Kathleen Merto


Kathleen Merto

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Kathleen Merto
Emerging Talent Program Manager, Cloudera

Kathleen Merto is an Emerging Talent Program Manager at Cloudera. In their role at Cloudera, Kathleen is responsible for all the processes and hiring of Emerging Talent (professional interns and IC1/IC2) across several organizations in North America, managing the intern program and a DE&I Business Partner for Cloudera’s ERGs. In addition to that, she is a leader within the URx space, assisting in building out several events for the community. Prior to this role at Cloudera, Kathleen worked as a Technical Campus Recruiter at Groupon. Kathleen is passionate about building a community that is diverse and inclusive.

Career Highlight

When the pandemic hit, Kathleen was tasked with shifting the program from in-person to virtual. During the 12 week program, she hosted fireside chats with the CEO, CPO, CFO, engaging events, and a final presentation day with the whole engineering organization. Overall, the program resulted in:
* 100% of eligible interns received a full-time offer
* 100% of those extended an offer accepted
* 100% of interns surveyed would recommend this program, their manager, technical mentor, and non-technical mentor to participate in the program again

Congratulations to Kathleen Merto for placing as the runner-up of the Talent Innovator Award in the category of Tech | SMB Companies!

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