CFO, Member, Governing Board @ Freedom Preparatory Academy (Public Charter School)
Author, blogger, podcaster, opinionated commentator @ ConnectedWell.com and UtahTechJobs.com
Fisher College, Boston
“Hire Smart or Manage Tough”
I am Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition at Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource home to billions of historical records, millions of family trees and much more. It's also the world's leading network of businesses dedicated to helping everyone discover, preserve and share their family history. I lead a talented team
“Hire Smart or Manage Tough”
I am Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition at Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource home to billions of historical records, millions of family trees and much more. It's also the world's leading network of businesses dedicated to helping everyone discover, preserve and share their family history. I lead a talented team of internal and contract recruiters worldwide to drive intelligent recruiting strategy in our key locations around the world.
Let's get to work.
Since 2001, I have helped connect companies and talented professionals with a particular style of recruiting, interviewing, onboarding and retention that helps companies change their recruiting processes and capabilities forever.
Companies I have worked with have better access to talent within and outside their organizations (systems + involvement), generate higher retention through smart hiring and onboarding, and significantly reduce total recruiting costs over “post-and-pray” hiring approaches.
My talent acquisition philosophy is to assist companies:
* Find and hire the right people.
* Become an employer of choice.
* Fix (or create) your recruiting and hiring process.
* Train your managers how to Hire Smart.
* Manage recruiting and hiring end-to-end.
* Build candidate engagement online and offline.
* …and much more!
I'm available to connect any time — 801-228-0529 (calls/txts OK) or by email: rmerrill [AT] ancestry [dot] com or robertmerrill [at] gmail [dot] com.
Specialties: Recruiting, Staffing, Hiring, Interviewing, Training, People development, communication, problem solving, recruitment processes, applicant tracking systems, headcount planning.
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition @ As part of the Global Talent organization, responsible for global talent attraction, selection and acquisition for all of Ancestry business units including engineering and IT, finance and accounting, marketing, content, member services, ProGenealogists, Fold3, iArchives, Newspapers.com, etc.
I drive recruitment, recruiting programs and initiatives and candidate experience.
Learn more about us at http://corporate.ancestry.com From May 2014 to Present (1 year 6 months) greater salt lake city areaCFO, Member, Governing Board @ Freedom Preparatory Academy has grown in previous years moving from a K-6 school to K-8 and now K-10 with planned growth to K-12 within the next two years. We have an operating budget of more than $5M annually.
As Chief Financial Officer of the Governing Board, I am responsible to the parents and community of the school as well as to the State Charter Board and State of Utah Board of Education for ensuring the implementation and utilization of proper accounting controls at the school.
In cooperation with the Director and Business Manager, and under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the duly elected Governing Board, I oversee the preparation and execution of the budget, assist with retaining and providing needed information to our independent auditors as well as provide the Board with regular, formal, financial reports which include the fiscal state of the school, upcoming large expenditures, projected revenues, and year-to-date reports on the budget. From November 2011 to Present (4 years) provo, utahAuthor, blogger, podcaster, opinionated commentator @ Helping people get and stay connected through online and offline tools!
Through connectedwell.com and, previously, utahtechjobs.com, I attempt to share knowledge I have gained with executives and hiring-managers, job-seekers, and other recruiters as well.
A geek at heart, there's bound to be some random gadget stuff in there, too... you have been warned!
I have also appeared on radio and web podcast shows, done repeated interviews about geekery, technology impact on careers and job seeker advice, etc. From May 2005 to Present (10 years 6 months) Senior Engineering and Technical Recruiter @ Responsible for sourcing, screening, interviewing, hiring and onboarding top technical talent for our Salt Lake City, Silicon Valley and Denver technical offices. From January 2012 to May 2014 (2 years 5 months) greater salt lake city areaSenior Recruiter @ I provide direct, hands-on recruiting support and consultation to business line managers across several Novell business units with a focus on Engineering/Product Development across North America and with some assistance to other geographies worldwide. I also assist with some Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Analysis, Human Resources and Legal openings as-needed. From November 2009 to December 2011 (2 years 2 months) provo, utah areaContract Recruiter @ At Novell, I am focusing on technical recruiting for North America. From November 2009 to December 2009 (2 months) Contract Recruiter @ From August 2009 to December 2009 (5 months) Recruiter, Founder @ I have been helping companies Hire Smart since 2001. I can recruit, manage your hiring process, train your managers, help you develop and execute online/offline social recruiting strategies and much, much more.
See what else I can do for you at www.MerrillRecruiting.com From July 2009 to December 2009 (6 months) Account Manager (Consultant) @ Built and improved end-to-end client-management infrastructure from implementation and account setup/coordination to campaign creation, launch and management Liaised client needs and expectations with publishing, sales and engineering departments. Collected and managed deliverables, provided one-on-one client training and assisted clients in developing wide publishing strategies. Assisted clients such as IBM, Dell, Novell, Omniture, adidas, Reebok, Intermountain Healthcare and others. From April 2009 to August 2009 (5 months) Recruiter, Client Services/Consulting, Sales, Marketing @ Hired to provide end-to-end recruiting support for their domestic US recruiting needs.
- Provided direct recruiting support for more than 30 hiring managers across multiple business lines.
- Responsible to source, screen, interview, recruit and hire top talent in sales, marketing, client services and consulting.
- Coordinated efforts with local and remote recruiting resources, managed relationships with external agencies, managed candidate pipeline end-to-end to ensure a high quality candidate experience.
- Introduced initiative to drive passive talent attraction program through multimedia, interactive and social tools. From August 2008 to March 2009 (8 months) Technical Account Manager @ Managing a workforce is no easy task. Through SOS Technical, I am providing valuable help and consultation to local business-owners, Technical Managers, CTOs and CIOs.
Our relationship model allows me to partner with companies--not just recruit for them. I am able to not only help them find, recruit and hire top-talent to fill their needs, we help them find individuals who will fit well within corporate culture, and provide a good dynamic to the teams they work on.
This allows for better retention and career-path opportunities that just can't happen in slash-and-burn recruiting.
I am always open to consulting you/your organization about career and talent management. Please contact me at robertmerrill at gmail dot com From April 2006 to August 2008 (2 years 5 months) Technical Recruiter / Account Manager @ From May 2005 to August 2008 (3 years 4 months) Technical Recruiter @ SOS Technical has expanded to Orem, and they have asked me to lead the charge. There is already a strong presence in the area with SOS Staffing Services in Orem and Provo's Skill Staff offices. SOS Technical is already pleasing clients and consultants left-and-right, but with our Orem team now in place, the sky is the limit South of the Point of the Mountain! From May 2005 to May 2006 (1 year 1 month) International World Team @ Through Herbalife's unique product set and marketing plan, I personally lost more than 126 pounds and coached more than 300 people to better health and wellness.
As a business coach and mentor, I recruited, trained, and supervised a growing team of independent distributors from around the United States.
As of my joining SOS Technical, I have become a silent partner in this business distributorship. From August 2001 to May 2005 (3 years 10 months) Web Developer @ Developed database-driven web applications for the School of Family, Home and Social Science (FHSS). I worked mainly in Windows, using ASP, ASP.net, and running off SQL Server. From August 2003 to August 2004 (1 year 1 month) Web Developer @ Web Developer, especially for internal web tools at www.healthcomputing.com. Excellent company, great staff, amazing and useful product set. From June 2001 to January 2003 (1 year 8 months) Owner @ Web development and website hosting under the name NetNut.net. No longer in business. From February 2002 to August 2002 (7 months) Web Developer @ Web developer layout and design specialist for this great home design company! From August 2000 to January 2001 (6 months) Knowledge Management/Sales Force Automation (CRM) Specialist @ Worked on Sales Force Automation and Customer Relationship Management tools for the global Genuity sales force. From February 1998 to August 2000 (2 years 7 months) Video Specialist @ From 1993 to 1994 (1 year)
Communications, Marketing, Information Systems, Accounting, Business Management, Entrepreneurship @ Brigham Young University From June 2001 to 2004 Programming @ Fisher College, Boston From August 1999 to 2000 Lawrence North High School From 1989 to 1993 Robert Merrill is skilled in: Technical Recruiting, Recruitment/Retention, Full-cycle Recruiting, Hiring, Interviewing, Problem Solving, Coaching, Onboarding, Recruiting, Training, Interviews, Leadership, Change Management, CRM, Internet Recruiting, Strategic Planning, Personnel Management, Vendor Management, Human Resources, Contract Negotiation, SDLC, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Account Management, Social Media, Mentoring, Management, Applicant Tracking..., Screening, Entrepreneurship, SaaS, Start-ups, Sales, Business Development, Team Building, Consulting, Employee Relations, Temporary Placement, Temporary Staffing, Sourcing, Networking, Marketing, Staffing Services, Time Management, Public Speaking, Advertising, Marketing Communications, Strategy, Customer Service, Customer Retention