Shravan Goli Named President of Dice to Guide Tech and Clearance Segment; Michael Durney Promoted to Lead the Company's Industry Focused Brands
NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized websites, today announced changes bolstering its senior leadership team. Shravan Goli has joined the company as President of Dice to guide Dice, ClearanceJobs and the Slashdot Media brands. Michael Durney, SVP Finance and CFO, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Industry Brands Group, to lead eFinancialCareers, Rigzone and HealthCallings, while continuing his role as the Company's Chief Financial Officer.
"In our next phase of expansion, Mike and Shravan will play critical roles in leading the future of our company," said Scot Melland Chairman, President & CEO, Dice Holdings, Inc. "Both bring unique and valuable experiences to their positions, have creative minds, entrepreneurial spirits and track records of driving innovation and growth."
An internet and media veteran, Shravan Goli brings a deep understanding of the technology space to his role building and executing the growth strategy for Dice.com and overseeing ClearanceJobs and Slashdot Media. Before joining Dice, Mr. Goli served as Chief Executive Officer of Dictionary.com which he joined in late 2009 as President, where he sparked impressive growth through product innovation, increasing engagement and uncovering additional revenue opportunities.
"Shravan's deep functional experience in product management covers digital media, video, mobile, communities and social media," said Mr. Melland. "His expertise, innovative thinking, and collaborative leadership are assets for our next phase of growth that is just beginning with our Open Web transformation. Needless to say, we are thrilled to welcome Shravan to Dice."
Mr. Goli has more than 18 years of internet and technology experience with proven success in online services, digital media, and social media. At Slide, Mr. Goli was GM for Social Media Business and at Yahoo!, Mr. Goli served as GM for Yahoo! Video and as Head of Products for Yahoo! Finance where his vision and execution contributed to strong traffic and revenue growth. Earlier, Mr. Goli was at Microsoft, where he started out as an early member of the MSN.com team and led the launch of several MSN services and subsequently held roles of increasing responsibility in the home and entertainment division and the business solutions group. Mr. Goli holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
"Helping tech professionals discover new opportunities and manage their careers, while assisting companies to find exceptional talent is simply a great way to positively impact millions of people," said Shravan Goli, President of Dice. "I'm excited to bring my background of innovating and growing a slew of internet services to Dice, building on its success as the leading tech recruiting brand for more than 20 years."
In his new role, Michael Durney will lead the Company's services that are targeted towards unique industries, including eFinancialCareers, Rigzone, and Health Callings. In addition, he will continue his position as the Company's Chief Financial Officer.
"Mike's contributed significantly to our company's success over many years having earned the respect of peers, partners and colleagues," said Mr. Melland. "His list of accomplishments is long, but fundamentally it's his ability to think strategically on a global scale and to drive results. I am very excited about Mike taking on a larger role in the company."
Mr. Durney has successfully overseen the integration and global expansion of Dice Holdings' Rigzone service since the acquisitions of the Company's energy brands in 2010, with Rigzone doubling its revenue, while increasing traffic and engagement. Mr. Durney joined the Company's predecessor, as SVP, Finance and CFO, in June 2000 and has led eight acquisitions, taken the company public and provided strategic and operating counsel to all of the Company's services.
Mr. Durney holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego, where he is the Chair of the Advisory Council of the School of Business and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the College Foundation.
About Dice Holdings, Inc.
Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) is a leading provider of specialized websites for professional communities, including technology and engineering, financial services, energy, healthcare, and security clearance. Our mission is to help our customers source and hire the most qualified professionals in select and highly skilled occupations, and to help those professionals find the best job opportunities in their respective fields and further their careers. For more than 20 years, we have built our company by providing our customers with quick and easy access to high-quality, unique professional communities and offering those communities access to highly relevant career opportunities and information. Today, we serve multiple markets primarily in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
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