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Angela Cheng-Cimini

Angela Cheng-Cimini is a seasoned Global Executive in Human Resources with over 30 years of experience in both generalist and specialist roles. Currently serving as the SVP of Talent & CHRO at Harvard Business Publishing since August 2021, she has a comprehensive background in change management, organizational development, talent acquisition, and DEI across various industries including consumer products, high-tech, manufacturing, and professional services. Previously, she held significant positions at ClearMotion, Crabtree & Evelyn, and as a self-employed HR consultant. Angela’s career also includes pivotal roles at TIAX, EMC, Extraprise, Nestle Waters, Hasbro, and PepsiCo – Frito Lay. Known for her strategic HR expertise, culture building, and advocacy for women in leadership, Angela has effectively partnered with C-suite leaders to enhance organizational capabilities and has been a driving force in human capital-related initiatives globally.

Ron Hetrick

Ron Hetrick is a distinguished Vice President of Staffing Strategy and Senior Labor Economist at Lightcast, where he has been since September 2020. With a rich background as a corporate economist, including roles at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and as a director of data analysis teams, Hetrick is a recognized authority in labor market dynamics. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, frequently presenting his insights on economic and corporate data to large companies, trade associations, and local governments. His expertise is regularly featured in major media outlets like Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and CNBC. Hetrick has authored significant articles on the labor economy, including “The Demographic Drought.” His extensive experience also includes serving as the lead advising economist for the largest staffing company in the U.S., where he played a crucial role in guiding market strategies and identifying risks. His skills encompass executive strategy, writing, consulting, public speaking, and economic research, making him a prominent figure in the field of labor economics and staffing strategy.

John Morrow

John Morrow is a seasoned executive recruiter with over 20 years of experience, currently serving as a Partner at ON Partners since February 2017. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has been instrumental in ON Partners’ growth, a firm known for its innovative approach in executive search, focusing on diverse C-level and board leadership teams across various industries. Prior to this, Morrow held key roles at Calibre One and Nosal Partners (now NGS Global), specializing in executive searches in technology, healthcare IT, and sustainability sectors. His earlier roles include being the Recruiting Manager at Robert Half International and Director of HR & Operations at ProActive Business Solutions, showcasing his extensive expertise in recruiting and human resources within the technology sector.

Manav Jain (Host)

As the Co-founder of BarRaiser, Manav Jain has been at the forefront of transforming the talent acquisition landscape through innovative AI solutions. With a keen eye on emerging trends, Manav has been instrumental in developing AI-powered recruiting tools that not only speed up the hiring process but also make it more inclusive and fair. He brings a wealth of experience in blending AI technologies with ethical, legal, and diversity imperatives in recruiting. As a seasoned entrepreneur and thought leader, Manav has a proven track record of helping organizations adapt to the rapidly changing recruitment landscape, making him an invaluable guide for anyone looking to future-proof their talent acquisition strategies.

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Founded with the mission to revolutionize talent acquisition, BarRaiser is an AI-driven recruitment solutions provider that aims to make hiring faster, fairer, and more efficient. Our state-of-the-art technology leverages machine learning and predictive analytics to streamline the recruitment process, from sourcing and screening candidates to facilitating interviews and onboarding. We take a balanced approach by integrating legal, ethical, and diversity imperatives into our AI algorithms, ensuring a well-rounded and compliant recruitment experience. Co-founded by Manav Jain, an industry thought leader, BarRaiser is dedicated to empowering HR professionals with the tools and insights they need to adapt to the rapidly evolving landscape of talent acquisition. Whether you’re a startup looking to build your team or a Fortune 500 company aiming to scale, BarRaiser offers tailored solutions to meet your recruitment needs.