José is a former ethical hacker, digital forensic examiner and hardcore Linux engineer who went head over heels into the talent sourcing and recruitment industry utilizing his cross-field experience. Along with Milan Novak, the former board member of Grafton Recruitment, he co-founded the international recruitment agency, GoodCall, currently having 140+ employees and specializing in social recruitment for 5-person start-ups as well as 10,000 person Fortune 500s.

He grew up on open source and loves to share his knowledge, implementing new software and hardware innovations into his staffing procedures – seeing companies not able to hire Java engineers and build their amazing next-gen products is just too painful otherwise. This is also the reason that he established the Recruitment Academy, to cultivate, collaborate, and raise the bar for sourcing and recruiting in Central & Eastern Europe.

His claim to fame is as the author of a controversial book People as Merchandise: Crack the Code to LinkedIn Recruitment recommended by Barbara Corcoran from ABC’s Shark Tank, the rogue recruiter and best-selling author David E. Perry and HR directors of companies such as IBM, Google, Barclays, Hewlett-Packard, T-Mobile, Manpower and AVG.

He still spends a few days per week as a speaker and trainer helping companies like ExxonMobil, Foxconn, Coca-Cola, Siemens, Nestle, Volkswagen, Adecco, Red Bull, Raiffeisenbank, Randstad, Merck, Ikea, Lenovo, Hilton and others to advance their talent sourcing capabilities. José also hasn’t fully left the software business as he’s an advisor and investor in a data-driven, people analytics ATS called Datacruit.

Josef lives in Prague, Czech Republic and likes beer.

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About me

From Geek To Recruitment Freak

Fused his Software Engineering experience into Talent Sourcing, Recruitment Engineering, HR marketing and HR tech.

Building Businesses And Content

Founded recruitment companies GoodCall. Recruitment Academy and Datacruit. Also the book People as Merchandise.

LinkedIn© Certified Pro

José is the very first LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter in the Central & Eastern Europe.


Apr 25
Munich, Germany
Jun 6
Sourcing Summit
London, United Kingdom
Oct 10
Brasov, Romania
Nov 14
Prague, Czech Republic