Gerry describes himself as a life-long student of Recruiting. A speaker, author & community leader, Gerry stays grounded by engaging with an extraordinary network of friends, colleagues and practitioners every day. Gerry and his business partner, Chris Hoyt, facilitate peer-to-peer conversations about competitive practices with 100s of TA leaders from the world’s largest and most innovative corporations. Today, the CareerXroads Colloquium is in its second decade as a member driven community of Talent Acquisition peers devoted to learning from and helping one another succeed. In 2010, Gerry co-founded a non-profit, Talentboard, with Elaine Orler and Ed Newman to better define the Candidate Experience, a subject he has been passionate about for more than 30 years. In 2017, the Association for Talent Acquisition Professionals was launched after years of discussion with practitioners, consultants and vendors. Gerry co-authored eight books on the evolution of staffing and has written 100s of articles and whitepapers on similar topics. His career in Human Resources spans nearly 50 years. As a student, Gerry keeps his perspective fresh by traveling to countries throughout the world, interviewing government officials, employers, university professors and students about how work and hiring practices are evolving. He has led delegations of CHROs and TA Leaders to a 1/2 dozen countries including, most recently, Eastern Europe (2018), Japan (2017) and Cuba (2015).