Human Resources / Talent Acquisition

Keynote Speaker



About me

David Barlaam is the Director of People Attraction Operations at T-ROC (The Revenue Optimization Companies), an award-winning, nearly 10,000 person, fast growing, people and technology-centered sales solution startup, headquartered in Miami Florida.


David has spent the last decade in Global TA Leadership roles, successfully designing, implementing, and executing top-notch talent acquisition programs. He has built several corporate recruiting organizations from the ground up and has led more than 100 people in teams worldwide.


In 2014, Barlaam was honored with the Cleveland 2014 SHRM Talent Management Award and has enjoyed being a keynote speaker/presenter on various talent acquisition, HR, & Social media related topics with Human Capital Institute (HCI), ERE, IQPC (HR Metrics & Analytics), PSRA (Social Media) and others.


Barlaam has specialized in internalizing, developing, and leading global talent acquisition in companies ranging from Tech Start-ups to Fortune 500, hiring up to 18,000 employees per year in more than 120 locations around the world. His work and travels have brought him to more than 35 countries and all across the US. Under his leadership, organizations greatly reduce their headhunter reliance, use, and expense while improving quality and retention. He has also led several successful multilingual applicant tracking system implementations and employment branding/web strategy redesigns. David believes that talent acquisition is truly the most important supply chain in any organization, and spends his time focusing on how to improve the process for both the organizations and applicants impacted.


David resides in South Florida with his wife Holly, their two young daughters, and their golden doodle. In addition to spending time with his family, he loves technology, gaming, music, sports, and travel.

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