Hank Stringer – Recruiter, Entrepreneur, And Innovator

Hank Stringer has over two decades of experience as a successful high-tech industry recruiter, entrepreneur, and innovator in the use of information technology in the recruitment and employment process. Today, Stringer is CEO of Stringer Search – www.stringersearch.com, an executive search services and consulting firm based on the philosophies and best practices of his book “Talent Force”, A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business, and from his life experiences as a recruiter, entrepreneur, speaker and consultant.

Forecasting a talent shortage in 1996, Stringer had the vision to applly his energy and experiences to start Hire.com. There, he and a team of entrepreneurs created an early ASP business model, utilizing the Internet to scale and automate interactive recruiting relationships and processes. Under his tenure, Hire.com dramatically changed the way companies recruit, hire, and retain talent. Today, global companies, such as Federal Express, BP, Allianz, Raytheon, and Prudential, have adopted Hire.com’s revolutionary approach. Hank went on to co-found itzbig, a web 2.0 career board.

Prior to founding Hire.com, Stringer was president and co-founder of Pedley-Stringer, Inc., a high-tech recruitment firm. Stringer previously served as an internal recruiting consultant for Tandem Computers and Dell Computer, where he was responsible for a number of special recruiting projects in the U.S. and Asia.

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Stringer has authored many articles about recruitment and the future of talent management in the workplace, and is an accomplished speaker who has appeared at numerous international industry-leading events.

Stringer holds a B.A. in Journalism and Government Studies from Texas State University and currently serves as President of the Advisory Board for the McCoy School of Business at his alma mater. Hank resides with his wife and kids in the hill country outside Austin, Texas.

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