Adam Ward

Partner

Adam connects people with opportunities, improving their personal and career prospects, with a keen awareness that there are right roles for the right people at the right time in companies. Adam has over 20 years of experience at high growth companies including Pinterest and Facebook where he served as the Global Head of Recruiting and Director of Recruiting, respectively, leading the companies through their IPO and major growth phases. Serving as a Founder and Partner at GBD Talent, Adam specializes in guiding Talent leaders as they navigate change as well as advising clients on how to effectively scale their business and sharpen their recruiting processes.

Blog Posts

What Talent leaders get wrong about their own job search processes…and what to do instead

Over the last several weeks, I’ve heard from a number of people who are less than six months into working at a new company and think they may have made the wrong decision. Surprisingly, the majority of these were Talent/Recruiting leaders. This seems counterintuitive—you would think we would be better at evaluating new opportunities as subject matter experts in all things hiring! Let’s talk about why this happens, and what you can do about it.

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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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Talk Talent To Me

Adam Ward 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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How to Make Hiring Decisions in a Remote Interviewing World

Almost overnight, the interview experience has changed. How do you hire a candidate you’ve never met in person?

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Introducing Growth by Design Talent

We started Growth by Design Talent because we wanted to help as many growth stage companies and emerging talent leaders as we could

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