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Thursday, April 11th @ 1 - 2 PM CT

AI Can't Do That

Why Relationships Still Reign in Modern Hiring

Our most recent market survey revealed that 77% of hiring managers would not recommend partnering with a traditional recruiting firm. Instead, they're leveraging the power of relationships to hire better talent, faster.

Join the conversation and learn:

  • Where AI actually belongs in the talent ecosystem and recruitment process
  • How real relationships cuts through the noise
  • How each of the panelists has achieved or witnessed better business outcomes by tapping personal connections


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Kristi Maynor, Chief Digital Innovation Officer at Topgolf

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Melanie Steinbach, Chief People Officer at Masterclass

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Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer at Rapid7

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Moderated by David Chang, GM Expert Network at Hunt Club


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Christina Luconi

Chief People Officer

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Christina Luconi has been a fixture in the Boston startup scene for more than two decades, advising CEOs, sitting on boards, and influencing what she prefers to call “the people side” of corporate culture.

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Kristi Maynor

Chief Digital & CommercIal Officer 


Kristi leads a team to drive the multi-channel commercial strategy for Topgolf venues. Previously, she served as Partner and Global Head of Consumer Practice at Egon Zehnder, and spent her early career as a digital leader at top businesses, including Proctor & Gamble and JCPenney.

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Melanie Steinbach

Chief People OfficeR


Melanie Steinbach is a seasoned executive at the intersection of people, innovation, and strategy, bringing a wealth of knowledge from her experiences over the past decade at a diversity of companies like Cameo, McDonald's, and Milliken & Company.

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Moderated By

David Chang

GM of Hunt Club's Expert Network

David is the GM of Hunt Club's Expert Network and Founding Member at TBD Angels. As an entrepreneur, he has held operating roles at 6 internet/mobile startups that raised $150m and were acquired for $750m, and he has invested in 100 companies as an angel investor. 

As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, he evangelizes startups, talent, and the Boston tech ecosystem. Awards include: The Boston Globe's Tech Power Players 50, Boston Business Journal's Power 50: Most Influential Bostonians, BostInno’s 50 on Fire: Education Winner/Investment Winner/Tech Finalist, Finalist for NEVY Angel of the Year, and Startup Boston Community Builder of the Year.


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