Kim Hollenshead

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

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

Today, Hollenshead marries her HR and online social persona by advocating the use of social networks. She envisions 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. She 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, she joined VMware as a contract Recruiting Consultant and finding candidates to fill Sales, Sales Operations and other various business roles across the US. ( In August of 2011 she 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.

Outside of the office she finds herself involved with her sorority - Alpha Delta Pi. She served as the VP of Membership in the Texas Hill Country / North Austin ADPi Alumnae Association from the associations inception in 2010 and relinquished the role in fall 2013. She's currently the Recruitment and Marketing Advisor for the Zeta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

Aside from work and volunteering she enjoys gardening, cooking, paper crafting, making jewelry and hanging out with her 4 dogs, a cat who has the personality of a dog and her husband.