Andres Traslavina currently serves as the Director of Global Recruiting at Whole Foods Market a “100 Best Companies to Work For.” This endeavor includes working with WFM senior leaders to find key talent to lead innovative roles at the headquarters office. Andres leads Whole Foods Market’s Global social recruiting initiative and woks with twelve regions to maximize social channels to source and recruit passive candidates.

 During his long recruiting tenure, Andres has also worked as the Director of Recruiting and Institutional partnerships at Blackboard, a consulting corporate recruiter for Microsoft retail, and as a Sr. Consultant at Talent Plus ( a great best places to work company), a recruitment and assessment company based in Lincoln, NE. His portfolio of clients included fortune 500 companies such as Zappos, Cisco, Scotiabank, Komatsu, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Loews Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, JW Marriott and Microsoft.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in Education/Psychology, both from the University of Nebraska.

Andres has been a keynote speaker at local, national and international conferences in the areas of, international talent placement, conscious leadership and social recruitment. His recruiting approach is based on helping candidates discover their strengths and employers find and select top performers based on their talents and cultural fit.

 Andres was born in Bogota, Colombia, lives in Austin, Texas home of Whole Food Market’s Headquarters.