Jim Conti is the Director of Talent at Sprout Social, a Chicago-based software company, where he oversees recruitment, talent, culture, and benefits strategy and growth across the organization. Prior to Sprout, Jim worked in the non-profit and education sectors, recruiting and fundraising for one of Chicago's premier education reform entities, and taught sixth grade on Chicago's West Side. He holds a M.S.Ed. in Elementary Education from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Communications from Boston College. Jim dedicates time outside of work to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls as a former Chair of their Associate Board. Follow him at @SproutJim.