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Kevin Gallagher Resume


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Kevin Gallagher Resume

  1. 1. Kevin Gallagher 2835 Chocolate St Pleasanton, CA 94588 H925-426-7093 C408-656-4557 Email: Objective: Hands on staffing position helping clients find the talent they need to build world class teams. Summary • Recruiter / Staffing Manager with 15 years of professional technical recruiting experience focusing on engineering, information technology, sales, marketing and senior executive positions with both small and large corporations. • Superior negotiation skills. • Possess a strong sense-of-purpose and hold to the highest degrees of ethics, honesty, and integrity. Adaptable and flexible - can perform as a team member or team leader. I’m capable of handling day-to-day tasks with great competency, without losing sight of the objectives and the overall vision. • Consistently deliver high levels of productivity through a creative and thoughtful approach to recruiting. Possess solid process improvement skills, and strive to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in the recruiting organization. • Seasoned national and international recruiter for high volume, hard-to-fill and niche market positions. • Highly proficient in the area of deemed-export compliance, immigration laws, federal hiring laws, relocation and US security clearance requirements. SKILLS OVERVIEW Recruitment practice areas include: Consumer Products, Networking, Data Storage, Semiconductors, Wireless, Biotech, DOD, Manufacturing and R&D Recruited for the Following Positions: Software Engineers (Java, Linux, C/C++, Matlab) Hardware Design Engineers, Bio-Chemist, Pharmaceutical & OTC Product Marketing, Medical Device Engineers, IC Design Engineers, Firmware Engineers, DSP Engineers, Wireless, Audio Engineers, RF Engineers, Embedded Systems, Sales Engineers, Marketing, ASIC Engineers, Business Development, Digital/Analog Engineers, Mixed-Signal Engineers, SoC, CDMA, DSP, Wi-fi, GSM, Product Management, Architects both S/W & H/W, Power Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers, VLSI Engineers, Diagnostic Engineers, EH&S/Facilities, FPGA Engineers, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineers, Structural Engineers, Internet and Web Developers, Manufacturing, Test Engineers, Mechanical Design Engineers, Mixed Signal Engineers, Product Engineers, Product/Sales Marketing Managers, Program/Account Managers, R&D Engineers, Semiconductor Process/Electrical Engineers, Software Systems Engineers, Component Engineers, Systems Administrators, TAC Engineers, Applications Engineers, Operations, Accountants/Finance, Firmware,, Packaging Engineers, Device Drivers, SAS, SCSI, RAID, Reed Channel, Failure Analysis, Fiber Channel, FPGA, Validation Engineers, Physical Design Engineers, Applications Engineers
  2. 2. Sourcing techniques: Social networking sites, cold calling, advanced Boolean logic, Blogs, digital marketing, Internet searches, Internet research, employee referrals, data mining, WWW postings, Patent searches, alumni organization, technical associations, professional associations, trade publications, job fairs, generating referrals, chat groups, advertising, colleges, universities, trade schools, networking, resume databases, trade shows, out-placement services AIRS/Oxygen, ZoomInfo, and InfoGist. Applicant Tracking Systems: Virtual Edge, Trovix, PeopleClick, BrassRing, Sonic Recruit and Ihire WORK EXPERIENCE Sr. Contract Recruiter, Dolby Laboratories June 2008 to Present Full Cycle Recruiter for Dolby Laboratories Responsible for recruiting engineers in the following disciplines for Dolby Labs new video and HDR product line: Software Developers, DSP Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Hardware Designers and Audio & Video Engineers. Source, screen and interview potential candidates utilizing advanced Internet and diversified recruitment techniques. I was also responsible for interviewing, negotiating offers, reference checks and maintaining weekly reports. I was also asked by the Sr. Staffing Manager to be the staffing project lead for the new product line. Sr. Contract Recruiter, Apple; Nov. 2007 to May 2008 Full Cycle Recruiter for iPod & iPhone hardware. Partner with hiring managers to identify, attract and hire the top talent in the Handheld Device industry. Source, screen and interview potential candidates utilizing advanced Internet and diverse recruitment techniques. Responsible for recruiting engineers in the following disciplines: Analog Sensors Engineer, Power Engineers, Baseband Engineers, RF Engineer, Silicon Program Managers, Hardware System Integrators, Wireless Silicon Program Managers, Component Engineer and Analog Designers. I was also responsible for interviewing, negotiating offers, reference checks and maintaining weekly reports. Staffing Manager/Sr. Recruiter, Extreme Networks; Oct. 2005 to Nov. 2007; Santa Clara, CA Responsible for Worldwide staffing and programs Lead a team of recruiters who consistently had 100 – 200 open requisitions As the Staffing Manger I carried and active req load of 25 to 60 reqs Recruited software engineers, hardware engineers and sales professionals Developed and implemented company wide recruitment strategies and programs Direct sourcing candidates using advanced Internet and diverse recruitment techniques Liaison between candidates and hiring managers Provide advice, direction and expertise to management on recruitment techniques Negotiate offers and close hires Created a centralized hiring process and implemented an applicant tracking system Coached staff recruiters on search technique, functional knowledge, candidate assessment, closing negotiations, client relationships, influencing skills and business acumen Demonstrated ability to excel under pressure, meet deadlines, shift priorities and respond quickly
  3. 3. Conducted in-house “retained” searches for executive level hires on numerous assignments Demonstrated record of success establishing credibility and partnerships with hiring managers Employee Relations Rep supporting the CFO organization.
  4. 4. Corporate Staffing Manager, LSI Logic; Oct. 2002 to Oct. 2005; Staffing Manager LSI Logic Oct. 2000 to Oct. 2002 Milpitas, CA; Recruiter: Nov. 1999 to Oct. 2000 LSI Logic, Colorado Springs, CO Recruiter: (Contract) May 99 to Nov. 99 LSI Logic, Colorado Springs, CO Responsible for building and implementing talent acquisition strategies for worldwide recruitment, taking into consideration business plans, the external environment, labor force availability, education systems, and EEO in a cost effective manner Carried and active req load as the Staffing Manager Responsible for all executive recruitment Active member of the mergers & acquisition team Partner effectively to deliver company wide talent acquisition needs. Work effectively and collaboratively with business partners, hiring managers, and Sr. management worldwide Responsible for worldwide headcount planning aligning both talent management programs and recruitment needs Responsible for both the internal and external staffing web sites Responsible for designing and executing recruiting strategies to target both passive and active candidates, incorporating the use of direct sourcing, employee referral programs, digital marketing, data mining, media advertising, Internet, job fairs, colleges and contingency placement firms Developed a University recruiting and intern strategy aligning University research funded projects and University Relations with core semiconductor technology. The program was then integrated in each vertical market by having an EVP/VP steering committee oversee both University research programs and University relations Developed a worldwide competency-based selection strategy that is easy to implement and use resulting in excellent hires. Bringing consistency to LSI Logic’s worldwide interviewing process and selection Designed and implemented a non-exempt hiring outsourcing strategy and flexible manufacturing workforce program. Implemented recruiting metrics and performance benchmark, examining organizational staffing performance data, including those related to cost, efficiency, new hire quality, time-to- hire, and hiring manager satisfaction Responsible for a staffing budget of $800,000.00 Responsible for organizing and prioritizing workloads of both local and remote employees, along with their development Developing and implementing a system for LSI Logic to accurately assess the skills of our workforce for proper and timely allocation of resources Responsible for U.S. AAP/EEO plans and programs Developed an employer branding strategy for both retention and recruitment Directly involved or responsible for the selection of all systems or software used in staffing Technical Recruiter: (Contract) April 98 to May 99, Bath Iron Works A General Dynamics Company; Bath, ME. Responsible for recruiting engineers in the following disciplines: electrical, mechanical, structural, systems, combat systems, naval architects, materials, project managers and welding engineers. Implemented technical recruiting program with an emphasis on Internet recruiting. Developed candidate screening program to better utilize hiring managers time. Organized and managed Bath Iron Works successful college recruiting program. Implemented minority recruiting program.
  5. 5. Achieved Bath Iron Works staffing requirements avoiding US Navy fines. Awarded the Aegis Excellence Award granted jointly by Bath Iron Works CEO and the US Navy. Responsible for interviewing, negotiating offers, reference checks and relocation. Technical Recruiter: (Contract) February 97 to April 98, National Semiconductor; South Portland, ME Responsible for recruiting engineers and technicians in the following disciplines: IC design, analog designers, process engineers, software engineers, IT professionals test/product engineers, equipment engineers, applications engineers, QA engineers and mil-aero. Successfully filled 128 engineering and design positions. Coordinated all advertising, Internet postings and job fairs for the facility. Contributed to the development of hiring process, internal transfer process, offer letters, tracking systems and internal databases. Developed on-site college and co-op recruitment programs. Responsible for interviewing, salary analysis, negotiating offers, reference checks and relocation. Operations: July 96 to February 97, LL Bean; Freeport, ME Responsible for nightly recovery of the retail store. Branch Manager: August 95 to October 96, Bonney Staffing & Recruiting; Lewiston, ME Sourced and placed both temporary and permanent Engineers, IT and Finance professionals. Responsibilities included all day-to-day operations, supervising a staff of 5, recruiting, placements, interviewing, orientation, training, job descriptions, unemployment, worker compensation claims, benefits, reference checks and supervising staff. Recruiter: July 94 to August 95, Vanguard Staffing & Recruiting; New York, NY Sourced and placed both temporary and permanent IT professionals. Involved in all areas of operations ranging from recruitment to interviewing. Branch Manager: January 91 to November 93, Professional Security Bureau LTD; New York, NY Supervised twenty managers and 350+ security officers. Responsible for human resources, labor and union relations, staffing, job descriptions, scheduling, payroll, training and site inspections. Program Coordinator: June 88 to December 90, Lincoln Hall (Juvenile Detention Facility); Lincolndale, NY Responsible for the safety and security of twenty-five residents and ten staff. Education: University of Southern Maine Portland, ME Major: Criminal Justice