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Media Alert: AppDirect Head of Talent Acquisition to Speak at LinkedIn Talent Connect 2014

October 15, 2014

Company’s Recruitment Pro Anthony Kline Joins Panel to Share Strategies for Building a World-Class Startup Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 15, 2014 – AppDirect, the cloud service commerce company, announced today that Anthony Kline, Head of Talent Acquisition, will speak at LinkedIn Talent Connect 2014, Oct. 20-22, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif. Kline will join the panel, “Organizing the Chaos: Building a Startup Recruitment Function,” to discuss strategies for sourcing and securing the best talent for a fast growing, world-class team.

AppDirect was founded with the vision of ensuring businesses have easy access to the software they need to be productive and effective. Growing from 50 to 200 employees since November 2012, the company recently expanded its San Francisco headquarters and added team members at its Boulder, Colo., London, Munich, Montreal and Sydney offices. AppDirect has signed strategic deals with many of the largest companies in the world, raised over $60 million in venture capital, and reaches over 20 million business users around the world helping them find, buy, use and manage cloud software.

When: Oct. 20, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

What: AppDirect’s Head of Talent Acquisition Anthony Kline will speak on “Organizing the Chaos: Building a Startup Recruitment Function” at LinkedIn Talent Connect 2014.

Who: Panelists include Kline; Cat Hernandez, Head of Talent, Chartbeat; and Jim Lawrence, Director, Talent Acquisition – Americas, FireEye. The panel will be moderated by Jennifer McClure, President, Unbridled Talent, LLC.

Topic: Startups are an odd thing. They tend to be fast-paced, unstructured, and somewhat chaotic environments. Working for a startup means that you aren't afraid of change. You understand that needs evolve and deadlines are often moving targets. Flexibility and improving processes as you see gaps will help set you up for success, as will being agile. Hear from three different talent acquisition industry leaders all at various stages of startup growth. They’ll review sourcing strategies, approaches to passive recruiting, process and operational growth. Whether you’re an early, mid, or more established startup, this session’s for you.

Where: Moscone West, San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit

About AppDirect
AppDirect is the cloud service commerce leader making software and products accessible globally. The AppDirect monetization and management platform unites providers and consumers of cloud services into a single ecosystem. This makes it easy for businesses to find, buy and manage cloud services from a central location and delivers new opportunities for providers to distribute, sell, and market cloud services. AppDirect-powered marketplaces, billing and distribution, and reselling services help providers – including ADP, Samsung, Deutsche Telekom and others – connect 20 million business users to solutions from Microsoft, Google, Box and more. AppDirect is headquartered in San Francisco with global offices. Learn more at

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