Garick Chan

Recruiter in Sunnyvale, California

Garick Chan

Recruiter in Sunnyvale, California

Technocratic solutions to a communal future, I'm a connector, matchmaker & community-builder.

My background has been a blend of technical recruiting, career advising and social media marketing/community management.

I last finished a 6month contract with Intuitive Surgical in March 2022 as a Technical Sourcer. Saving lives, extending lives & improving quality of life with faster recovery times, I worked on attracting talent to work on medical robotics for minimally invasive surgery. Roles included software, hardware and business positions.

Before this I was a technical recruiter at Walmart Global eCommerce & achieved 15 hires in 3 months. I supported PATH, our Personalization Advertising Technology Hub & primarily hired machine learning engineers & data scientists with a few back-end/front-end and devops engineers.

At NVIDIA, I was also a technical sourcer focused on GPU compiler engineers & also worked on systems engineers, program managers and developers in AI/Deep Learning as well as automotive security software developers & managers for ISO 26262.

Prior to this, I was a full-cycle corporate technical recruiter with Continental, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers & had been working on LIDAR and ADAS roles for self-driving car technologies as well as HEV roles in eMotors, Battery Management Systems (BMS) and Power Electronics.

As to my extra-curricular activities before becoming a parent, I was a co-founder of the Bay Area Open Source meetup group (, served a 3yr term on the Board of Directors with a non-profit NPO, & previously wrote for a tech publication, TechZulu. ( I still volunteer with SCaLE, the Southern California Linux Expo for the past 12+ years & help run the career track.

In a prior life with social media marketing, I've spoken to classes for both USC Annenberg and LMU UCLA Career Week as well as various digital and social media conferences, workshops and seminars. I have been a proud advocate for Dun & Bradstreet, Lenovo & AT&T affiliates. *For disclosure, from time to time, I've been offered products, services and invitations from a variety of brands.

In that realm, I have previously been listed as one of the Top 500 Community Managers on Twitter/blogs by GetLittleBird and in the Kred Elite Top 1% of influencers.

  • Work
    • Social Staffing Recruiting
  • Education
    • BA in Social Ecology from UC Irvine