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When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
2:00 PM
Where: Watch Live on YouTube Live:
United States
Contact: SEMPO

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About This SEMPO Chat

Presented by the SEMPO Education Committee and Industry Experts, SEMPO Chats cover topics in an open question-and-answer format live on YouTube. This month the theme is "Career Planning and Transitions". Our committee members and guest speakers will tell us about themselves, dive into the details of the monthly topic, and encourage questions from the audience throughout. Watch live on YouTube.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 11 AM Pacific, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern



Learn from seasoned recruiters and executive head hunters about the growing competition for talent in the search industry. With agencies and organizations expanding their efforts to attract sophisticated search marketing talent, and associated technical and analytics aptitude, our panelists will cover topics important to those hiring as well as those seeking. Even if you are perfectly happy in your job, you will learn ways to navigate internal HR in a 360 degree-positive manner, while growing your role within an organization. For HR and team leaders, the panel will also discuss ways to retain top talent including counter-offer situations and suggested qualifications. 


Join us for this informative webinar you won't want to miss, and get ready for everything 2018 will have to offer to industry professionals and HR teams.

Get Involved!

We encourage everyone to chime in to make a great conversation! To submit questions you can use the chat on YouTubeLive or you can chime in on twitter by tagging #SEMPOChat.


Guest Speakers



David Barner, President

CompanyBarndog Staffing

Dave Barner is a staffing expert and agency recruiter located in NYC. For over 10 years, he’s focused exclusively on the digital marketing and media industries and has partnered with top brands like Macys, Polo RL and J Crew, as well as dozens of digital agencies like Tribal, Huge, iCrossing, R/GA, and Havas Media. Additionally, he’s helped launch and co-found several top staffing firms in Manhattan, including Synergy Interactive, Digitalent, and now his current agency, Barndog Staffing.


Lauren Borgeson, Hiring Partner and Trainer


Since joining Infusionsoft in 2015, Lauren Borgeson has served as a Hiring Partner for Infusionsoft’s leaders as they search for the best talent to contribute to our mission of changing the world for small business. Lauren was responsible for hiring a variety of positions from entry-level support roles to seasoned vice presidents. She did this all while contributing to the company’s talent acquisition strategies. Lauren comes from a family of successful small businesses, and has a passion for helping small businesses grow. Lauren is excited about the opportunity to join the Elite team and loves the opportunity to help other small businesses recognize their potential. When she isn’t hiring the newest Infusionite’s or helping small businesses grow, Lauren enjoys focusing on her own small business venture of fashion and lifestyle blogging.

  Andrew Garner, Co-founder and Managing Partner

CompanyKaplan-Gardner LLC

Andrew Gardner is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kaplan-Gardner, LLC, a boutique, retained search firm specializing in digital and integrated marketing and media. The firm recruits C-level executives, SVPs and heads of practice areas in a broad range of disciplines, including Sales and Business Development, Operations, Account Services, Marketing, Digital Marketing SME’s, and Data Analytics.  Their clients are digital marketing agencies and Fortune 1000 companies, including Sapient, Vanguard, Orkin, iQuanti, MullenLowe Profero, Luxus, and Propane Studio. Prior to Kaplan-Gardner, Andy was Managing Partner at Boyden, a top-ten, international executive recruiting firm, where he conducted searches for Conn’s, WESCO,  Tyco, and a Fortune 100 systems integrator. Andy majored in Psychology at Yale College and studied at Oxford Univeristy. He then attended University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where he founded, built, and sold Dolphin Inc., an award winning, educational software development company. He was Vice President of Customer Insight at Razorfish and left to co-found Kaplan-Gardner.


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