Founder Bio.

Rob McIntosh is a senior talent executive with 20+ years of global recruiting experience spanning 4 continents. He has consistently delivered results through building high performing teams for fortune 100 companies in senior leadership roles for McKesson, Avanade, Deloitte, and Microsoft. 

He was one of the early pioneers of corporate sourcing functions and the co-founder of SourceCon. Rob was the primary content, strategies, tools and case studies provider for the Human Capital Institute (HCI) Talent Acquisition Strategist Course & Certification and ERE Media's Talent Advisor course

His articles, presentations and case studies have been shared and downloaded over 50,000 times. 

His strategic advice is constantly sought after for his use of advanced metrics/analytics to help tell the business story around the value of Talent Acquisition, and how to scale delivery while improving quality of hire through optimal talent org designs; Shared services, CoE, offshore, outsourcing (RPO), hybrid talent acquisition structures.  

Professional Experience

A Senior Talent Executive with 20+ years of global experience consistently delivering results through building high performing teams and operational excellence for fortune 100 companies and start-up’s: 

  • Led and managed large globally distributed teams (200+) in centralized and  decentralized models while meeting aggressive hiring demand plans (Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and India).
  • 10+ Years working with the c-suite on global Talent Acquisition strategies, initiatives and deliverables.
  • Experience creating, deploying and managing Shared Services, CoE, Off-shore, Near-shore, In-sourcing, Outsourcing (RPO) recruiting models and organizations.
  • Extensive experience as an executive leader/coach of developing recruiting talent and global teams – See LinkedIn Profile References + Article: So you want to be the head of Talent Acquisition
  • Consistently reduced the Time to Fill, while lowering the Cost per Hire (hundreds of percent).
  • Deep experience with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation recruiting solutions: Pre-screening, Interview Scheduling, Candidate FAQ’s, and employee referral programs.
  • Experience building and managing Campus/College/Intern, Experience Hire, Diversity, Veteran, Contingent workforce's, and internal Executive Hiring delivery models.
  • Experience managing large global budgets (up to 20mill), maximizing the ROI while optimizing OE.
  • Creation of Talent Acquisition scorecards and KPI’s, business value metrics, deep analytics reporting, processes that produce transparency and accountability that help evangelize and educate Senior business leaders around the ROI of go to market Talent Acquisition strategies.
  • Specialization in Professional Services, Software Services, Healthcare and high-volume recruiting.
  • Architected, designed and implemented sourcing models that focus on capturing global passive talent pools that drive pipeline ahead of the business demand while delivering against JIT recruiting demand. 
  • Experience working in matrixed global cross functional organizations requiring ‘political savviness’ and ‘Impact and Influence without direct authority’ competencies and skills to deliver results.
  • Extensive experience deploying global HR Technologies (ATS, CRM, VMS, Career sites and Talent Communities).
  • Global experience delivering results as Executive Search / Agency recruiter and leader.

Rob McIntosh Resume's (CV)

RobMcIntosh Exec Summary CV2018 (pdf)


Rob McIntosh Detailed CV2018 (pdf)


Industry Contributions, Public Speaking & Press Articles:


Creator of Wikipedia Definition of ‘Recruiting Metrics’ / Creator of Wikipedia Definition of 'Sourcing

Creator of ERE Media’s ‘Talent Advisor’ Course and Certification

ATAP (Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals) Founding Volunteer

Primary design and core content contributor – HCI Talent Acquisition Strategist Certification

ERE – A Framework for Improving and Measuring Quality of Hire

CareerBuilder Empower – State of Talent Acquisition / ERE – Talent Analytics

HR Examiner Top 100 Influencers - Rob McIntosh Top 10 

Australian Talent Conference – Building Proactive Sourcing Functions to Fill Critical Positions

SourceCon Conference - Building a Successful Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Function

CareerXroads Colloquium – Advanced Metrics and Talent Acquisition Analytics

CareerXroads Colloquium - Setting up Sourcing Teams: Challenges & Opportunities

ERE - Central Sourcing Developing a new recruiting model