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2020 Conference Speakers

Stay tuned! We'll add our 2020 speaker lineup here. See below to view our 2019 conference speakers.

Are you interested in speaking/presenting at the NAPS 2020 Annual Conference? Submit your presentation ideas today. Click here to access our Call for Speakers form. Submission proposals must be submitted via this form no later than 6pm EST on Monday, January 13, 2020 to be considered.

2019 Conference Speakers

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer.

Since 1995, Bruce has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart; from the Army to the YMCA. In recent years, Bruce was named by Management Today as one of the few contemporary figures to stand out as a “management guru” and he was named to the 2009 Thinkers50 Rising Star list. On August 13, 2009, Bruce was honored to accept Toastmasters International’s most prestigious honor, the Golden Gavel. This honor is annually presented to a single person who represents excellence in the fields of communication and leadership. Past winners have included Stephen Covey, Zig Ziglar, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Ken Blanchard, Tom Peters, Art Linkletter, Dr. Joyce Brothers, and Walter Cronkite.

Bruce’s most recent books include the updated and expanded edition of Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials (Wiley/Jossey-Bass: Revised Updated 2016; originally published 2009), and Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today’s Young Talent (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2015). He is also the author of The 27 Challenges Managers Face (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2014), the best-selling It's Okay to Be the Boss (HarperCollins, Revised & Updated, 2014; originally published 2007), and Managing Generation X (W.W. Norton, 2000). Bruce’s other books include Winning the Talent Wars (W.W. Norton, 2001), which received widespread acclaim from Fortune 500 CEOs and business journalists; the best-seller Fast Feedback (HRD Press, 1998); Managing the Generation Mix (HRD Press, 2006) and It's Okay to Manage Your Boss (Jossey-Bass, 2010). Many of Bruce’s works have been published around the world in foreign editions.

Bruce lectures at the Yale Graduate School of Management, as well as other academic institutions, and his writing appears regularly in human resources, staffing and management journals, including a regular column in Training Magazine, ‘Sticky Notes’, and a regular column in the Huffington Post. His writing has also appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers including the Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, HR Magazine, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. As well, his work has been the subject of thousands of news stories around the world.

Before founding RainmakerThinking in 1993, Bruce practiced law at the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College, received his law degree from the New York University School of Law, and is still a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and New York. Bruce continues his lifelong study of Okinawan Uechi Ryu Karate Do and holds a sixth degree black belt, making him a Renshi master of the style. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut with his wife Debby Applegate, Ph.D., who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for her book The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher (Doubleday, 2006).



A digital marketing expert, Brad Bialy is passionate about helping organizations develop and implement strategic digital marketing strategies to reach defined business goals. Brad has motivated and educated more than 1,300 staffing industry members through 20+ industry-specific conferences and webinar series.


He has helped oversee the social media and content marketing strategy and comprehensive marketing execution of nearly 200 staffing and recruiting firms. While at Haley Marketing Group, he has guided the strategy and delivery of multiple industry award-winning social media campaigns.

Brad oversees and develops the comprehensive social media marketing campaign for Haley Marketing Group and manages the product development of Haley Marketing Group’s Social Pro service, the award-winning social media marketing solution designed specifically for the staffing industry.


Barb is recognized internationally as one of the top experts in the Staffing and Recruiting Profession. She was selected by LinkedIn Learning to create Recruiting Courses, which have had over 1 million participants worldwide.


She became a trainer to help others make more money. 100% of Barb’s Top Producer Tutor clients have increased their sales and profits. She has developed a private labeled Career Portal to help 100% of the candidates we attract.


She has also held many leadership roles including Chairman of the Board of NAPS, has received many top honors and believes in giving back.


Bottom Line: Her enthusiasm and passion are contagious!



Todd Bossler is a Product Manager at Top Echelon, a company dedicated to helping recruiters make more placements through its products and services that include an applicant tracking system, split network, and contract staffing back office.


Carletta Clyatt, Senior Vice President at The Omnia Group brings over 19 years of business-to-business consulting experience to help companies effectively select, manage and engage their biggest asset - people. She understands that the more you invest in their success, the more you get back.

Carletta specializes in employee behavioral assessments for companies of any size in any industry. She can help you uncover the behavioral preferences that lead to top-notch employee performance. Her presentations are enlightening, engaging and always impactful.

Carletta is a frequent speaker at corporate meetings, associations and conventions, such as American Collectors Association, HR Florida (SHRM), Credit Union National Association, Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association, Auto Success Best Practices Summit, Association of Insurance Management Consultants, American Staffing Association, Honeywell, the National Association of Broadcasters and many more. She speaks and consults on topics such as Authentic Communication, Creating a Sales Culture and Power Interviewing. You can expect to gain employee selection, retention and development guidance, along with keen self-awareness insight, to take your team and business to the next level.

Carletta holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida and a certification in Negotiation for Senior Executives from Harvard Law School. Using her leadership and sales experience, she is dedicated to working with companies to hire right, decrease turnover, increase profitability and manage more effectively. She is continually seeking out new and innovative tools to help drive businesses forward.


Patricia (Tish) Conlin founded Global Consulting Group Inc. in 1991. For the past decades, she and her team have delivered quality talent solutions for a long list of loyal clients. Her strategic focus and professionalism have established her as an outstanding leader, mentor, and enduring business professional. Patricia Conlin graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Degree (HBA). Patricia was the first woman in Canada to earn a Black Belt in the Martial Art of Shoot Wrestling.

Her passion for health and personal performance led Patricia to become an Author and energetic and engaging Public Speaker on a range of topics from resilience to success and leadership. Her first book "ABCs of Food: Boost your Energy, Confidence and Success…. " is available on amazon. She is currently writing her second book called ThriveMind which identifies the key traits for success in work and life. Patricia is a Certified Emotional & Social Intelligence Trainer and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She was nominated for a Toronto Business Leader Award in 2015 for Wellness and has created a high impact performance and resilience on-line Course for recruiters that is available on her training site

Patricia was selected in 1992 to be a part of the Canadian Olympic Team. She has played and coached competitive soccer, has 2 boys and is an active member of her community.


Jon Davis serves as the Chief Revenue Officer for MATRIX – a $250M IT Services & Search Firm. He is responsible for all 13 MATRIX branch offices and 150+ Sales and Recruiting Associates in the US. Jon has been in the IT services and staffing space for more than 20 years. IHe’s been a regular contributor and speaker to Staffing Industry Analysts, National Association of Personnel Staffing and Techserve Alliance. In 2016, Jon was asked to speak at the annual LinkedIn Talent Connect event in Las Vegas with over 4,000 attendees on the topic of HR/Recruiting best practices.



Greg Doersching is the Creator and Owner of Bullseye Recruiting – one of the most comprehensive Recruiting Training programs in the country. He has been in Recruiting for over 25 years and is the recipient of the National Association of Personnel Services lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the recruiting industry. As the owner of Griffin Search Group, he is an active recruiter who still runs a highly productive desk - so day to day he is in the trenches just like the rest of us.



With a career spanning over 20 years, Tom Erb has established himself as one of the staffing and recruiting industry’s top subject matter experts. As a consultant, trainer, and speaker to the staffing and recruiting industry, Tom has helped hundreds of firms create and execute sales and recruiting strategies to grow their business.

Tom is one of the most highly sought after national speakers in the staffing industry, presenting to a variety of industry organizations including the American Staffing Association, National Association of Personnel Services, TechServe Alliance, New York Staffing Association, Capital Area Staffing Association, Midwest Staffing Conference, New England Association of Personnel Services, and dozens of others.


Diane Geller focuses her practice on the representation of clients in the staffing industry. With more than 25 years of experience, including as general counsel for a major public company in the staffing and funding industry, Diane is a seasoned practitioner and strategic counselor who helps her clients with business issues and to stay compliant with the ever-changing regulations governing the workplace. She works with clients to prepare various employment agreements — including noncompete, confidentiality, independent contractor and separation agreements — as well as affirmative action plans, employee policy handbooks and social media policies.

Michelle Gomez represents and advises employers on a wide variety of employment matters, including claims based on age, race, color, national origin, and sexual discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour issues. She defends clients in employmentrelated disputes before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Michelle’s recent trial experience includes a federal court jury trial, a federal court bench trial, and a state court jury trial, all of which concluded favorably for Littler’s clients.

Jayne Latz is an expert in communication skills. She is an executive communication coach and worked for over 25 years as a speechlanguage pathologist, college educator, professional speech trainer, and coach. In 2006 she founded Corporate Speech Solutions, LLC which specializes in advancing speech and communication skills for business professionals. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal (three times) and was a guest on the Today Show. She is the proud author of Communicate Up The Corporate Ladder, How To Succeed In Business With Clarity and Confidence. To learn more, visit


Neil Lebovits, CPA, CPC, CTS, is the Vice President, Global Search & Recruiting Support Division for People 2.0. People 2.0 is a leading global provider of vendor-neutral back-office solutions for contingent workface management organizations. Neil comes to People 2.0 after serving in various high-profile roles across the industry’s top-echelon organizations, including global president for Adecco and president and COO of Ajilon Professional Staffing in North America, where he oversaw over 300 offices. In 2009, Neil founded the industry-leading company, The Dynamic Sale—a multi-faceted back-office platform providing learning, coaching, consulting, speaking, strategy, and development services to staffing companies and recruiters.


For almost 20 years, Stephanie has been an industry thought leader and market expert in the area of recruiting top talent. Year after year, Stephanie is one of the top producers in the firm and is recognized as the premier recruiter for top talent in her marketplace and has personally billed almost $5M in her career.

In addition to her success on the job, Stephanie has also become the in-house expert on The Millennial Generation. Along with her live events, Stephanie shares a weekly vlog on LinkedIn.

Stephanie is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration. She also holds the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation. She lives in Nashville with her husband and three children.

Bob Marshall, founder of The Marshall Plan, has an extensive background in the recruiting industry as a Recruiter, Manager, VP, President, Coach and Trainer. In 2019, Bob will be celebrating his 39th year in the recruitment business. In his first office, he was named Account Executive of the Month 16 times. He was awarded the Million Dollar Hall of Fame Award. In 1986, Bob founded The Bob Marshall Group. Since then he has traveled extensively throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Malta and Cyprus coaching recruiters. Bob has a BA (UCLA) and a Master’s from Thunderbird, Glendale, AZ.

Rob is a Managing Partner and Senior Director of Training and Development for Next Level Exchange. Rob comes from MRINetwork™ Corporate where he served as the Chief Learning Officer, responsible for all training and sales development of more than 1,100 offices worldwide.

Previously Rob was with the Acclivus Corporation, an international performance development company. He has facilitated the Acclivus curriculum on six continents and is part of the Acclivus team responsible for global relationships with companies as diverse as Dell Inc., Accenture, Hitachi, KPMG Consulting, NASDAQ, Recruit Holdings Ltd, Japan, Shell Energy, and Comcast/NBC Universal. Rob is currently a licensed facilitator for Acclivus Train the Trainer programs worldwide.

Rob’s knowledge of the search and staffing industry comes from 12 years with Merritt Hawkins and Associates, now part of AMN Healthcare. Rob served as Vice President of Corporate Business Development.

John Ninkovich, entrepreneur, and Certified EM Advisor. He has been an entrepreneurial change agent for a number of businesses for over 25 years.

In is his work, John takes an active role within an organization working with CEO’s, Business Owners, and their Leadership Teams to develop and execute strategic plans, develop leadership capability and organizational culture, and advise executives day-to-day. John has owned and worked in family owned business most of his professional career. He works with companies that are privately held, frequently family owned, often times multiple partners with revenues between $10 million and $200 million.

Jeremy Sisemore has been one of the leading IT Executive Recruiters throughout North America for the past 18 years. He started his career with MRI and was Rookie of the Year in 2000 before founding ASAP Talent Services in 2006. In his career, Jeremy has over $12 Million in personal production (billings) and has placed SAP Talent at all levels up to CIO with over 75 major Fortune 500 clients throughout North America. Jeremy is in the trenches daily as an on-the-phone Billing Manager. Today, Jeremy is CPC and CERS Certified and is a former member of the Board of Directors as Education Chair for The Pinnacle Society. He speaks regularly at industry conferences such as NAPS, NCASP, The Fordyce Forum, HAAPC, and MASA among others. Jeremy's firm is a blended firm doing direct-placement, executive-retained, and contract staffing. Jeremy writes industry articles and has been quoted in CIO magazine. On a personal level, Jeremy graduated from Mizzou where he was on the Swimming & Diving Team. He's married and is a father to two daughters and a son based out of Houston, Texas.


Tony Sorensen is the CEO of Parqa Marketing and Versique. With a career spanning 20 years in the recruiting industry, Tony founded Parqa Digital Marketing with a passion to help staffing and recruiting firms nationwide take their online presence to the next level. By investing in digital marketing efforts for his own recruiting company, Versique grew from $0-$10M in just four years and now receives over 50% of revenue from marketing sources. Tony is one of the country’s forefront thought leaders on digital marketing for the recruiting industry and has contributed to organizations including Ohio Recruiters Association, New York Staffing Association, EMinfo, ERE and


Tricia has started eight successful companies. When most in recruiting still didn’t have a computer on their desk, she combined internet skills with strong phone techniques to become a successful recruiter. Her deep experience in business enables her to see the big picture for virtually anyone’s needs.

Jason started hiring people while being the youngest manager in his University’s Office of Residential Life. That blossomed into a career filled with finding people, hiring them, and all too often firing them as well. He’s been a Recruiter, Manufacturing Plant Manager, and Air Force Officer along the way.

Now he trains and coaches successful people who need to break through to a new level. With his downtime, Jason is a Black Belt martial artist, published horror author, and builds things.

Carol has been recruiting since 1978 and VP of Whitaker Technical since 1989. She has become the preferred or exclusive provider for all of her clients. Carol has been recognized with numerous industry production awards and is a member and Past President of the Pinnacle Society. She is in the NAPS Hall of Fame, former NAPS Chairman and appears in Who’s Who in Energy in Houston. Carol has been a national industry trainer for many years. She also speaks at many engineering conferences and is often called upon to give inhouse presentations to her clients’ HR and Executive teams.



September 13 - 15, 2020
8:00 - 5:00pm PST


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