and national marketing, social media and email campaigns, managing the creation and production of marketing collateral, including: content creation for internal and external websites, social media sites, press releases, surveys and more.

Chris Kapcar

Leader of Technical Delivery

Chris brings more than 22 years of experience building world≠class software solutions for businesses and consumers. As Leader of Technical Delivery at PeopleScout, Chris is focused on scaling its products, teams and processes. He has a successful track record of leading effective teams in high≠growth organizations in a variety of industries. Prior to joining PeopleScout, Chris was the CTO at EZLinks Golf, and held various leadership positions at Redbox, Outerwall and BearingPoint/KPMG Consulting, among others. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University.

Madeline Laurano

Co-Founder, Aptitude Research

Madeline Laurano’s primary focus during the last 12+ years has been on the talent management market, specializing in talent acquisition. Her insights are based on her work as an analyst and advisor in the human capital space and her latest research with HR and talent acquisition practitioners. Madeline’s work helps companies both validate and reevaluate their strategies, and understand the role technology can play in driving business outcomes. Before Aptitude Research, she held research roles at Aberdeen, Bersin by Deloitte, ERE Media and Brandon Hall Group. She is co-author of “Best Practices in Leading a Global Workforce” and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Yahoo News and The Financial Times. She is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, including the HR Technology Conference and Exposition, SHRM, IHRIM, HCI’s Strategic Talent Acquisition conference, GDS International’s HCM Summit and HRO Today. Visit her website at https://www.aptituderesearch.com.

Dana Look-Arimoto

Founder, Phoenix5 & Author

Intellectually curious, passionate and grounded in intuition, Dana has always felt that it was in her DNA to understand and decode challenges around her. It is a core value that has served her well throughout her life. Her decades of networking, managing, mentoring, and developing thousands of individuals and leadership teams, as well as founding her own coaching company, Phoenix5, have given her a wealth of experience when it comes to helping people master their faceted selves.

It was these years of accumulated evidence that birthed the Stop Settling method, mindset and movement. Stop Settling® offers a sustainable alternative to the work-life balance myth through a simple composite stratagem/domain-charting that frees companies and professionals from giving in and giving up on sustainable success. Growing from the method, mindset and movement of Stop Settling®, Dana released her first book, “Stop Settling, Settle Smart: Rethinking Your Work-Life Balance, Redesign Your Busy Life,” in February 2019.

Eric de los Santos

Associate General Counsel, Senior Director of Employment Law, TrueBlue

Eric de los Santos, Associate General Counsel and Senior Director of Employment Law, is Chair of TrueBlue’s Diversity Council and was also President of the National Filipino American Lawyer’s Association (NFALA). He has been nationally recognized for his commitment to diversity, not only for legal professionals, but also for TrueBlue. Eric has over 15 years of experience providing strategic advice and leading teams that respond to all labor and employment-related claims and issues. He has also successfully executed numerous compliance initiatives, resulting in a significant reduction in employment claims and risks.


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