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Steve Cadigan

Steve Cadigan

Keynote Speaker: Founder & CEO of Cadigan Talent Ventures LLC; Co-Founder of ISDI Digital University; Former VP of Talent at LinkedIn

Steve Cadigan Biography

Steve Cadigan is one of Silicon Valley’s hottest properties when it comes to people, talent and culture. As Founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures LLC, a Silicon Valley-based talent strategies advisory firm, Steve helps organizations worldwide develop winning talent solutions.

In early 2017, Steve co-founded ISDI Digital University to help address the growing digital divide. ISDI offers a Masters Degree in Internet Business (MIB) and is the first of its kind in the United States.

Steve also advises fast-growth tech companies like Twitter, Google, Eventbrite, GoPro and some of Silicon Valley’s leading VC firms and media powerhouses such as Andreesen Horowitz, Sequoia, Greylock, and Norwest Venture Partners. In addition Steve sits on the advisory board of numerous companies going through rapid growth or building disruptive products in the Talent Space.

Steve is also frequently sought out as a talent expert on global TV and has been a regular guest on Bloomberg West and CNBC. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes and has been interviewed by Bloomberg Business & Radio. Fast Company, SF Chronicle, Business Insider, Financial Times, Smart CEO, Human Resource Executive Magazine, HR Magazine, Quartz, The Channel Company, Expansion & El Pais (Spain), EL Tiempo & Portafolio (Colombia), as well as CNN Expansion, Reforma & Forbes (Mexico).

With more than 25 years of leadership and executive experience in global Human Resources, Steve has practiced HR in the US, Canada and Asia-Pacific within a variety of industries. Through leading worldwide HR efforts for more than 60 M&A transactions at three global organizations since 1998, Steve has cultivated a deep understanding of business cycles, patterns, high growth, and the key elements required to forge an organization’s sustainability. Over the course of his career, the teams, cultures and organizations he has led and helped build have been recognized as exceptional, “world class” performers by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine.

Prior to launching his own firm, Steve served as VP Talent at LinkedIn from 2009 through 2012, taking the company from a private firm of 400 employees, through an IPO and into the powerhouse that it is recognized as today. The groundbreaking work Steve did at LinkedIn as the executive responsible for culture, leadership, talent and organizational development is widely seen as the textbook example of how a company can leverage its culture to scale profitably in record time.

Steve holds a BA in History from Wesleyan University and an MA in HROD from the University of San Francisco. Steve currently serves as Advisor to Hirepool, Rentmoola, Simppler and Nutanix, among others.

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Steve Cadigan Speaking Topics

COVID-19 – A Massive Change Opportunity

A global pandemic has delivered us the biggest leadership test in history. Every individual and organization in the world has faced new circumstances and realities simultaneously. While many organizations have been severely impacted or frozen by COVID-19, some organizations have thrived. Difficult times are when you find out who you really are as a leader and a company. While all this feels scary, history has shown us that in prior economic recessions, some amazing innovations can result. In the last economic downturn of 2007-2007 when the global banking market nearly collapsed and thousands of people lost their homes and their jobs, something unexpected resulted: over 30 unicorns were born, such as Airbnb, Uber, Slack, Glassdoor, Groupon, and Dropbox, to name a few. Times or turmoil and change present amazing opportunities to look at problems differently and innovate. In this engaging talk, Steve will reveal examples and stories from history that show us NOW is the best time to play offense as an organization and turn what feels like a disaster into a victory.

Making Culture your Competitive Advantage

The Future of Recruiting

Leadership Culture

The LinkedIn Story and Why You Should Run To And Not Away From Social Networks

Steve Cadigan Videos

Unlocking employee potential | Steve Cadigan | peopleHum ...
#AlwaysLearning with Steve Cadigan: COVID-19
Interview with Steve Cadigan

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How much does it cost to book Steve Cadigan for a speaking engagement?

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What topics does Steve Cadigan speak about?

Steve Cadigan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Strategic Leadership, Human Resources, Business Leadership, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Change Management, Digital Business, College, Leadership, Business, Future Of Work, Corporate Culture, Authors, Writing, Literary and Finance.

Where does Steve Cadigan travel from?

Steve Cadigan generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Steve Cadigan?

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Steve Cadigan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Strategic Leadership, Human Resources and Business Leadership. The estimated speaking fee range to book Steve Cadigan for live events is $20,000 - $30,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Steve Cadigan generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Libby Gill, Cheryl Cran and Seth Mattison. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steve Cadigan for an upcoming event.

Steve Cadigan Speaking Topics

  • COVID-19 – A Massive Change Opportunity

    A global pandemic has delivered us the biggest leadership test in history. Every individual and organization in the world has faced new circumstances and realities simultaneously. While many organizations have been severely impacted or frozen by COVID-19, some organizations have thrived. Difficult times are when you find out who you really are as a leader and a company. While all this feels scary, history has shown us that in prior economic recessions, some amazing innovations can result. In the last economic downturn of 2007-2007 when the global banking market nearly collapsed and thousands of people lost their homes and their jobs, something unexpected resulted: over 30 unicorns were born, such as Airbnb, Uber, Slack, Glassdoor, Groupon, and Dropbox, to name a few. Times or turmoil and change present amazing opportunities to look at problems differently and innovate. In this engaging talk, Steve will reveal examples and stories from history that show us NOW is the best time to play offense as an organization and turn what feels like a disaster into a victory.

  • Making Culture your Competitive Advantage

    The Future of Recruiting

    Leadership Culture

    The LinkedIn Story and Why You Should Run To And Not Away From Social Networks

Steve Cadigan Videos

Unlocking employee potential | Steve Cadigan | peopleHum ...
#AlwaysLearning with Steve Cadigan: COVID-19
Interview with Steve Cadigan

Steve Cadigan Reviews

  • Without a doubt, Steve Cadigan is my #1 go-to for all things HR. While I was scalingTwitter, Steve was a great partner for vigorous discussions around strategy, priorities and emergency response! He takes a machete to the noise and gets right to the heart of the issue. What I found most redeeming (and unique) was Steve really held the philosophy that all business decisions are people decisions. He is wholly convinced that people are your greatest competitive advantage, and knows you build a great organization by helping people do their best work. He's a role model, and my HR hero.
    VP of Human Resources, Twitter - Apr 01 2019

  • “Steve was a featured speaker at our regional meeting in San Francisco. He spoke insightfully and knowledgeably about innovation and the future of executive recruitment. Steve held the audience’s attention with his sharing of experience on finding and retaining top talent. The feedback was uniformly positive, and he left us wanting to spend more time with him!”
    Managing Director, Global Strategy and the Americas Region - Dec 04 2014

  • “I've asked Steve to speak to and work with entrepreneurs on building effective teams and creating internal cultures that excel. In all interactions fortunate participants have been inspired and have actionable areas they can focus on to increase their likelihood of success. Steve addresses the most important yet most overlooked part of any endeavor: People."
    Venture Capital and Accelerator Focus EMEA, Amazon - Dec 04 2014

  • “The BBC asked Steve to come and speak at one of our leadership events this summer. We were attracted by his story of competing for talent in Silicon Valley during a time of massive growth at LinkedIn. His familiarity with both tech industry and people issues made him a great fit for our needs. Steve was relaxed and informal but professional and impactful. He did a great job on the day and was well received by our leaders - who are a discerning audience. Thank you, Steve!”
    Learning & Development Manager, BBC - Dec 04 2014

  • “Steve blew me away the first time we met. His honesty, passion and obsession about the power of people in the workplace opened my eyes to the possibilities open to great businesses with great people who work together on a common goal. Steve tells with candour the story of Linked In from start up to IPO. He has engaged audiences at my request from C-Suite to front line employees and inspired them to create environments where best people flourish and create real value. I overheard one employee leaving Steve’s talk saying “I get it…it’s all about people!”
    VP International HR, Capital One - Dec 04 2014

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