On-Demand Webinar

2023 Talent Acquisition Planning for Startups
and Scale-Ups

Learn how to create resilient talent acquisition strategies and processesĀ to efficiently hire the best talent during challenging times.

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The recent economic uncertainty poses challenges for talent and business leaders currently planning for immediate or long-term team growth this year. This comes after a sustained period of upheaval caused by the pandemic, rise of remote work, and current recession. How can startups from seed to pre-IPO adapt to this rapidly changing environment and emerge stronger in 2023?

In this webinar, people leaders from high-growth startups will share their advice on developing robust talent acquisition strategies and processes in today’s challenging conditions.

Key topics

  • How to create resilient high-level talent acquisition strategies
  • How to sustainably plan headcount and resources to meet growth goals
  • How to develop a flexible and effective recruiting process with and without internal recruiters


  • PresentationĀ 20 min
  • Fireside chat 15 min
  • Q&A 10 min

Speaker Bios

Luan Lam, Chief People Officer @ Harness

Luan is currently responsible for all People/Workplace strategies & Operations at Harness.


In his most recent position at AppDynamics, he led the Talent Acquisition & Operations function where he was instrumental in scaling the company from 150 to almost 2,000 employees globally. He is also a talent advisor at Unusual Ventures.


Previously, Luan has served as an advisor for companies like PlanGrid, Headhuntr.io, and 8×8 Inc. He also served as a guest lecturer at University of California, Berkeley for the “Organization and Management” course with the International Diploma Programs. Luan holds a degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis. He has written articles on the “War for Talent;” and has been featured in several publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and San Francisco Business Times, specifically on the art and science behind recruiting.

Wendi Zhang, VP of BizDev, Ops, and People @ Celential.ai

Wendi is focused on expanding Celential’s strategic partners with the goal of helping companies hire tech talent more efficiently and cost-effectively. She also leads business and people operations at Celential, driving positive changes to the internal organization and culture.


Prior to joining Celential, Wendi led go-to-market for multiple early-stage startups and served as the Business Development Partner at Google’s AI-focused fund Gradient Ventures, where she advised portfolio companies on their business strategy and helped them win partnership and sales deals with Fortune 500 companies. She also led partnerships for different parts of the Google Devices & Services team and worked closely with developers and engineering leaders.

Celential.ai has been acquired by Wellfound! Read the announcement here.