Jobster Names New President of Employer Services
Former ESPN executive also added to lead online presence
SEATTLE — April 18, 2006 — Jason Goldberg, CEO of Jobster Inc., today announced a series of promotions and a new hire intended to position Jobster for continued exponential growth in the online job search and recruiting industry.
Jim McGee joins Jobster as senior vice president of Jobster.com. McGee’s mandate is to establish Jobster as the premier consumer destination for online job search. McGee’s vision for Jobster.com is to combine relevant search with social networking and user-generated content to deliver a more rewarding job-search experience.
McGee joins Jobster via ESPN where he has been vice president of Interactive. Previously, he worked at Seattle-based startup Starwave Corp., which created ESPN.com and was later purchased by The Walt Disney Co. Before that, McGee was a publishing executive for Times Mirror Co. and News Corp. McGee returns to the Pacific Northwest after four years in New York. McGee graduated from Florida State University and holds a bachelor of science in mathematics.
“We really couldn’t be more excited about having Jim on board at Jobster,” Goldberg said. “Jim is laser-focused on user experience. He joins Jobster with an understanding that creating an engaging product is the ultimate consumer marketing driver.”
Tracy Lawrence Burman has been promoted to president of Jobster’s Employer Services. Burman brings more than 10 years of strategic planning and organizational management experience to her new role. Her passion is to equip employers of all sizes across all industries with the means to target, engage and hire the right candidates for their open positions. Burman is responsible for the entire life cycle of Jobster’s employer business including product marketing and management, channel marketing, client service, industry relations, and technical integrations.
Before joining Jobster in February 2005, she founded and served as CEO for GetConnected Inc., the leading provider of point-of-sale solutions for video, voice data and other subscription services. Burman holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science from the University of Virginia.
“Tracy has been running Jobster’s Employers Services from the very first day she stepped foot into our offices a year ago,” Goldberg said. “She is personally responsible for signing dozens of new clients and for making hundreds of employers successful using the Jobster service. We are thrilled that she will now be formally taking on additional roles and responsibilities around managing our employer-facing business.”
Jobster also announced the following new appointments in sales and client services:
• Kirk Johnson has been promoted to the role of vice president, Client Services, responsible for the company’s account management.
• James Gallagher has been promoted to vice president, Core Business Sales, responsible for the small- and medium-sized business channel.
• Kevin Hatfield has been promoted to vice president, Global Strategic Account Sales, responsible for the largest multinational clients.
• Heather Gray has been promoted to vice president, Enterprise Sales (West), responsible for Fortune 3000 enterprise accounts in the Western Region.
• Jim Duddy has been promoted to vice president, Enterprise Sales (East), responsible for Fortune 3000 enterprise accounts in the Eastern Region.
Jobster, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., is the online resource for employers to find great candidates and for job seekers to get noticed for their dream jobs. More than 250 employers including Starbucks, Cisco, Boeing, Microsoft, Expedia, Google, Samsung, eBay and Electronic Arts use Jobster to target, engage and hire the most qualified candidates. Founded in 2004, Jobster has offices throughout North America and is backed by industry-leading investors Ignition Partners, Trinity Ventures and Mayfield Fund. For more information, visit http://www.jobster.com or call 1-888-611-jobs.
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