TMP Worldwide Executive Search Appoints Former Korn/Ferry Executive to Senior Position
Darren G. Romano Named Global Human Resources Practice Leader
NEW YORK, Sep 19, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TMP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: TMPW), the world's leading supplier of human capital solutions, including the pre-eminent Internet career portal Monster (R), today announced the appointment of Darren G. Romano, formerly of Korn/Ferry International, as Global Human Resources Practice Leader and a Partner in the Company's Executive Search Stamford office.
"I am delighted to welcome Darren to our team," said Michael Kelly, President, TMP Worldwide Executive Search, North America. "Having successfully completed more than 125 human resource searches in the last four years, Darren is truly the standard-bearer of excellence when it comes to executive search in the Human Resources arena. I expect great things from him in the years to come."
Mr. Romano, 38, served as Managing Director of Korn/Ferry's Global Human Resources Practice, where he was responsible for conducting executive search assignments across all of the company's industry practices, including consumer, industrial, technology, retail, financial services, and healthcare.
"I'm delighted about joining TMP Worldwide," said Romano. "I am particularly looking forward to combining my considerable expertise with TMP's seamless approach to human capital issues to provide the best, most comprehensive solutions to my clients. The ability to offer companies a full range of products and resources represents an exciting one-stop solution to global employers."
Before entering the executive search profession, Mr. Romano was a human resource professional for Omega Engineering, Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut, where he was responsible for domestic and international staffing, employee relations, compensation, training and management development. In this role, he opened and staffed international offices and was involved in the integration of human capital of various acquired companies.
Mr. Romano received his B.S. degree in business administration/HR management from Western New England College.
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 8,500 employees in 33 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest Executive Search & 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 490 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.
Monster, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 44.9 million unique visits during the month of August 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, Finland and Scotland. Monster 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.
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