TMP Worldwide Executive Search Appoints Former Korn/Ferry Executives to Two Senior Positions
James M. Bethmann named Global Technology Sector Leader and Partner in Dallas
Jeremy C. Hanson named Managing Partner and Head of Minneapolis Office
NEW YORK, Feb 22, 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 appointments of two former Korn/Ferry International executives to senior positions within its Executive Search, North America unit.
James M. Bethmann was named Global Technology Sector Leader and Partner in the division's Dallas office, and Jeremy C. Hanson was named Managing Partner and head of the division's Minneapolis office.
"TMP's Executive Search division continues to attract more and more of the industry's top talent as search professionals recognize the added-value of TMP's well rounded portfolio of services," noted Jim Treacy, President and Chief Operating Officer of TMP Worldwide. "The addition of these two well-respected, accomplished executives to our management team is further validation of our prominent position in the executive search marketplace."
As Global Technology Sector Leader, Mr. Bethmann, age 47, will be responsible for overseeing all senior-level executive recruiting assignments within the global technology industry, including such areas as enterprise and applications software and services, hardware and peripherals, telecommunications equipment and services, information systems and IT services, as well as management and professional services. As Managing Partner, Mr. Hanson, age 38, will oversee all operations in the Minneapolis office and play a significant role in spearheading the firm's Advanced Technology and Industrial practices.
"Jim and Jeremy both bring years of accomplishment, experience and valuable industry sector expertise to their senior positions at TMP Executive Search," said Michael Kelly, President of TMP Worldwide Executive Search, North America. "We're confident their leadership and management skills will help ensure the continued growth of our Dallas and Minneapolis offices, while enhancing the breadth and quality of executive search services we provide to clients around the world."
Mr. Bethmann was formerly a Managing Director in Korn/Ferry International's advanced technology practice as well as co-head of the firm's technology practice in North America and the firm's software and emerging technologies sector. He also vice chaired the firm's e-business strategy and search initiatives. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Bethmann led the Southwest technology practice of another major executive search firm. He also served as a President of Recognition International, a leading international systems supplier of high performance document recognition systems, image and workflow software solutions. Mr. Bethmann earned a BS in management technology from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Formerly the Managing Director of Korn/Ferry International's Minneapolis office, Mr. Hanson was responsible for leading the firm's overall search practice in Minnesota. His many years of experience in senior-level executive search, includes a primary focus on finding chief executives and presidents for leading public corporations, as well as early stage companies, in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Before joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Hanson held a variety of general management and consulting positions at American Express Corporation. Prior to that, he served as a manager and commodity trader with Cargill, Incorporated. Mr. Hanson earned a BA from Hamline University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
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 & 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.
Monster, 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 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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