Garick Chan

Technocratic solutions to a communal future, I'm a connector, matchmaker and community-builder. I've just started a Contract Corporate Recruiter role with CBRE on-site at Cisco headquarters in San Jose, CA. Who is CBRE though?The history is in the name, Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis; CBRE is the world's largest commercial real-estate services firm and currently ranked 7th on The Barron's 500. (Yes, I'm building the top company that builds top companies!)

My background has been a blend of technical recruiting, career advising and social media marketing/social media community management. In the developing digital landscape, my interests are to blend the two with social recruiting. As to my extra-curricular activities, I'm a co-founder of the Bay Area Open Source meetup group (, volunteer with SCaLE, the Southern California Linux Expo for the past 4 years, serve on the Board of Directors with a non-profit NPO, and also occasionally write for a tech publication, TechZulu. (

In addition to classes for both USC Annenberg and LMU, I've also spoken for UCLA Career Week as well as various digital and social media conferences, workshops and seminars. Currently, I'm a proud advocate for Lenovo and AT&T affiliates. *For disclosure, from time to time, I am offered products, services and invitations from a variety of brands. I give an honest opinion and only review those that I believe in.

In case it means anyting to you, I hold a Klout score that fluctuates from 68-74, listed as one of the Top 500 Community Managers on Twitter/blogs by GetLittleBird and in the Kred Elite Top 1% of influencers.