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What Hot Companies Are Looking For in Digital Marketers

September 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Learn from Ultimate Software, JM Family and Johnson Controls

Even in a time of record unemployment, landing a top position at a hot South Florida company can still be a huge challenge.

Want to learn the secret of how to get noticed – and get hired – by in-demand brands? Join us as several experienced marketing professionals from top local companies participate in a panel discussion to share their insights and tips on how to stand out and land your next great gig.

What You Will Learn:

  • Which skills and experience digital marketing hiring managers value most
  • How to reach hiring managers directly
  • How to stand out from other (equally qualified!) digital marketers in an interview
  • How important industry experience is for digital marketing roles


Joan Sparks – Director of Marketing, Americas at Sensormatic Solutions, part of Johnson Controls

Joan is an omnichannel marketer focused on retail loss prevention, RFID inventory insights and traffic analytics. She currently leads regional marketing for the Sensormatic, ShopperTrak and TrueVUE brands in North and South America. As a retail marketer, Joan develop programs with an optimum mix of digital, print, direct mail, and events.

Johnson Controls Retail Solutions Group is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. The company has 105,000 employees in over 2,000 locations.


Matt MullanSocial Media Manager at Ultimate Software

Matt drives social media strategy and execution at Ultimate Software. His responsibilities include managing the company’s social listening and engagement across all social media platforms and training the sales team on social selling tools. Over the last four years, Matt has been part of the fast growth the company has experienced in size as well as social presence.

Ultimate Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based human capital management and employee experience solutions. The company is headquartered in Weston, Florida and currently employs over 5,200 professionals. In 2019, Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work ranked Ultimate #1 on their “Best Workplaces in Technology” list, in the “Large Companies” category, Ultimate’s fourth consecutive year to top the list.


Sergio Sibaja

Organization Effectiveness & Performance Coach at JM Family Enterprise, Inc.

Formerly with Nike, Sergio is an experienced management consultant, leading organizations through change, revitalization, turnaround, and cultural transformation. He has proven success developing and implementing organizational change management, strategic human resource, and culture change solutions in a variety of industries. He advises business leaders how to implement and execute effective workforce management solutions to drive business strategy.

JM Family is one of the largest, most innovative and diversified companies in the automotive industry. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., the company has more than 4,300 employees working throughout North America. FORTUNE® Magazine consistently ranks JM Family among the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”


This exciting panel will be moderated by Alex Funkhouser, CEO of Sherlock Talent, a local recruiting company connecting top tech talent with quality companies.


The evening promises to be an informative and illustrative look at the hiring process at hot companies. Join us!



September 19, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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South Florida IMA


1103 North Federal Highway
Pompano Beach, FL 33062 United States
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