Home >> Speakers >> Keynote Speakers Keynote Speakers Wednesday, November 6th 8:30 - 10:15 am Shaun Tomson - World Champion Surfer & Leadership Expert & Coach The Code for the Next Wave A proven, powerful method for re-engaging and re-awakening purpose in individuals & teams Shaun uses his background as a top professional athlete to convey his experience as an example of world-class decision-making, teamwork, leadership and winning. During this keynote presentation, Shaun will show leaders how to find and define one’s purpose to powerfully re-engage individuals and activate a positive wave of commitment and performance throughout an organization. Sponsored by: Gustav About Shaun Tomson Shaun Tomson started, managed and sold two multi-million dollar clothing brands – Instinct in the 80’s and Solitude (co-founded with his wife Carla) in the 90’s. He is the author of the best-selling books “Surfer’s Code” and “The Code: The Power of “I Will“, and the writer and producer of the award-winning documentary film Bustin’ Down the Door. Shaun is a Business Administration and Finance graduate from the University of Natal and has a Master of Science in Leadership from Northeastern University. He is a World Surfing Champion, an inductee in the Jewish and South African Sports Hall of Fame, the US Surfing Hall of Fame, and has been described as one of the greatest surfers of all time and one of the most influential surfers of the century (Surfer Magazine 1999). Thursday, November 7th 3:30 - 4:45 pm Jeffrey Moss, Founder and CEO, Parker Dewey Creating a Sustainable Talent Pipeline An Innovative Approach to Bridging the Staffing Firm-Internal Talent Divide While most staffing firms struggle to source and recruit entry-level AEs and recruiters, many non-traditional job seekers with great potential go wanting for opportunities. How can this be? Seeing the challenge as an opportunity, Parker Dewey founder Jeffrey Moss shares his story of how he became an accidental entrepreneur by reimagining the traditional way of recruiting entry level talent. Through an innovative approach of creating micro-internships, Jeffrey and his team have built a sustainable talent pipeline for companies in a range of industries including staffing, while giving opportunities to a largely untapped pool of high potential candidates—-achieving the ‘holy grail’ of business—doing both ‘well’ and ‘good’. About Jeffrey Moss Jeffrey Moss is the Founder and CEO of Parker Dewey LLC, a company focused on addressing the challenges associated with college-to-career transitions through Micro-Internships. Prior to founding Parker Dewey, Jeffrey spent most of his career as a venture capital investor focusing on the education and technology sectors. In addition, Jeffrey was Chief of Enterprise Growth at Educational Testing Service (ETS) where his efforts focused on the use of assessment to drive equity in education and employment. Jeffrey currently serves on the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Alumni Board, the Purdue University College of Liberal Arts Dean's Advisory Council, and the President’s Advisory Council of Governors State University. Jeffrey's other relevant Board responsibilities have included: Chairman of the Board of Workstream (Nasdaq: WSTM), a software provider for human resources departments; OneGoal, a non-profit focused on college accessibility and persistence; the Chicago American Marketing Association; and the Illinois Venture Capital Association. Join us in welcoming Bullhorn as a Bronze Sponsor for the 2020 TechServe Connect Conference & Tradeshow!