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Secret Tech Sauce Podcast - A Podcast With Ben Martinez

Your one-stop show for all things technology related to - recruiting, hustle, sports, music, talent, business, art, philosophy, entrepreneurship, sales, coffee and marketing (basically good things for the soul). Hosted by Ben Martinez & you can follow him on Twitter @benmartinezj - Let's go!
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Feb 20, 2018

Erik Kostelnik is the Co-Founder and CEO of TextRecruit, a candidate and employee engagement platform that leverages text, chat and artificial intelligence to help companies hire better people, faster. Prior to TextRecruit, Erik served as the Head of Sales at Wrike from 2014 to 2016 helping it reach #116 in 2015 Deloitte Fastest 500 and ran sales as VP at Identified through its acquisition by Workday in 2014. He acts as an advisor to startups including Eatify.com, Outreach.io and HIRABL, was named an Upstart 50 Inventor by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and lives in San Jose with his wife and three kids.

 

Agenda:

  • Ben/Erik find common ground with basketball - Erik played power forward in college.
  • Erik talks about his Finance background in college on the east coast and how he made it to Silicon Valley
  • Erik gets tired of making a lot of money for other people as a sales pro. Starts TextRecruit
  • Erik opens up about how recruiters use texting for recruiting. Coming soon - You will soon be able to apply to Chipotle over text message. Can I get guacamole with that?
  • Erik talks about how his company got acquired by iCims
  • Erik gifts a bag of coffee to his friend at Cracker Barrel, Sumato Coffee of course
  • Out

 

Links:

TextRecruit website - https://www.textrecruit.com/

Erik on LinkedIn - Erik Kostelnik

Erik on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKostelnik

 

Sponsor: www.sumatocoffee.com

Coming soon: New Secret Tech Sauce website, here - www.benmartinez.co

Jan 11, 2018

Matt Schwartz started his executive search firm back in 2003. After looking for his next gig working in a search firm he quickly realized that he could go out on his own. Fifteen years later and growing his firm “one logo at a time” his company is known for bringing “Transformative Talent” into companies. His recruiting firm recruits some big players in the executive space who make anywhere from $500K to $2M in total compensation. He gets the work that must go in when recruiting and helping companies transform their talent. He has worked with some of the biggest brands - Pepsi, Fila, American Express and Groupon.

 

Agenda:

  • Ben/Matt find common ground with coffee, Sumato Coffee of course
  • Matt talks about how he came to start his own business 15 years ago
  • Matt’s background - from formative years to now
  • Importance of employment branding and recruiting
  • Key Trends coming in 2018 - AI, employee engagement, etc.
  • Matt’s friend who gets a bag of Sumato Coffee.
  • Out

 

Links:

Matt’s website - https://www.mjsearch.com/

Matt on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattschwartz1/


Sponsor: www.sumatocoffee.com and Secret Tech Sauce Talent

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