NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For twenty-five years, in good times and bad, The Five O'Clock Club has helped connect the right job seekers to the right companies. But for (former) President Kate Wendleton, finding the right candidate to fill her own leadership shoes was a whole new experience. Now she's happy to announce that Chris Savino, who has an exceptional record of sales and leadership experience across several industries, is The Five O'Clock Club's new president.
"We searched quietly for four years for a new president," says Kate Wendleton, who will transition from president of The Five O'Clock Club to CEO. "We knew we needed someone with compassion, integrity, and smarts. Though we were surprised to find the perfect fit outside the outplacement industry, Chris is definitely the right person for the job. He has established himself as a rainmaker for service businesses—especially those in the entertainment and media, financial services, and healthcare industries—and we are proud that he'll be calling The Five O'Clock Club home."
Mr. Savino has worn many hats in the course of his career. He's been a stockbroker, a talent agent, a salesman, a film producer, an entrepreneur, a director. Now, he'll transition the skills and qualities that helped him excel in each of these roles to his new role as president of The Five O'Clock Club.
Mr. Savino comes to The Five O'Clock Club with a background heavily focused in the entertainment industry. He honed his exemplary leadership skills by heading up hugely profitable sales teams, working with high-level corporate clients, and even producing films and directing commercials.
With extensive knowledge of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and having negotiated film financing to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, he has a keen ability to identify new business opportunities and execute on every level necessary in order to make them a success. In addition to his irrefutable business successes, Mr. Savino's leadership and team-building skills make him the perfect choice to grow The Five O'Clock Club. For Chris Savino's full bio, visit http://www.fiveoclockclub.com/2011/02/chris-savino-president/.
"In an industry that has become a commodity, it is an honor to have the opportunity to grow a company with such a unique approach," says Mr. Savino. "The Five O'Clock Club is successful because it sees the job hunter as the client. I plan to use that perspective to continue to propel the company forward. I am excited to work with The Five O'Clock Club's exemplary team of career coaches and wonderful clients."
"With a background in the entertainment industry, Chris brings a fresh perspective and innovative ideas to The Five O'Clock Club," notes Wendleton. "What's more, because he knows what it's like to be the one initiating a layoff, he has shown a great respect for our personal, ethical, and intelligent approach to outplacement. We are so pleased to have him as part of our ever-strengthening team!"
About Kate Wendleton:
Kate Wendleton is the CEO of The Five O'Clock Club and is an authority on job searching and career development. She has appeared on the Today show, CNN, CNBC, Larry King Live, National Public Radio, and CBS, as well as in the Economist, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune magazine, BusinessWeek, and other national media.
About The Five O'Clock Club:
The Five O'Clock Club is a national outplacement and career coaching organization with certified career coaches across the United States. It is the only organization that uses a proven methodology—based on 25 years of research—to help members develop their careers or find new employment that's right for them.
Some 100,000 people have used the Club's techniques and coaching. Its search process is quick and intense: The average Five O'Clock Clubber who receives regular career coaching finds a new job within just 10 to 12 weeks, as opposed to 8.1 months for the professional/managerial/executive population at large.
The Five O'Clock Club is the only organization of its kind that produces its own books, CDs, and other learning tools based on research, rather than relying on the "vanilla" approach of its competitors. Its website, www.fiveoclockclub.com, provides hundreds of free articles and audio recordings on the subjects of job searching and career development.
For more information, please visit www.fiveoclockclub.com.
SOURCE The Five O’Clock Club