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

 McLean, Virginia – 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 iPlacers were ranked in The World’s Greatest Sourcer’s Top 100.

The World’s Greatest Sourcer Competition (WGS15) consists 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, 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.

List of iPlace Winners



Vishal Shettigar*


Roopali Potnis*


Riday Sopariwala*


Amol Salunkhe*


Kunal Kale*


Sumit Gaigawali*


Namratha Nandish*


Smeet Nale*


Peter Rodrigues*


Pranav Amrutkar


Heena Baig


Shivangi Shah*


Aaliya Kashani*


Prashoon Sharma


Mangesh Jawarkar*


Shashank Goud*


*ex-employee of iPlace

About iPlace

iPlace is a global recruiting company with headquarters in McLean, VA, 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.

About The Sourcing Institute

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

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