Will Staney

Consultant, Small Business Owner, and Public Speaker in Austin, Texas

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Will is the Founder of Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC, a modern talent strategy consulting company focused on the recruiting strategy, employer branding and recruitment training. He is the former Head of Global Talent Acquisition at rapidly-growing startups Twilio and Glassdoor. Prior to that, he held recruiting leadership roles at enterprise software leaders VMware, SuccessFactors and SAP.

Before he fell in love with the world of recruiting, Will spent a decade in sales and digital marketing during which time he honed his talent for leveraging new media and web marketing to achieve success. This gave him a unique skill set that he continues to apply to talent acquisition today.

Will Staney is an influential voice in the HR and recruiting space. He regularly blogs and speaks on recruitment marketing, talent acquisition, and employer branding. His recent and upcoming speaking appearances include SHRM Annual Orlando, ERE, HR Technology Conference and Expo, Linkedin Talent Connect, Bersin IMPACT, TalentNet Interactive, Social Recruiting Strategies Conference and more.

In his free time, Will enjoys riding his motorcycle, trying out the latest gadgets, and spending time with his wife and two kids.

About Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC:

Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC is a recruiting strategy consultancy built for the modern age specializing in employer branding, recruiting optimization, HR technology and recruiter training. We’re focused on helping companies move away from the reactive legacy recruiting world to a proactive approach to talent acquisition.

  • Work
    • Proactive Talent Strategies
    • Twilio, Inc.
    • Glassdoor
    • SAP
    • SuccessFactors
    • VMware
  • Education
    • Texas State University