Darren Lawson. Entrepreneur. Recruiter. Business Leader.
Darren Lawson's Bio:
Darren Lawson: A highly technical and hands-on Staffing Executive with 16+ years of experience within the technical arena and leading several successful hiring initiatives for some of technology's biggest brands & most promising, well-funded start-ups. Excellent communication and people management skills alongside experience managing & motivating high performing cross-cultural teams. Specialties: 1) Highly technical / executive-level placements 2) Effective & efficient recruitment processes / technology reviews & recommendations 3) Consultative & scientific approach achieving proven/quantified results & long-term employee retention solutions
Darren Lawson's Experience:
VP of Recruitment at buzzeddMarch 2013 - 2014
buzzedd, an Aptitude Staffing Solutions Company, has reinvented the recruiting wheel. Rebuilt from the ground up, buzzedd is designed to address a broken recruiting process. Built on a clean, crisp, efficient and effective platform, we place an emphasis on candidate and client experience as we believe working with recruiters and advancing your career should be a fun, quick, enjoyable process that is engaging and productive. So whether you are in the market to hire superstar talent or looking to leverage your career, please join our team as we would be honored to become an efficient and effective resource for you!
Senior Staffing Manager | Technology & Engineering at Robert Half International | Technology DivisionJanuary 2003 - September 2005
A combination of the two below positions while managing a very successful team of Tech Recruiters and Account Executives. We led the company (Nationwide) in just about every noteworthy statistic imaginable.
Director of HR | Executive Recruiter at Blue Moon Capital | NASD BrokerJanuary 2001 - March 2003
o Overall provision of HR, policies & programs for the entire company o Sourcing, recruiting & interviewing NASD licensed brokers o Employee orientation, development & training o Organizational space planning & development o Performance management, reviews & improvement systems o Employment & compliance regulatory controls in compliance with NASD o Policy development & documentation o Company-wide committee facilitation & employee relation o Compensation & benefits administration
Senior Staffing Consultant | Technology & Engineering at Aerotek EngineeringJanuary 1999 - January 2001
o Develop recruiting strategies designed to identify qualified candidates. o Evaluate candidates' strengths compared with clients' requirements by, for example, evaluating, screening, & interviewing the candidate. o Negotiate wage rates & other terms and conditions of employment with candidates. o Complete pre-employment processes, reference checks & background/drug tests. o Manage contract employees while on assignment. o Administer performance counseling & coaching o Work with Account Managers to identify top accounts, target skill sets, key market segments, & to assess clients' staffing requirements.
Top Recruiter Cast Member at Top Recruiter: Miami SeriesJune 2014
Join the Movement in Talent Attraction. With an estimated $140 billion dollars spent on recruiting every year on the line, the stakes - and the payouts - for recruiters has never been higher. And the ones at the top of their game are doing more than making big money - they're making a big difference in the lives of the job seekers they encounter every day. Because there's nothing better than a better job. And there's no better job than recruiting. Great recruiters are in demand, but there are only a few with the right combination of people, business and street smarts to not only be called great, but world class. And with employers increasingly going global in their quest for their next hire, world class is the only class. Go behind the job search scenes and into the mind of some of the best and brightest recruiters on the planet as the critically acclaimed reality hit reality show titled, "Top Recruiter". From executive producer Chris LaVoie and LaVoie Entertainment, Top Recruiter Reality Series will take you from the shores of South Beach to the war zones of the Middle East, mixing real personalities and real drama with new challenges - and new surprises - that will make you rethink everything you think you know about how people find the people for the companies who need them. It won't be easy. But then again, recruiting never is when you're doing it right.
Director of Operations at Refined Resources2011
Refined Resources represents candidates within the Energy industry while providing Full-Lifecycle Staffing Services to some of the world's leading Energy organizations. Refined Resources' Staffing & Recruiting Team utilizes the most advanced recruiting technology & resources combined with tenured industry-experienced Staffing Executives to source the best possible talent, satisfying all your staffing needs. Furthermore, Refined Resources does not parter up as a staffing resource with just any company who requires our expertise & resources... We screen our Client Companies just as we do our our Prospective Candidates. Our team is proud to represent career opportunities at reputable organizations promiting integrity, loyalty, & leadership within the Oil & Energy industry; so you too can feel confident in joining a team to be proud of!
VP of Executive Recruiting | Technical & Engineering at Aptitude Staffing SolutionsOctober 2005
I love my job. We represent top-talent nationwide while providing recruiting, staffing, payroll and HR consulting services to some of the world's leading technology firms & biggest brands. Our main focus lies within the executive-level IT/Technical & Engineering capacities. Everyday our team is presented with the opportunity to work with the brightest individuals in the world; placing talent in careers with organizations that are changing the world. Our team works diligently and endlessly to do anything and everything that is required of us in order to accomplish this mutual goal. The process as a whole and end result(s) are the most gratifying, exhilarating, rewarding and accomplished professional act we have experienced as of yet.
Darren Lawson's Education:
Stanford Graduate School of Business2011 – 2014Certification in Influence & Negotiation Strategies Program
University of Colorado Denver1998 – 2001BSBAConcentration: Business Administration
University of Colorado Boulder - Leeds School of Business1997 – 1998BSBAConcentration: Business Administration
Darren Lawson's Interests & Activities:
Entrepreneur. Recruiter. Business Leader.