About Me

Irina Shamaeva is a recognized leader in Sourcing, Social Recruiting, and Internet Research.

She is Partner and Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting, an executive search firm with the focus on placing software development and management consulting candidates nationwide.

In addition to sourcing for her agency, Irina takes on Sourcing /Name Generation/Internet Research projects across numerous industries and geographies – which she loves doing!

Irina shares her discoveries, tips, and strategies in her blog Boolean Strings, international conference presentations, and lectures. Tens of thousands of professionals have attended Irina’s webinars on Search Engines, LinkedIn, Social Recruiting, Internet Research, and productivity tools. Irina’s following includes the LinkedIn Sourcing Community Group, Ning Boolean Strings network, and Facebook Boolean Group, totaling over fifty thousand professionals.

Irina is Founder and part of the Team at People Sourcing Certification Program, which has become the program of choice for recruiters worldwide.

Irina’s most recent venture is SocialList.io, an online research tool for quickly assembling high-precision lists of professionals from social network profiles.

Before Brain Gain Recruiting, People Sourcing Certification Program, and SocialList.io, Irina held software engineering and management leadership positions at biotech and high technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Applied Biosystems, MDL, and e-Motion. Irina holds a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from Moscow University.

To learn more about Irina, check out her LinkedIn Profile and follow her on Twitter.