Mr. Cadigan is the founder of Cadigan Talent Ventures LLC, a human resources advisory firm based in California’s Silicon Valley.
With more than 25 years of leadership and executive experience in global human resources, Mr. Cadigan has practiced human resources in the U.S., Canada and the Asia-Pacific region with a variety of technology companies. Through leading worldwide human resources efforts for more than 60 M&A transactions at three global organizations since 1998, Mr. Cadigan has cultivated a deep understanding of business cycles, patterns, high growth, and the key elements required to forge an organization’s sustainability.
Prior to launching his own firm, Mr. Cadigan served as Vice President Talent at LinkedIn Corporation (“LinkedIn”) of Sunnyvale, California (2009 through 2012). During this period LinkedIn grew from a private firm of 400 employees, through an initial public offering and into the powerhouse that it is recognized as today. The ground breaking work Mr. Cadigan did at LinkedIn as the executive responsible for culture, leadership, talent and organizational development is widely seen as the textbook example of how a company can leverage its culture to scale profitably in record time.
Before LinkedIn, Mr. Cadigan served as VP of Human Resources for Electronic Arts of Redwood City, California (2008-2009) and PMC Sierra of Vancouver (2004-2008).
In early 2017, Mr. Cadigan co-founded ISDI Digital University to help address the growing digital divide. ISDI offers a Master’s Degree in Internet Business (MIB) and is the first of its kind in the United States.
Mr. Cadigan holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wesleyan University (1982) and a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco (2001).