’s Emma Brudner Moderates Session on Locking in Best Talent at Startup Boston Week’s Emma Brudner Moderates Session on Locking in Best Talent at Startup Boston Week

Emma Brudner moderates session on how companies are locking in the best talent at Startup Boston Week – September 16-20, 2019

BOSTON – Sept. 18, 2019Emma Brudner, Director of People Operations at, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to manage, book, report, and save on business travel, is moderating the session, “Making an Offer They Can’t Refuse: How to Recruit the Startup Talent You Want,” at Startup Boston Week on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Taking place from September 16-20, 2019, Startup Boston Week is bringing entrepreneurs, company leaders, innovators, and industry experts together to foster collaboration and fuel growth in Boston's startup ecosystem.

WHAT:’s Emma Brudner Moderates Recruiting Top Talent Session at Startup Boston Week

WHEN: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. EDT

WHERE: CIC – Boston, 50 Milk Street, 20th Floor – Lighthouse West, Boston, MA

More than a numbers game, recruiting today’s top talent means offering an attractive and dynamic package, in addition to a base salary. This session explores a few different ways companies are locking in the best talent providing a full understanding about the most attractive types of compensation to today’s all-star career seekers and their advantages. For both employers and employees, this session is part of the People Ops & Team Leaders Track, and is perfect for companies in the Growth Stage.

Panelists include Amy Spurling, Co-founder and CEO of Compt; David Chang, Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, Tara Griesbach, Head of Technical Talent at Devoted Health; and Graham Walters, Chief People Officer at Draft Kings.

Brudner spent nearly five years at HubSpot, most recently as Director of Marketing, Blog and Community. She was also an associate site and news editor at TechTarget and a contributing editor at Not For Tourists, Inc., a global champion of cutting-edge mobile and social media technologies to find the best local content in neighborhoods around the world. is in the process of doubling headcount this year, which is currently at 100+. The company is creating the world’s most innovative, simple, and fun business travel app, but its high-energy, fun, diverse, and inclusive workplace culture – known as its “wicked loving” culture – is making it one of Boston’s hottest startups. is also moving into a larger facility in Boston this month. For open positions, visit:

Ashley Welch, Director of Service at was a speaker on the panel, “To Automate or Not to Automate? Technical Automation vs. The Human Touch,” on Tuesday, September 17. Part of the Customer Success & Support Track, they discussed what you need to know before you can automate, what you should automate, and when automation should be passed over for a human on the other end.

Startup Boston is a volunteer-driven event series rooted in the development and celebration of the people who are pushing boundaries, solving tough problems, and asking – how might we do this better? Events are designed to be a platform through which Boston’s innovators can learn from and challenge one another, build new partnerships, strengthen ties, and celebrate both failure and growth.

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About makes Agile Travel Management real by providing a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, saving employers and travelers time and money. Happy employee travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes. uses machine learning and 24/7 support to help travelers easily book trips, while empowering managers to create policies, view budgets and expenditures, and monitor their globetrotting team efficiently. Based in Boston, the company was founded in 2015 by Paul English, co-founder of the travel booking site KAYAK, and is led by CEO Mike Volpe, previously CMO at HubSpot. For more information, visit and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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