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Seth Flater
Manager, Digital Strategy,
DirectEmployers Association
Seth Flater is the Manager of Digital Strategy at DirectEmployers Association. With a knack for all things technology and an analytical mind, this self-professed math nerd operates as an integral part of the Digital Strategy team and loves to use his skills to craft and facilitate strategies for Members looking to increase their online presence and bring further awareness to their recruitment marketing efforts. By evaluating different sources of analytics and metrics from over 40,000 sites within the Network, he’s able to fully understand and provide Members with benchmarks and guidance pertaining to their various hiring initiatives from veteran recruitment to diversity-focused activities. Seth began his career in the HR field at DirectEmployers Association as a Business Development Coordinator where he crunched numbers and compiled Association costs and developed new sales tools and processes for the Business Development team. He also aided the team in setting up partnership contracts with affirmative action law firms, ad agencies and niche job boards. Seth currently holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, with a minor in Economics and Political Science from Wabash College.

Dion Love
Principal Executive Advisor, CEB
Dion Love is a Principal Executive Advisor at CEB, a best practice insight and technology company. He curates and headlines global insight events for executives in talent acquisition and talent management. Prior to CEB, Dion was a senior business development manager at the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), where he advised Australian companies on US market entry and business development. He began his career in the public affairs branch of the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC, where he supported the Australian Government's public diplomacy work in the United States, facilitating trade, investment, and public affairs briefings throughout the US. Dion received a combined Bachelor of Commerce/Arts from the University of Melbourne and studied at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Kevin Wheeler Kevin Wheeler
President, Future of Talent Institute
Kevin Wheeler Founder and Chairman the Future of Talent Institute. Kevin started FOTI in 2004 out of his passionate belief that organizations need a more powerful and thoughtful architecture for talent than they have. After a 25 year career in corporate America serving as the Senior Vice President for Staffing and Workforce Development at the Charles Schwab Corporation, the Vice President of Human Resources for Alphatec Electronics, Inc. in Thailand, and in a variety of human resources roles at National Semiconductor Corporation, Kevin has firsthand knowledge of the need for better strategies and approaches to finding, developing and retaining people. Today, Kevin is a globally known speaker, author, teacher and consultant in human capital acquisition and development, as well as in corporate education. He is the author of numerous articles on human resource development, career development, recruiting, and on establishing corporate universities. He is a frequent speaker at conferences. He writes a weekly Internet column on recruiting and staffing, which can be found at, and he and Eileen have written a book on corporate universities, The Corporate University Workbook: Launching the 21st Century Learning Organization. He serves as adjunct faculty at San Jose State University, the University of San Francisco and on the business faculty at San Francisco State University.

Stacy Zapar
Founder, Tenfold
Tenfold Founder Stacy Donovan Zapar is a 19-year recruiting veteran for Fortune 500 tech companies including Intuit, Qualcomm, Websense and Gateway. She is an advisory board member for multiple HR technology companies and has led global employer branding, social recruiting and sourcing initiatives for top employers including TripAdvisor, Zappos, and Netflix. She has trained recruiting teams around the world for companies such as Restoration Hardware, Eventbrite, Virgin America, University of Notre Dame, UCLA, Google and many others. Stacy is the Most Connected Woman on LinkedIn since 2008 with more than 100,000 1st-level connections. She is a top-rated keynote speaker who presents regularly at HR / Recruiting conferences globally, including SourceCon, LinkedIn Talent Connect, Glassdoor Summit, Social Recruiting Strategies Conference, #truLondon and Sourcing Summit Australia. She was named 2015 Trendsetter of the Year for Talent Acquisition by SHRM's HR Magazine and has been featured in The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fortune and many other publications. Her own blog ( has more than one million views. Stacy served as Technical Editor for Wiley's LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day, is #6 on Huffington Post’s Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter and #5 on ERE’s 50 People Most Mentioned by Recruiters on Twitter. Stacy graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, studied abroad in Paris, France and has a California teaching credential. She enjoys travel, gardening, online games, logic puzzles, classic films, motherhood and is pretty proud of her bowling average. She lives near the beach in San Diego with her husband and two young children.
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