The What’s your why? podcast: featuring Brandi Bergstrom at Heartex

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We believe that the potential for people to do something amazing has everything to do with being in the right role, on the right team, at the right time. On the Greenhouse What's your why? podcast, we're celebrating recruiters – individuals who are dedicated every day to helping others unlock that potential. Listen as Ariana Moon, Director of Talent Acquisition at Greenhouse, sits down with talent professionals to discover their motivation, inspiration and journey through today's world of work.

In this episode, Ariana Moon talks to Brandi Bergstrom, the Head of Talent at Heartex. They chat about the ethical role of talent acquisition, culture add vs culture fit and the ways in which her “why” has evolved over time.

When you find a great candidate but the timing is off, keep them in your sights – you never know when they might be ready to have another conversation.”

Brandi Bergstrom

Head of Talent at Heartex, formerly the Director of Recruiting at Netlify

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The culture interview should be one of many places in the hiring process where workplace cultural values are assessed with candidates.”

Ariana Moon

Director of Talent Acquisition at Greenhouse

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Special thanks to our production partner, Wonder Media Network. Our producers are Brittany Martinez and Alana Herlands, and our production assistant is Sara Schleede. Our Greenhouse producer is Marnie Williams.

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About Brandi Bergstrom

Brandi is Head of Talent at Heartex, where she recently accepted the role and started on May 9, 2022. Prior to Heartex, Brandi was the first Talent hire at Netlify where she established the recruiting team. She’s been in the talent space for over 20 years, working across large and small organizations within the Technology and Healthcare space, but her passion is building great recruiting teams within technology startups.

During her career, Brandi has hired for both technical and non-technical roles, from early career to leadership levels. Some of the aspects of recruiting she cares deeply about are: remote work, candidate experience and talent operations. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of San Francisco.

About Ariana Moon

As Director of Talent Acquisition at Greenhouse, Ariana partners with the executive team to model and scale predictive recruiting practices throughout the entire company. She’s excited to be celebrating her 7th anniversary at Greenhouse and proud to be leading a team that has helped the company 10x in headcount and expand globally. Ariana has worked on Greenhouse’s DE&I Council and is an active member of their API employee resource group, Jadehouse.

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