HR Reimagined with Arnnon Geshuri

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November 07, 2017

 

Attracting, retaining and developing talent in a hyper-growth company

The Human Resources function is a company’s strategic advantage in a competitive talent marketplace.  During the session, we will have an engaging discussion on how building the right HR team and driving the right culture and people programs have helped make companies successful from the early stages of their growth.  We will walk through real examples and go behind the scenes during the early days of several Silicon Valley companies.  It will be an interactive, insightful, and fun conversation.

Arnnon Geshuri joined Tesla in November 2009 as the vice president of human resources and was responsible for driving HR operations and the global recruitment efforts. During his tenure through 2017, he oversaw the growth of Tesla from a 400-person scrappy startup to an integrated sustainable energy company with more than 35,000 employees around the globe. Previously, Arnnon was director of staffing operations for Google, where he designed the company’s legendary recruitment organization and talent acquisition strategy.

Arnnon joined Google as chief staffing architect in late 2004, when the company just emerged from its IPO and employed around 2,500 people. While he oversaw all aspects of recruitment, Google evolved into a technology powerhouse with 25,000 employees – a workplace considered the premier destination for ambitious software engineers.

Before Google, Arnnon was vice president of human resources and director of global staffing for E*TRADE Financial, where he helped recruit more than 2,000 people in 18 months and oversaw the North America HR organization, global talent programs and HR information systems. He also founded a startup and worked at Applied Materials, where he built and managed corporate-wide staffing operations as it increased 7,000 employees within 2 years.

In the early 1990s, he was an organizational effectiveness consultant for New United Motors Manufacturing (NUMMI), the Fremont, Calif.-based joint venture of Toyota and General Motors.

In addition to his industry work, he currently sits on several start-up and academic advisory boards including the Mechanical Engineering Department Advisory Council at San Jose State University and the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business Master of Science Program in Business Analytics.

He is also the Board Chair for Yavneh Day School in Los Gatos, serves on the Board of the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, and participates in several committees for the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and the APJCC.

Arnnon has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Irvine and a master’s in industrial/organizational psychology from San Jose State University.