San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
Gild, which brings meritocracy to tech hiring through innovative recruiting technologies, today announced that Steve Cadigan, former VP of Talent at LinkedIn and current Advisor at Cadigan Ventures, has joined the Gild Advisory Board.
Steve Cadigan’s appointment to Gild’s Advisory Board is further example of the extraordinary caliber of expertise of Gild’s advisors and leadership. Cadigan is a seasoned talent executive and brings over 25 years of global human resources experience to the Gild Advisory Board. In his most recent position as VP of Talent at LinkedIn, Cadigan was instrumental in taking the company from a private firm of 400 employees through an IPO and into the powerhouse that it is today with nearly 4,000 employees.
“Steve is recognized for creating and being a part of phenomenal, leading organizations,” said Sheeroy Desai, founder and CEO of Gild. “We are very fortunate to have Steve on our Advisory Board. Steve’s experience during the growth phase of LinkedIn is invaluable to us as Gild experiences similar rapid growth.”
“My focus – personally and professionally – is on creating winning talent solutions and breaking down traditional barriers that can limit high performance and the evolution of talent,” said Steve Cadigan, Advisor at Cadigan Ventures. “I was attracted to Gild because it is a true innovator in tech hiring and talent acquisition. Gild’s vision to bring meritocracy to hiring aligns perfectly with my own mission and I am excited to be a part of its success.”
Currently as Advisor at Cadigan Ventures, Cadigan works with organizations experiencing rapid growth and change to offer guidance on numerous subjects including innovative recruiting strategies, establishing a strong and cohesive culture, and leadership and management fundamentals. Prior to LinkedIn, Cadigan served in executive HR roles with Electronic Arts, PMC-Sierra, Cisco, and Advanced Micro Devices.
"Steve was instrumental in building LinkedIn into a world-class global organization. We are excited to have Steve's guidance through the next major shift in recruiting as we leverage big data to discover hidden talent among the world's millions of developers," said Brad Warga, Gild’s Senior Vice President, Customer and Employee Success.
Gild’s Advisory Board also includes Tim Stanley, SVP of Enterprise Strategy and Innovation at Salesforce.com; Austin Cooke, VP of Human Resources and Global Talent Acquisition at Vistaprint; Jeff Diana, Chief People Officer at Atlassian, Amelia Merrill, VP of Talent Acquisition at RMS; Clement Mok, acclaimed brand and design guru and one of I.D. Magazine’s “40 Most Influential Designers”; and Eric Lane, VP of Global Talent Acquisition at Juniper Networks and HR/Staffing visionary.
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Gild (http://www.gild.com) -- Tech recruiting has been begging for innovation. That’s why Gild is here. Gild provides recruiting solutions that harness the power of data to liberate hiring teams from the challenges of finding developers. Using patent-pending technology, Gild evaluates the work of millions of developers so companies using Gild’s talent acquisition tools know who’s good and can target the right candidates. Launched in 2011, Gild is backed by Globespan Capital Partners and Baseline Ventures, and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.