Join us for an evening of shared learning with top talent acquisition pros from Hot Topic, Rubicon Project, Factual, and The Wonderful Company!

What does it take to engage with the local Los Angeles 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.


5:30-6:00 PM – Registration and Networking

6:00 PM – Welcome by Johnny Sanchez, Head of Recruiting at Hot Topic

6:05 PM – Panel discussion - “Cracking the LA Talent Market” | Johnny Sanchez (Hot Topic), Brian Breth (Rubicon Project), Nancy Martinez (Factual), Shelley Radford (The Wonderful Company)

7:00 PM – Continued Networking

8:00 PM – Closing

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Johnny Sanchez
Hot Topic

Johnny Sanchez is the Head of Recruiting at Hot Topic and BoxLunch, where he leads the strategies behind the candidate experience, recruiting, onboarding, and all things talent acquisition. At Hot Topic, he developed a branded, gamified onboarding expereince for the corporate HQ and Retail Leadership teams, improving ramp-up time and employee satisfaction. Johnny has held previous recruiting management roles at Manduka, Forever 21, and Pacific Sunwear.


Brian Breth
Rubicon Project

Brian Breth is the Director of Talent Acquisition at Rubicon Project, where he leads a global talent acquisition team scaling the Engineering, Revenue, and Administrative groups in North America, EMEA, and APAC. Brian spearheaded the company's 2013 pre-IPO growth efforts and created processes to support post-IPO hiring initiatives for 2014 and beyond. Before joining Rubicon Project, Brian held HR and talent acquisition roles at DTT Surveillance, American Greetings, and Aquent.


Nancy Martinez

Nancy Martinez is a recruiter at Factual Inc, a neutral data company used by thousands of developers, publishers, advertisers, and enterprise businesses. Prior to Factual, Nancy was the manager of college and diversity recruiting at Thumbtack where she grew the engineering, design, marketing, and talent functions, managed the North American university recruiting team, and executed four tech talks at the company's HQ. Nancy has also held university recruiting and sourcing roles at Foursquare, Twitter, and Facebook.


Shelley Radford
The Wonderful Company

Shelley Radford is the talent acquisition manager at The Wonderful Company, where she helps to enhance the company’s visibility and employer brand through recruitment marketing and talent acquisition strategies. Before joining The Wonderful Company, Shelley was Emser Tile’s talent acquisition manager, driving the company’s corporate-level recruiting and onboarding processes. She has held other recruiting roles at American Golf Corporation and American Capital/Ameriquest Mortgage.