James Dyson Jr

Talent Intelligence Evolved

Leveraging over two decades of Talent Acquisition expertise in the following industries, government contracting, technology, healthcare, telecommunications, and manufacturing. I specialize in driving innovative talent strategies and management for start-ups, 8(A), or mid to large-sized organizations. My leadership and experience have consistently guided organizations to strategic success. Utilizing a metrics-driven approach, I enhance organizational ROI through innovative talent acquisition/mana…

James Dyson Jr

Testimonials

  • James is a spectacular human being in addition to being one of the most knowledgeable professionals I've ever met. His experience and expertise in DEI and government organizations is unparalleled, and his presence will be a huge benefit to any organization.

    Blair Huddy

    Blair Huddy

    CEO, Hudson Davis Communications

Experience

  • Think Evolutionary, LLC

    Think Evolutionary, LLC

    Founder/Managing Partner

    Mar 2016 - Present

    Talent Intelligence Evolved. Think Evolutionary, LLC, a premier Talent Acquisition consulting firm specializing in driving organizational growth and competitiveness through a comprehensive range of services. Our expertise encompasses strategic Fractional Recruiting, Talent Acquisition Organizational Development, Executive Placements, Direct Placements, Proposal Talent Pipelining, Diversity Recruiting Training, DEI Strategy Consulting, and Talent Technology Optimization.

    • Founded a strategic talent acquisition consultancy, offering a full spectrum of recruiting solutions including Fractional Head of Talent roles, DEI Consulting, Strategic Workforce Planning, Retained/Executive Searches, and Talent Technology Optimization.
    • Drives strategic advancements in client Talent Acquisition functions, implementing comprehensive projects, initiatives, and metrics to critically assess and continuously improve processes, ensuring alignment with industry best practices.
    • Engages in mentoring for the HIMSS Mentorship Program, offering guidance and career development to recent college graduates in the health information and technology field, supporting their professional growth and industry entry.
    • As a Fractional Head of Talent, offers strategic leadership, organizational development, and process optimization, supplying clients with temporary, high-level expertise to drive talent excellence and enhance operational flexibility.
  • Boomi, Inc

    Boomi, Inc

    Global Director DEI for Talent Marketplace

    Jun 2022 - May 2023

    As the pioneer of a cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS), Boomi’s award-winning platform enables businesses to discover, manage, and orchestrate data while connecting applications, processes, and people for better, faster outcomes.

    • Led a global gender diversity initiative in sales, achieving over 50% female hires for 158 out of 300 roles.
    • Gained recognition as a thought leader in DEI, featured in Human Resources Online's article "Addressing Diversity Blind Spots," where I shared insights and strategies to combat unconscious biases and foster a more inclusive workplace culture.
    • Forged a strategic partnership with the MassTLC organization, aimed at accelerating the recruitment of diverse technological talent within the Boston region, significantly enhancing the local tech ecosystem's inclusivity and innovation.
    • Discovered the opportunity, led the negotiation, and secured the agreement to showcase Boomi's Veterans on Lifetime's "Military Makeover with Montel Williams- Operation Career¨ which aired in the Fall of 2022.
  • Redhorse Corporation

    Redhorse Corporation

    Director, Talent Acquisition

    Dec 2018 - Jun 2022

    Mid-sized government contractor that provides data science, digital transformation, mission enablement, cyber analytics, and AI cybersecurity for defense, civilian, and homeland security agencies.

    • Spearheaded the comprehensive transition of the ATS from Paycor (formerly Newton) to Lever, overseeing the selection process, implementation, extensive training programs, and successful rollout, enhancing our process efficiency and candidate experience.
    • Led the development and implementation of a revamped employee onboarding and redeployment process, from conceptualization to company-wide rollout, including creating training materials, enhancing employee experience from day one.
    • Innovated a role framework and compensation model to delineate talent requirements, ensuring internal equity, streamlining EEOC/AAP reporting, and establishing pricing guidelines for new bids, enhancing strategic alignment and operational efficiency.
    • Authored and implemented comprehensive new recruiting policies, procedures, and processes in 2019, which were universally adopted, enhancing organizational recruitment effectiveness and governance.
  • Vencore Inc.

    Vencore Inc.

    Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Dec 2013 - Mar 2016

    Vencore, Inc. was a private defense contractor that served the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and other agencies. From 2010 to 2014, the company was named The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI). The SI provided a full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering, and integration capabilities. Major locations include Chantilly (VA), Basking Ridge (NJ), Denver (CO), Laurel (MD), Los Angeles (CA), Red Bank (NJ), St. Louis (MO), and Valley Forge (PA). The company employed approximately 2,000 people. It is now part of Peraton.

    • Directed an enterprise-level talent acquisition team of 15-21 recruiters for a $1.2+ billion defense contractor, leading the full spectrum of the recruiting lifecycle, from planning and execution, operations, and ensuring alignment with corporate goals.
    • Created and executed a comprehensive strategic framework for the talent acquisition organization, encompassing performance management, and innovating a social media strategy to amplify organizational presence and attract top talent.
    • Led the talent acquisition strategy, ensuring meticulous sourcing, selection, and onboarding processes, and successfully meeting an ambitious goal of 1,000 cleared hires annually, thereby significantly contributing to organizational growth and security.
    • Achieved a notable reduction in time-to-hire by streamlining recruitment processes, expanding and enhancing team capabilities, which not only accelerated the hiring cycle but also improved candidate and stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Actionet, Inc.

    Actionet, Inc.

    Recruiting Director

    Oct 2010 - Jul 2011

    ActioNet is a DevSecOps leader with the personnel, tools, repeatable processes, and proven competency to achieve rapid software development and deployment pipeline cycles with a paradigm focused on automation throughout to ensure highly secure code delivery.

    • Engineered recruitment expansion strategies, broadening the talent pipeline, and securing a steady influx of qualified candidates for both immediate needs and strategic future roles, enhancing organizational readiness and agility
    • • Refined and streamlined recruiting operations through the overhaul of standard operating procedures and the introduction of strategic initiatives, significantly improving the recruitment process's speed and quality
  • L3 Technologies

    L3 Technologies

    Recruiting and DEI Manager

    Feb 2007 - Oct 2010

    L3 Technologies, formerly L-3 Communications, now known as L3Harris, supplies command and control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems and products, avionics, ocean products, training devices and services, instrumentation, aerospace, and navigation products. Customers included the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, United States Intelligence Community, NASA, aerospace contractors, and commercial telecommunications and wireless customers.

    • Developed L-3's first Diversity Blueprint, detailing the mission, objectives, program and training initiatives, company-wide and community engagement efforts, alongside metrics and ROI analysis, setting a foundational model for corporate DEI strategy.
    • Pioneered L-3 Communications’ inaugural Strategic DEI Program, leading a Diversity Council of 30 members to craft a comprehensive, multi-faceted plan aimed at fostering a culture of inclusivity and diversity.
  • Accenture

    Accenture

    Senior Recruiting Expert

    Mar 2002 - Feb 2007

    Accenture provides services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations areas. The company operates business processes for enterprise functions such as sourcing and procurement, finance and accounting, supply chain, marketing, and sales.

    • Spearheaded talent acquisition for leadership roles within the Government division of a San Antonio, TX-based Delivery Center project, ensuring strategic alignment with divisional objectives and operational needs.
    • Acted as the Talent Acquisition Lead for Accenture's Government Operating Group, managing 3-6 recruiters across 7-12 rotating projects, responsible for filling 100 to 200 critical positions, showcasing flexibility and strategic project management.
    • Innovated an assessment day interviewing approach, streamlining the recruitment process to efficiently evaluate internal and external candidates in a single day, enhancing operational efficiency and candidate experience.
    • Functioned as the Technical Team Lead for the Texas IE (Eligibility) Project, guiding a team of 5 recruiters and managing technical role transitions and project manager expectations, highlighting leadership in complex project environments.

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