Jobster Names Brad Kendall Senior Vice President of Sales
Former Online Legal Services Executive Also Added to Lead Business Development
SEATTLE — July 28, 2006 — Jason Goldberg, CEO of Jobster Inc., today announced the executive hires of Brad Kendall and Kerry Rupp to further position Jobster for exponential growth in the online job search and recruiting industry.
“The Jobster team welcomes Brad and Kerry with high expectations,” said Goldberg. “Each brings a level of professionalism and passion that will fuel Jobster’s growth and contribute positively to the culture we have established.”
Kendall joins Jobster as senior vice president of sales, responsible for leading Jobster’s strategic global expansion. He comes to Jobster from Vurv Technology (formerly Recruitmax), where he was regional vice president of sales. Kendall brings to Jobster 13 years of progressive general and sales management experience, including time spent as a staffing manager with Fidelity Investments. He also held sales management positions with Webhire, TMP and Vurv. Kendall is a graduate of Brigham Young University.
“I’ve been impressed with how many talented people there are at every level here at Jobster; those talents have combined to create unparalleled talent-networking solutions, and I’m excited to spread those services to help connect jobseekers and companies of all sizes,” said Kendall.
Kerry Rupp also recently joined Jobster, as vice president of business development responsible for building and managing Jobster’s business development initiatives. Rupp brings more than 10 years of strategic planning and operational management experience to her new role at Jobster.
Before joining Jobster, Rupp spent five years in the online legal services industry, serving as vice president and managing director of market planning for LexisNexis’ Large Law Division. Rupp also held executive-level roles at Classmates Online, Sterling Commerce and CourtLink. She has also served as a consultant with McKinsey & Co.’s Business Technology Office and with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Rupp holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of arts from Duke University.
Founded in 2004, Jobster’s mission is to help people meet their potential by providing innovative online services that enable meaningful career matches. Every day employers and jobseekers around the world rely on Jobster to connect with each other. Starbucks, Expedia.com, Boeing, Premera Blue Cross, Microsoft, Google, Philips, Samsung, Boston Scientific and 15 percent of Fortune 100 employers use Jobster to find the great people they cannot find elsewhere. Jobster has offices throughout North America and the U.K. and is backed by industry-leading investors Ignition Partners, Trinity Ventures, Mayfield Fund and Reed Elsevier Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.jobster.com.
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