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Melinda White

Melinda White

San Francisco, California

A human capital enthusiast who loves to collaborate with game changers, optimizing and innovating ways to connect talent with opportunity!

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My Recruiting Experience

Tactical and strategic experience in technical recruiting and university relations in entrepreneurial environments at start-ups, midsize, and Fortune 100 companies.
Roles hired:
Software hardware firmware technical operations university relations and recruiting across engineering and G&A disciplines
Microsoft Riot Games Walmart Labs Activision Blizzard

Where I work...

San Francisco, California
United States: Orange County, San Diego County, California, Los Angeles County
Demonstrated success in tactical sourcing, recruiting, as well as projects related to optimizing talent acquisition and university relations organizations. I've been conducting my business remotely for several years and have expertise across technical and non-technical disciplines. Clients have included Microsoft, Walmart Labs, Riot Games, Activision Blizzard, Pandora,, and a variety of early and late stage start-ups.

I worked with Melinda twice as colleagues, once at Yahoo! from 2007-2009 and again at WalmartLabs from 2010-2011. At Yahoo!, she was a technical recruiter supporting Yahoo! Search in a full life cycle capacity, recruiting very experienced Java engineers, research analysts, and research engineers up to the Director level in a cut throat market. At least 5 of the engineers whom she hired at Yahoo! have been picked up by Google and she was able to convince a machine learning scientist from Google to join Yahoo!, which was unheard of since no one leaves Google!

At WalmartLabs, she provided sourcing support for the platform engineering organization, securing very sought after technical talent including backend and full stack Java developers, data scientists with production coding expertise, and A/B testers for the Carlsbad WalmartLabs location.

Melinda has a deep intellectual interest and understanding of the technology space and people. She has strong critical thinking skills and can "think outside of the box" by relentlessly identifying opportunities for stellar candidates. Another strength that she has is developing and maintaining relationships with client groups and candidates; she recollects details about them and this has garnered her a memorable reputation for being personable and insightful so that hiring managers and candidates return to her when they need recruiting help or help in their own job search. Finally, Melinda is diligent about closing communication loops, and being respectful and responsive, which are important qualities in recruiting. I would definitely love to work with her again!

Joanne Lee Senior Technical Recruiter, SEPHORA, LinkedIn profile
Positions held:
Academic Relations Manager 2007 - 2009
Principal Technical Recruiter 2004 - 2007
Technical Recruiter 2003 - 2004
Recruiting Consultant 2002 - 2003
Recruiting Manager 1998 - 2003
Cornell University 2010
Scripps College 1991

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