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Meet Our Team

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Brent Kleiman

President & CEO
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Brent Kleiman currently serves as President & CEO of Argosight and HR Talent Management.

Previously, he was CEO of My Perfect Gig (acquired by Pinstripe in April 2012). In addition, he was an executive at Salary.com (NASDAQ: SLRY), where he held various roles including SVP of Marketing & Strategy until their acquisition by Kenexa Corporation in October 2010.

Prior to joining Salary.com, Kleiman served as President and CEO of Humetrics, a software provider focused on solutions for recruiting and hiring hourly employees. Humetrics was acquired by Deploy Solutions in December 2003. Post acquisition, Kleiman went on to hold several executive positions including Vice President and General Manager of the hourly division at Deploy Solutions (which was later acquired by Kronos), a top provider of applicant tracking software and services.

Kleiman began his career in general management and brand marketing at Procter & Gamble, International Distillers and Vintners, and Compaq Computer Corporation. He received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Texas at Austin and MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Brent Kleiman

Brent Kleiman

President & CEO

Mary Grammel

Social Media Director
mary@hrtalentmanagement.com

Mary Grammel is the Social Media Director for HR &Talent Management. She began as Community Manager for 9 LinkedIn groups and developed community management processes and best practices, building the group to 430,000 members. Mary eventually earned her current role as Director of Social Media and is partnering with influencers in the HR space to access multimedia content and training resources for those group members, the HRTM blog and Twitter subscribers. Mary resides in Frisco, TX with her husband Mike (best friend), son Charlie (17) and her rescue labs, Millie (15), Macy (10) and Cash (her running buddy).  She loves to run, watch her son play football and play with her grandkids.

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Mary Grammel

Mary Grammel

Social Media Director

Laurie Harley

Editor-in-Chief
laurie@hrtalentmanagement.com

<div>Laurie Esposito Harley is the Editor-in-Chief for HRTM and a professional writer, columnist, and author. She has written HR-related articles for corporations such as IBM, Monster, and CitiGroup. She is the CEO of Aardvark Writing and has been writing professionally since 2000. In addition to reporting with HR &amp; Talent Management, Laurie also regularly writes for Worldwide Boat, TechGorillas, and Bright Ideas Press, as well as a wide array of other outlets. This is her second stint as a Community Columnist with the Warren Tribune Chronicle in Ohio. Laurie is also an active member and top contributor the Human Resources (HR) &amp; Talent Management Executive group on LinkedIn.</div>
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Laurie is a single mom to her three children. She lives in northeast Ohio, loves participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), has a brown thumb, and yells at the television while watching football.

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Laurie Harley

Editor-in-Chief

Jeff Butts

Writer and Reporter
jeff@hrtalentmanagement.com

Jeff is from northeast Ohio and holds Master's degrees in English (Professional Writing and Editing) and Computing &amp; Information Systems. He loves writing about a wide variety of topics, from HR topics to technology articles to hunting articles. Jeff also writes for AppAdvice.com and HuntingOptics.net, since he is crazy like that.

Jeff is a full-time freelance writer. A work-from-home husband and dad, he loves cooking, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoys just about any opportunity he can get to spend time in the great outdoors.

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Jeff Butts

Writer and Reporter

AJ Hughes

Writer and Reporter
aj@hrtalentmangement.com

AJ, a Southern Californian at heart but now a Midwesterner, spent 11 years as an editor of a regional agricultural newspaper in northern Indiana. Now, AJ writes on a wide variety of topics, including sustainable agriculture and issues pertaining to human resources. AJ loves travelling, eating great food, and watching and playing golf.

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AJ Hughes

AJ Hughes

Writer and Reporter

Erica Mixon

Assistant
erica@hrtalentmanagement.com

Erica Mixon is an assistant with HRTalentManagement.com. A student at Emerson College in Boston, Mixon majors in writing and works as the Arts Editor of the Berkeley Beacon, Emerson’s student-run newspaper. Currently, she serves as an editorial intern at &amp;lt;em&amp;gt;culture&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; magazine, America’s first and best magazine devoted to the love of cheese. Previously, Mixon has worked as a freelance journalist for York County Coast Star, focusing on articles relating to travel and tourism. In her leisure, Mixon enjoys spending time in her hometown of Ogunquit, Maine, where she is a frequent beachgoer.

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Erica Mixon

Assistant