Former Spencer Stuart Senior Director Dr. Anthony Pfannkuche Brings Extensive Health Care Financing and Service Organization Integrated Systems and IT Enterprise Recruiting Experience to TMP Worldwide's Southern California Region
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2001-- MP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:TMPW)(ASX:TMP), the leading global provider of career services and solutions, including the preeminent Internet career portal, Monster(R).com, today announced the appointment of Anthony Pfannkuche, Ph.D., as a Partner in the Los Angeles office of TMP Worldwide Executive Search. Dr. Pfannkuche joins the firm as a member of the global Health Care Sector and will focus on the recruitment of senior level professionals for health care financing and services organizations, as well as integrated systems and information technology enterprises. In addition, he will partner with members of the global Health Care and global Technology Sectors on information technology, line management and strategy management consulting assignments.
Robert Rollo, Managing Partner of TMP Worldwide Executive Search's Los Angeles office, said, "I am delighted to welcome Tony to our team. He has a wealth of experience in conducting successful searches for CEOs, CFOs, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Medical Officers and other key senior management talent. He possesses a sterling record with his clients, who include Fortune 500 Corporations, early stage venture enterprises, and not-for-profit organizations."
Neal Maslan, TMP Worldwide Executive Search's Global Health Care Sector Leader, added, "We are extremely fortunate to add Tony to our West Coast team. He is known as a change agent who is capable of helping his clients achieve great turnaround and performance enhancements. We look forward to sharing in the wealth of knowledge he has and the impact that he will surely have on our global health care recruiting assignments."
Prior to his association with TMP Worldwide, Dr. Pfannkuche was a Senior Director with Spencer Stuart. During his ten-year tenure with the firm, he led the Firm's Managed Care Specialty Practice and served as the liaison between the Spencer Stuart's Internet and Life Sciences Practices. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Dr. Pfannkuche was a senior executive with Blue Cross of California, serving as a member of the management team that achieved a remarkable turnaround of the Plan. He developed and led CaliforniaCare, the first non-Federally qualified, experience-rated Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in California. He served as its CEO for four years, and under his leadership, CaliforniaCare was the fastest growing HMO in the country and became one of the largest HMOs in the country.
Dr. Pfannkuche joined Blue Cross from a large public corporation, National Medical Enterprises, Inc., where he served as Director of Development for its International Group. He also led the Corporate initiative in "alternative delivery systems," which involved the Company in healthcare financing. Dr. Pfannkuche was recruited to NME from CAL, a public policy advisory and strategy consulting firm, where he served as a Project Manager, based in Washington, D.C., dealing with a wide range of strategic management consulting projects for both the private and public sectors. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and a Rhodes Scholar Nominee, a Master's from the University of Chicago, and a Master's and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has served on the faculties of the University of Iowa, the American University in Washington, D.C., and the American University of Beirut.
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., now with more than 8,750 employees in 31 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 Inc., 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.
Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is a leading global careers Web site, recording over 18.3 million visits during the month of November, 2000 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster.com 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.com 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, Spain, and Ireland. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.com  or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. Monster.com is the flagship brand of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:TMPW)(ASX:TMP).
The above statements include forward-looking statements based on current management expectations. Factors that could cause future results to differ from these expectations include the following: risks associated with acquisitions, competition, and seasonality. Additional factors are described in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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