Kara Yarnot is the founder of talent acquisition consulting and advisory services firmÂ Meritage Talent Solutions, where she serves asÂ president.
Her company works withÂ technology vendors and employers severalÂ industries and markets.
Prior to Meritage, Yarnot spentÂ more thanÂ 7 years at SAIC and most recently served as vice president and director of that company’s talent acquisition center of expertise.
SAIC credits Yarnot for developingÂ SAICâ€™s employment brand strategy, implementingÂ its applicant tracking system and creatingÂ social media recruitment strategies.
YarnotÂ also holds 17 years ofÂ leadership experience in talent acquisition and recruiting at other companies such asÂ Boeing, NVR, CGI Federal and Intel.
She holds an M.B.A. degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a bachelorâ€™s degree in policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.