Meredith Soleau is the former Human Resources and Digital Marketing Director of Ed Schmidt Auto, Inc. (Perrysburg, Ohio). She got sick of firing people, and now she’s trying her hand at sales. So far, so good. She’s introducing digital and social media marketing to Thayer Chevrolet, bringing in fresh leads, and selling the customers from cradle to grave. If you ask her, she will tell you, this is much more fun than firing people.
She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toledo with a Major in Human Resources Management. With absolutely zero HR budget after the fallout of the automotive industry in 2009, Meredith had to learn to be resourceful. She used her social media prowess and turned to Facebook to recruit top talent for one of the least attractive industries in the nation.
Meredith is a Staff Writer for Workforce Magazine’s Fistful of Talent, Relationships Editor for Curvy Girl Guide, and runs this popular humor blog. She has managed social media campaigns for brands such as Lands’ End, Schick, K-Y Brand, Care.com, Callaway Golf, Tide, Hewlett Packard, 1-800-FLOWERS, Crystal Light, and Rumor Hotel Las Vegas. Her Klout score is 13 points higher than Matt Damon’s Klout score, and she considers this a really big deal.
She excels at public speaking. Specifically on social media for business, social recruiting, social media mistakes, and how not to be a crappy person.
She also enjoys long walks on the beach. Just kidding. She’s allergic to everything outside.
One of our planning committee members found Meredith to be one of the best speakers at the Recruiting Trends conference in Las Vegas in 2012, so we recruited her to come speak at PowerBoost 2013. ~Tony Bengston, President Precision Recruiting
Recent Speaking Gigs:
2013 Colorado Powerboost Conference
2013 Chicago SHRM National Conference
2013 Chicago SHRM National The Hive
2013 Kent State Univeristy
2012 Las Vegas Recruiting Trends Conference
2012 Ohio SHRM Conference
2012 Toledo THRAC Conference
2012 University of Toledo
2012 Findlay Area Human Resources Association
If you’d like Meredith to speak at your next conference, write for you, send you her resume, or run a social media campaign… just give her a call or shoot her an email!
cell: (419) 266-0966