Andres Traslavina

Director Global Recruiting @ Whole Foods Market

Currently, Andres serves as the Director of Global Executive Recruiting at Whole Foods Market – a “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Andres leads Whole Foods Market’s Global social recruiting initiative. This endeavor includes working with twelve regions to maximize social channels to source and recruit passive candidates. During his long recruiting tenure, Andres has also worked as the Director of Recruiting and Institutional partnerships at Blackboard, as a consulting corporate recruiter for Microsoft retail, and as a Sr. Consultant at Talent Plus, a recruitment and assessment company based in Lincoln, NE. His portfolio of clients included fortune 500 companies such as Zappos, Cisco, Scotiabank, Komatsu, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Loews Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, JW Marriott and Microsoft.

His recruiting approach is based on helping candidates discover their strengths and employers find and select top performers based on their talents and cultural fit.

Andres received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Japanese (2001) and a Masters’ in Education Counseling with an emphasis in Psychology (2005), both from the University of Nebraska.

Andres has many interests. One is traveling. He was born in Bogota, Colombia, lives in Austin, Texas, home of Whole Food Market’s Global support’s office, and has worked as a recruiter in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Andres is actively involved in the International Positive Psychology Association, Society for Human Resource Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.