Profile for Jacob Conway
2006- Most Enthusiastic Co-Chair with CommNexus
2005- Kineticom L.E.A.P. award for Inspiring Audacity
2004- Kineticom TOP DOG (Awarded to one male each year)
2003- At 23 years old, only recruiter (out of over 188) to present future Hot Technologies at CDI National managers conference
March 2002- Top Performing Recruiter for CDI Nationally (over 188 recruiters)
December 2001- Highest Number of Recruited Placements for CDI Nationally
2000-2003- CDI A Team (6 other team members out of 188 recruiter nationwide)
6/2007-present TalentWar.net, Inc. San Diego, CA
Founder and Chief Talent Officer
TalentWar.net helps emerging companies win the war for talent by intimately understanding their business needs and meticulously matching our clients with the top technical talent. Focus is within retained, contingent, contract staffing, training, consulting, and contract recruiting for hard to find, high-level technical positions.
Selected Recruiting and/or Training Consulting Projects-
10/2008- Present Novatel Wireless, Inc. San Diego, CA (contract)
Recruiting process improvement, viral recruiting set-up, configuring ATS, and onsite contract corporate recruiting for all business lines.
Technologies sourced and recruited: WCDMA, HSUPA, GSM, EVDO, Rev A, UMTS, GPRS, CDMA, HSPA, HSDPA, IS-95, EDGE, IS-2000, 1xEV-DO, Windows Kernel, MAC OSX Kernel, Firmware, Baseband, Manufacturing Test, RF, Product Manager, Program Manager, System Test Manager, Supply Chain, Project manager, OEM and Channel Sales Manager, Marketing Specialist, Low Level C, C++, VC++, MFC, ATL, COM, RTOS, NDIS, WIN 7 Drivers, Windows Driver Model, WDF, WKF, Windows Driver Framework, Kernel-Mode Driver Framework, UMDF, KMDF, USB protocol, Windows CE, WAN, 802.11 WiFi, WLAN, WWAN Modem, XML, Win 32, Automated Firmware, Web Services, 3 Tier and Data-Driven Solutions, Windchill 9.0, PDM Link 9.0, Project Link 9.0, Oracle 11i, Team Track, Mentor Graphics, PLM Solutions, Field Interoperability Tests (FIT), IOT, QXDM, CAIT, QCAT, Friendly Viewer, TCP/IP, FTP, PPP, IPCP, Field Test Engineer, System Test Engineer, Antenna Engineer, MIMO, ARM7, ARM9, GOBI, Embedded, Board-Level, Digital, Analog Design, EMI, RFI, Thermal, ESD, Qualcomm MSM, PM, Mentor Graphics, Tx, Rx, Synthesizer Chains, Zero-IF, GPIB, HPIB, SCPI, 8960 Call Box Test Sets, Spirent, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, Power Meters, Digital Oscilloscope, Power Supplies, Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs), Socket Programming, TCP, UDP, Multi-Threading, Client-Server protocol, QMI, Microsoft Visual Studio manager, SDK, Windows Mobile 6.
2/2008 Kforce, Inc. San Diego, CA (contract)
Linkedin social network sourcing training.
Presented training called Linkedin and Your Network = Your Paycheck.
9/2007 Kforce, Inc. San Diego, CA (contract)
General recruiter training with 6 technology recruiters.
1 on 1 review with each recruiter to provide tips and tricks to enable better performance.
4/2008 Son Systems, Inc. Boise, ID (contract)
Recruiting process overview, viral marketing strategy, and best practices review.
Additional Technologies Sourced and Recruited:
Oil and Gas, Petroleum, Natural Gas, Refinery Engineer, Lease Manager, Reservoir engineer, petroleum engineering, Surveillance, Production Engineer, drilling, facilities engineering, Production, Analytical and Empirical Techniques, Geoscience Supervisor, Asset Development & Depletion Plans (ADDP), Reservoir Modeling, Simulation Software, MBAL, PROSPER, NODAL, PANSYSTEM, ECLIPSE, PETREL, SAPHIR, PhDWin, Aries, OGRE, PEEP, DSS, Petra, MS Project, Decline Curve Analysis, Material Balance Modeling, Inflow/Outflow, Simulation, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, Java, J2EE, J2ME, C, C++, LAMP, PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails, SQL Server, CSS, Oracle, PL/SQL, Embedded Systems, Unix, Linux, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu.
6/2007-present Networked Recruiter, San Diego, CA
Networked Recruiter is a destination dedicated to expanding your professional network, facilitating career advancement, and promoting the collective sharing of best practices within the field of professional recruiting.
Networked Recruiters website launch was February 2008, now with over 35,000 members and networking events in hundreds of cities around the world.
New 2009 tools give recruiters the ability to do private and public splits, enhanced job board reaching millions, training via video, social network, and an enhanced matching tool, and more.
3/2003-6/2007 Kineticom, San Diego, CA
Kineticom, Inc. delivers top technical talent and human capital services for companies in the communications and information technology industries. Kineticom recorded a record growth rate, charting 400% revenue increase from previous year and achieving goal of $0-$53 million in five years of existence, was 33rd on the Inc 500 for 2005, #1 fastest growing technical talent firm in the US during 2000-2005 by the American Staffing Industry trade press, and #2 on The San Diego Business Journal's "List of 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies" in San Diego County.
Business Development Manager, IT & Emerging Technologies
Develop and add value to new C, VP, and Director level client relationships by understanding their personal and business strategic direction.
Since I started this new division for Kineticom in 2005, it has grown to a team of 6 with a 3000% increase in monthly GP averaging over $120,000 (Gross Profit) per month.
Daily task required; cold call new prospect companies, negotiate contracts and terms, qualify job openings, help recruit on open positions to reach client expectations, set daily targets for recruiters, and train recruiting team on technology and process.
Target markets are mid-large emerging technology Wireless and IT companies.
TruePosition Account Team Lead
TruePosition is the world's largest company solely dedicated to the development and deployment of (Cingular and T-Mobile) E911 location infrastructure for the emergency services.
I was in charge of every aspect of the account; including delivery, retention, internal production, client/contractor satisfaction, and setting client expectations within all levels of the organization. Due to the tremendous volume and exclusive nature of this account; it demanded 12-16 hours a day almost 7 days a week.
Implemented a delivery schedule to grow our HIF (heads in field) from 40 to over 400 contractors in a little over 1 year while hitting over 121% (over 40 million in sales) of my gross profit target.
In less than 18 months my team placed over 900 contractors with TruePosition in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Saudi Arabia.
Lead a team of 7 recruiters, 3 contract recruiters, 3 Contractor Care Specialist, and 4 Sales Interns while reporting directly to the VP of Client Services.
On-going training for 9 new first-time Kineticom recruiters.
Assisted in the creation of a Contractor Care Specialist, Account Coordinator, and Sales Intern role to support our contractor base and internal functions.
Lead my team in the successful completion of Kineticoms ISO 9000-2001 certification.
Sr. IT and Wireless Recruiter
Drive recruitment local, national, and world-wide searches for IT and Wireless technologies utilizing a variety of cold calling, Internet, referrals, networking and cost effective sourcing methods.
Responsibilities include full life cycle recruiting, from pre-screening, negotiating salary, coordinating interviews, checking references, maintenance of candidate database, coordinating drug and background checks, and closing candidates on W2/Corp-Corp contracts.
Technologies Sourced and Recruited at Kineticom:
Cisco Engineers (CCIE, CCNA, CCNP), ASP.NET, ADO.NET, VB.NET, SharePoint, J2EE, BREW, WIMAX, Embedded C++, IPTV, Streaming Video/Audio, 802.11x/.16, Radius, WPA, WEP, ERP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, 11i, Business Intelligence, Cognos, KPI, Scorecarding, Linux, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu, UNIX and Windows Administrators, Business Analysts, Project Managers, SQA Automation, and Data Warehouse Specialists, RF Engineers (CDMA, E-911, CDMA2000, EDGE, EVDO, GSM, design, optimization), Performance Engineers, E-911 (Project Field Supervisors, Switch Engineers, Installers, Drive Testers, Quality Assurance, AMS/Cisco Engineers, Drive Test Analyst, and Deployment Managers, and Programmers (Web, Mainframe, Midrange, PC, and application developers on all platforms)
9/2000- 3/2003 CDI Professional Services, Santa Clara, CA
CDI is a professional services company that offers Fortune 1000 clients a single-source provider of engineering, IT and professional staffing solutions. With more than 50 years in the industry and annual revenues in excess of $1 billion.
IT, Engineering, and Biotech Recruiter
Named to the CDI A team to support high-margin, difficult positions. Only 7 out of the 188 recruiters were part of this team.
Drive recruitment searches both locally and nationally under the full IT, Engineering, Life Science, and Biotech spectrum utilizing a variety of cold calling, Internet, referrals, networking and cost effective sourcing methods.
Responsibilities include full life cycle recruiting, from pre-screening, negotiating salary, coordinating interviews, checking references, maintenance of candidate database, coordinating drug and background checks, and closing candidates on W2 contracts.
Work as a individual contributor in a team setting to recruit quality US and permanent resident candidates to support our national (Intel, HP, IBM, Wells Fargo, MCI, among others) and commercial accounts.
Technologies sourced and recruited at CDI:
ASP.NET, PKI, SAN, NAS, Wireless, PeopleSoft 8.x, Active Directory, Network Security, Programmers (Web, Mainframe, Midrange, PC, and application developers on all platforms), DBA's, Data Warehouse Specialists, ERP (Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP), every flavor of UNIX and Windows Administrators, Business Analysts, Technical Writers, Project Managers, Quality Assurance Testers, and Disaster Recovery Specialists, and Life Science/Biotech (CRA, CDS, Validation and Quality engineers, Clinical Operations Managers, Clinical Auditors, Application Support Engineers)
5/1999 - 5/2000 Prior Employment
Bay Technology Group, Sioux Falls, SD
Skogen Company, Irene, SD
Contract Network Installation and Configuration
Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
Student Supervisor, Computer Help Desk/Desktop Support
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
Major: Business Administration
In-Code Wireless Training
ERB- Executive Relationship Building
UCSD extension- Wireless Training
Life Science (Bio-Tech) Training
Ultimate Recruiter Training
Guide through IT
Guide through Engineering
A Guided Tour Through Information Technology
Recruiting Tools: Linkedin, Social Networks, MySpace, Twitter, ADP, HRB, Facebook, PCR, CATS, RAPID, HireDesk, Wanted Technologies, Google, Dice, Monster, Career Builder, Hotjobs, BrassRing, Indeed, Net-Temps, Telecom Careers, and others
Software: PcAnywhere, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Premier 6, PaintShop Pro, Quark
Xpress, Flash, DreamWeaver, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook),
Microsoft BackOffice, Backup Exec, ArcServe, IIS, MS Exchange, Digital Video editing
Hardware: DSL Internal and External Modems, NICs, Logitech and Intel Webcam,
Laptop LCD repair, wireless cards and routers, PC hardware, Hubs, Routers, Switches,
Operating Systems: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT/2000 Server, 98, 95, ME
Co-Chair for SDTC Wireless Content and Applications SIG
Founder of the Networked Recruiter
The Rock Church
Silicon Valley BSD User Group
Silicon Valley .NET User Group
Member of California Windsurfing
Sports Enthusiast: Basketball, Running, Surfing, Volleyball, and Golf
F.C.A. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
Learning Tagalog (Language of the Philippines)