Winners of the World's Greatest Sourcer Contest Sponsored by Shally Steckerl and The Sourcing Institute

iPlace Employee Vishal Shettigar Ranked Seventh in the World in The World’s Greatest Sourcer Competition Conducted by The Sourcing Institute

MCLEAN, VA, USA AND PUNE, INDIA — JUNE 1, 2015: Shally Steckerl, President of The Sourcing Institute, today announced the winners of the World’s Greatest Sourcer Competition 2015 (WGS15). iPlace employee Vishal Shettigar and 15 other iPlace colleagues were ranked in the World’s Greatest Sourcer’s Top 100.

The World’s Greatest Sourcer Competition (WGS15) consist of ten challenges ranging from a scavenger hunt to finding candidate direct dial phone numbers, eliciting responses, engaging passive talent, and building out a sourcing strategy.

Sourcers from all around the world participated and entered the sourcing decathlon to show off their candidate hunting skills and claim the title as the World’s Greatest Sourcer. Winners were honored and celebrated at the 2015 ERE Recruiting Conference in San Diego on April 29, 2015.

Vishal Shettigar, Ranked #7 in the World's Greatest Sourcer Contest 2015 Sponsored by Shally Steckerl and the Sourcing Institute
Vishal Shettigar, Ranked #7 in the World’s Greatest Sourcer Contest 2015 Sponsored by Shally Steckerl and the Sourcing Institute

Vishal Shettigar, iPlace’s Sourcing Team Lead stated:

“It was a tough month-long sourcing challenge but I learned a lot of new things from professionals all around the world. It was a priceless (and much needed) experience. Special kudos to all 750 sourcing and recruiting peers who competed in the challenge and congratulations to all the winners. ”

Alex Kage, iPlace’s Chief Operating Officer stated:

“Out of the 750 sourcers and recruiters reviewed by The Sourcing Institute, we are very proud of Vishal Shettigar who ranked seventh in the WGS15 Leaderboard. Vishal topped in the ‘Build-a-String’ category and earned a star in the extra credits category for sharing knowledge. He’s a true professional living by iPlace’s core values of sharing ideas and continuous learning.”

Alex went on to say:

“I also congratulate all the sourcers and recruiters who participated, especially all 15 who are now regarded as some of the Greatest Sourcers in the world in 2015. I’m proud of each one of you and I’m privileged to work with such smart, passionate, dedicated, and talented professionals.”

For the complete list of winners:

List of iPlace Winners

Name Rank
Vishal Shettigar 7
Roopali Potnis 36
Riday Sopariwala* 37
Amol Salunkhe 43
Kunal Kale 46
Sumit Gaigawali 54
Namratha Nandish* 61
Smeet Nale 87
Peter Rodrigues 88
Pranav Amrutkar 89
Heena Baig 92
Shivangi Shah* 96
Aaliya Kashani 98
Prashoon Sharma 100
Mangesh Jawarkar 102
Shashank Goud 107

*employee no longer with the company

About iPlace USA

iPlace is a global recruiting company with headquarters in McLean, Virginia, USA and an international recruiting center in Pune, India. iPlace enables companies hiring in America to expand their sourcing and recruiting bandwidth with high quality and at low cost.

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About The Sourcing Institute

The Sourcing Institute is dedicated to the extreme optimization of your recruitment teams, developing their talent identification, attraction and engagement skills beyond conventional proficiencies. More information can be accessed at


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McLean, VA 22102
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