Akamai Diversity

We Are Akamai

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Adriana Rodriguez Adriana Rodriguez Recruiter II at Akamai where I recruit people from Costa Rica. I'm a Human Resources expert with 11 years of experience in different areas such as: medical industry, Digital production, technology, shared services, IT, Networking, and Marketing. I like to play tennis, surfing, bodyboard and I love spending my free time at the beach; I do that almost every weekend - that is my happy place.

Akhila Kashyap Akhila Kashyap Recruiter associated with Akamai for more than 4 years with overall 7 years of recruiting great talent!I handle hiring across Business groups at Akamai - Account Management Group, Global Functions, CIO - Product Operations and I am a Social Talent Ninja certified for Black-Belt in Diversity & Inclusion! Outside of work I enjoy trying new cuisines and love to travel with my one and only!

Andrew Heifetz Andrew Heifetz is Sr. Manager of Technical Enablement at Akamai. A passionate technical educator, Andrew focuses on creating well thought out solutions for continuous skill development and hands-on learning. This includes the management and execution of flagship internal enablement events held regionally to kickoff each year. Based in the Washington D.C. metro area, he manages a team of enablement strategists to design and deliver technical training programs to nearly 2,000 Akamai Services and Support personnel across the globe.

Grace Lee Grace Lee Regional Sourcer for Asia Pacific, enjoys connecting with people and continuously learns from each candidates' experience. Grace gains great satisfaction to aid good talents discover roles that leads them to grow to their fullest potential & become great assets to the organization.


Guillaume Boyer Guillaume Boyer has been in the recruitment industry in Tokyo for more than 10 years both as an agent and in-house, despite not speaking great Japanese. At Akamai, Guillaume is responsible for the recruitment in Japan and Korea. Originally from France, he loves cheese which means that he needs to work out to stay in shape!


Hema Patel Hema Patel Global Branding Programs Specialist. As a creative and results-oriented Marketing and Project Management professional, I have 10 years of diverse experience. I streamline projects with tools and technology and increase digital marketing presence via social media and brand. In my free time I enjoy traveling (especially to warm weather destinations during the New England winters), and experiencing different cultures through food and mingling with the locals.


James Hoang James Hoang Recruiting specialist with the California team. Joined Akamai when the company was 3200 employees and has enjoyed watching the company continue to grow to over 7000.Enjoys technology and cooking.


Jerrod Desjardin Jerrod Desjardin Social connector bringing people together to elevate their careers to the next level. Continually engaging others with a consultative and helpful approach, providing overall market insight and intelligence to allow for transparency and well-informed decisions. Focused on timeliness, responsiveness, accountability valuing candidate experience and feedback driving to improve results.


Jennifer Bourgeois Jennifer Bourgeois is a Senior Sourcing Specialist, has been part of the Talent Acquisition team spreading the word about Akamai for 6 years. She started her career in Human Resources, and moved into the Staffing Industry working with Fortune 500 Companies. As a Native Socal'er, she enjoys her time unwinding at the Beach, cooking, and Interior Design/DIY projects.


John Thomas John Thomas When Akamai is making the Internet awesome for everyone, I spend my days finding and recruiting the best engineers who can help realize this mission. I'm a Searchologist, love to find what is not found, always been a people person, passionate to help people and create an impact on one's life. Things that matter to me most are being fit, my parents, my bike, technology, and matching people with right opportunities. If I'm not recruiting, I'm probably riding the bike or on a movie marathon.


Julie Carey Julie Carey is Senior Manager of Global Brand & Messaging at Akamai. In her current role Julie helps shape, evolve and strengthen the Akamai brand to make lasting and positive associations among customers, prospects and the outside world. A passionate marketer with a decade for B2B experience her background includes product marketing, client service, and events. Prior to Akamai, Julie spent a number of years at B2B tech publisher TechTarget and played a key role in establishing the product marketing function at Boston-based LogMeIn.

Julie Paris Julie Paris Wellness Program Specialist, has successfully developed the wellness program and engaged colleagues in programs that align with the 5 Pillars of Akamai Wellness - active, nourished, calm, balanced, and healthy.


Karen Sommers Karen Sommers Experienced Director of Client Services with a demonstrated history of working in the client service and direct marketing industry. Skilled in Higher Education Marketing, Integrated Marketing, and Project Management. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor's degree in Business and Marketing Studies focused in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, boating, and spending time with my family and two rescue cats, Phil and Avery.


Kayoko Nanri Kayoko Nanri Kayoko Nanri, Talent Sourcing and Research Specialist, I use to work in retail industry as sales person for long year but changed career to Recruiting. I love to communicate with people and give motivation always. Swimming and Latin dancing are my favorite and happy sports.


Klaudia Turska Klaudia TurskaTalent Resourcing Specialist. I have been working with Akamai for almost 4 years now. I do believe that Akamai is a great company to work with and I have done a lot of employer branding projects to share that belief with others. I hope it worked well!


Liat Ostro-Atia Liat Ostro-Atia works for one of the most exciting workplaces on the plant (AKA Akamai / Israel).On a daily basis, I get to search, engage, interview and offer great career opportunities to talented individuals - focusing on Technical and security managers, leaders and experts.I started realized my passion to people 16 years ago during my BA and since than I have been growing and extending this passion on a daily basis.In my spare time, I enjoy anything visual and spend hours on learning more about this fascinating world of people, HR and Talent management.Always happy to meet new talent.

Tiffany Hogan Tiffany Hogan Diversity & Employer Branding Specialist. I manage Akamai's participation strategy at diversity conferences and build relationships with external professional organization, branding Akamai as a great place to work. I have 20 years of marketing, recruiting and relationship-building skills. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, yoga, gardening and traveling.