Hello, I'm a recruiter, career coach and productivity nerd!
The professional me
My 10+ years' career has taken me across France, Luxembourg, Israel and Germany, where I've done all sorts of recruiting for businesses of different sizes and stages.
I enjoy building, scaling and fine-tuning operational processes — as much as solving tough problems through analysis and data. But I get most of my energy from coaching and enabling others so they can be the most efficient and productive version of themselves.
The more personal me
When I'm not working, I can be found blogging or podcasting about my favorite topics (recruiting, hiring and the future of work) on The Curious Recruiter.
I am also passionate about all things related to tech, design, and creativity. Go check out my Instagram account full of sarcastic illustrations.
Eating (out), cooking great foods, and hosting boardgame nights with friends are things I enjoy doing with my husband and two dogs. Needless to say: 15k steps daily and strength-training help compensate the calories.
When nobody's looking, I can also be found playing zombie video-games or doing my nails. I'm pretty eclectic, I guess…
Head of Talent Acquisition
2021 - present
Pitch (Berlin, Germany)
Pitch is a collaborative presentation software made for modern teams. We're focused on making it fast and delightful for teams to create and deliver beautiful presentations.
As the Head of Talent Acquisition, I am looking after hands-on hiring across the company, but also spend much of my time laying out the recruiting foundation for a fast-scaling business. This involves setting up and growth-proofing relevant processes, best practices, tools, and metrics - along with building out and nurturing a small, but highly driven team of recruiting experts.
I also partner closely with the C-Level team on strategic topics such as company culture & values, employee lifecycle, compensation, benefits, leveling, performance, remote work and geographical expansion.
Senior Business Recruiter, EMEA
2018 - 2021
Facebook (Tel Aviv, Israel)
After 5 years of recruiting for the world's largest online-retailer, I couldn't resist the temptation of joining a company whose mission is to bring people closer together. I first joined Facebook as a Senior Technical Recruiter, where I was responsible for the recruitment of Senior Software Engineers, Architects and Machine Learning Engineers for a newly created ML Engineering hub.
I then pivoted back into a business role as Senior G&A Recruiter (ie. non-tech positions in HR, Recruiting, Finance, Public Policy, Legal, Data Protection, Communications, etc.) across all of Facebook’s EMEA offices, including but not limited to London, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. I was also leading recruiting for R4R Hiring roles in Tel Aviv, Israel (which covered HR, Sourcing, Recruiting and Recruitment Projects).
Lead Technical Recruiter, Core AI & ML, EMEA
2017 - 2018
Amazon (Tel Aviv, Israel)
After years of hiring top executives into Amazon, I decided to join the innovative and fast-moving technical side of the company. For this role, I relocated to Israel to spearhead the complete build-out of two development centers in Tel Aviv and Haifa.
My remit then expanded to the full ownership of Amazon's Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence hiring across 5 locations: Berlin & Tübingen (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), and Tel Aviv & Haifa (Israel)
My team was responsible for end-to-end recruitment of Software Development Engineers, Technical Product Managers, Applied Scientists and Technical Team Leads or Managers for all of our EU ML and AI efforts.
2013 - 2017
As an Executive Recruiter at Amazon, I was responsible for end-to-end execution of Director, Vice President and Country Head searches across Europe and Middle-East (Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, Israel and UAE).
My focus was on identifying and engaging with senior-level candidates across a multitude of Amazon businesses: Retail, Marketplace, Kindle, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Instant Video (AIV), Tech (Liquavista/Lab126/Alexa), and corporate functions.
I also very much enjoyed my role as a certified Amazon trainer and "Bar Raiser" - the keeper of Amazon's high hiring bar.
Acted as a regular recruitment partner to major companies such as Amazon, PayPal, Vodafone, European Investment Bank, KPMG, Deloitte, Loyens & Loeff, Anglo American, Arcelor Mittal and ExxonMobil.
Assignments included temporary and permanent placements for functional roles: secretarial workforce, marketing & sales, customer service, human resources and logistics.
Podcaster & Career Coach
2020 - present
The Curious Recruiter
Coaching and mentoring has always been one of my favorite "extracurricular" things to do, so I've decided to launch my very own podcast and career coaching platform to share insights and learnings more broadly.
The Curious Recruiter is a podcast that covers a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) recruiting, interviewing, career development and excelling in your corporate day-to-day.
If you're looking for advice on career development, increasing your productivity or navigating the corporate world, you're more than welcome to get in touch
Find out more on TheCuriousRecruiter.com or head straight to the Podcast !
Freelance Designer & Illustrator
2015 - present
Designs by Anaïs
I like to design beautiful and dynamic Wordpress-based websites for businesses and private individuals, and also provide graphic design services for various purposes.
I also combine my love for lettering, drawing, sarcasm and graphs in a collection of life-experience-based illustrations. You can get a fill of my particular brand of humor by subscribing to my Instagram.
MSc. in Business Administration
IAE/ESM - Ecole Supérieure de Management, Metz (France)
Majored in Human Resources, Graduated with Honours
BSc. in Foreign Languages Applied to Business
Université de Lorraine, Metz (France)
Majored in Human Resources, Graduated with Honours
Passive and active candidate sourcing through various channels, opportunity selling, behavioural interviewing and offer negotiation.
HR & organizational consulting services based on strong business partnership and a thorough needs analysis (threats, opportunities and prospects).
Career Coaching & Training
Recruiting training, HR training, Soft/Hard Skills training and Cultural Training, fully tailored to specific audiences.
Functional and fully customized Wordpress-based blogs, websites, online-resumes/portfolios or online-stores.
Graphic design for print or digital use, ranging from company logos to fully designed marketing material (banners, flyers etc.)
Creation of fully customized brand identity traits, including logo, typography, color schemes etc.