MARTIN BURNS
Newburyport, MA
mrtnburns@gmail.com
www.linkedin.com/in/martinburns

TALENT ACQUISITION LEADERSHIP

  • Highly capable builder, and leader, of world-class talent acquisition teams
  • Change agent, who understands how to assess solutions and teams quickly, and drives positive change
  • Talent acquisition technologist and futurist – dreams big
  • Global traveler, with extensive knowledge of cross-cultural recruitment trends and practices
  • Recognized at a global level as a recruitment thought leader
  • Regularly asked to consult on talent acquisition product design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HireClix, Gloucester & Boston, MA
Strategic Consulting Leader                                                   May, 2016 – present

Creating and managing a new, strategic offering for HireClix, one of the leading pure-play recruitment advertising firms in the world.

  • This division will focus on bringing HireClix’s deep knowledge of ad systems and strategies, coupled with a consulting team made up of – and led by – talent acquisition practitioners who have led recruitment functions across a range of industries and sizes. They’re backed by analysts who are system experts across the majority of ATS and CRM systems, who can dive deeply and offer game-changing audit advice, as well as on-going maintenance, improvements, and trustworthy reporting. 

PwC, USA
Talent Acquisition Technology Leader,                             December 2015 – May, 2016
Direct Sourcing & Technology Lead,                                   July 2014 to December, 2015

  • Developing, and implementing, advanced and innovative technology solutions
    • LinkedIn: Performed in-depth analysis of technology usage amongst recruiters and sourcers, developed data-driven approach to seat distribution involving mix of Recruiter seats and Lite seats resulting in 25% cost reduction, and 150% increase in seat usage and productivity
    • Identified need for CRM technology across recruitment, sourced top vendors, set up RFP process, and drove selection process into implementation
    • Creation of product road map scorecard, to track needs, develop solutions, and run selection process
  • Led design and launch of PwC mobile careers site
  • Ran pilots across Talent Acquisition
  • Advised international partner firms (UK, Canada, Sweden, Australia, Chine) on technology strategies
  • Manage key parts of PwC’s existing integrated digital recruitment strategy
  • Build and lead PwC Recruitment Labs
  • Work with Global and US Human Capital leadership as well as People & Change consulting division as advisor

Mobiquity, Boston, USA/ Amsterdam, Netherlands/ Ahmedabad, India
Director, Global Talent Acquisition,
                                  December 2013 to July 2014
Director, Talent Acquisition, Boston                                  February 2013 to December 2013

VC-backed, mobile service providers (strategy consulting/ design/ build of enterprise mobile solutions)

  • Hired, onboarded, managed, and trained best-in-class talent acquisition team across three continents
  • Scaled from 95 employees to 400 employees, opened offices on 3 continents in that time.
  • Partnered closely with executive team; reported directly to C-level
  • Assessed acquisition targets for caliber of potential acqui-hires
  • Traveled extensively, and relocated as-needed for short term burst-hiring initiatives
  • Implemented ATS, and other TA systems
  • Created all recruitment processes (requisition system, offer letters, etc)
  • Designed and launched new, mobile-centric career site
  • Increased quality of hires (took 90-day turnover from 20% to 2%); reduced cost-per-hire by 60%; increased speed-to-hire by 300%

Talent MatchUpBelmont, MA                                                   January 2010 – February 2013
Founder

Boutique, technology-centric RPO

  • Technology Assessment: Advised clients on best uses of recruitment technology (ATS selection, job distribution channels, candidate assessment software, etc.)
  • Product: Assisted recruiting product start-ups in developing product features, positioning, and roadmap, as well go-to-market strategy, copywriting, and evangelism to industry
  • Direct Recruitment: Performed talent searches for clients in the greater Boston area

ZoomInfo, Waltham MA                                                                 July 2006 – January 2010
Recruiting Manager

VC-backed SAAS, leading source for business information on people and companies.

  • Created recruiting department from the ground up
  • Reported directly into the executive team, partnered closely with managers and leaders across the organization
  • Selected and implemented TA system
  • Initiated and managed all recruitment vendor relationships

Local Accounting Recruiting Agency, Wellesley, MA                                 July 2005 – July 2006
Senior Executive Recruiter

School Specialties, Bellingham, WA                                            October 2002 – July 2005
Consultant – Premier Agendas

CPS, Inc, Boston, MA                                                                         September 1997 – October 2002
Principal Executive Recruiter

 

EDUCATION

St. Lawrence University, Bachelor of Arts, English/ Writing, 1993

  • Dean’s list; honors graduate; worked 20+ hours per week in support of education
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