Peter Ludden

Fractional Recruiting Leader | Founding Recruiter

TA Leader. Player-coach. Strategic and scrappy. 10+ yoe building TA teams from the ground up, with long-term thinking and a sense of urgency. Always open to connect.

Peter Ludden


  • Blind


    Director of Recruiting

    Oct 2021 - Mar 2024

    Anonymous and verified social media platform for working professionals.

    • Build from scratch a recruiting strategy and department capable of doubling headcount each year
    • Sourced and implemented a new applicant tracking system for US and Korea recruiting
    • Designed Careers Page, Life at Blind, and external facing company pages (Blind, LinkedIn, Glassdoor)
    • Hired 5 VPs, 2 Sr. Directors, and over 60 other hires
  • Gemini


    Lead Technical Recruiter

    Jun 2021 - Oct 2021

    Gemini builds crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Our mission is to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom.

    • Technical recruiting for crypto and blockchain, smart contracts, and NFT related roles. Software Engineering, ML/AI, Product Management, Product Design, Data, and Infrastructure.
  • TikTok


    Recruiting Leader

    May 2020 - Jun 2021

    TikTok is the world's leading destination for short-form mobile videos.

    • Managed a recruiting team of 11, including 6 senior recruiters, 3 sourcers and 2 recruiting coordinators
    • Executive Recruiting: Led department head hiring needs for the GM, CSO, CPO, and Head of Trust and Safety
    • Project Management: Built the Recruiting Team Project Framework comprising 37 projects for 2020/21. Focus areas included productivity, DEIB, candidate experience, and analytics and reporting
    • Recruiting focus areas: security, product, engineering, trust and safety, and operations
  • Datto


    Lead Technical Recruiter

    Jun 2019 - May 2020

    The leading global provider of security and cloud-based software solutions purpose-built for Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

    • Managed a 7 person technical recruiting team, including 4 technical recruiters, 1 sourcer, and 2 coordinators
    • Headcount Planning: Partnered with department heads to design 60% increase to H1/H2 hiring strategy roadmap
    • Recruiting Analytics: Sourced and implemented solutions to build dashboards for recruiting metrics deep-dives
    • Interview Training: Designed and led interviewer training program for North America teams. 100% completion rate, led to 15% increase in interviewer efficiency (measured by pass-through and interviewer success rates)
  • Amazon


    Technical Recruiter

    Aug 2015 - Jun 2019

    Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, Earth’s best employer, and Earth’s safest place to work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon.

    • Tech Recruiting: Software (IC through Director), Data Science (AI/ML,NLP, CV), and Analysts. Avg 6-10 hires/month.
    • Veteran Hiring: Partner with Veteran team to conduct onsite hiring events with transitioning servicemen and women
    • Early Career Hiring: Build relationships with Universities to develop a pipeline of candidates entering the workforce
    • Project Management: Lead projects for Hiring Manager Satisfaction, Candidate Experience, and Employee Referrals
    • Leadership: Train and mentor 4 junior recruiters and 3 recruiting coordinators

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