NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders today announced the appointment of The New York Times General Manager of Core Digital Products, Paul Smurl, to its board of directors. Smurl is the fourth addition to the board.
Smurl works with colleagues in The News York Times newsroom and across the business to lead the development of the company's master product, the expression of The New York Times news report on all digital platforms. Smurl joined the company in 2003 and served as vice president of advertising, followed by vice president of digital paid products, before moving to his current role.
"We are thrilled to have Paul join the board as we continue to evolve our digital and mobile-focused offerings and expand TheLadders' role in the professional lives of people around the country," said Marc Cenedella, Founder and Executive Chairman of TheLadders.
"Paul brings with him a strong background and expertise in navigating complex business shifts and implementing innovative strategies for product development – skills that are extremely valuable as we continue progressing toward our long-term growth goals," added Alex Douzet, CEO and Co-founder of TheLadders.
"I am very happy to be joining TheLadders' Board of Directors and build on the solid foundation the company has established in the job industry over the last decade," said Smurl. "TheLadders stands at the front lines of innovation in the career market today and I look forward to helping the company further its mission and reach its goals."
Before joining The New York Times, Smurl was a management consultant and attorney, advising media and telecommunications companies on business strategy and legal matters. He earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
With over 6 million members, TheLadders is the premier mobile career network, committed to finding the right person for the right job since 2003. The only company with a free, mobile-to-mobile career community, TheLadders expanded its services in fall 2011 from job matching for high-earning professionals to all career-driven professionals. In doing so, more than 70,000 employers and recruiters that use TheLadders to source qualified candidates now have access to professionals at all levels. TheLadders is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit TheLadders Blog and TheLadders.com. Your career is our job™.