Steve Cadigan is a highly sought-after talent advisor to leaders and organizations across the globe.
As Founder of his own Silicon Valley-based firm, Cadigan Talent Ventures, Steve advises a wide range
of innovative organizations that include Twitter, Eventbrite, Cisco, Intel, The Royal Bank of Scotland,
Telefonica, Salesforce and the BBC. He is also regularly retained by some of Silicon Valley’s leading VC
firms such as Andreesen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Sequoia, and Greylock Partners for his counsel on
a wide range of talent topics.
Steve speaks regularly to conferences and major Universities around the world and his amazing work
in helping shape the unique culture at LinkedIn led Stanford University to build a graduate- level class
around this ground-breaking work. Steve is frequently asked to appear on global TV and is a regular
guest on Bloomberg West and CNBC, and he is also a regular contributor to Forbes. Over the course
of his career, the teams, cultures and organizations he has led and helped build have been
recognized as exceptional, “world class” performers by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune
Prior to launching his own firm, Steve worked as an HR executive for over 25 years at a wide range of
companies and industries including ESPRIT, Allianz, Cisco Systems, Electronic Arts and capped by
serving as the first CHRO for LinkedIn from 2009 through 2012, taking the company from a private
firm of 400 employees, through an IPO and into the powerhouse that it is recognized as today. Today
Steve serves on the Board of Directors to three companies (two based in BC: Perk Labs and Certn)
and in addition sits on the Advisory Board of several other dynamic organizations. He is nearing
completion on his first book which is due out this fall and is focused on the Future of Work and what
it means for employers and employees
Steve graduated from Wesleyan University with an BA in History and received an Master’s Degree in
Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.