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Irina Shamaeva


Brain Gain Recruiting

Irina Shamaeva is Partner, Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting and Founder, People Sourcing Certification Program. As part of her work at Brain Gain, Irina does Sourcing and Internet Research projects across numerous industries and geographies and she loves it! Irina is an expert and an authority in People Sourcing, i.e. finding professional information about people on the Internet. She shares techniques that she invents, while hands-on sourcing, in blogs and in presentations. The new Certification Program, with several world-class experts on the team, is quickly becoming a standard across industries and geographies, doubling its attendance every time and having had participants from 14 countries and dozens of large corporations and agencies.

Irina runs the world’s largest online community of Sourcers, the Boolean Strings LinkedIn group and the Boolean Strings Ning network, with 30K+ total members. Irina maintains an active blog, Boolean Strings, where she publishes sourcing advice, tips, and best practices, that has enjoyed 180K+ visits to-date. In August 2012 Irina was the Keynote Speaker at the Sourcing Summit in Sydney and Brisbane.

Irina was the SourceCon Challenge Winner in 2009.