Monster Hires Crystal Holmes for Global EVP of Sales
As Global EVP of Sales, Holmes will work with Monster's sales divisions in each region to maximize market potential and sales volume, while maintaining the momentum of the past 14 consecutive quarters of profitability. Holmes will be responsible for domestic and international markets and the establishment and implementation of global sales forecasts and objectives.
"Crystal's expertise and background will provide the foundation to further Monster's position as the leader in the online careers industry, said Jeff Taylor, founder and chairman of Monster. Crystal's vast experience in developing and managing high performance teams will play an integral role in driving global sales initiatives."
"It is with great excitement that I join Monster. Since its inception, Monster has always been an innovative company with a powerful brand, an exceptional sales force, and a keen awareness of how best to implement its global strategy and expansion," said Holmes. "Monster is poised for even further growth worldwide, and I look forward to working with the sales teams to drive revenues and profits globally."
Holmes will also oversee North American sales, and will be directly responsible for both telesales and field sales.
"Crystal's 17 years of progressive sales experience will be a great addition to the North American sales team," said Steve Pogorzelski, President of Monster, North America. "We are proud to have someone with a broad sales and marketing background leading our team. Crystal will be instrumental in continuing the success of our sales efforts in North America."
Corporate Bio for Crystal HolmesPrior to joining Monster, Holmes was with IBM for 17 years. She served as the Vice President, Midmarket Sales at ibm.com, managing a team of Inside Sales professionals throughout North America, and drove a multi-billion dollar quota. She has held a variety of sales and sales management positions, and for the last several years has driven the integration of multiple sales channels to capture technology growth markets. Holmes has a history of exceeding her sales objectives. In addition to her sales background, Holmes also spent three years in marketing, leading the national marketing efforts for IBM's education industry and performing global marketing for customers. Holmes has appeared on Lifetime television and has also hosted a technology segment (as a part of On Parenting with Dr. T. Barry Brazelton) on Fox Family and on WXIA News, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, focusing on the use of technology and the web for families. Holmes is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Economics. She earned an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
About MonsterMonster, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 41 million unique visits during the month of January 2002 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. The Monster global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Finland. Monster.com is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and 2002 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams. More information about Monster is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
About TMP WorldwideFounded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 11,000 employees in 32 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest recruitment advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest executive search and executive selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York, is also the world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company's clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 480 of the Fortune 500 companies. In June 2001, TMP Worldwide was added to the S&P 500 Index. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com .
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