Keynote Speakers

Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh

Author of #1 NYT Bestseller, “Delivering Happiness” and Zappos CEO

In 1999, at the age of 24, TONY HSIEH (pronounced Shay) sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded, to Microsoft for $265 million.

He then joined Zappos as an advisor and investor, and eventually became CEO, where he helped Zappos grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune Magazine’s annual “BestCompanies to Work For” list. In November 2009, Zappos was acquired by in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing.

Tony’s first book, "Delivering Happiness", was published on June 7, 2010, and outlines his path from starting a worm farm to life at Zappos. Tony shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success and happiness. “Delivering Happiness”, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

In addition to his responsibilities as CEO of, Tony is leading the “Downtown Project,” a group committed to transforming downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world.  This transformation includes the relocation of the offices from Henderson, Nevada to what was the old City Hall in downtown Las Vegas.

Dan Finnigan

Dan Finnigan

Chief Executive Officer, Jobvite

Dan Finnigan has spent his career launching and growing Internet businesses with a focus on the recruitment market. Previously, Dan served as Senior Vice President of Yahoo! and General Manager of Yahoo! HotJobs, doubling revenue between 2002 and 2007. At Yahoo, Dan established a Yahoo and HotJobs partnership with a consortium of over 700 newspapers, today representing 41 percent of total Sunday circulation in the U.S. Prior to Yahoo!, he led the creation of Knight Ridder Digital, the Internet company of the world’s second largest newspaper publisher, serving as President and CEO. At Knight Ridder, Dan led the joint acquisition of CareerBuilder with Tribune, serving on CareerBuilder’s Board for three years. Dan holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Adam Hyder

Adam Hyder

Chief Technology Officer, Jobvite

Adam Hyder is a Silicon Valley veteran innovator who has built and led world class R&D teams for Fortune 500 companies, as well as successful start ups. Adam has been the force behind Jobvite’s social recruiting and product development for past 5 years. Prior to Jobvite, Adam led Yahoo’s Display Advertising and Advertising Platform Technologies (APT) and was CTO for Yahoo! HotJobs. Adam has more than 40 patents (including pending patents) on Search, Machine Learning, Categorization and Recommendation technologies. Adam holds an MS in Computer Science from India and an MBA from University of Michigan, Anna Arbor.

David Lahey

David Lahey

VP Customer Success, Jobvite

David Lahey is an accomplished executive in business software with extensive experience building and scaling global service teams. He previously held executive positions in Sales and Partner Services for the mid-market ERP division of Sage and was Vice President of Professional Services at ACCPAC. In 1984, David founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Lahey Software, a provider of integrated ERP modules for the mid-market which were purchased by Computer Associates in 2002. David holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kevin Nanney

Kevin Nanney

VP Product, Jobvite

Kevin Nanney has a deep technical background and understanding of product development and product lifecycles. Kevin most recently served as Vice President of Product Management at Taleo, a talent management software provider. In that role, he developed the product direction, strategy and roadmap for Taleo’s SMB SaaS Talent Management Platform Suite. Prior to that, Kevin was the Senior Director of Product Management at Navis and Director of Product Management at PeopleSoft. He’s held technical consulting positions with PriceWaterHouseCoopers and Ernest & Young.

Todd Owens

Todd Owens

President and Chief Operating Officer, TalentWise

Todd Owens is President and Chief Operating Officer at TalentWise. Todd previously held senior Product Management and Business Development roles at both Wind River Systems and Siebel Systems. Early in his career, Todd was a United States Navy submarine officer serving aboard the USS Pogy (SSN 647) and on the Third Fleet staff.  He has twice been recognized as a "Superstar for outsourcing innovation in support of HR organizations" by HRO Today magazine.  Todd holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

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