David Bizer


David Bizer is HackFwd’s Chief Talent Geek. He ensures HackFwd is finding the 1% of the best talent with the best ideas, and helps HackBoxes grow and develop.

David is a pioneer in global internet recruiting with a unique bi-continental background discovering talent from Silicon Valley to the technology hubs of Europe. Over the past 15 years, David has recruited and led recruitment efforts resulting in the hiring of more than 4000 top-caliber candidates across more than 25 countries.

David started his career in staffing at Netscape which was at the time, perhaps the most exciting internet company on the planet. Having learned with the best at Netscape, David then joined Trilogyto lead their European Recruitment efforts, sourcing high caliber Computer Science graduates from top universities in Western Europe.

In 2003, David was named the first European recruiter at Google. He hired over 300 candidates in his first 18 months. He then led Google’s staffing efforts across Europe for 20+ sales offices and all technical graduate recruitment.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of Colorado, Boulderand has served as President of AIESEC United States.

David resides in Paris with his wife Julia and his children Alexa and Samuel. The family loves living, and especially eating, in Paris.

Time of Presentation: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11.20-12.00

Topic of Presentation: The Only Thing That Matters => People

Abstract of Presentation: If you can master the art of networking, communicating and hiring, your startup will have a significantly higher chance of success.