StartWire Appoints Andrew Katz as Executive Vice President and General Manager
LEBANON, NH–(Marketwired – Nov 17, 2015) – StartWire, America’s number one job search organizer, today announced that Andrew Katz, a highly accomplished leader in business development, marketing, customer success and digital operations, has joined the company as executive vice president and general manager. In this role, he is responsible for StartWire’s entire sales funnel, profit and loss statements, operational excellence and partnerships and for managing the company’s staff.
“StartWire strives to be the go-to place for candidates looking for their next career, and as we continue to grow and offer new capabilities, it is essential that we have the right leadership team in place to steer our efforts,” said Chris Forman, founder of StartWire. “Throughout his career, Andrew has demonstrated excellence in recruitment technology, building new sales channels, creating partnerships and leading organizations to success. We are thrilled to welcome him aboard and confident that his proven ability to drive positive results will open new doors and ensure StartWire’s ongoing growth and expansion.”
Since its inception in 2011, StartWire’s unique job search organization technology has helped more than 6 million job seekers improve how they find new opportunities. The company’s free service enables job seekers to organize their applications and receive automatic status updates from thousands of employers via text message and email, helping to remove the application black hole candidates typically encounter. In addition, the company recently announced the release of StartWire for Employers, a transformative solution to outplacement that enables companies to support displaced employees and help them find new career opportunities 30 percent faster than traditional outplacement methods.
As StartWire continues to build momentum, in terms of increasing its number of users and expanding its product functionality, the company sought a leader who could steer its current momentum and deliver continued success. Leveraging more than two decades as a senior-level executive in the HR and recruiting space, Katz brings the knowledge and experience to guide StartWire’s growth and bring the company’s solutions to new markets.
Prior to joining StartWire, Katz served as senior vice president of Global Business Development and Channel Partnerships for Findly. In this capacity, he established new sales channels globally and formulated technology and service partnerships with numerous enterprise clients and resellers. Katz previously spent 10 years at Bernard Hodes Group, starting as an account executive and advancing into several executive positions, including vice president of Sales, vice president of Branch Operations and senior vice president of Sales and Digital Media. He most recently served as senior vice president of Marketing and Digital Operations, in which he managed the company’s media and development teams and led its marketing and product development operations.
Katz received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from Rutgers University. He is currently a member of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
“What drew me to StartWire is the company’s pioneering vision in improving the tedious and frustrating job search process and delivering a new approach to the costly and often ineffective outplacement process,” said Katz. “I am excited to join such a dynamic organization of individuals so committed to enhancing how people find jobs in today’s challenging landscape.”
StartWire is America’s number one job search organizer with more than 6 million members. Job seekers across the US turn to StartWire to close the “resume black hole” by receiving automatic status updates from thousands of employers. Since its inception, StartWire has received rave reviews and coverage in US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, TechCrunch, Mashable, ERE, and Human Resource Executive. StartWire is headquartered near Dartmouth College in Lebanon, NH. For more information, visithttp://www.StartWire.com.