January 07, 2021

Danae Harper Joins Proactive Talent as Lead Consultant, Employer Branding

Proactive Talent, the recruiting and employer brand consulting firm revolutionizing the way fast-growing companies like Calendly, Postmates, and Gong.io as well as enterprise firms like GE, GoDaddy and Motel6 attract and hire top talent through its unique and holistic approach, continues its incredible growth with the hiring of Danae Harper as Lead Consultant, Employer Branding.

“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to have Danae on our talent attraction consulting team at Proactive Talent,” says Will Staney, Proactive Talent Founder and CEO. “The passion Danae shows for telling employee and company stories, her collaborative and consultative approach to working with others, as well as her years of practitioner experience building world class employer brand programs from the ground up made her a natural fit for our team. I can’t wait to see the impact she will make on our clients as well as our firm in 2021 and beyond.”

“I was drawn to Proactive Talent because of the tribe, the culture, and the impressive work that Will and the team have created,” says Danae Harper. “To be part of helping such impressive and growing companies discover and amplify their employer brands lights a fire in me and to be surrounded by such brilliant practitioners and thought leaders makes the opportunity that much more sweeter.”

Danae Harper is a dynamic leader with over 15 years of HR, Talent Acquisition, Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing experience spanning multiple industries and supporting global organizations of various sizes. Starting her career in traditional HR, she supplemented her experience by obtaining her Masters in Marketing and broadening her areas of focus to bridge a gap that she saw in the industry. She has worked for industry leaders such as Pizza Hut, Toyota North America, and Match Group where she led efforts across Employer Branding and Talent. She has a true passion for setting organizations up as Employers of Choice nationally, as well as in local talent markets. When not hard at work, she (pre-COVID) enjoys traveling and collecting cookbooks from new destinations around the globe so she can bring a little bit of the culture home through her cooking for friends and family.


Proactive Talent is the leading power partner to your recruiting engine. We're a coalition of recruiting and talent brand practitioners who provide the necessary tools and talent to tighten your hiring gaps, bolster your retention rates and embolden your company mission, giving you the competitive edge needed in the ever-changing recruiting industry. With a holistic approach, we work alongside clients to help them build a powerful recruiting engine that enables them to efficiently attract, recruit, and retain top talent. We specialize in adding power to your full candidate journey from Talent Attraction to Hiring. Our clients include enterprise companies like Postmates, Basic American Foods, LegalZoom, GoDaddy, and Realtor.com as well as fast-growing startups like Calendly, Guideline, and Anaplan.

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