Technology Veterans John Winkenbach and Kimberley Kasper Join Social Recruiting Innovator
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Jobvite, the leading recruiting platform for the social web, announced the appointment of two executives to its leadership team: John Winkenbach as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Kimberley Kasper as Chief Marketing Officer. Winkenbach will oversee Jobvite’s finance, accounting, human resources and legal departments. Kasper will be responsible for all aspects of corporate marketing, including branding, messaging, corporate communications and demand generation.
The executive hires come as Jobvite continues its rapid expansion: the Software-as-a-Service innovator has grown its customer base more than 600% in the past two years. Earlier this year, Jobvite raised a Series C funding round of $15 million to support sales acceleration and continued technology innovation.
“The widespread adoption of social media is changing how people find jobs and reshaping the multi-billion dollar recruitment market,” said Dan Finnigan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jobvite. “John and Kimberley have proven track records of driving growth at successful companies; their leadership will help us scale Jobvite to take advantage of the large and growing market opportunity for recruiting technology innovation.”
Winkenbach joins Jobvite from Technorati Media, an online media company, where he was Vice President of Finance and Administration. There he oversaw the launch of the company’s leading social media ad network, contributed to a tenfold revenue increase and led three acquisitions. At Yahoo! Inc., he managed the financial planning and analysis team for the Search Business Unit.; and prior to that served various senior finance roles at Inktomi Corporation.
“Market leading companies chose Jobvite for technology that solves a critical problem – how to find and hire the right talent,” said John Winkenbach, Chief Financial Officer. “I am delighted to work with the talented team here to continue developing a strategy for innovation and business operations that scale to support our growing customer base.”
Kasper most recently served as Vice President of Small-Medium Business and Talent Grid Marketing at Taleo, a talent management provider. In that role, she oversaw all aspects of marking for the Taleo Business Edition product line, including product marketing, messaging, communications, demand generation, and customer marketing. Prior to Taleo, Kasper was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at SumTotal Systems, a human capital management solutions provider. She has also held marketing leadership positions at Salesforce.com and WebEx.
“From the start, Jobvite has positioned itself as a forward thinker focused on meeting the needs of a new generation of job seeker and recruiter,” said Kimberley Kasper, Chief Marketing Officer. “There’s an incredible amount of opportunity to redefine the concept of the ‘job search’ and I’m happy to be a part of Jobvite’s extremely smart team at the forefront of this industry.”
For more information on Jobvite, please visit www.jobvite.com
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