CXR Leadership

CXR Community Leaders

The people below have many things in common and at the top of the list is a desire to build and nurture community among our people. Who are “our people?” People with a shared passion for attracting, engaging and retaining top talent. People with a desire to share and learn and take a risk or two. We love our people! And our mission is to help them – these amazing talent acquisition & talent management professionals from around the world – innovate, collaborate and lead. Take a minute to learn more about us…

Chris Hoyt,

A 25 year veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as president and owner of CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

Gerry Crispin,
Principal & Co-Founder

Gerry Crispin, is a life-long student of Staffing and an author of countless articles and whitepapers on the evolution of staffing during a career in HR leadership that spans more than 40 years. Gerry has a wide range of experience from HR leadership positions at Johnson and Johnson; to boutique Executive Search firms; a Career Services Director at the university where he received his Engineering and two advanced degrees in Organizational/Industrial Behavior; and, GM of a major recruitment advertising firm even as he launched CareerXroads 20 years ago.

China Gorman, Managing Director

China Gorman is a successful global business executive in the competitive Human Capital Management (HCM) sector. Well known for her tenure as CEO of the Great Place to Work® Institute, COO and interim CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Global President of Lee Hecht Harrison, China works with HCM organizations all over the world to enhance their brands and their go-to-market strategies. In addition to the CXR Talent Management Community, China leads the America operations of UNLEASH, the world’s largest event organizer for the Future of Work and HR Tech, and sits on a variety of corporate and advisory boards. China is published and frequently quoted in media properties like Fortune, TLNT, Huffington Post, Inc., Fast Company, U.S. News & World Report, HR Magazine and many others.

Lars Schmidt,
Managing Director

Lars Schmidt, Managing Director
Lars is the Founder of Amplify and Co-Founder of HR Open Source. He’s spent 20 years in HR and recruiting building talent strategies for a broad range of companies and industries. He’s a writer with regular columns covering the future of work in Fast Company and Forbes, co-author of Employer Branding for Dummies (Wiley, 2017), global speaker, and Host of the 21st Century HR podcast.

Shannon Pritchett, Managing Director, Community

Shannon has a diverse background in training, sourcing, international recruitment, coaching, and journalism. Her learnings have shown her the power of relationships and the importance of community. Shannon believes that knowledge and wisdom are best shared in a community-driven environment. Shannon got her start in the recruitment industry at Vanderbilt University and later worked as a Recruiter for Community Health Systems and T-Mobile USA. She also served as a Director of Recruiting for Moxy, Trainer with AIRS, Manager of Global Sourcing and Training for ManpowerGroup Solutions RPO, and last as the Editor for SourceCon.

Our commitment to our members

We’re constantly studying the talent acquisition & talent management landscape. It is a labor of love – never a job. We enjoy being challenged about something we don’t know. We’ll track it down. We’ll introduce you to the best people we can find. Enterprise members can get our advice via email, phone call, text message, at CXR community meetings or an occasional after-hours session at many HR conferences. As networked as we are, what we don’t know we can always learn from experts and help you connect to them.

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