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Emily Venable Biscardi

Emily Venable Biscardi is the Founder and CEO of Xelerate, LLC, a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firm delivering recruiting expertise and metrics to every engagement.  Founding the company in 2004, Emily believed there was a better way to service customers in the talent acquisition industry by designing and implementing solutions that fill the gaps in corporate recruiting programs.  Emily is passionate about aligning talent acquisition strategies to a company’s growth strategy and delivering value-ad, consultative services to her clients.  Xelerate made the 2018 Inc. 5000 list which honors the nation’s fastest growing innovators.

Emily is a recent graduate from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program and she holds a Master of Arts Degree in psychology from Drexel University.  Emily is the Co-President of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, a nonprofit, membership organization comprised of CEOs of growth-oriented businesses.  She is on Board of Directors of the Forum of Executive Women and recently stepped down from the Board of Directors of Impact100 Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging women in philanthropy to collectively fund high-impact grants in the Philadelphia region.  She is the recipient of the SmartCEO Brava! Award in 2013 and the SmartCEO Hall of Fame Award in 2014.

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