Sarah Brennan, CEO Accelir, HR Speaker Consultant

With more than a decade dedicated to researching, developing and executing strategies related to growth and hiring, Sarah Brennan, founder Accelir, is a sought after writer, speaker, trainer and consultant.

Over the last few years she gained business insight at scale, having the opportunity to work with and learn from nearly 500 companies on talent, growth and technology challenges they were facing.  That unique experience has allowed her to be a partner nearly 50 HR Technology Investors as well as Solution and Software vendors on strategies for growth, product design & roadmapping, client engagement, sales enablement and internal market education.

She has been named a top influencer in social, hr and technology each of the last 8 years by groups like Aberdeen, Huffington Post, Fast Company, HR Executive Magazine and dozens of industry blogs.

Most importantly, she is a wife, mom, mentor to younger women in tech and enjoys Purple Door Ice Cream, Fish Taco’s (only in California) and Red Thai Curry.  Her free time is spent over-researching her son’s college shortlist, watching random documentaries, trying to beat the contestants on Jeopardy, logic puzzles and planning our families next travel adventure!

Previous roles include Principal Analyst at Bersin & Associates (Now Deloitte), Chief Strategy Officer at HRM Direct (Now Clear Company) reimagining a midmarket ATS into a enterprise Talent Management Solution and most recently Principal, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services at Cornerstone OnDemand one of the largest enterprise SaaS solutions in the world. She is also founder of HR Tech Blog;  Co-founder of Women of HR Blog and sits on Board of Advisors of various SaaS firms.  Previously she was a contributing analyst at GigaOm, contributor to ERE and board member of The Talent Board.

Media highlights: Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, HR Executive Magazine, most network channels and numerous other media around the world.

Conference Highlights include presenting in 5 Countries including SXSW, Mashable London, Bersin’s Impact, SHRM, HR Technology Conference – US & Europe,  ERE, Social Recruiting Summit, and more.  In addition, numerous Software User Conferences, corporate team engagements, national association conferences, executive roundtables and more.

Industry Experience Includes: enterprise technology, high-growth startups, Professional Sports teams (MLB, MLS), Auto Makers, Retail, Video Gaming, Banking & Insurance, Non-Profit, Healthcare, Federal Government, Distribution & Manufacturing.