Adam Ward was the lead of Executive Recruiting at Pinterest. For 4 years, he was the Global Head of Recruiting leading the University, Tech, Leadership, Business and Recruiting Operations teams. In that time, he helped scale Pinterest from 250 to 1500+ employees worldwide.
Prior to Pinterest, Adam spent 3 years at Facebook where he was a Director of Recruiting overseeing global University Recruiting and Recruiting Operations. He built a team and program that ramped to over 400 technical new grads and 900 intern hires per year.
Prior to joining Facebook, Adam spent 7 years at Qualcomm as a Director of Staffing where his responsibilities included Head of APAC recruiting, Global Campus Recruiting, Recruiting Brand, and HR Data Analytics.
Adam started his career as an intern and then eventually the Campus Recruiting Manager for Trilogy Software in Austin, TX and later in Bangalore, India. He also served as a Marketing Manager years with the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and was a founding member of CollegeHire.com.
Adam graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Communications and Psychology. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and three daughters.