Brad Karsh, President, Keynote Speaker, and Generational Guru
Brad Karsh is the President and Founder of JobBound, a company dedicated to helping professionals and students with the job search. An industry expert on breaking into the job market and an accomplished public speaker and author, Brad Karsh has been a frequent contributor on CNN, CNBC, and The Dr. Phil Show and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, and USA Today, among others. Click here to check out all our media coverage.
Brad is a job advice columnist for Yahoo! and he has authored Confessions of a Recruiting Director: The Insider's Guide to Landing Your First Job (Prentice Hall, 2006) and How to Say It on Your Resume: A Top Recruiting Director's Guide to Writing the Perfect Resume for Every Job (Prentice Hall, 2009). Brad currently sits on the Board of Directors of Think Chicago.
Prior to starting JobBound, Brad spent 15 years at Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago. He left in 2002 as the VP/Director of Talent Acquisition, responsible for all the agency's hiring. While at Burnett, Brad evaluated more than 10,000 resumes, interviewed more than 1,000 candidates and hired hundreds of employees. Brad has become a national authority on the job search process.
Jeff Hiller, Senior Presenter and Workshop Leader
Jeff Hiller is a Senior Presenter/Workshop Leader at JobBound, a company dedicated to helping professionals and students with the job search. JobBound is the nation's foremost authority on career-related issues, having been featured on CNN, CNBC, and The Dr. Phil Show and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, and many others.
After graduating from Dartmouth College with high honors, Jeff began his career at Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago. He quickly rose through the ranks becoming the youngest Vice President in the history of the company. In addition to managing accounts including Keebler, StarKist, and Heinz, Jeff was a key player in the recruiting department. He reviewed thousands of resumes and interviewed hundreds of applicants for jobs at Leo Burnett.
In addition to his work at Leo Burnett, Jeff also worked as a marketing executive with the Houston Rockets before joining JobBound.
Courtney Pike Templin, Chief Operating Officer
Courtney Pike Templin has over six years of experience in the training and development field. Courtney is a solutions-oriented career development and communications professional who has shared her passion, vision, and expertise to bring leading-edge career initiatives to JobBound. She has combined her love of learning and development with her creativity in marketing to help propel JobBound to the top of the market. Courtney oversees all daily operations, and she spearheads JobBound's strategic partnerships and business development.
Courtney is co-author of How To Say It on Your Resume: A Top Recruiting Director's Guide to Writing the Perfect Resume for Every Job, and she is a member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Society of Human Resource Professionals.