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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Director of Recruiting
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)SpyCloud
Websitehttps://spycloud.com/
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

-Jon’s SpyCloud elevator pitch makes passive candidates want to take a second look. Often tasked to fill jobs with descriptions could pass for a superhero’s to-do list, he uses his powerful sourcing capabilities to find the right combination of skills, personality and aptitude.
-Jon listens intently to job seekers, discerning their professional and personal motivations and their long-term goals. Through his insights, candidates align with the right role at SpyCloud. He ensures each candidate meets a high standard of outstanding experience whether they receive an offer or not.
-Jon is a leader in defining and evangelizing SpyCloud’s employer brand. He understands how to share our mission to stand out and resonate with cybersecurity professionals who get calls from recruiters every day. Jon’s passionate advocacy for SpyCloud’s culture shows in the unmatched talent that continues to find a home on our team.

Brief Overview

Good recruiters are part salesperson, part detective and part therapist. SpyCloud Director of Recruiting Jon Lewis wears these roles with skill, grace and irresistible energy. In July 2020, Jon joined SpyCloud, bringing more than 15 years of corporate and agency recruiting experience to help build a team that could drive SpyCloud’s next phase of accelerated growth. With the help of Jon’s leadership, SpyCloud has grown from 27 employees in 2018 to 84 in 2020 and over 130 in 2021. The average time to hire decreased by 32%, and candidate experience feedback continues to be effusive.

As a mighty team of one for most of his first year, Jon tackled systems and processes while achieving impressive hiring goals amid a competitive market. He led the evolution of SpyCloud’s recruiting systems from unwieldy spreadsheets to a state-of-the-art applicant tracking system, positioning SpyCloud to scale recruiting efforts in 2021 and beyond.

Jon’s leadership has empowered his team to identify, cultivate and retain the talent that makes the company a special place to work. He has mentored managers in creating compelling job descriptions that communicate the culture and values that set SpyCloud apart as a home for inventive problem solvers who are passionate about building a safer internet together. His efforts have demonstrated the critical importance of preparing interview teams to discern the skills, values and professional ethos candidates need to succeed at SpyCloud.

Jon’s expertise, experience and commitment have helped shape SpyCloud’s best-in-class workforce, helping SpyCloud deliver high standards of service and stay one step ahead of cyber criminals.