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Talent Acquisition Interest Group - How to Handle Hyper Growth! A Founder's Story
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Talent Acquisition Interest Group - How to Handle Hyper Growth!  A Founder's Story

*FREE* A Founders Story/Q&A featuring a CEO and their head of Talent Acquisition discussing how hiring and their partnership has helped them grow/scale their business, innovate and shape their culture.

When: Friday, September 11, 2015
8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration & Networking; 8:30-10:00 AM Program
Where: Mesirow Financial
353 N. Clark St., 6th Floor
Chicago 60654
Contact: Lyndy Nierman

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HRMAC was founded 100 years ago.  We are celebrating our Centennial Year!  What a great way to kick off our first program of the year! 


This is a Founder's Story consisting of an in depth interview with Centro's CEO, Shawn Riegsecker and senior members of his talent acquisition team conducted by 1871 CEO Howard Tullman.

Shawn tells his story of Centro’s hyper growth, discussing how hiring and their partnership has helped them grow/scale their business, innovate and shape their culture. Also how his team was able to sustain massive growth while retaining Centro’s best and brightest employees and keeping a focus on a world class culture; earning Crain's Chicago's Best Places to Work an unprecedented four times in a row! 


Howard A. Tullman, CEO of 1871 and the General Managing Partner for G2T3V, LLC and for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC

He is Executive Chairman and a Director of Music Dealers and a Director of SnapSheet, PackBack Books, VEHCON, and BCV Evolve. He is a Board Advisor to Hightower Advisors, The Starter School, Built in Chicago and many other start-ups in Chicago. He was previously a Trustee of WTTW in Chicago and the New York Academy of Art in New York. He serves as the Chairman of the Endowment Committee of Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago, and an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston and at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. 

Mr.Tullman most recently served as Chairman and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy ( He continues to serve on Mayor Emanuel's ChicagoNEXT and Cultural Advisory Councils; on Governor Quinn's Arts and Innovation Councils; and on President Preckwinkle's New Media Council.

Mr. Tullman founded CCC Information Services, the largest subsidiary of FPSI, in 1980. CCC was the fastest growing company in Illinois from 1981 through 1985 as well as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the United States. CCC was number 31 on the 1986 Inc. Magazine 100 List and number 54 on the 1987 Inc. Magazine 100 List as well as first in profitability among all of the listed companies in both years.


Shawn Riegsecker, CEO & Founder, Centro

He founded the company in 2001 intent on building software to eliminate operational inefficiencies, solve growing complexity and fragmentation challenges, and help marketers make smarter decisions. Since then, as CEO, he has built Centro into one of the largest providers of media operations software and managed services in the industry. His leadership, commitment to innovation and modernized approach to culture and employee happiness have led Centro to receive many accolades, including No. 1 on Crain's Chicago Business' Best Places to Work for four years in a row (2011-2014). Shawn is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Economic Club of Chicago as well as a founding board member of The Centrist Party, a political party for moderate Americans, and an advisory board member for TechWeek. He also serves on the selection committee for 1871, a community of Chicago-based digital start-ups and is an angel investor in the FireStarter Fund, a group of Chicago founders supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Paul Giron, Technical Recruiting Manager, Centro

Eve Adams, Senior Technical Recruiting Strategist, Centro


This program has been approved for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.