LT Ladino Bryson, vCandidates.com
LT Ladino Bryson is CEO and founder of vCandidates.com, a recruiting tool and platform that provides an alternative to job search board options for candidates and recruiting professionals. Launching in Q3 2019, vCandidates.com expedites the search, screening, interviewing, and presentation processes saving valuable time and allowing recruiters to increase their candidate submissions. The subscription career platform gets candidates past gatekeepers and directly connects them with independent recruiting professionals who provide a more human touch to recruiting. Through the use of the platform recruiters are able to track the hiring process and submit directly from vCandidates.com’s portal; giving individual and SMB recruiting firms the ability to compete within the marketplace. vCandidates.com will also offer employers a low-cost offboarding solution to help move their transitioning workforce forward. And it provides a suite of tools that will assist with screening candidates without bias.
LT is known as the “Employment Therapist. She is an experienced C-Level Executive and Entrepreneur who is a former senior level record executive. LT has helped shape the careers of Will Smith, Aretha Franklin, Usher and so many more. She has been recruiting since 2012 and has placed more than 600 candidates.
As the owner of Clique Hiring Solutions, LT worked permanent, contract, and labor searches for C-Level to general labor positions for clients such as MSC Direct, Red Ventures, Tesla, Sharp Business Systems and others in the IT, healthcare, engineering, accounting, creative services, and hospitality industries. LT is passionate about building people up and providing sound advice.
Lisa Glenn Nobles, CO+HOOTS Foundation
Lisa Glenn Nobles is Executive Director of CO+HOOTS Foundation, an Arizona 501(c)3 organization that connects people through entrepreneurship, collaboration, and innovation to build an equitable future. Their vision is that by 2030, the face of entrepreneurship in Arizona will mirror the face of the state itself. The sister nonprofit to the CO+HOOTS coworking space, CO+HOOTS Foundation was founded on the belief that businesses succeed when they collaborate with and support other businesses.
Lisa Glenn Nobles believes that small business will save the world. Since becoming the Executive Director for CO+HOOTS Foundation in June 2017, she has worked to establish new programs that drive Equity through Entrepreneurship across Arizona and through this work has developed an even deeper focus on building legacies in the community through small business ownership.
Before joining CO+HOOTS Foundation, Lisa worked as Assistant Director for Lifelong Learning Initiatives at Arizona State University where she managed the content team in creating learning content for Sub-Saharan African and Emirati student populations, with a special focus on supporting student entrepreneurs. Lisa also served as Director of Programs for New Global Citizens, where she founded the weekly Twitter chat #globaledchat to provide a worldwide platform for educators to collaborate on methods for teaching global education. Outside of CO+HOOTS Foundation, Lisa has worked hard to actively develop the Phoenix community through her work as President of the Manifesto Project and board member for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Robin Reed, Black Chamber of Arizona
Robin Reed is President & CEO of the Black Chamber of Arizona (BCAZ), a community non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the economic development of our business entrepreneurs and the communities we serve. The BCAZ serves as the cornerstone for educational training, resource programs, resources and economic growth opportunities with a specific emphasis on “Business in Action.” Working closely with an outstanding board of directors, Robin has transformed the 20-year old Chamber into an inclusive and forward thinking community organization that pride’s itself on collaboration and delivering quality tools and information to its member businesses in order to foster growth and development of their companies.
An entrepreneur at heart, Robin has started, acquired, operated and sold several companies over his 35-year career. He is Founder and President of Occam Sustainability Partners, an international sustainability solutions consulting firm that provides energy saving strategies. Prior to starting Occam Sustainability, Robin was a financial advisor with two major wire houses. During his time in the financial services industry Robin specialized in restricted and estate stock transactions. His extensive experience in business ownership and business consulting has created a foundation in understanding the needs of business owners and individuals to help them define, execute and meet their financial and professional goals. Robin is a member of the board of directors of the Silent Witness, a member of the Blue Business Council and Chair of the President’s Advisory Council for Phoenix College.