Join us for an evening of networking and shared learning with top talent acquisition pros from Wayfair, HubSpot, and TripAdvisor!

What does it take to engage with the local Boston talent market? How will hiring technology shape the way people interact with recruiters? Come curious, and ready to hire on. RSVP early – space is limited! Heavy appetizers and drinks will be provided.



5:30-6:15 PM – Registration and Networking

6:30 PM – Keynote - “The New Hiring Landscape: How Technology is Shaping the Candidate-Recruiter Relationship” 
Madeline Laurano, Co-founder and Chief Research Officer at Aptitude Research Partners

7:00 PM – Panel discussion - “How to Crack the Boston Talent Market” 
Kevin Murray (Wayfair), Becky McCullough (HubSpot), Eric Trickett (TripAdvisor). Moderated by Brad Williams, Director of Talent Acquisition at Wayfair

7:30 PM – Moderated group workshops: Candidate outreach and engagement | Recruitment marketing and employer branding | Data-driven hiring and talent analytics



Madeline Laurano

Madeline Laurano is the co-founder and chief research officer at Aptitude Research Partners. Her prime focus over the last 12 years is on the talent management market, specializing in talent acquisition. Before Aptitude Research Partners, Madeline held research roles at Aberdeen, Bersin by Deloitte, ERE Media and Brandon Hall Group.  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.


Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray is Wayfair's Senior Director of Global Talent Acquisition. Wayfair’s TA team partners effectively with leaders across the business to understand hiring needs, advise on competitive intelligence and market trends, manage expectations, and deliver results.  Kevin and team have played a pivotal role in helping to scale the business from 700 employees to over 5,600 worldwide.  Prior to Wayfair, Kevin was Director of Recruiting at Vistaprint, and held talent acquisition roles at Google, Dun and Bradstreet, and Sapient.


Becky McCullough

Becky McCullough is Director of Recruiting at HubSpot, where she leads the North American recruiting team. Prior to HubSpot, Becky led experienced hire recruiting for McKinsey & Company's North American offices. Becky holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Tufts University.


Eric Trickett

Eric Trickett is the Head of Global Product and Engineering Recruiting for TripAdvisor, the largest online travel site in the world. He currently leads a team of sourcers, recruiters, and coordinators responsible for hiring engineers and product managers through the VP-level around the globe. Prior to TripAdvisor, Eric was a Principal of Dissero, an innovative boutique executive search firm focused on the tech industry. He’s also a strategic advisor to VentureFizz, the digital platform covering technology, entrepreneurship, and career inspiration for Boston.