Entelo and The Sourcing Institute Reveal Winners of World’s Greatest Sourcer 2016 Competition

May 19, 2016

Recruiting Experts Patrick Moran (BAE Systems) and Katie Gechijian (Wells Fargo) Take Top Honors in 2016 ‘Sourcing Pentathlon’

SAN FRANCISCO (May 19, 2016) – Entelo announced the winners of the World’s Greatest Sourcer 2016 competition, an annual contest presented in conjunction with The Sourcing Institute to determine today’s top recruiters. Recruiting professional Patrick Moran won first place, while talent acquisition specialist Katie Gechijian came in a close second.


“Sourcing great talent has become increasingly difficult in recent years, driving the need for talent acquisition professionals to think outside the box and come up with new strategies to identify and engage the best talent,” said Jon Bischke, CEO and co-founder of Entelo. “The World’s Greatest Sourcer 2016 competition put today’s top sourcers to the ultimate test through a series of recruiting challenges while demonstrating their knowledge and abilities. We congratulate Patrick and Katie for leading the pack and showing the innovative practices and outside-the-box thinking needed to be the world’s greatest sourcers.”

 Patrick Moran, a talent sourcing manager at BAE Systems and former Aerotek senior recruiter, won first place, receiving the grand prize of $2,500, the World’s Greatest Sourcer Trophy and the champion title.

Moran commented, “WGS16 was so much fun! It became truly addicting as I got further into the competition. My favorite part of the experience was getting to know many of the contestants, and knowing there are a lot of like-minded, innovative sourcing geeks out there. If you love sourcing, and you love competition, and you love to learn and better yourself as a recruiter or sourcer, competing in the World’s Greatest Sourcer competition is a must!”

 Katie Gechijian has worked for Wells Fargo for 11 years, holding a variety of recruiting and sourcing roles for diverse lines of business. For her second place finish, Gechijian received $500 and a full scholarship to The Sourcing Institute’s Sourcing Certification program.


The World’s Greatest Sourcer competition consisted of six distinct challenges of increasing difficulty, enabling participants to display their creativity and recruiting expertise. The challenges ranged from testing how participants would recruit for hard-to-fill positions to coming up with new ways to reach audiences and developing recruitment materials to attract the best candidates.


“Recruiting has become more difficult in recent years, driving the need for sourcing professionals to be more creative in their approaches,” said Shally Steckerl, president of The Sourcing Institute. “We are incredibly impressed with the level of innovation and creativity displayed throughout the competition, highlighting how today’s recruiters are thinking of new ways to supply their organizations with needed talent. We are excited to recognize Patrick and Katie as winners of the 2016 competition and look forward to planning next year’s event.”

 Additional information about the World’s Greatest Sourcer 2016 competition, and insight on the 2017 program, can be accessed at: http://www.worldsgreatestsourcer.com/.


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