TheLadders Taps President and Co-founder, Alex Douzet, as COO
-- As Number of Job Openings Triples in Past Six Months, Company Hits 5 Million Members --
NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders, the most comprehensive job-matching service for career-driven professionals with now more than 5 million members, today announced the appointment of Alexandre Douzet to Chief Operating Officer. Douzet will add this role to his current title of President for TheLadders, which he co-founded with the company's CEO, Marc Cenedella, in 2003. For almost a decade, TheLadders has been known for transforming the way job candidates and recruiters connect online, especially since expanding its services to include under-$100K positions in September 2011. As COO, Douzet will continue to be based in the company's headquarters in New York City.
"With over a decade in the job-matching industry, Alex has built a successful franchise by expertly navigating through both good and challenging environments," said Cenedella, CEO and Founder of TheLadders, as well as Chairman of its Board of Directors. "Alex's strong analytical and strategic capabilities, which has attracted the best talent for his management team, are exactly why the Board of Directors has selected him as COO to continue driving success and new product innovations."
TheLadders' vision for 2012 will allow co-founder Cenedella to focus on company growth as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, two positions he holds currently. As COO, Douzet will be responsible for the company's growth strategy, global business operations, and product development. With 15 years of experience in developing online consumer businesses, Douzet was TheLadders' Executive Vice President from 2003 through 2008, during which he drove job search by launching the executive resume services.
"Since launching almost a decade ago, TheLadders is known for building world-class products and services, optimizing the job-matching experience for both job seekers and recruiters," said Douzet. "TheLadders is an innovator that continues to move an industry, and I am delighted to expand my leadership role at a time when TheLadders is positioned to grow its national footprint in significant ways."
Before TheLadders, Douzet was Director of Online Marketing at HotJobs, as well as Manager of Marketing Planning and Analysis for BMG Direct. Douzet holds an MBA in general management from INSEAD and a Master of Science in direct marketing from New York University.
With more than 5 million members, TheLadders has been committed to finding the right person for the right job since 2003. With a unique suite of personalized products and resume services, this career-focused online service helps job seekers connect with employers and recruiters more effectively and efficiently. Given its heritage as the leader in the $100K+ job search, TheLadders is dedicated to the science behind the job search and optimally positioned to help all career-driven professionals in finding the right jobs. Expanding services to include sub-$100K+ positions allows recruiters and employers more options when looking to hire professionals at other stages of their careers. TheLadders is headquartered in New York with offices in London. For more information, visit TheLadders Blog and theladders.com. Your career is our job.™
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