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19: Preparing for Recruiting through Recruiting with Lance Sapera

July 27th, 2021

On this episode of the Talent Acquisition Leaders podcast, host Ryan Dull is joined by Lance Sapera, VP, Talent Acquisition at Talend to talk about his background in the Navy, his career path since joining the civilian ranks, and his experiences in building and improving a global TA company.

After an 18-year career working mostly in operations and deployment in squadrons and carrier battle groups, the Navy selected Lance to lead over 300 Sailors recruiting in Northern California. He recalls an admiral he worked for saying, “This will be the hardest thing you have ever done, because you don’t know it the way you know operations.”

Lance accepted that challenge and took command of the Navy recruiting district from the California-Oregon border to Central California. Little did he know how it would prepare him for a career as a talent acquisition professional.

Lance’s civilian career didn’t immediately lead to the TA industry but now, at Talend, he is using his experiences to help build a rapidly growing talent firm into a global powerhouse.

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