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Meet The Recruiter Silicon Valley’s Hottest Startups All Use

[credit provider=”Daversa Partners” url=”http://daversapartners.com/”] There’s one name that’s been coming up again and again when we talk to tech CEOs about the talent they’ve brought on board: Daversa Partners.That’s the firm run by Paul Daversa, who’s arguably the hottest recruiter in Silicon Valley right now.
Meet The Recruiter Silicon Valley’s Hottest Startups All Use
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It’s Simply Astonishing How Many Googlers Now Work At Square

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger”] After we reported that Google has a policy aimed at stopping Square from poaching employees, we wondered: Why Square?Facebook and Twitter, which are also on Google’s watch list, compete directly with Google for advertisers. Square ostensibly competes with Google Wallet, but that’s an experimental effort that hasn’t […]
It’s Simply Astonishing How Many Googlers Now Work At Square
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Here’s How To Get A Huge Raise At Google

[credit provider=”Owen Thomas, Business Insider”] Several sources including one high-level former executive at Google have told us something interesting: Google has a very short list of companies it doesn’t want its employees to join.If any employee gets a job offer from one of these three companies, Google has a policy […]
Here’s How To Get A Huge Raise At Google
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Work For Fred Wilson!

Want to work for Union Square Ventures‘ Fred Wilson — No. 3 on the Silicon Alley 100, famous Apple Store spy, and world-champion mechanical bull rider?
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The Real Agent Of Keith Olbermann’s Demotion: Tom Brokaw

After Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews were demoted from their co-anchoring duties for election coverage this summer, rumours swirled that GE CEO Jeff Immelt might have been behind the move. But it seems the change was really led by another NBC steward: Tom Brokaw.
The Real Agent Of Keith Olbermann’s Demotion: Tom Brokaw
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HP Firing 24,600 Employees After Buying EDS (HPQ)

HP said today that it’s laying off 24,600 employees – 7.5% of its workforce – as part of corporate restructuring resulting from the company’s purchase of EDS. Together, the two companies have 325,000 employees, and the layoffs will be spread across both workforces.
HP Firing 24,600 Employees After Buying EDS (HPQ)
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NFL Trims 150 Members Of Its Staff

The National Football League trimmed 150 people from it’s staff. (Not players or coaches, for those reading this quickly, but staff.) That’s about 10% of the 1,100 employees the league employs. Why’d they do it? In response to the downturn in the nation’s economy. What a weak excuse, everyone is […]
NFL Trims 150 Members Of Its Staff
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Former AOL M&A Head Espinel Joins Velocity Interactive

Velocity Interactive Group, the digital media/communications investment firm headed by former AOL CEO Jon Miller (SA 100 #64) and former Fox Interactive Media (NWS) President Ross Levinsohn, adds a new investment partner: Jorge Espinel, who was last head of corporate strategy and M&A for AOL (TWX).
Former AOL M&A Head Espinel Joins Velocity Interactive
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VMware Tanks As CEO Greene Gets Ousted (VMW)

The bottom just fell out of virtualization software firm VMware: Shares are down some 26% to $39.33 after the company ankled its CEO and said full-year revenues will fall short of expectations.
VMware Tanks As CEO Greene Gets Ousted (VMW)
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Instagram Just Increased Its Workforce By 12.5%

[credit provider=”Ryan Gomba” url=”http://instagr.am/p/D8sbF/”] Instagram has hired Ryan Gomba as the company’s newest engineer.This hire takes Instagram’s famously small workforce from 8 employees to 9.
Instagram Just Increased Its Workforce By 12.5%
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GAME-CHANGERS: The 27 Best Hires Of The Past Three Years

[credit provider=”The Hollywood Reporter”] A single hire can turn around an organisation.Game-changer hires include product visionaries, a whistleblower CEO, campaign wizards, outstanding coaches and more. Many started in the middle of the recession and were able to lead their organisation into the recovery.
GAME-CHANGERS: The 27 Best Hires Of The Past Three Years
Markets

Aspiring Wall Streeter Emails Morgan Stanley’s CEO And Gets Some Harsh Advice

[credit provider=”Photoshop by Business Insider”] You probably remember when we first wrote about Joseph Maddalone, the guy who cold called T. Boone Pickens for a month straight for an internship position until the billionaire energy tycoon finally got back to him.The 22 year-old, who currently runs New York-based recruiting firm […]
Aspiring Wall Streeter Emails Morgan Stanley’s CEO And Gets Some Harsh Advice
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A Google Recruiter Explains How He Gets People To Come To Google Instead Of Buzzy Startups

[credit provider=”Google” url=”http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/images.html#Zurich%20slide”] How does Google, a giant company with thousands of employees and a rich valuation, attract some of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley who are being recruited to buzzy startups with tons of upside?Google recruiter Mike Junge tells Connie Loizos at peHUB, “A lot of big employers […]
A Google Recruiter Explains How He Gets People To Come To Google Instead Of Buzzy Startups
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Apple Is On A Hiring Binge, Looking For The Best Execs To Make iCloud Better

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Apple is looking to hire high level executives with web-software experience, the Wall Street Journal reports:It has approached at least one prominent Internet entrepreneur since at least earlier this year about a possible position, according to these people, who say the details of the possible job were unclear. […]
Apple Is On A Hiring Binge, Looking For The Best Execs To Make iCloud Better
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Bank Of America Just Hired Malcolm Gladwell. Really.

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Gladwell”] An interesting branding move here…Embattled Bank of America announced today it has hired writer for The New Yorker and author Malcolm Gladwell for its lecture series aimed at small businesses. [via RawStory]
Bank Of America Just Hired Malcolm Gladwell. Really.
Markets

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Business Editor Leaves Paper To Join A Bank

[credit provider=”Daily Business Review” url=”http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/editorial_bios.jsp”] If you can’t beat them, join them.Miami-based business journalist Eddie Dominguez, who served as the executive editor of the Daily Business Review for the last decade, is leaving the publication and joining a bank, TalkingBizNews reported.
If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Business Editor Leaves Paper To Join A Bank
Tech

Utterly Bizarre Memo Goes Out From Yahoo’s CMO

[credit provider=”Flickr/Yahoo” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yodelanecdotal/3940919635/”] The latest twist in the Yahoo soap-opera has the company’s Chief Marketing Officer Elisa Steele shaking up operations, and paving the path for her departure.Kara Swisher at All Things D got a memo Steele sent out to Yahoo’s employees on the new marketing structure. And boy does […]
Utterly Bizarre Memo Goes Out From Yahoo’s CMO
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GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds

[credit provider=”McKinsey” url=”http://ww1.mckinsey.com/ideas/wef2005/biographies/davidhunt.asp”] Prudential Financial announced that David Hunt, formerly with McKinsey & Co., will serve as its chief executive officer of its investment management division.Michael Kimelman, a father of two, was sentenced to two and half years in prison for his involvement in the Galleon insider trading scheme.  Had […]
GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds
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GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds

Moore Capital Management traders Jens-Peter Stein and Christopher Nicoll are planning to launch their own hedge fund.Tyrone Gilliams Jr., a commodities trader and hip-hop promoter, was arrested on Wednesday morning in Philadelphia on charges that he allegedly committed wire fraud.
GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds
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Nokia Fires 3,500 Employees

[credit provider=”Nokia”] Nokia announced plans to let go of 3,500 employees this morning.The cuts come from closing a manufacturing plant in Cluj, Romania and consolidating its Location and Commerce teams.
Nokia Fires 3,500 Employees
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Meet The Hedge Fund Superstar George Soros Just Hired To Take Over His $25 Billion Fund

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:George_Soros_-_World_Economic_Forum_Annual_Meeting_Davos_2010.jpg”] Scott Bessent, a veteran at Soros Fund Management who ran George Soros’s European investments for eight years, is now returning to the firm as chief investment officer, Bloomberg reported.Bessent, 49, who some consider Soros’ protege, will now oversee the $25 billion that belongs to Soros, his […]
Meet The Hedge Fund Superstar George Soros Just Hired To Take Over His $25 Billion Fund
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Meet Ted Weschler, The Guy Who Just Got An Investing Dream Job From Warren Buffett

[credit provider=”Flickr.com Janis Jaquith” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaquith/3460859051/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Warren Buffett announced this morning that Ted Wheschler, a hedge fund managing partner from Charlottesville, Virginia, will soon join Berkshire Hathaway to run its equities portfolio.Weschler, 50, told his limited partners that he will be winding up his fund, Peninsula Capital Advisors, in order to […]
Meet Ted Weschler, The Guy Who Just Got An Investing Dream Job From Warren Buffett
Strategy

40% Of Small Businesses Plan To Hire In The Next 6 Months

[credit provider=”LisaDeern” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2438193827/”] The unemployment picture has been unrelentingly gloomy for some time now. But one recent study shows that more than 40 per cent of small businesses plan to hire in the next six months. Top jobs in demand? Sales and marketing — nearly half of business owners making […]
40% Of Small Businesses Plan To Hire In The Next 6 Months
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Microsoft’s Enterprise Sales Chief, Simon Witts, Is Out

[credit provider=”Microsoft” url=”http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/witts/”] The head of Microsoft’s enterprise and partner group, Simon Witts, is leaving after 18 years.His departure was announced in an internal email from Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner this morning.
Microsoft’s Enterprise Sales Chief, Simon Witts, Is Out
Strategy

4 Reasons Google Plus Will Make Hiring Harder

[credit provider=” bpsusfviaFlickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfbps/4596463355/”] Google Plus is the latest tool that recruiters and hiring managers are excited about. In fact, some are calling it the “recruiting-friendly Facebook.” Like the phrase implies, employers are hoping that because GooglePlus has been able to learn from oversights of the other major social and […]
4 Reasons Google Plus Will Make Hiring Harder
Tech

TALES FROM THE TALENT WARS: These Are The Best Poaches In History

[credit provider=”AP”] The fight to keep talent at high tech companies has never been more fierce.Google is reportedly handing out as much as $100 million to keep its employees from fleeing. Too many smart Google execs have hit the exits lately, and the company wants to keep the big brains […]
TALES FROM THE TALENT WARS: These Are The Best Poaches In History
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The Ex-Leader Of Microsoft’s Fastest Growing Business Lands At Juniper Networks

[credit provider=”Microsoft”] Bob Muglia, the former President of Microsoft’s Server & Tools division, has taken a job at Juniper Networks.The networking company is starting to look like an alumni club for former Microsoft hotshots: Muglia joins former Windows and Online leader Kevin Johnson, who left to take Juniper’s CEO job […]
The Ex-Leader Of Microsoft’s Fastest Growing Business Lands At Juniper Networks
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Morgan Stanley’s Poker Star Jason Strasser Just Quit To Work At A Hedge Fund

[credit provider=”Poker Listings” url=”http://www.pokerlistings.com/player-interviews/jason-strasser-the-new-jeff-madsen”] Morgan Stanley just lost another poker star.26-year old Jason Strasser, a industrials & materials book runner (derivatives trader) at Morgan Stanley, is now the lead analyst at Trafelet & Company, a long/short equity fund where he’ll be reporting directly to Remy Trafelet, according to an email tip.
Morgan Stanley’s Poker Star Jason Strasser Just Quit To Work At A Hedge Fund
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Skype Fires A Bunch Of Execs To Reduce Their Payouts

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Skype just fired a bunch of execs right before their acquisition by Microsoft closes, in order to reduce their payouts, sources tell Bloomberg. Many stock option plans at startups and private tech companies include “acceleration upon change of control”, meaning you vest and can cash out if and when […]
Skype Fires A Bunch Of Execs To Reduce Their Payouts
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Citadel Just Hired Five New Awesome Traders From Goldman, Piper Jaffray And Wachovia

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Bloomberg” url=”http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-10/scene-last-night-at-robin-hood-bundchen-lady-gaga-einhorn-cohen-och.html”] Ken Griffin just added five new managing directors to his securities business.The additions will “bolster trading of high-yield bonds, aviation and infrastructure-related debt,” according to the Bloomberg wire service.
Citadel Just Hired Five New Awesome Traders From Goldman, Piper Jaffray And Wachovia
Tech

Groupon Hires Heavyweight To Run PR

[credit provider=”Greylock VC” url=”http://greylockvc.com/2011/01/11/why-we-invested-in-groupon/”] Bradford Williams, who used to run communications at Yahoo and VeriSign, is joining Groupon as VP of global communications, we have learned.Williams is a PR heavyweight. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was VP corporate communications at Yahoo during its takeover battle with Microsoft, and VP […]
Groupon Hires Heavyweight To Run PR
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Facebook Photos Leader Quits Ahead Of Big Update

[credit provider=”Sam Odio”] Talk about weird timing: Facebook Photos lead product manager Sam Odio is leaving the company this week — just as it is reportedly about to launch a major new update to its mobile photos app.Odio joined Facebook when it acquired his photo-sharing startup Divvyshot last April. That […]
Facebook Photos Leader Quits Ahead Of Big Update
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5 Little Known Secrets About Google Hires

[credit provider=”Sanchom via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanchom/4638056021/”] Bryan Power, a people operations manager at Google, gave Mashable tips on how to snag a job there.Show Google what you’ve done career-wise and make it concise.  Also, understand the difference between responsibilities and accomplishments.
5 Little Known Secrets About Google Hires
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Former Clinton Press Secretary Joins Facebook

[credit provider=”AP”] Joe Lockhart, who was President Bill Clinton’s press secretary during the last two years of his second term, is joining Facebook as the VP of global communications next month.The appointment was reported by AllThingsD and is effective on July 15.
Former Clinton Press Secretary Joins Facebook
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HOLY COW: A Bunch More Senior UBS Bankers Just Quit

UBS is apparently losing so many people that we can’t even keep track of them anymore.Two news stories have come out in the past hour about bankers quitting UBS. And that’s after mass departures of UBS’ tech investment bankers in the past few months.
HOLY COW: A Bunch More Senior UBS Bankers Just Quit
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Path Hires Another Engineer From Facebook — Ops Guy Matthew Welty

[credit provider=”Twitter” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/mmwelty”] Path, the mobile social networking startup, has hired another employee away from Facebook: Operations manager Matthew Welty, who had joined Facebook about 4 years ago, according to his LinkedIn profile.Path founder/CEO Dave Morin was an early and influential Facebook employee, so it makes sense that he’d hire […]
Path Hires Another Engineer From Facebook — Ops Guy Matthew Welty
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Facebook Will Pay $500,000 To $1,000,000 To “Buy” An Engineer

Facebook has found that one of the best ways to bring new talent into the company is to acquire small, failed startups and put their entreprenurial employees in charge of products.These are called “talent acquisitions” or “acqui-hires.” The people who started FriendFeed, Drop.io, Hot Potato, and Parakey all ended up […]
Facebook Will Pay $500,000 To $1,000,000 To “Buy” An Engineer
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What It’s Like Being Interviewed For A Job At Apple

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T7BwSbmUaA&feature=related”] In Pirates of Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs tears into a potential Apple employee by asking him, “Are you a virgin?”The frightened interviewee stammers, intimidated by the question, but eventually says, “No.”
What It’s Like Being Interviewed For A Job At Apple
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Square Hires A “Director Of Risk”: Google’s Megan Quinn

[credit provider=”msquinn on Twitter” url=”http://twitter.com/msquinn”] Square continues to raid Silicon Valley for talent: Its latest is to bring on a Director of Risk, former Google product manager Megan Quinn.That sounds like a big job, as risk and fraud analysis is a big part of any payments service, and will be […]
Square Hires A “Director Of Risk”: Google’s Megan Quinn
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Square Steals A UI Engineer From Apple

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] Square, the mobile payments startup led by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, just hired a UI engineer from Apple.Mike Thole has joined the company, a Square rep confirms.
Square Steals A UI Engineer From Apple
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As Old Timers Rush For Exits (And Riches), These Facebook Execs Are Stepping Up

[credit provider=”Jim Migdal” url=”http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150538757885012&set=t.728966219&type=1&theatre”] Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook heavies Jim Migdal, Jonathan Heiliger were headed for the door – probably to cash in their valuable vested options.We haven’t heard anything official, but we’ve got an idea who the rising stars are that will replace these losses…
As Old Timers Rush For Exits (And Riches), These Facebook Execs Are Stepping Up
Tech

Here’s Why My Friends Keep Quitting Their Facebook Jobs

Earlier today, we reported that several top Facebook employees – a couple directors and a famous engineer – have quit the company in recent weeks.We’ve also heard that a number of more typically rank and file employees left in the past few weeks.
Here’s Why My Friends Keep Quitting Their Facebook Jobs
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Startups Need To Hire A Recruiter…Now

The unemployment rate in America is hovering around 9%. But if you are a competent engineer, sales executive, online marketer or general manager in Silicon Valley, NYC, Boston, or other startup hotspots, the unemployment rate is 0%. 
Startups Need To Hire A Recruiter…Now
Markets

New Information About The Management Shake Up At Caxton

After the huge global macro fund Caxton Associates hired a new economist, there was some question about what would happen with their chief economist John Makin.Caxton’s new economist, Sushil Wadhwani is an all-star. Does Caxton’s hiring him mean that Makin is out?
New Information About The Management Shake Up At Caxton
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Huge Global Hedge Fund Caxton Associates Hires New Star Economist

The $10 billion global macro fund Caxton Associates entered a partnership with Wadhwani Asset Management recently, according to the Financial Times.The FT likens the deal to last year’s move by Brevan Howard to partner with the quant fund London Diversified Management. The quant fund offered, among other things, diversification and […]
Huge Global Hedge Fund Caxton Associates Hires New Star Economist
Tech

Google’s Nikesh Arora Could Be Next Yahoo CEO

Another round of trouble is brewing at Yahoo after its latest earnings report, according to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD, and the company is already considering replacements for CEO Carol Bartz when her contract expires near the end of 2011.
Google’s Nikesh Arora Could Be Next Yahoo CEO
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AOL Is NOT Shutting Down ADTECH…Why?!

After news broke today that AOL ADTECH boss Dirk Freytag was leaving the company, people in the market started to wonder: Is AOL about to shutdown it’s entire ADTECH business?
AOL Is NOT Shutting Down ADTECH…Why?!
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AOL Ad Tech Leader Bounced*

Dirk Freytag, one of the guys in charge of AOL’s advertising techology, got the boot this week, a source close to AOL subsidiary AD TECH tells us. AOL PR confirms his departure.
AOL Ad Tech Leader Bounced*
Strategy

How To Make A Company More Like Google

What if you stopped hiring based on someone’s impressive resume and started hiring based on how someone would fit in at your business instead? It might sound counter-intuitive, but hiring for the sake of culture instead of skills can really improve your business.
How To Make A Company More Like Google
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