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HR 2.0: Dealing with Fast Growth Tech

MitchelLake Group, Jobvite and Sequoia Benefits

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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HR 2.0: Dealing with Fast Growth Tech

February 20, 2013

5:30-8:00 PM

Where: Startup HQ – 880 Harrison Street. San Francisco. 94107

Hosted By: NCHRA, MitchelLake and WonderWorks Consulting

We are going through a time of growth in the Tech Industry that has been seen only a few times in history. What has worked for other companies in the past may not be relevant to yours. You are more interested in how a company like Facebook or LinkedIn dealt with their company culture as they doubled and tripled in growth year over year.  Would you like to meet HR professionals that are going through the same growth experiences, to learn what is working for them and what type of pitfalls to avoid?

If you can identify with this important subject and want to connect with your peers, this event is for you. Join us at Startup HQ on February 20th as we bring together HR professionals in growing Tech companies from all over the Bay Area for a night of networking and sharing of best practices. Learn from industry experts as we have assembled an amazing panel to discuss some of the hottest topics in HR for rapidly growing tech companies. Topics discussed include:

  • Top 10 Modern HR practices that every growth company should institute
  • Tips for partnering with Management to raise EQ awareness and skills  
  • How to work with marketing to create a strong internal brand and communication to employees
  • How to set up your companies operating system and governance structure to support the innovation, growth and sustainable practices
  • The best techniques and tools to hire the best talent for your company
  • Many more...

 We have assembled an amazing panel of industry experts to share their experiences:

 Claudia Fulga, Ticketfly, Director of HR. Claudia Fulga, M.S., has over 13 years of experience in the HR function specializing in small to mid-size organizations including fast growing startups across all industries. Claudia is passionate about the strategic side of HR including setting up seamless HR departments, social media and its critical role in the HR function, defining the employer brand, creating unique cultures and pushing to make HR a strategic partner in all organizations. She has eight years of teach experience at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

 Aisha Stephenson, Okta, Director of People. Aisha Stephenson, MHROD, has 13 years of experience working in various areas of the Human Resources and Staffing function across the technology and nonprofit sectors. She is passionate about acting as advocate for candidates, employees and the employer in the effort to maintain creative, productive and collaborative working environments to recruit the best and the brightest to the team, help drive the success of business and create a valuable candidate and employee experience.

Ann Watson, Wikia, Director of HR. Ann Watson is a battle-tested, high-touch HR pro with a fondness for small-to-mid-sized tech companies and a mild obsession with being the first "real" HR hire. She believes that everyone should know the difference between an HMO and a PPO, that no one ever feels more like filling out forms later and good data is a good HR pro's best friend.

Jon Bischke, Entelo, CEO. Jon is the co-founder and CEO of Entelo and is an experienced entrepreneur focused on the intersection of education, employment and technology. Previously, Jon was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Battery Ventures. Prior to that, he was part of the founding teams of a number of companies including Zaadz (acquired by Gaiam) and 2000Tutor (acquired by Penton Media). MBA UCLA and Undergrad Business from University of Minnesota. 

Anna McGrath, Wonderworks, Founder. Anna has over twenty years experience building high energy business cultures for fast growth organizations. A popular speaker and business advisor, she supports organizations to implement the infrastructure necessary to support and sustain continued growth spurts.

Moderator - Greg Russell, MitchelLake US co-founder. Greg has been building world-class teams and recruitment processes for high-growth technology companies since the dotcom boom of the late 90s. Russell has also built an early stage team from the other side of the fence as Chief Operating Officer for a social gaming startup in San Francisco.


The MitchelLake Group is a progressive, passionate and experienced provider of Executive Search, Specialist Recruitment, Jobs + Managed Recruitment & RPO for ventures and individuals that are leading the convergence of technology, media & marketing. We work with entrepreneur driven startup ventures through to emerging and global brands in online business & eCommerce, convergent media, enterprise & mobile technology, multichannel marketing, digital advertising and entertainment. www.mitchellakegroup.com/ 

The Northern California HR Association has been advancing organizations through human resources since 1960. We are dedicated to connecting human resources professionals with practice resources and best practices, leading California-specific training, legal and legislative developments, quality service providers, and each other – forming career-long networks and partnerships. http://www.nchra.org/

In 2013 WonderWorks Consulting celebrates 10 years of evoking consciousness in leaders and their employees, and most recently have introduced conscious Holacracy™ practices into organizations that have experienced an increase in bottom line results, healthy, happier and engaged employees. www.yWonderWorks.com


5:30-6:15 Drinks and networking

6:15-7:15 Panel discussion

7:15-7:30 Questions from the audience

7:30-8:00 Drinks and networking

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Startup HQ
880 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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