Improvisor @ The Playground Theater Long form improvisor on Mustang Repair Chicago, IllinoisGlobal Talent Acquisition Lead @ Cheetah Digital • Stood up a global recruiting team of nine recruiters and recruiting analysts in the first year• Reduced the cost per hire by half saving over $1M annually in reduced staffing fees • Hired 400 + new employees...
Improvisor @ The Playground Theater Long form improvisor on Mustang Repair Chicago, IllinoisGlobal Talent Acquisition Lead @ Cheetah Digital • Stood up a global recruiting team of nine recruiters and recruiting analysts in the first year• Reduced the cost per hire by half saving over $1M annually in reduced staffing fees • Hired 400 + new employees globally primarily in Tech, Sales, Customer Success, Marketing, G&A • Personally sourced, recruited, and hired the SVP of Product Marketing and oversaw the strategic hires of several senior sales and consulting executives in EMEA and US • Launched the new ATS, Greenhouse globally in the first three months from hire • Created a metrics-driven culture focused on passive sourcing and hiring manager collaboration • Developed an employment brand “Builders and Believers @ Cheetah Digital” • Rolled out “Source-A-Thons”, in-office employment branded meet and greet recruiting events and panel discussions in Kuala Lumpur, Costa Rica, Japan, and London • Streamlined process and procedure for global open headcount approval process Greater Chicago AreaDirector of Talent Acquisition @ Cars.com High growth technology company that is a trusted expert content platform, providing on-the-lot mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com develops innovative products to connect consumers to dealers across the country. 1400 employees nationwide.• Manage a team of six, shifting focus from reactive to proactive recruitment strategies• Overhaul of recruiting, interviewing and hiring process• Oversaw the hire of 300 + new employees• Lead recruitment and hiring of new CMO, CSO, SVP of Engineering and VP of Product Design• Implementing new ATS, Greenhouse• Established first ever recruiting metrics, hiring manager feedback loop and individual development plans• Lead internal cross functional teams to “re-imagine” Cars.com Core Values, “bottom up” ensuring buy-in on EVP and employment brand initiatives• Launched personal brand workshops for key tech and product leaders to leverage in the recruiting process and employment brand From May 2016 to April 2018 (2 years) ChicagoDirector of Talent Acquisition @ NowSecure We are a company comprised of passionate problem solvers, building complex software in the highly fluid world of mobile security. I’m tasked with overall responsibilities focused on recruiting, retaining and engaging top talent.Roles and Responsibilities:Recruit:• Work closely with executive team to align business goals with recruitment, retention and engagement strategy. • Sourced and recruited over sixty people across the US, Western Europe and South America• Built a strong candidate pipeline in ongoing areas of focus including but not limited to Software Engineering, Sales and Marketing• Actively sourced passive engineering and sales talent through non-traditional channels• Introduced first ATS while developing interview and evaluation process for hiring managers• Developed KPI’s to track recruiting campaigns and activities• Launched referral program aligned with “personal branding” social media training for key internal stakeholders to drive market awarenessRetain:• Developed comprehensive on-boarding processes including the “NowSecure” new hire buddy program• Developed through executive workshops and employee surveys NS core values • Created a performance evaluation and review process aligned with NS core values • Hired, trained and developed recruiting assistantsEngage:• Created executive leadership “How’s my driving” surveys• Created a “CrowdSourceTheForce” initiative enabling employees to “present” on topics of their choice• Created and managed our quarterly internal “euro summits” for remote employees across EMEA, North and South America• Developed weekly employee programs including “ChowSecure” lunch and learns and “AirSecure” weekly employee radio showSpecialties: Mobile security, enterprise, iOS, Android, engineer, software, Nodejs, Python, startup, technology, employee engagement, branding, leadership, recruit, staffing, mobile app developers From February 2014 to March 2016 (2 years 2 months) Greater Chicago AreaDirector Business Development @ Vitamin T A subsidiary of Aquent, Vitamin T’s clients include mid-sized, design-minded businesses and advertising agencies. We are the only creative talent agency who chooses specifically (and exclusively) to work with these clients. We embrace the client sense of urgency and quick turnaround to provide tested digital freelance talent in UX, Front End Development, Graphic Design and much more. Roles and Responsibilities:• Focused on developing relationships with Senior Creative, Marketing and Interactive Executives. • Overcoming business challenges through strategic talent solutions aligned with business objectives.• A customer service fanatic that goes above and beyond to bring business value to clients.• An active networker heavily involved in Creative, Social Media and Marketing organizations across Chicago.• 110% guarantee on all our talent.• Commitment to educating the creative community by offering free online courses through Aquent Gymnasium.• Partnerships with AIGA, An Event Apart, FITC, The Webby Awards and UIE give us incredible reach into the creative community.• Exclusive focus on temp and temp-to-perm placements.Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Front-End Development, User Experience, Mobile Design & Development, Copywriting, Project Management, Production, Editorial Talent, Online Marketing professionals; freelance, contractors, social media, UX, Email Marketing, E-commerce, recruit, staffing From October 2013 to February 2014 (5 months) Greater Chicago AreaCo-Founder and Managing Director of Market Development @ QUEsocial QUEsocial™ is a SaaS based social business technology platform that equips recruiters and sales employees with job-specific training, content and motivation to convert social media activities into desired business outcomes. Role and Responsibilities:• Developed sales and marketing strategy to drive market awareness and lead generation.• Actively engaged in ongoing sales outreach through development of thought leadership, webinar partnerships with LinkedIn, cold calling, email and social media marketing. • Create and execute in-depth enterprise sales campaigns using wedge sales tactics focused on specific prospect job function needs.• Managed social media marketing channels for QUEsocial • Provided consulting as it pertains to social business initiatives with prospects and clients spanning Fortune 1000 organizations.• Responsible for developing partnerships with SaaS technology and social media influencers LinkedIn.com, Klout.com and HufPostLive. • Co-developed game challenges for QUEsocial’s gamification engine.• Co-developed the e-learning social media training modules, while creating a network of SME’s for additional modules. • Ongoing national public speaking opportunities with a variety of partners including LinkedIn’s “SourceIn” events on the topic: “Integrating Social Into the Staffing Enterprise”.Specialties:Social Media, Marketing, HR Communications, Executive Recruitment, Personal Branding, Strategy and Business Development, Sales, Trainer, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Video Development, YouTube, Social Media Strategy, Illinois, Speaker, Writer, Chicago Sales Training, Recruiter Training, employment branding, marketing campaign, Social media consulting, content development, Director, employee engagement, Social Recruitment Workshop, improviser, contract recruiter From July 2011 to October 2013 (2 years 4 months) ChicagoSenior Consultant New Media and Creative Strategies @ Aon Hewitt A Wholly-owned subsidiary of Aon a fortune 300 global corporation. Aon Hewitt Consulting is among the top global human capital consulting firms worldwide. The firm works with organizations to improve business performance and shape the workplace of the future through employee benefits, talent management and rewards strategies and solutions.Role and Responsibilities:• Consult with Fortune 500 clients to engage employees, drive desired behaviors, and improve business results. • Consult on a wide variety of employee communication topics, including healthcare, wellness, retirement savings, total rewards, benefit plan changes, pay and incentive programs, recruiting, and merger integration. • Leads specialized teams through design and development of online employee communication solutions, including intranets, HR and benefits websites, Flash and video content, interactive modeling tools, and high impact email campaigns. • Write and edit content for both print and online communications.• Partner with all global sub-practice groups within an organization to develop new client engagement marketing strategies.• Develop New Media and Creative Strategy static page for external engagement www.aon.com/socialmedia.Specialties: Mike Dwyer, Social Media, Marketing, HR Communications, Executive Recruitment, Personal Branding, Strategy and Business Development, Sales, Trainer, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Video Development, YouTube, Social Media Strategy, Illinois, Speaker, Writer, Chicago Sales Training, Recruiter Training, employment branding, marketing campaign, Social media consulting, content development, Director, employee engagement, Social Recruitment Workshop, improviser, contract recruiter From September 2009 to July 2011 (1 year 11 months) Chicago, IllinoisRecruitment and Business Development Manager @ Paladin Marketing and Creative Staffing A national marketing and creative staffing organization with more than 20 years experience in executive placement. Paladin is wholly-owned by Adecco a global fortune 500 provider of staffing, consulting, and solutions in the disciplines of information technology, finance and accounting, law, engineering, marketing and creative, property, and healthcare.Role and Responsibilities: • Create relationships with C-suite executives from CEO to CMO through innovative differentiation. • Recruited passive candidates using social media channels to develop talent communities.• Utilized ATS, online job postings, referrals and cold calling to engage targeted candidates. • Created business solutions for corporate organizations with challenging issues. • Created the online B2B social media strategy for Paladin via LinkedIn, Digg, Facebook and Twitter to amplify company value proposition.• Strategically cold call potential clients and candidates through active online research and networking.• Create senior roundtable events to facilitate relationships with target clients and candidates.• Actively network at industry specific events to develop business leads.Specialties: Mike Dwyer, Social Media, Marketing, HR Communications, Executive Recruitment, Personal Branding, Strategy and Business Development, Sales, Trainer, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Video Development, YouTube, Social Media Strategy, Illinois, Speaker, Writer, Chicago Sales Training, Recruiter Training, employment branding, marketing campaign, Social media consulting, content development, Director, employee engagement, Social Recruitment Workshop, improviser, contract recruiter From August 2008 to September 2009 (1 year 2 months)
The Playground Theater
Global Talent Acquisition Lead
Greater Chicago Area
Director of Talent Acquisition
May 2016 to April 2018
Director of Talent Acquisition
February 2014 to March 2016
Greater Chicago Area
Director Business Development
October 2013 to February 2014
Greater Chicago Area
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Market Development
July 2011 to October 2013
Senior Consultant New Media and Creative Strategies
September 2009 to July 2011
Paladin Marketing and Creative Staffing
Recruitment and Business Development Manager
August 2008 to September 2009
What company does Mike Dwyer work for?
Mike Dwyer works for The Playground Theater
What is Mike Dwyer's role at The Playground Theater?
Mike Dwyer is Improvisor
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Mike Dwyer works in the Computer Software industry.
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