Adam Redlich

People and Talent Thought Leader

Throughout my 30-year career, I have become an expert in recruitment, retention, and leadership development. I have helped companies of all sizes revolutionize and improve their talent acquisition and staff retention processes, making them more transparent and participant-friendly.

I have worked for organizations ranging from small startups to tech giant Google, where I played a pivotal role on the early talent team as the company scaled from 1,100 to over 60,000 employees.

I founded Redlich Talen…

Adam Redlich



  • Redlich Talent Advisors

    Redlich Talent Advisors

    Managing Partner

    Jan 2023 - Present

    Redlich Talent Advisors is a People Consultancy committed to streamlining services that enable our clients to attract, hire, and retain the best talent available.

    • Partnering with a pioneering technology company dedicated to revolutionizing the web experience to stand up an international People function and grow the company 4x by EOY
  • Octane


    Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    May 2019 - Dec 2022

    A NY based FinTech, Octane was founded in 2014 to make financing powersports fast and easy.

    • Built a metrics-based approach and added structure around Talent Acquisition practices, advancing People practices department-wide to an advanced level which reduced time to hire from 87 days upon arrival to 31 days in 2022 while contributing to massive employee growth and reduced turnover.
    • Developed programs for Performance Management, Succession Planning, Management Training, and others that enhanced the employee experience.
  • Elysium Health

    Elysium Health

    Vice President, People

    Oct 2017 - May 2019

    Working directly with the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, and institutions, Elysium develops clinically validated solutions that address some of the most significant needs in healthcare.

    • Designed and developed job ladders unique to each department, highlighting functional and company skill requirements at each level to enable better visibility into career mobility.
  • ZestFinance (now

    ZestFinance (now

    Vice President People

    Jul 2015 - Oct 2017

    Zest AI was founded in 2009 with the mission of making fair and transparent credit available to everyone.

    • Developed & implemented programs to promote & enhance Zest’s recruitment brand, culture & diversity both internally & externally, resulting in 6 awards including Fortune’s “Best Workplaces for Women” & Fortune’s “Best Medium Workplaces.”
    • Developed & implemented talent management programs that ensure the professional development of all staff through the identification of high potential employees & tailored individual development plans.
  • Primary Venture Partners

    Primary Venture Partners

    Talent Partner

    Jan 2014 - Jul 2015

    Primary is a New York based Venture Capital firm that takes a low-volume, high-conviction approach— devoting unreasonable resources toward building unfair advantages.

    • Provided thought & functional leadership to emerging, growth stage portfolio companies in recruiting, compensation, organizational development, culture creation & retention.
  • ZestFinance (now

    ZestFinance (now

    Head of Talent Acqusition

    Aug 2011 - Sep 2013

    ZestFinance was founded in 2009 to make fair and transparent credit available to everyone.

    • Recruited by Founder after Series A to bring staffing in-house from agencies. Built candidate pipeline from ground floor & grew company >500%.
    • Designed & implemented recruiting strategies to 5X diversity hires & achieve university recruiting goal.
  • Wireless Generation (Now Amplify)

    Wireless Generation (Now Amplify)

    Director, Recruitment

    Apr 2010 - Jul 2011

    Amplify creates K–12 core and supplemental curriculum, assessment, and intervention programs for today’s students.

    • Designed national staffing plan & grew recruiting team to 8 people as they expanded from one to three sites nationally.
    • Developed processes & programs that increased candidate flow & market awareness, provided recruiter training, & enabled a robust & positive candidate experience.
  • Google


    Lead Recruiter, Northeast

    Sep 2003 - Feb 2010

    Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible.

    • Developed, executed & oversaw engineering staffing strategy & managed recruiting team for NY, Boston & Pittsburgh offices.
    • Hired, trained, & mentored recruiters across two continents; Managed teams of 15+.
    • Created & deployed several international process & policy changes including recruiter training, event sourcing process, & message delivery.
    • Led increase in Santa Monica staff from 40 to 400 in four years.

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