May 20, 2020

John Pelkonen

  • Senior Contract Recruiter
  • New York, NY, USA
On Site or Remote Applicant Tracking Systems Candidate Experience Compliance Compensation Employee Experience

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

Senior Talent Acquisition Professional with over 15 years experience as a strategic partner, servicing clients both onsite and remote. Exceptional relationship builder providing consultative partnership for both my internal and external clients.

Work Experience

Senior Contract Recruiter
Jun 2019 - Rosetta Stone

Full-life cycle experience in product engineering, product management, IT and operational roles. Establishment of strong partnerships with senior line managers to determine forecasting needs and hiring entities to understand current and future technical talent and organizational needs. Roles: Risk, Platform Engineering, Compliance, Information Security Manager, Mobile Engineering, PMO Manager, Salesforce BA., Web Engineer ATS: Workday Passive sourcing via Meetups, Linkedin, Built in Boston, Women who Code and other groups.

Senior Contract Recruiter
Nov 2018 - Jun 2019 Scholastic Inc

Part of the Digital (Strategic Technology Division) recruiting team based in New York City. As a contractor I facilitated kick-off meetings with hiring managers, review the recruiting strategy, plan follow-up meetings, source, negotiate and close candidates. Roles include: Cyber Security, Oracle Engineers, Oracle Techno-Functional, Content Marketing Producer, Sr. Manager Research and Data Acquisition, Warehouse Management System Project Manager, Risk & Identity Access Management. User of LinkedIn recruiter license. ATS: Taleo

Lead Talent Acquisition Consultant
Aug 2018 - Oct 2018 GLG GROUP

Provide supplemental sourcing for Principal & Senior Software Engineers. Conducted daily phone screens with candidates in NY Metro, Boston, Chicago and Austin, Texas. Submitted introductory write ups with all relevant information for the hiring teams for review.

Lead Talent Acquisition Consultant
Apr 2018 - Aug 2018 HNTB

Consultant brought in to supplement the recruiting efforts for New York, New Jersey, Boston and Maine. Current roles include Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Rail Engineer and Aviation Engineers. Interact daily with hiring managers and propose 'out of the box' options for more candidate generation to the regional HR Director. ATS - iCIMS

ADP consultant
Mar 2017 - Dec 2017 ADP

Lead Talent Acquisition Consultant
Part of a six-person consulting team to supplement recruiting efforts for our client Amgen. Primary focus is to modify & write job descriptions, identify and pipeline candidates for key openings in Technology. Recruit for Patient Engagement Technology Lead, Sr. Mgr. Information Systems - Global Medical, IT Support Engineer MES/Serialization, Quality, Compliance & Audit, BSA - Provider services, Health and Cardiovascular, Operations, Finance, Accounting. Attended job fairs in Florida and NYC. Applicant Tracking System: Workday; Requisition load: 40-45

Talent Acquisition Manager
May 2016 - Feb 2017 Stefanini Solutions

Lead a direct team of 10 recruiters as well as being the direct representative for all banking clients regarding VMO and MSP partnerships. Reported directly to the North American, Head of Banking & Finance. Manage, mentor, train and build the recruiting team that focuses on contract and contract-hire Evaluate the candidate flow and quality of the submissions to the clients.
Applicant Tracking System: Taleo; Sourcing: ATS, cold calling, referrals and LinkedIn recruiter.

Contract Talent Acquisition Executive Recruiter
May 2014 - May 2016 JP Morgan Chase

Prime recruiter for CIB (Chase Investment Bank); GTI (Global Technology Investments); AM (Asset Management), CTR (Corporate Technology & Risk); CCB (Consumer Card Business); and RF (Risk Finance) in a highly matrixed environment. OFFCP compliance audits.

Responsibilities included but not limited to establishing relationships with both internal and external clients, provide best recruiting practices, promoting internal mobility and maintain targeted diversity goals with a heavy requisition load (90+). Partnered closely with the Head of Diversity & Inclusion to understand aspirational goals of the organization and with Talent Acquisition leads on strategies to improve representation. Roles: Compliance, Cyber Security, IT Risk, Senior Project Managers, Front Office developers, System Developers, Big Data, Data Analytics Engineers, Data Scientists, Engineers & CTO's.
Applicant Tracking System: Taleo; Sourcing: ATS, cold calling, employee referrals, LinkedIn recruiter, job boards, hack reactor and open houses.

Contract Recruiter
Aug 2012 - Mar 2014 NTT DATA

Recruited nationally for various openings/levels in the Government Sector and Financial Services verticals. Compliance with EEOC/OFCCP regulations and company policies. Completed OFCCP training. Roles would include: SSRS developers, Build Engineers, HRBP, Business Analyst, Quant developers, Operations Analyst, Oracle BI developers, Business Systems Analysts, Front End Developers. Data Scientists. Applicant Tracking System: iCIMS; Sourcing: LinkedIn, job boards, bullhorn shoutouts

Contract Lead Recruiter
Apr 2012 - Jul 2012 Falconstor Software

Recruited onsite for various technical/non-technical job openings including: Marketing Managers, Channel Sales Account Managers, Inside Sales, Risk Compliance, Product Managers, SEO analysts, Technical Support Engineers, Disaster Recovery Lead. ATS: None Reason left: Worst sales Quarter in history.

IT Contract Recruiter
Sep 2011 - Apr 2012 EMC

Recruited candidates for both Application Infrastructure division and GSAP (Global Services Associate Program) program for recent graduates.

Daily responsibilities include sourcing for Exchange 2010 Architects, Project Managers, SAP Architects and Virtualization specialists with the ability of traveling 90%, negotiate offers, offer approval from PTLs (Practice Leads) and coach candidates on how to prepare for webex presentations.
Reason left: Reorganization

Lead Talent Acquisition
May 2008 - Aug 2011 State Street Corporation

(RP0- onsite)
Contract Recruiter
Responsible for managing three recruiter providing leadership, development, implementation and administration of recruitment programs and drive execution of an effective short-term recruiting strategy within a matrixed organization. Reviewed weekly pain points and involved in escalating issues.

Responsible for all openings within the Alternative Investment Division/Global Markets/Fixed Income/Equities/Capital Markets covering the Boston (Headquarters), New York (IFS and Currenex) and New Jersey (Princeton Financial Systems) offices.


Bachelor of Science - Training
Long Island University

Hire Me For

Technology Recruiting (Infrastructure; Risk; Cybersecurity; Developers; PM; BA; DevOps)