Gerry Crispin

Founder | CareerXroads

At 75, Gerry is a life-long student of hiring. He stays grounded by engaging a community of friends & colleagues every day- actively promoting the notion that Talent Acquisition is the ‘tip of the HR spear’ where every stakeholder in the hiring process, especially candidates, must have their basic needs addressed.

Gerry founded CareerXroads in 1996 to influence the transformation of hiring into the 21st century.

Today, with his business partner, Chris Hoyt, CareerXroads is in its second decade as a member-driven community of Talent Acquisition leadership teams from 100+ mostly multinational employers who are devoted to learning from and helping one another improve and succeed.

In 2010, Gerry co-founded a non-profit, Talentboard, to better define and research the Candidate Experience, a subject he has been passionate about for more than 30 years.

In 2017, Gerry was one of several industry leaders responsible for launching the Association for Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP) now ~ 1000 members.

Gerry co-authored eight books on the evolution of staffing and has written 100s of articles and whitepapers on similar topics.

His recruiting career spans 50+ years of HR leadership positions with Fortune 100 employers and Industry Technology and Services suppliers responsible for Recruiting, Learning & Development, Executive Search and Consulting as well as a stint serving in Career Services at Stevens Institute of Technology where he graduated with his BE in Engineering and IO/Psychology graduate degrees.

Gerry's student persona is kept fresh by leading delegations of CHROs and TA leaders each year with China Gorman, former COO of SHRM, to various International destinations where they meet with government officials, employers, professors and students about work and hiring practices. Recent countries include Singapore (2019) Eastern Europe (2018), Japan (2017), and Cuba (2015). Join us in Israel next Spring 2023.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Wednesday November 9th

Fireside Chat

Join us after the keynote for an exclusive 1:1 chat with conference emcee Shannon Pritchett, Gerry Crispin, and the always fabulous Carmen Hudson.