The team behind Growth by Design Talent

We are passionate about building inclusive teams, sustainable recruiting cultures, operations for scale, and iconic employer brands.
Jill Macri
Jill Macri
Jill was the Director of Global Recruiting at Airbnb for over 5 years, growing the company from 150 to 4,500 people with a focus on building diverse teams and maintaining values. Previous to that she focussed on International hiring and operations. She now specializes in recruiting fundamentals that support growth in alignment with values and mission, and is passionate about supporting women in leadership roles.
Adam Ward
Adam Ward
Adam spent 5 years at Pinterest and served as the Global Head of Recruiting as the company grew from 200 to 2000 and through their IPO. At Facebook, he was a Director of Recruiting leading global recruiting programs including building their university recruiting program from the pre-IPO stage to 10,000 employees. He spent 7 years at Qualcomm in a global leadership role focused on APAC recruiting and later university recruiting during a period of expansion from 9000 to 25,000 employees worldwide.
Mike Joyner
Mike has recruiting and people operations leadership experience during pivotal growth stages at some of the world’s most recognizable technology companies -- Apple during global retail expansion, Facebook pre-IPO 1,500 employees to over 7,000, and Pinterest from Series D pre-revenue and 150 employees to over 2,000. He has broad scaling experience in leadership roles within IT, HR, Total Rewards, People Analytics, and Recruiting while also helping two companies IPO.

Sharing our knowledge

Talk to Me Podcast

Adam explains how to distill core competencies from company values and assess for them in a dedicated cultural interview, as well as the common problems he’s helping Heads of Talent address.

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Handshake helps all students find meaningful careers.

Adam shares how Pinterest builds diverse & holistic teams with Handshake.

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LinkedIn Keynote

Jill gave the keynote at LinkedIn's Talent Connect Sydney.

Hyper-growth: Airbnb's recruitment transformation journey.

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LinkedIn Interview

Jill is interviewed by LinkedIn blog's Samantha McLaren.

Jill explains how Airbnb is working to eliminate bias from its interview process.

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Career Hiring Report

We partnered with Jumpstart to gain a clearer picture of what early career hiring will look like due to Covid-19's impact.

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Recruiting Leadership in Uncertain Times

Adam and Jill are interviewed by URx Founder, Wahab Owolabi, to discuss the importance of recruiting leadership in uncertain times.

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