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Gopi has seasoned experience in engaging career opportunity conversations with top talents from entry-level to senior-level professionals, nurture and build relationships with internal business teams & stakeholders, work closely and manage vendor partners/agencies, manage & deliver Talent Acquisition related projects, build and execute Social & Employer Branding campaigns/practices and assist in human resources related activities. 

Gopi has experience in recruiting talents for Fortune 500 MNC’s across Banking & Financial Services, Information Technology Services, Telecommunications, Service Provider, System Integrator, Information & Communications Technology and Product & Engineering companies in the Asia Pacific region. 

Gopi is a Positive thinker, a Strong Believer who has an ongoing interest to stay current thru continuous learning, open to share knowledge with the internal/external audience, provide appropriate training/coaching, mentor others positively towards a common goal, volunteers for process improvements and an open networker who is passionate about People & Recruitment.

Gopi is a certified “Corporate LinkedIn Recruiter Expert”, "Master of Social Recruiting"​ & "LinkedIn Certified Professional–Recruiter"​

Gopi is a part of Verizon’s Asia Pacific Internal 'Talent Acquisition' team – responsible to recruit top talents and build proactive pipeline of Talented Professionals across the business functions for South Asia region; manage the business stakeholders, internal & external applicants with a consultative approach; a focal point of contact to manage our local preferred service list vendor partners/agencies and assists in recruitment activities across the Asia Pacific region.

.....Opinions are my own!!!

Recommendations @ Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Gopi has been a member of the Verizon APAC Talent Acquisition team for nearly 3 years, and having known him for all of this time and managed him directly for some of it I am very happy to recommend his contribution. He is a very committed and hard working recruiter, who has excellent market knowledge, great hands-on recruiting and sourcing skills, and on top of this a high level of personal integrity. Gopi is also one of the first people to raise his hand to help other members of the team when required, and is always ready and willing to go the extra mile if it will help the team effort.

I have enjoyed all my interactions with Gopi, and look forward to continuing to work with him.

Mr. James Telfer, APAC Functional Lead, Enterprise Sales, Professional Services, Cloud and Security
managed Gopinath at Verizon
Recommended on February 2, 2015

Gopi brings a rare level of passion and drive to his work, whether in-the-trench sourcing activity or improving the greater productivity of the team through process improvement work. He has come through on a number of important projects that delivered real value to our South Asia business and was a pleasure to manage because of his zeal for his work and positive demeanor. Gopi knows our business in and out from the front office sales group to the nuts-and-bolts of our operations. If he reaches out to you to discuss an opportunity, you can be sure that it is worth your time to meet with him.

Mr. Nate Baker, Human Resources Business Partner, Asia Pacific Sales at Verizon
managed Gopinath at Verizon
Recommended on December 26, 2013

Gopi has an insatiable appetite for Talent Acquisition and boundless energy to find the right candidate. He even started to learn some Japanese in order to find Japanese speakers for customer service roles in Singapore - a great example of going above and beyond. Gopi is certainly not the standard 'post and pray' recruiter. He continuously strives to understand latest proactive headhunting techniques and continues to have solid success with us at Verizon.

Mr. David Haydon, HR Manager at Verizon Enterprise Solutions
managed Gopinath at Verizon
Recommended on May 20, 2013

Recommendations @ Talent2 Singapore

Gopi is a fantastic person to work with; he comes across both professional and approachable. I like most about him is... he is very generous in sharing his ideas and knowledge with anyone who seeks his assistance. Gopi he is my "LinkedIn Guru"!

Ms. Christina Raj, Recruitment Consultant - RPO Asia
worked directly with Gopinath at Talent2
Recommended on July 30, 2012

I have known Gopi as part of my hiring process. My first impression was that he is very enterprising & professional and bring everyone a great comfort. During my hiring process, Gopi directed me at each and every step with greatest clarity and guidance that helped me to join the organization with great comfort and pleasure. Gopi is a great person to work with and extremely good at client resource management & time management. Besides, a very honest and reliable person he is.

Mr. Sridhar Kamath, AVP - Payments Consultant at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
worked with Gopinath at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Recommended on February 9, 2012

Gopi, is a very talented and committed professional. He is quite sure of what he wants. He is a go-getter, sincere and hardworking individual with a creative and initiative-taking bent of mind. Gopi is a very good team player and would highly recommend Gopi, he will be a good resource to any team.

Mr. Jeyaprakash J,  Asst Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
worked with Gopinath at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Recommended on February 15, 2012,

“Working with Gopi at BAML was an absolute delight - his enthusiasm and passion for his work knows no bounds. Always eager to go above and beyond the scope of his role, Gopi always come up with innovative sourcing strategies to identify the best possible candidate for the role. Gopi's excellent interpersonal skills mean he builds lasting relationships allowing him to network his way through uptapped candidate pools”

Ms. Leila White, Technology Recruitment Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
worked directly with Gopinath at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Recommended on November 18, 2011

“Gopi supported my onsite team at Standard Chartered Singapore in the technology space before moving to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch with Talent 2. Gopi is a credible, diligent and highly passionate recruiter who demonstrates great skill and pride in his work. Gopi has already developed a strong network in Singapore and across the SE Asia region. One of his key strengths as a recruiter is his deep knowledge and understanding of the business he supports. Gopi is a delight to work with and a great team member.”

Ms. Rachel Barr, Account Director, SEA Resourcing, Talent2
managed Gopinath at Standard Chartered Bank
Recommended on September 20, 2011

Recommendations @ Optimum Solutions, Singapore

“Gopi & enthusiasm are synonyms to each other!. Great qualities of recruiter. Very Passionate about recruitment. He is undoubtedly an asset to any organization.” 

Mr. Gaurav Kulkarni, Sr. IT Recruiter/Team Lead, Optimum Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
managed Gopinath indirectly at Optimum Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
Recommended on May 7, 2008

“Gopi is very hardworking and dedicated recruiter. He has good understanding of IT roles. He has helped me in closing lots investment banking IT roles.” 

Mr. Trilochan Sehgal, Associate Vice President, Optimum Solutions (S) Pte Ltd
managed Gopinath indirectly at Optimum Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
Recommended on March 22, 2008

“Gopi is one of the most sincere recruiter I have ever come across. he goes to the minute detail of the requirements and fulfill the same as per the need.” 

Mr. Amit V Mukherjee, Associate Vice President, Optimum Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
managed Gopinath indirectly at Optimum Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
Recommended on March 4, 2008

Recommendations @ Optimum InfoSystem, Bangalore

“Gopi, in a short time achieved his primary mandate of not only resourcing but also following up with the required recruitment volumes of personnel from the various service domains in a global scale.

His flexible ability and dynamic character would be a great value add to any organization that he works for. My best wishes on all his endeavours.” 

Mr. Satish Babu, Vice President, Optimum InfoSystem
managed Gopinath at Optimum InfoSystem Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India
Recommended on March 8th, 2011

“Gopi is a focussed, high energy and enthusiastic individual! He is a SMART RECRUITER, who gives candidates not just what’s planned but what they are looking for - making each discussion meaningful for his candidates.

Gopi's communication skills, honesty and integrity are some of his best qualities as a team member. He is also a great team player who puts the team’s interest before his own! It is a pleasure working with GOPI!” 

Mr. Suren Chander, Manager, Optimum InfoSystem
managed Gopinath indirectly at Optimum Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
Recommended on April 4th, 2008

“Gopi is a fantastic person to work with. He is an amazing recruiter, very polished and can handle the toughest work challenges with ease. His attitude and talk speaks it all. 

If you ever need someone to deliver under pressure, no slip-ups, just results, Gopi is your man! He is go getter, cool guy with immense knowledge of the industry. Extremely diligent, who likes to explore new ways of doing things. It was a pleasure to work with him. All the best!” 

Ms. Shruthi Lakshmi, Talent Acquisition - Lead, Optimum InfoSystem Pvt. Ltd.
worked directly with Gopinath at Optimum InfoSystem Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India
Recommended on March 25th, 2011

“Smart Recruiter” 

Mr. Dinesh Mani, Talent Acquisition - Lead, Optimum InfoSystem
worked directly with Gopinath at Optimum Solutions (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
Recommended on February 25, 2008