When Brendan Browne joined LinkedIn in 2010 to lead talent acquisition, the company had fewer than a thousand employees, recruited in three countries, and had a talent team of — hold your breath — a dozen people. Today, his team of 350 works out of 15 countries. There are nearly 16,000 people working full-time at LinkedIn and nearly all were found by someone on Brendan’s team.
Brendan’s work has profoundly shaped LinkedIn. But he has also had an impact on the recruiting community more broadly, advocating relentlessly for sharing best practices, whether those