Alice Cheung

Partner @ Section 32


Years of Experience


university of california berkeley


section 32, playground global, essential products, google

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    2020 - Present

    section 32


    Report to Bill Maris

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    2016 - 2020

    playground global

    Head of Talent

    Helped Andy push papers for secret stuff ;)

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    2016 - 2020

    essential products

    Head of Talent

    - 224+ FTE Hires (not including interns/contractors), 320+ Offers across Palo Alto + Japan + Remote (Canada, Seattle, France)+ India (Acquisition) - Immigration, Comp Leveling/Laddering, Performance Review & Management - Reported directly to AR - I still do all the offers, party of 2 ;)

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    2006 - 2016


    Engineering Staffing Manager/L7, X

    X aka Google[x] aka Google X Feb '12 - June '16, Staffing Manager/Lead Recruiter II/Recruiter III (L7) - Left at L7 "Exceeds Expectations", username: alicec - Directly responsible for doubling the X org each year - Helped staff the entire Verily (Life Sciences) organization in 2013 from employee #1 to 150+ - Partnered directly with VP/GM clients and finance to create efficient staffing resource plans that meet talent and timeline needs. Managed X Sourcing Team. Managed multiple weekly X Hiring Committees. - Responsible for laddering and leveling decisions for employees hired via acquisitions (Titan/Skybox/Makani) - Teams I've owned hiring for: Self Driving Vehicles (aka Chauffeur aka Waymo), Wing, Loon, Glass, Gcam, Design Kitchen, Smart Contact Lenses, Baseline, Google Life Sciences (aka Verily), Robotics (aka Replicant), Helpouts (aka Tee), Niantic and other confidential projects. - Staffing Lead/Only Recruiter for Google Robotics (Replicant) since 2014 for all locations (Bay Area, Boston, Tokyo) - Personally made 132 hires in 2015, 147 in 2014, and 127 in 2013. Google, University Staffing Sep '09 - Feb '12, Recruiter I (L5) - Worked across all Eng/Ops Product Areas to hire Interns, BS/MS and PhD New Grads for all engineering functions and departments across all US (Bay Area, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburg, Boston, NYC) and International locations (London, Zurich, Paris, Waterloo) - Partnered with compensation team to build out our first competitive intelligence efforts against start‐ups and established companies - Actively led diversity hiring efforts for interns and new grads (BOLD interns, conversions, etc). Google, Eng/Ops Staffing Sep '06 - Sep '09, Sourcing/Recruiting Specialist (L3/4) -Specialized in screening and hiring for SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) org; responsible for 25 passively sourced hires in a year. Transitioned to sourcing across all software and engineering operations roles.


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    2002 - 2006

    university of california berkeley


    Mass Communications & Political Science

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