Kim Hollenshead

Kim Hollenshead, most recently a University Recruiter at VMware, I've held various roles within human resources (HR) since 1997 beginning with that as a corporate recruiter in Austin, Texas.

In order to expand my HR knowledge, I sought positions that gave me perspectives from both corporate charged initiatives as well as staffing agencies. With the evolution of the internet, I found herself mesmerized by online social networking and social media and became involved with these outlets in 2005.

Today, I feel that I integrate my HR and online social persona by advocating the use of social networks. I envision them as tools to help both employees and employers in ways that can either better employees' skill sets or to create value by using online tools to make high impact business decisions. I founded The Talent Sleuth in spring of 2010 in order to consult as an HR professional and recruiter and to spend time career coaching individuals.

In October 2010, I joined VMware as a contract Recruiting Consultant where I sourced candidates to fill Sales, Sales Operations and other various business roles across the US. In August of 2011, I transitioned to VMware's University Relations department as a University Recruiter and transitioned yet again from a contract role to a full time role in September 2013 and served in that capacity until January 2015.

Outside of the office I'm involved with my sorority - Alpha Delta Pi. I served as the first VP of Membership in the Texas Hill Country / North Austin ADPi Alumnae Association from the association's inception in 2010 and relinquished the role in fall 2013. Currently I'm the Recruitment and Marketing Advisor for the Zeta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

Aside from work and volunteering I enjoy gardening, cooking, and hanging out with our 4 dogs, a cat who has the personality of a dog and my husband.