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Cody Horton

Head of Talent Acquisition, North America @ ThoughtWorks

Head of Talent Acquisition, ThoughtWorks Hiring Sr Technical Recruiters

Greater Chicago Area

Ranked #873 out of 17,460 for Head of Talent Acquisition, North America in United States

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Head of Talent Acquisition, North America

July 2015 to Present


Talent Acquisition Leadership and Recruiting Consultant

April 2015 to Present

Austin, Texas Area

Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company

Sr Director, Talent Acquisition

May 2013 to April 2015

Austin, Texas Area

Cody Horton's Education

The United States Naval Postgraduate School

Masters of Science in Management Information Technology Management

1993 to 1995

The University of New Mexico

BUS University Studies

1983 to 1987

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Lead Talent Acquisition for ThoughtWorks North America. Responsible for all aspects of talent acquisition strategy and execution. Focused on growing our diverse and inclusive company by hiring and retaining great technical professionals and technology leaders. Hiring software developers, quality analysts, program managers, business analysts, data engineers, ux and design professionals. Drive and develop talent strategies to grow...

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We work with people and organizations who have ambitious missions - whether they are in the commercial, social or government sectors. We set up smart teams who love challenges and think disruptively to help our clients succeed. I'm thrilled to lead Talent Acquisition for ThoughtWorks North America and work closely with our leaders and partners to hire, develop and retain awesome people. Prior to joining ThoughtWorks, I led talent acquisition for Rackspace. Responsible for branding, executive, college, experienced and early career hiring efforts. I've had the good fortune of leading technical recruiting, diversity recruiting and college recruiting teams at a variety of companies like, Microsoft, Dell, Deloitte and Walmart. Let’s connect. Cody twitter: @codyhortonHead of Talent Acquisition, North America @ Lead Talent Acquisition for ThoughtWorks North America. Responsible for all aspects of talent acquisition strategy and execution. Focused on growing our diverse and inclusive company by hiring and retaining great technical professionals and technology leaders. Hiring software developers, quality analysts, program managers, business analysts, data engineers, ux and design professionals. Drive and develop talent strategies to grow our workforce and improve our ability to support customers. From July 2015 to Present (6 months) Talent Acquisition Leadership and Recruiting Consultant @ Working with Talent Acquisition teams to: Hire great technical professionals and leaders including, software developers, software quality engineers, program managers, business analysts, ux and design professionals. Design, develop and implement college and diversity recruiting strategies and partnerships. Create execution plans for engaging professional associations, industry networking events and diversity organizations. Build relationships with candidates, customers, business, and HR leaders. Drive and develop innovative recruiting strategies and talent brand to increase productivity. Lead, coach, and develop recruiting teams to meet business hiring needs. From April 2015 to Present (9 months) Austin, Texas AreaSr Director, Talent Acquisition @ Responsible for all recruiting functional areas. Developed strategies and execution plans for Talent Acquisition. Member of the Global HR Leadership team. Partner with senior leadership to understand business and talent needs. Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Led multi-site technical recruiting team with focus on hiring software engineers and developers, quality engineers, UX, design, big data and all engineering and technical professionals. From May 2013 to April 2015 (2 years) Austin, Texas AreaStaffing Manager @ Lead technical and business recruiting for Microsoft's Windows division. Responsible for recruiting strategies and hiring for strategic devices, hardware and software products. Oversight of sourcing and full-life cycle recruiting efforts. Recruiting engineers, software engineers and developers, program managers, user experience design and research professionals and a wide range of technical and business focused roles. Champion diversity recruiting initiatives and innovative approaches to improve recruiting efficiencies. Oversight of staffing budget, planning and staffing needs in support of a wide range of businesses. From June 2011 to May 2013 (2 years) Austin, Texas AreaDirector, Campus and Diversity Recruiting @ Lead college and diversity recruiting strategy, execution and budget. Direct efforts to enhance and transform Campus Recruiting, Diversity Recruiting, Corporate Internship, and engagement with professional organizations to support multiple functional areas. Improved overall company image and brand on campus and with professional organizations. Partnered with Vice Presidents, Directors, Recruiters at all levels of the company to establish and deliver recruiting solutions. - Implemented virtual interview process and approach to diversity recruiting events to improve flexibility, access to candidates and efficiency. - Developed enterprise engagement framework for college and diversity recruiting. Improved processes and collaboration across business divisions resulting in increased coordination at diversity events and on-campus. - Established consistent brand, approach and messaging for diversity and corporate campus engagement. - Increase year over year hiring results for divisional and corporate programs. - Results include: Improved image, messaging and public perception, reduced costs by 50% in extended offers at conferences, conducted on-site drug screens at events. Increased hiring across the company year over year. 100% increase in cross-divisional engagement on campus, leading to development of an enterprise wide three-year school strategy with core universities. Company received several awards for partnership and leadership in diversity by multiple diversity organizations. From October 2008 to June 2011 (2 years 9 months) Senior Manager, Diversity and University Relations Talent Acquisition @ - Develop strategies, engagement framework and execution plans for sourcing, diversity and college programs to support, IT, Finance, Marketing, Services and Sales. - Manage and develop budget. Leveraged addition budget through business unit charge backs supporting recruitment efforts. - Reviewed metrics and data to ensure accountability and adjust tactics as needed. Team on-boarded over 600 new hires and led new hire orientation for multi-site locations. Team recognized in new hire survey for 90% satisfied score from new hire orientation. - Developed Diversity accountability template and socializing with SVP of Diversity and recruiting leadership team. - Team established and successfully implemented On-the-Spot offers for diversity events, reducing the number of callbacks and saving approximately $30,000 in reduced travel costs per event. - Sourcing team leveraged technologies, social networks and multi-media approaches to attract a broader candidate pool. Dell Global Services: Partner with Services Vice Presidents and Directors to build hiring plans and deliver improved recruiting results. Team was able to decreased time to fill by 50% and increase offer accepts by 50% within 3 months due to improved understanding of business and candidate needs. - Mentor and coach recruiting teams in various areas including diversity sourcing, research, candidate management and client engagement. Client satisfaction for team increased by 10% each recruiter as the result of better communication and reporting to the hiring managers. - Led team to Developed Diversity Tool Kit to support recruiters and managers. Ensured that 100% of interviews received refresher training and interviewer dos and don’ts handout. - Global collaboration with EMEA, APJ and LATAM recruiting teams to support global services business to resolve cross regional issues and facilitate inter-country transfers and hiring. SPHR - Senior Professional in Human Resources From December 2006 to October 2008 (1 year 11 months) National Diversity Recruiting Manager @ - Lead diversity recruiting effort for Deloitte consulting and work cross functionally with diversity recruiting teams, leaders and directors of campus and experience hire recruiting to implement an integrated approach to diversity recruitment. - Created and execute recruiting strategies for building a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Resulting in increased hiring results and diversity conferences. Hired 18 MBA candidates during initial implementation at National Black MBA conference and 9 at National Society of Hispanic MBAs conference. - Drive organization and event strategic and tactical efforts in support of diversity recruiting initiatives. CDR - Certified Diversity Recruiter From March 2006 to December 2006 (10 months) Senior Technical and Diversity Staffing Consultant @ - Build diversity recruiting strategy and event participation framework and sourcing strategies. - Develop diversity consideration process for senior and technical candidates - Analyze hiring results, workforce requirements and affirmative action data to establish hiring diversity hiring targets. - Recognized as a hands-on diversity recruiting leader across the company. Staffing Consultant - Mentored recruiters and consulted with hiring managers and business leaders to provide full life-cycle recruiting for technical, sales, finance, marketing, and management positions. - Lead diversity recruiting efforts working collaboratively across the company to develop measure and implement diversity initiatives. - Managed internal relationships with senior managers, HR management and the Microsoft corporate diversity team. From August 2003 to March 2006 (2 years 8 months) Director, Recruiting and Diversity @ Directed diversity recruiting operations, relationship building, sourcing, account and vendor management. Built marketing strategy and branding initiatives. From March 2002 to August 2003 (1 year 6 months) Team Manager - Enterprise Support @ - Led multi-site, technical support teams to deliver 24x7 technical support and consulting solutions to enterprise customers. - Worked collaboratively with multi-site teams in Microsoft Consulting Services, developers and the beta product support teams to implement and support emerging technologies. - Leader in Diversity Recruiting Action Committee and delivered presentations for Microsoft Recruiting. Maintained MSCE, MCT, Network+ Certifications. From June 1999 to March 2002 (2 years 10 months) Naval Officer, LCDR USN @ Led technical strategy and execution for mission critical operations. Experience leading operational teams for various operations on shore and aboard ship. Human Resources and Recruiting leadership including EEO, diversity and leadership development. Masters of Science - IT Management MCSE MCT Comptia Network+ From 1987 to 1999 (12 years) Masters of Science in Management, Information Technology Management @ The United States Naval Postgraduate School From 1993 to 1995 BUS, University Studies @ The University of New Mexico From 1983 to 1987 Cody Horton is skilled in: Talent Acquisition, Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Management, Technical Recruiting, CRM, Human Resources, College Recruiting, Interviews, Cloud Computing, Strategy, Management, Leadership, Vendor Management, Customer Service

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