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TMCNet:  Search Industry Veteran Connie Lee Schiefer Joins Simply Hired as SVP Product Management

[January 21, 2014]

Search Industry Veteran Connie Lee Schiefer Joins Simply Hired as SVP Product Management

SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Simply Hired® today announced the appointment of Connie Lee Schiefer as Senior Vice President, Product Management. Schiefer, who previously held executive product roles at Intel (News - Alert) and Yahoo!, brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in product development, delivery and innovation. In her new role, she will be responsible for driving all product strategy for Simply Hired's job search engine and performance-based recruitment advertising platform.

"I'm very excited to welcome Connie to Simply Hired," said James Beriker, president and CEO of Simply Hired. "At our core, we are a vertical search engine for jobs and nothing is more important than our ability to aggregate content and make it as relevant as possible to our users. Connie is a very well-regarded executive who helped to define best practices in search and online marketing in her eight years at Yahoo!. She is the right person to drive our product roadmap and execution as we continue to expand and deliver the best possible experience to a large, diverse and unique audience of more than 30 million job seekers - and to the companies who want to reach them."

"Simply Hired is a technology innovator," said Schiefer. "The company puts tremendous resources behind improving the accuracy of its search esults and enhancing the overall search experience for users. The result is significant performance gains and cost savings for advertisers who want to hire the right person. I'm very excited to work with James and the Simply Hired team to continue to innovate and improve our product lines as traditional methods for connecting job seekers with employers give way to a performance-based approach."

Schiefer served in product leadership roles for more than eight years at Yahoo!, including VP of product management at Yahoo!'s (News - Alert) cloud platform group and VP of product for services that enabled paid-for products. As part of the company's product team that enabled for-paid product, she grew revenue from $100M to $500M. As VP of product for the company's cloud platform group, she drove product strategy for cloud-based services that powered Yahoo!'s global, consumer-facing applications, managing a team of 40 product managers, which supported 900+ engineers. Schiefer left Yahoo! in 2011 to join Intel's Retail Solutions Division where she managed strategy and delivery of cloud-based services, including the development of pricing and revenue models, positioning and go-to-market plans and services.

Earlier in her career, Schiefer served in product management roles at Arzoon, a privately-held company that developed internet technology to provide one-stop transportation management services, and the health website WebMD. She also held senior consulting roles at Accenture (News - Alert), Deloitte & Touche. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon.

About Simply Hired

Simply Hired®, a technology company based in Sunnyvale, California, operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages. With more than 30 million unique visitors per month, the company provides job seekers access to millions of job openings across all job categories and industries, reaching job seekers on the web, social networks, mobile devices, email, and via thousands of partner sites including LinkedIn, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg (News - Alert) Businessweek. With its Sponsored Jobs offering, Simply Hired enables employers to efficiently and cost-effectively reach candidates searching for jobs through its full-service pay-per-click (PPC) and self-service pay-per-post job advertising solutions. Simply Hired was founded in 2005, has offices in Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, and is privately held with funding from Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures. For more information, visit�www.simplyhired.com.


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