Britt Provost Senior Vice President, People & Culture at Apptio

"   Rob is an exceptional colleague and professional. His finesse and capability with metrics is second to none; he is able to quantify and demonstrate progress elegantly. His understanding of his field (Talent Acquisition) is well demonstrated.

But, most importantly, his willingness to partner, support and guide is what I will remember him for in our time working together. He's just the guy you want to have on the team to give you real, honest, thoughtful feedback. And, the one you want to have on side when facing difficult situations and business problems  

David Watson Global Head of Talent, GoDaddy

"   Rob was instrumental in designing and driving one of the most sophisticated internal Global Talent Acquisition platforms within the Technology space.
As a manager, Rob’s style is to challenge you to be your best while allowing you take the wheel of your own success. He provides mentorship and guidance while championing your efforts and success within the leadership ranks.
As a leader, Rob is an innovative strategist, always pushing the envelope and thinking outside the box. Rob is one of the few thought leaders within the Talent Acquisition community who combines theoretical, analytical and cognitive thinking into real life solutions. His understanding of how "Big Data" can drive more sophisticated discussions and better strategic partnerships between Recruiting, Business and HR stakeholders is unparalleled.  

Andrew Spicer Group Manager, Business Change at Avanade

"  In short, I'd work for Rob again without hesitation.

Three things stand out about him during the five years I worked for him. He's a talented manager, a brilliant recruiting thinker and an inspirational leader. He could be challenging to work with at times, but only because he pushed me out of my comfort zone and encouraged me to take risks and tackle challenges which in hindsight developed me professionally.

Rob's a great facilitator between Recruiting and the business, advising and coaching senior executives on how Recruiting can support their business goals effectively, and he's consistently good at developing his teams to find better, more effective ways of supporting their business stakeholders.  

Eddie Pate, Ph.D. Director Inclusion & Diversity for WWOPs at Amazon

"  Rob was a great teammate & mentor, passionate about his work AND people, and extremely knowledgeable. What was most impressive though was his ability to tease through complexity, challenge people to be critical thinkers yet do this with respect and a great sense of humor. 

Mahnaz Javid SVP, Talent Acquisition & Integration

"  Rob is a true professional and a SME in his field. His depth of knowledge, commitment to his profession and to his team, and relentless efforts for excellence in delivery have left an indelible mark on the organization that he built from grounds up and prepared to grow from strength to strength. He is a team player and a team builder and an awesome colleague and collaborator. 

Jim Rose, M.S. Senior Manager; Talent Acquisition at Deloitte

"  I've had the good fortune to work for Rob for the last several months as we've built out the Direct Sourcing function for the Deloitte U.S. Firms. Rob had a great reputation prior to joining Deloitte and now I know why. It's one thing to be visionary and strategic, but it takes a special leader to implement and drive the vision and strategy. Rob is just that person. The results we've seen here are real and tangible. 

Lou Adler CEO, best-selling author, created Performance-based Hiring.

" Rob definitely pushes the envelop on sourcing ideas and strategies. He's willing to try new approaches to solve old problems. He's a great person to work with, especially if you want to get things done. Rob's a big-picture thinker, but knows what's needed to in trenches. This is a rare and special combo. 

Sean Rehder, Director of Recruiting Operations, Universal Music Group

" The best thing I can say about Rob McIntosh is he is a "strategy implementer." Meaning, he has the business experience to create and design strategy and he also has the business expertise to move forward with implementing the tactics that it takes to execute on the strategy... which is the key between being a "talker" and a "do'er." 

Fernando Delgado Vice President, Global Talent Acquistion at Johnson Controls

" Rob McIntosh is a forward thinker and great strategist as it pertains to Candidate Sourcing and Candidate Development strategies. He is seen as an authority in Passive Candidate Sourcing and Candidate leadership.
He is very capable of solving complex staffing challenges in Fortune 50 & Big 4 environments. 

Tracey Richardson, VP RPO, Agile-1

"  Rob is one of those unique Sourcing / Recruiting Leaders who understands how to best use people, process and technology together. He is someone who is able to look at a problem and present a solution that not only allows a company to capture people data, but both manage and leverage this information time and time again 

Jim Stroud, Global head sourcing and recruiting strategy, Randstad Sourceright

"  Rob is a man of action. He arms his workers with the necessary tools, quickly resolves bottlenecks, circumvents company politics and consistently produces results. I had heard of Rob''s skills from a variety of sources and can now echo what I heard, by what I have witnessed. Rob holds a prominent spot among a short list of HR visionaries 

Suzy Tonini, Lead talent research and strategy, Cloudera

" Rare Visionary. Excellent Leader. Forward-Thinking Strategist.Fearless.Wonderful Mentor.People Person. One of the Best Team Builders in the Industry. 

Jerrod Wheeler, Director of Strategic Sourcing, IBM

 " Rob's vision and strategic delivery of centralized sourcing has been innovative and ground-breaking. He has been and remains to be a strong resource for thought leadership in the development of sourcing theory and value added service delivery to both corporate and professional services recruiting teams. 

Shally Steckerl, Founder The Sourcing Institute

" Few Recruitment Industry leaders have the clarity of vision and long term strategic depth that Rob has consistently demonstrated. His ability to build recruitment teams is unequaled in our industry. My respect for Rob goes beyond his genius in Recruitment Research and Competitive Intelligence. His ability to morph into what is most needed and to inspire others to succeed deserves admiration. 

Lisa Hogan, Industry Recruiting Lead, Deloitte

" Rob is THE authority on corporate direct sourcing. His analytical thinking and no nonsense approach to complex issues is amazing and virtually unparalleled by any others in the industry. Rob taught me a great deal and I continue to learn from him. 


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