Matt Grove

Principal Consultant & Trainer

Matt Grove is a Principal Consultant with Recruiting Toolbox who works with leading companies like Disney, Target, ESPN, Epic Games, Autodesk, Nestle, Booking, and many others to enhance their recruiting and sourcing strategies. Since joining Recruiting Toolbox in 2013, he has been an in-demand trainer, training thousands of recruiters and hiring managers all over the world.

Matt has more than 20 years of recruiting and human resources experience. Before joining Recruiting Toolbox, Matt was a recruiting leader at KPMG, where he ran recruiting for a multi-billion dollar business, advised executive leaders, created a new hiring and candidate engagement strategy that aligned recruiting to the business, and helped the business deliver record results. He also built their highly successful sourcing function from the ground up. His sourcing team model and trainings have been implemented by KPMG firms around the world.

Matt has been a featured speaker and workshop leader at national recruiting conferences and leadership events like Talent42, SHRM Talent Conference, ERE, SourceCon, and Recruiters Network events. Matt gives back through his work with several non-profits to help unemployed and under-employed people find their next career opportunities.

Matt is based in the Chicago, Illinois area, and when he isn’t traveling the world for work, you will likely find him at a local theater or opera production supporting the arts. As a former music theater actor, he is addicted to great live performances and supports local theater companies and schools who are unsung heroes in the lives of so many. Matt is a proud alum of Southwestern University and Texas Tech University and is SPHR certified.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Elevating recruiters to Talent Advisors

  • Recruiting strategies

  • Creating a culture of recruiting

  • Process improvement

  • Building a sourcing team

  • Candidate experience

  • Creativity at work

Connect with Matt

“Matt is a pro. He’s engaging, he asks amazing questions and he really makes everyone feel comfortable about speaking up. He gets conversations flowing and nothing is ever awkward.”

Senior Recruiter, Atlassian

“Matt has an incredible gift. He has perfected the ability to connect people and deliver content in an engaging way that puts the people at the center of the discussion. He listens, actively, and uses the feedback moving forward.”

TA Partner, Equinix

Speaking Engagements

  • SHRM Talent Management Conference

  • ERE Fall Conference

  • Recruiters Network across the United States

  • Sao Paulo (Brazil) TA Leaders

  • RecruitDC

  • Avature User Conference

  • SourceCon

Sample Projects

  • Activision
  • Allstate
  • Booking
  • Disney
  • Epic Games
  • ESPN
  • Nestle
  • Target