On Deck Recruiting

Connect and level up with the best in recruiting

On Deck Recruiting (ODR) brings together the brightest minds in talent leadership to elevate candidate experience, increase hiring manager satisfaction, and achieve recruiting excellence.

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Join a trusted community of talented peers

Our fellows are ambitious and experienced recruiters and talent leaders at world-class organizations who can support you throughout your career. They come from diverse backgrounds and they all share a strong spirit of service.

Alice Jorgenson
Alice Jorgenson
Recruiting Manager, Engineering
Michael Bettley
Michael Bettley
Director of Global Sourcing & Talent Intelligence
Julia Culhane
Julia Culhane
Recruiting Manager
Yiorgos Boudouris
Yiorgos Boudouris
Head of Talent
Eryn Marshall
Eryn Marshall
Director of Global Recruiting
B. Jordan Codack
B. Jordan Codack
Head of Talent
Nicole Pérez
Nicole Pérez
Chief People Officer
Spence Hoffman
Spence Hoffman
Founder & Technical Recruiting Leader (ex-Cruise)
Olivia O’Riordan
Olivia O’Riordan
Senior Global Recruiter
Quynh Mai
Quynh Mai
Director, Talent Acquisition, Ex-Better up, Ex-Uber
Voula Vasilopoulos
Voula Vasilopoulos
Director, Talent Acquisition
Alison Kaizer
Alison Kaizer
Head of Talent Acquisition
Jenny Do Forno
Jenny Do Forno
Head of Talent

A meaningful community to fall back upon whenever you need

Boost your network by connecting with a like-minded community of talent leaders and recruiting experts. Think of this as your personal board of trusted advisors to help support each other’s goals.

Curated connections with peers, and future collaborators

10x your network with timely connections with like-minded peers who have been there and done that. We do the hard work for you.

Absolute discretion and confidentiality

Join a community where you can learn, grow, and form lasting relationships through shared experiences.

Here’s why other fellows are excited about On Deck Recruiting

Spence Hoffman
Spence Hoffman
Founder & Technical Recruiting Leader, Ex-Cruise, Ex-Mixpanel
ODF4

I'm excited to join ODR to discuss recruiting philosophies and best practices to scale companies effectively. Sharing knowledge and ideas is how we all get better, and it makes what we do in recruiting truly delightful.

Jordan Codack
Jordan Codack
Head of Talent, Clearco
ODF4

I'm thrilled to be joining ODR to invest in my personal growth and company growth. I believe through peer to peer learning and connecting with the world's top recruiting professionals we can all deliver better on our recruiting goals.

Nicole Perez
Nicole Perez
Chief People Officer, Polymath Ventures
ODF4

Thankful for the invitation to be part of the ODR fellowship. I am really excited to participate and learn from other experts in the field of recruitment. I´d love to contribute by sharing my experience in hiring extraordinary global talent for the startup ecosystem in LATAM.

Alison Kaizer
Alison Kaizer
Head of Talent Acquisition, Lunchbox
ODF4

Recruitment is the first step to business growth. The right people are absolutely fundamental to business success. Leading the recruiting function at hyper growth companies in the foodtech space has been challenging, but incredibly rewarding. I'm excited to lend my support to peers - and to gain insights from them - as a part of ODR. Looking forward to harnessing the power of community!

Jenny do Forno
Jenny do Forno
Head of Talent, OMERS Ventures
ODF4

Having led the talent function at larger organizations and later scaled teams from 0 to 2,000 at startups and early stage companies, I’m eager to join ODR and connect with ambitious talent leaders. I’ve been there, and hope I can help provide some shortcuts based on lessons learned along the way.

Quynh Mai
Quynh Mai
Director of Talent Acquisition, Ex-Uber
ODF4

After a decade+ of being heads deep in Talent Acquisition for high-growth startups, I’m still constantly learning. I’m excited to be part of the ODR community as growth comes from the exchange of ideas, experiences, and lessons from the battlefield. Here to be not only an open resource for those seeking advisory in scaling recruitment teams, but also to uplift AAPI voices as a leader in the tech space. 

Olivia O’Riordon
Olivia O’Riordon
Senior Global Recruiter, Salesforce
ODF4

Having been a part of communities focused on recruiting in the past, I know how valuable they can be, particularly when curated and intentionally driven to engage meaningful discussions. I am excited to join the ODR network, to share my recruiting journey with others, and to learn new ways to recruit more efficiently.

Eryn Marshall
Eryn Marshall
Global Head of Recruiting, Oyster
ODF4

My passion lies in building high-performing recruiting teams and elevating talent. I’m excited to be a part of the ODR community and to continue to build my leadership skills. My hope is to be able to share lessons learned and best practices to allow more talent leaders to emerge and achieve great things!

Who should apply?

On Deck Recruiting is for ambitious talent leaders looking to deepen their industry expertise, accelerate their careers, and build a career toolkit to strive for recruiting excellence at their organizations.

ODR is perfect for you if…
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You’re a high-performing senior recruiting professional looking to meet equally ambitious peers.
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Hiring is a key priority in your current role.
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You’re interested in the latest trends, tools and techniques to amplify your recruiting practice, in-house or at an agency.
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You lead a team of recruiters and/or actively coach stakeholders on hiring.
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ODR is not a fit if…
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You are early in your career or new to recruiting.
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You do not own a requisition load or you have no roles to fill.
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You are not open to refining your practice and would rather keep things status quo.
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You have minimal influence on how recruiting gets done at your organization.

Explore other On Deck Programs

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Develop your recruiting toolkit and stay on top of on industry’s best practices

Scale up your career and continuously refresh your knowledge on recruiting frameworks via live sessions and fireside chats with incredible guests and an extensive library of content.

Practical Learning opportunities

Regularly expand your knowledge on a variety of in-demand and relevant topics to inform your decisions, and meaningfully grow your career

High-signal sessions with industry’s best

Join intimate deep dives and fireside sessions with top guests

Ever-growing library of content

Enjoy ongoing access to a database of recorded sessions so you can learn on your own schedule
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Inclusive Hiring Practices
Neha Khurram
Program Director, ODR
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Scrap the EVPS: A New Approach to Employer Branding
Nate Guggia
Co-Founder, Head of Brand
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Recruiting for the Future of Work
Adam Gellert
Founder & CEO
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HiredHippo, The HelpList and LinkusGroup
Hiring Your Next Executive
Mehul Patel
CEO, Board Member
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True Search, Ex-Hired
Talent Strategy as Business Strategy
Lital Zigelboim-Dvir
Global Head of Recruiting
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Everything you need to
accelerate your career, for years to come

On Deck Recruiting is a lifelong community with a 4-week immersive onboarding to help you build lasting relationships from Day 1.
Application Process
Fill out the application form to be considered for the ODR Membership
We review each application, putting special emphasis on our core values
Successful candidates will be invited to an interview with an ODR team member
4-Week Onboarding
Welcome aboard! The next 4 weeks is an opportunity to get immersed into the community and learn how to navigate On Deck to achieve your goals for the years ahead!
Attend kick-off and orientation sessions
Meet up with your curated connections
Focus on specific learning outcomes with deep-dive educational modules
Join community mixers and build meaningful connections with your ODR peers

Lifelong Community

The onboarding is just the beginning! After orientation, you'll continue to benefit from ongoing access to everything your ODR membership has to offer:
Educational Tracks designed and led by leaders you know and respect
Signature sessions with world-class speakers
Access to the On Deck Directory
Social and networking events
Community-led workshops
Curated connections with other members
Mastermind sessions with trusted peers
Opportunity to explore other options within the On Deck ecosystem

Apply to On Deck Recruiting

ODR Membership is $4,990/year. If accepted, we’ll work with you to help expense through L&D.
Payment plans available.
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What does a typical month at ODR look like?

Programming for ODR is 1-4 hours per week. You can dive into everything, or take a step back when you’re too busy. The community will be there for you.

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Curated Connections

Ready to apply?

On Deck Recruiting is a lifelong, invite-only community with a 4-week immersive onboarding to help you build lasting relationships from Day 1.
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FAQ

Who should apply?

To be a good fit for ODR:

  • You are probably a Senior Manager, Director, VP or Head of Talent at a small-mid sized company or a high-performing senior recruitment professional at a large-enterprise company with relevant experience, and would benefit from authentic relationships forged with like-minded talent strategists.
  • Your title and duties likely include recruitment, talent strategy, global recruiting, hiring, talent acquisition, employer branding.
  • You ideally have a mandate to build and scale recruiting teams and projects to grow 10x in headcount with 10x the culture
  • You are open to seeking the support, coaching, and mentorship required to scale yourself and your company, all within a discrete and confidential environment.
  • You are willing to share your experiences, challenge assumptions, expand your perspectives, and raise the bar for yourself and others. You’re committed to lifelong learning and carry a spirit of service to others.
I already have a great network and limited time for other commitments. What can ODR provide that I can’t find elsewhere?

ODR is a community unlike any you’ve come across - it connects top-tier recruiting leaders from all over the world who are building world class teams for which playbooks may not exist yet as the hiring landscape continues to evolve. ODR is dedicated to recruiting leaders who would benefit the most from learning and growing together, as their ambition is sky high as are their hiring targets!

We curate all programming and connections to maximize your value and time spent during the fellowship. You can dive into everything the fellowship has to offer, or opt in only to what best suits your goals and time. Membership comes with unparalleled access to our network of startups and careers fellowships, as part of the On Deck ecosystem. Think of each adjacent fellowship as potential talent pools with cross-programming and our talent hub driving introductions and insights to better understand your ideal candidate personas, and hire them! Our track record of launching 650+ companies now worth over $5 billion in the last 2 years will only continue to grow with the launch of our new accelerator ODX, as will the talent pools we can connect you to through our careers fellowships that ODR rolls up into. 

Whether you are a Head of Talent at a growing startup or a Recruiting Lead or equivalent at a large established company, ODR will provide you with the opportunity to exchange practical frameworks and build deep connections with a highly-curated group of recruiting peers.

What is the time commitment?

Expect 2-3 hours per week of programming for the first 4 weeks (it’s up to you when and how often you join!), followed by 1-4 hours/month for the remainder of the year. The fellowship is designed for you to opt-in to what suits your goals at any given time. We recognize that everyone in the community is in one of the busiest roles in their organization; recruiting! As such, we aim to accommodate as best as we can while respecting our fellows’ time with value-add sessions that you can attend at your own pace. 

Are there scholarships or financing options available?

All Fellows have the option to pay in four monthly installments (with no interest or additional charges). We also have a limited number of scholarships available thanks to our Access Fund. Information about scholarship applications will be provided to accepted Fellows closer to the kickoff date.

Is this a fully remote program? Can I participate from anywhere in the world?

Yes - ODR will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We've mastered the playbook for building engaging remote communities through multiple On Deck fellowships and will apply the same approach here.

As the year progresses, we’ll be hosting offline events like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats in major cities, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.

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