KODA Selects Michelle Slagle as Chief Operating Officer

New Social Recruitment Site hires Jobfox and Careerbuilder Veteran

Jan 19, 2010, 09:00 ET from KODA

SAN FRANCISCO,  Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- KODA.us, the premier online community for entry level jobs, today announced the selection of Michelle Slagle as the company's COO.  The former Chief Financial Officer for both Jobfox.com and Careerbuilder.com brings more than a decade of online recruiting experience to the helm and nearly twenty years of finance and operations management experience in the high tech industry.

Slagle will also serve as Chief Financial Officer overseeing KODA's finance, accounting and investor relations as well as running the day-to-day operations of the company.  She also becomes a part of the company's executive management team, which directs all aspects of company strategy, planning and development.  

"We're thrilled that Michelle will be joining us," said Jeff Berger, KODA CEO.  "She is a seasoned executive with startup, private, venture backed and public company experience in the online job recruiting space.  Michelle is a great leader who will help scale KODA's operations nationally during our accelerated growth period."

"I've been intrigued and excited by the fresh approach the KODA team has taken incorporating the use of social media tools to online recruiting,"  Michelle stated.  "I'm excited to be a part of their team."

Michelle served as CFO of Jobfox for 2.5 years (2004-2007) raising more than $20 million in venture funding and helping launch a grassroots start-up endeavor. Prior to joining Jobfox she held the roles of CFO and VP of Finance at CareerBuilder.com.  During her five-year tenure, Slagle played a key role in taking CareerBuilder public. She was instrumental in the merger activities with CareerPath and Headhunter.net and later in integrating its operations into its acquirers': Knight-Ridder, Inc., Tribune Company and Gannett.  Michelle provided financial and operational leadership in growing the CareerBuilder operations from $7 million to over $150 million.  Most recently, Slagle worked as acting CFO for Sun Energy a waste-to-management start-up initiative in New Orleans.  

About KODA

KODA's mission is to introduce today's young professionals to the world's employers.  Since launching in Beta in May 2009, more than 400 employers including Fortune 500 market leaders use the site.  KODA is changing the landscape of social recruiting through technology innovation that encourages self-expression.  The premier online community for entry-level jobs, KODA is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA and New Orleans, LA.   New Orleans' CityBusiness recently named the company a "2009 Innovator of the Year."