Kirk Walton has over 18 years’ experience in the IT Services industry in a variety of roles including recruiting, marketing, business development, consulting, and training. He has nearly 15 years’ experience in recruiting and has successfully recruited and hired well over 500 IT professionals during that time. Kirk established the recruiting practice at tap|QA, a national consulting firm exclusively focused on QA, Test Automation and DevOps. Kirk has a highly successful track record of building strategies to attract, build and retain high-performing teams. Kirk has trained many teams and hiring managers how to seek out “the right fit” for their teams, based on both hard and soft skills, and how to stand out in a “candidate’s market.” Kirk will successfully train hiring managers how to “think like a recruiter” when it comes to finding talent, giving teams a competitive edge when seeking out the very best talent for their organizations.