Agile HR + Talent Leadership + Technology

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Agile HR + Talent Leadership + Technology

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Agile HR + Talent Leadership + Technology

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Our team brings deep insights from across the entire spectrum of HR, talent management, leadership, and technology.

Tanya Kandralyan

Founder + Editor in Chief

After graduating from UC Berkeley, I started a company that recruited and placed remarkable talent from top tier universities nationwide into startup companies in Silicon Valley. It became evident that there were new tactics and strategies that startups were adopting that were proving hugely successful. I founded Talentsocket to share the very best and proven strategies & tactics that successful thought-leaders use to build more productive, creative, and happy teams and companies. Moving HR from a compliance-centric backwater to the strategic headwaters.

Ingrid Eline Stranna Tvetene

Psychology Intern

A Norwegian with a Master´s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Ingrid has moved to Silicon Valley to work with Talentsocket as part of the Norwegian governments efforts to facilitate new innovations and gather startup expertise. Ingrid is working on projects around group psychology, leadership – and group development, communication skills, facilitating, and psychology as it relates to business in HR.

Karoline Hanssen

Karoline Hanssen

Business Intern

Karoline is a double degree student taking a Master of Science in Business and Economics with a major in Strategy and LL.M. in Law and Tax Management from BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway and EDHEC Business School, Lille, France. Karoline rejects the ‘people filing’ system that predominates HR organizations and is committed to systems that enable people to perform.

Contributing Authors

We’ve gone outside of the traditional “consultant” cliché  to bring together thought leaders spanning the entire spectrum of HR, talent management, leadership, and technology.

Ben Martinez, HR Director HireVue

Ben Martinez

HR Director, HireVue

Ben Martinez is a self-proclaimed family guy, exerciser, HR and Talent Acquisition journeyman who has led HR and talent initiatives across Mexico and the United States for Fortune 500 companies (Pepsi, Sears, Honeywell, Energizer and now HireVue). Ben wrote the book on coffee networking, is widely quoted, and has been a guest contributor on Fistful of Talent, The Undercover Recruiter, and HR Insights.
Ben blogs at HR Hound.


Who’s on our speed dial? Our top-notch advisory board members.

Steve Cadigan, HR Advisor

Steve Cadigan

Former HR at LinkedIn

Steve Cadigan, a well-versed HR veteran, was instrumental in driving LinkedIn from a private firm of 400 employees through a successful IPO in full gear. With over two decades of executive experience, Steve has practiced HR in three different countries, seven industries including retail, insurance, and semiconductors, just to name a few. Aside from being quick-witted, Steve is a brave, supportive, and intelligent leader. His personal and professional brand is focused on adopting creative talent solutions for companies who are facing barriers that suffocate high performance and limit the evolution of HR. Steve has great passion for helping companies succeed while they going through rapid growth. He spends a lot of time coaching and mentoring HR talent across the globe. Steve’s coaching style is scarce, engaging, and influential. He has advised for a variety of companies including RentMoola, Gild, and most recently Eventbrite. We’re very excited to have a winner like him join our team.
Some his specialties include: Acquisition Integration, Turning Culture into a Strategic Advantage, Change Management, Leading and Scaling in Hyper Growth.
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Jeff Barson, HireVue Labs

Jeff Barson

Head Honcho, HireVue Labs

Jeff is a serial startup guy and angel investor who has founded and built great organizations and teams in health care and technology. He’s also the Head Honcho of HireVue Labs, which is a really cool title.