Today’s digital world requires a new strategy for building great teams. For 30 years, Steve Cadigan has been at the forefront of global talent strategy and company culture. He is best known for scaling LinkedIn from a team of 400 to 4000 in just 3.5 years. Having worked in five different industries in three different countries and led dozens of acquisition integrations across the globe, Cadigan’s unparalleled expertise helps leaders build winning talent solutions to compete in an increasingly complex digital economy.
When Cadigan joined LinkedIn in 2009, they had no talent brand and were seen as a relatively boring professional network. As their VP, Talent, he catalyzed the executive team and the entire company to join him in building what is still considered one of the most dynamic and sought-after organizations in the world. He led the development of LinkedIn’s legendary company culture and successfully hired world-class talent in the shadows of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Twitter — all of which offered more money and “cooler” benefits.
In 2013, Cadigan formed his own firm, taking the lessons learned from his corporate experiences and offering them to leaders and organizations around the world. In an era where digital transformation and disruption is the “new normal”, he shows companies how offering employees growth and development opportunities and building a dynamic culture is their greatest competitive advantage.
Cadigan has been recognized by both The Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine for building world-class teams. He is frequently featured in the media as a talent expert and is a regular guest on Bloomberg West and CNBC and a regular contributor to Forbes.