Like the Oscars where nominees are selected by peer members, these Recruiting Awards are unique because we're the first to pair a crowdsourced vote with a judging panel filled from the front lines of recruiting and HR leadership.

Jason Buss

editor, TalentHQ and your fellow VP of Talent Acquisition & Diversity


About Our Judges

You’re the nominating committee and the judge. This is a crowdsourced awards and recognition program first and foremost. That means recruiters, talent acquisition professionals and HR practitioners and industry peers nominate and vote for our award winners.

In addition to our crowdsourced nominations and voting our panel of practitioner judges have deep experience in multiple HR and Recruiting disciplines to provide balance to our crowdsourced voting. We intend for our peer review to help inform better decision making. Our panel judges are shown below.


Meet The Recruiting Award Judges:

Tiffany Kuehl
Staffing Leader, Honeywell

Tiffany Kuehl has over 15 years experience in human resources in both non-profit and public sectors covering hospitality, financial services

Tiffany Kuehl, Staffing Leader Honeywell

Tiffany Kuehl, Staffing Leader Honeywell

and manufacturing/engineering industries. She is currently the North America staffing leader for Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions business where she manages the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and contingent labor program engagements, participates in global staffing programs and initiatives and partners with business leaders to develop and execute staffing plans.

Tiffany is a member of SHRM and has been an active member with their Twin Cities chapter, Twin Cities Human Resources Association (TCHRA) since 2000. She currently serves as the VP of Finance and Administration on the TCHRA Board of Directors. Tiffany earned her PHR designation in 1999 and obtained her BS in Speech Communications from Mankato State University and an MA in Organizational Management and Human Resources from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN.


Marybeth Maino Founder & Principal of Maino Recruitment Services

Marybeth Maino Founder & Principal of Maino Recruitment Services

Marybeth Maino
Founder & Principal of Maino Recruitment Services

Marybeth Maino is Founder & Principal of Maino Recruitment Services, specializing in assisting Fortune 500 Company’s executive recruiting divisions in developing sourcing strategies, improving client management practices & building out full cycle recruiting processes.

During her 20+ years of corporate recruiting experience, Marybeth has helped firms such as Prudential, MassMutual, Russell Investments, Genworth Financial, and Capital One build and mature some of their most critical recruiting practices resulting in lower cost per hire and reducing time to fill.

Marybeth earned her BS in Human Resource Management from Bryant University.

In her spare time, Marybeth volunteers with several Autism charities, co­-chairing an annual walk for Autism Speaks. She also enjoys outdoor activities and “relaxing” at the beach.


Debbie McGrath
Founder and Chief Instigator,

Debbie McGrath, Founder and Chief Instigator,

Debbie McGrath, Founder and Chief Instigator,

Debbie McGrath founded in August, 1999. is in business to help build great companies by connecting them with the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business. As the global authority, delivers HR best practices to help organizations build great companies through community, collaboration, research, shared best practices, events and measurements.

Debbie has an extensive background in HR, publishing and the Internet. Previous to starting she owned The CEO Group, a Canadian and European entity that created job board software,talent management software, HTC Career Magazines and High Tech Career Fairs.

In August of 1998, The CEO Group was sold to Kaplan (now, a fully owned subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. During her tenure she served as President of the Canadian and European operations, as well as Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

Debbie has a degree in computer science and business administration, which she earned at the University of Guelph. She lives in King City, Ontario with her husband Doug and five kids. When she has spare time she can be found tasting and collecting Australian Shiraz´s and swooshing down the slopes with her family.

Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux)
CEO & founder of Checkster

Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux) CEO & founder of Checkster

Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux) CEO & founder of Checkster

Mr. Lermusi founded Checkster after 7 years at Taleo (TLEO) as President of Taleo Research. Prior to Taleo, Mr. Lermusi founded iLogos (acquired by Taleo) and held several positions in research and consulting organizations in Europe.

Mr. Lermusi is a well known public speaker and a Career and Talent industry commentator. He is often quoted in the leading business media worldwide, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and Time Magazine. His articles and commentary are published regularly in online publications and business magazines. Mr. Lermusi was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Recruiting Industry” and his blog has been recognized as the best third party blog.

Mr. Lermusi earned a degree in Physics and Philosophy, and has a diploma in Economics from the University of Brussels and from the University of London. He lives in Mill Valley, California with his wife and two daughters.


Jason Buss
Vice president of global talent management at Akraya, Inc.

Jason Buss is the Editor in Chief and founder of

Jason Buss is the Editor and founder of and

Jason Buss started the crowdsourced Recruiting Awards in 2011 to highlight recruiting excellence and give recruiters a vehicle to recognize and celebrate their peers. At his day job, Jason is vice president of global talent management at Akraya, Inc., in Silicon Valley, where he provides overall leadership for recruiting and retention strategies, solutions, and services. Jason is also the editor and founder of

In his last three roles Jason held senior leadership positions in talent management and acquisition for Ameriprise Financial, Russell Investment Group and Allianz Life. Jason is a frequent speaker on webinars and at recruiting conferences and events throughout the world on topics ranging from talent management ROI and innovation – to social recruiting and talent influence.

Amod Damle
Managing Partner of Recuriting GPS

Amod Damle, Managing Partner of Recuriting GPS

Amod Damle, Managing Partner of Recuriting GPS

Amod Damle brings over 8 years of recruiting experience. His experience includes recruiting in the following industries: investment and asset management, insurance and technology.

He has recruited for leading organizations including Allianz, Russell Investments, TD Bank and Ameriprise Financial. Amod also has extensive experience in building campus recruiting programs.

Amod is currently the Managing Partner of Recuriting GPS where he provides consultation services in workforce planning, vendor management and recruiting process redesign.