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John Sullivan


John Sullivan is an internationally known HR thought leader from Silicon Valley, California, specializing in strategic talent management solutions. He is a prolific author with more than 900 articles and 10 books covering all areas of talent management. Along with his many articles and books, Sullivan has written over a dozen whitepapers, conducted more than 50 webinars and dozens of workshops, and has been featured in over 35 videos. He is an engaging corporate speaker who has excited audiences at more than 300 organizations in 30 countries on all seven continents. His ideas have appeared in major business sources, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, CFO, Inc., the New York Times, SmartMoney, USA Today, HBR, and the Financial Times. In addition, he writes for the WSJ Experts column and the LinkedIn Talent blog. Sullivan has been interviewed on CNN and the CBS and ABC nightly news, NPR, as well many local TV and radio outlets.

Fast Company called him the “Michael Jordan of Hiring,” Staffing.org called him “the father of HR metrics,” and SHRM called him “One of the industries most respected strategists.” He was selected among HR’s Top 10 Leading Thinkers and was ranked #8 among the top 25 online influencers in talent management. Adding to these acclamations, Sullivan has also served as the chief talent officer of Agilent Technologies, the HP spinoff with 43,000 employees as well as becoming the CEO of the Business Development Center, a minority business consulting firm in Bakersfield, California. Sullivan is currently a professor of management at San Francisco State.

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