Lessons in Leadership Recruiting: The Why & How of Pipelining
The Why & How of Pipelining
In this class we cover the multiple factors which help create a world-class, high impact corporate executive recruiting function
Simon Mullins has been a recruiter and recruiting leader for almost his entire career. He even started a recruiting agency while a student at university. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the US (on both coasts), in startups and at a Fortune 50 company.
He has managed executive search from ‘the outside’ as a Partner at Korn/Ferry International and has led one of the most advanced internal corporate executive search functions and a large mainstream staffing group, at Microsoft.
After beginning his recruiting career in London, Simon moved to Hong Kong to recruit for clients in the technology industry. He joined Korn/Ferry in Boston and spent 7 years there and in Silicon Valley.
In 2004, he joined Microsoft’s Executive Recruiting Team, which he led from 2006 to 2012, eventually becoming Senior Director of the conpany. The team became highly integrated with Microsoft’s succession planning process and was responsible for all of the external hiring of the company’s most impactful executives - including Board Directors.
In 2013, Simon was asked to become Senior Director of Staffing of Microsoft’s largest experienced Staffing team, serving the Applications and Services Group.
In 2014, he joined ESIX: Executive Search Information Exchange, which he now facilitates.
Simon is a frequent speaker at industry forums and was an ESIX Advisory Board member from 2007 to 2012.
He holds an honors degree in economics and public administration from the University of London.