Greg Vargas is a talent acquisition/human capital specialist with over 25 years of experience in domestic and international HR management, specializing in global recruitment, employee relations, and staff development for well-known brands and organizations in consumer packaged goods, international finance, media, and technology.
While Greg studied sociology and criminal justice as an undergrad at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, his work has been in the human resources space. Greg began his career at the International Monetary Fund, where he spent several years managing the Economist Program, which provides freshly-minted macroeconomists with direct exposure to a cross-section of IMF work and the opportunity to apply their research and analytical skills directly to critical policy work which impacts IMF member countries.
Following more than a decade at the IMF, Greg relocated to the Bay area, where he shifted his focus to the tech industry, initially serving as an independent human capital and talent acquisition consultant before joining Google’s staffing organization. At Google, he managed a diverse client portfolio including People Operations, Treasury, Public Relations, Real Estate, and Workplace Services. After Google, Greg moved to Yahoo where he spent several years as a member of the recruiting leadership team responsible for growing Yahoo’s talent pool and later oversaw the development of Yahoo’s (rebranded as Verizon Media following Yahoo’s acquisition by Verizon Communications) talent management/internal staffing strategy.
After relocating to the New York metro area, Greg most recently headed up the Talent Acquisition team for Harry’s, which manufactures and sells personal care products for men and women via online and retail channels.