After starting in recruiting technology in 1994 Dwaine founded the world’s first job distribution technology platform, SmartPost. He then joined Bernard Hodes Group in 1999 through the acquisition of his company forming their e-Recruiting Solutions division where he launched the award-winning Hodes iQ ATS in 2001. Most recently, Maltais was EVP of Technomedia, a Talent Management technology provider where he led US operations and global corporate executive functions. In late 2016, he again followed his entrepreneurial passion to co-found Talentegy maintaining a deep commitment to aligning client success with innovation in support of a company’s most important resource, its talent.
Recognized as an influential doyenne in the HR technology category, Jeanne Achille has more than 25 years of industry-specific sales, marketing and PR experience. She co-chairs the annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition as well as the HR Festival Asia in Singapore. She is the founder and CEO of The Devon Group, and has helped launch thousands of HR tech products and companies including sourcing, recruiting, onboarding, HRMS/payroll, relocation, talent management, succession planning and coaching solutions. Before founding Devon, she ran product management at Ceridian. Jeanne is a graduate of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
John Vlastelica geeks out on all things talent. He spent the first half of his career as a corporate recruiting leader with companies like Amazon and Expedia, and the last 12 years leading a consulting and training firm, Recruiting Toolbox, which focuses on helping companies optimize their recruiting functions, raise the bar on talent, elevate recruiters to Talent Advisors and improve Hiring Manager capabilities. His clients include startups to big global brands. John’s passion for talent acquisition is shared as an instructor for recruiting leadership labs, as an author of popular white papers and guides, a judge for recruiting excellence awards and as a speaker at conferences around the globe. John is a part-time critic, part-time optimist, who has fallen in love with the problems we face in the talent space.