QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - WANTED Technologies (TSX-V: WAN), the leading supplier of big data analytics for the human capital marketplace, announced that it has appointed Meredith Amdur as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Amdur has served on WANTED's board of directors since 2009 and has extensive experience in the field of information technology, business intelligence and online platforms and services. She was previously VP Digital Strategy at U.S. pay TV provider DirecTV, focusing on identifying, evaluating, and driving the launch of new web-based products and has also served as General Manager of Strategy/& Development for Microsoft's Online Services Division, responsible for strategic planning and development for Bing search, MSN, and Microsoft Advertising.
"As a valued board member, Meredith has been at the heart of WANTED's strategic planning process. We look forward to benefiting from her experience in building global information solutions in a fast-evolving marketplace," said Tim Baskerville, Chairman of the Board of Wanted.
Ms. Amdur most recently served as Vice President for DirecTV's Digital Entertainment Products Group, and before that spent six years at Microsoft Corp. (2007-2012), serving in a range of senior strategy and new product development roles spanning both consumer and enterprise software and services, most notably as GM Strategy for Bing search and online, as head of strategic planning for Xbox and the Entertainment & Devices Division and as Director of New Business Incubation, where she spearheaded new initiatives in big data analytics and advanced geospatial visualization tools for Microsoft's cloud platform. Before joining Microsoft, she was a management consultant in Deloitte Consulting's Technology, Media and Telecom practice. Amdur previously spent over a decade in business-information publishing, delivering market research, data and information products on the emerging digital media and communications industries in the US, Europe, and Asia as EVP of Informa Telecoms & Media in London and as co-founder of Baskerville Communications Corp. Amdur holds an MBA from Cornell University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ms. Amdur replaces Bruce Murray. "After more than six years as CEO, and with WANTED just recently reporting record revenue and profits, I felt it was time for a new CEO to lead WANTED into its next phase of growth," said Bruce Murray. Mr. Murray has agreed to assist in the management transition.
"We thank Bruce for his service and wish him well in his new endeavors," said Mr. Baskerville.
About WANTED Analytics™
WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.
Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.
About WANTED Technologies Corporation
WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company's headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than one billion unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED's services, visit www.wantedanalytics.com.
WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series®, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.
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SOURCE: WANTED Technologies Corp.
For further information: Mr. Tim Baskerville, Chairman of the Board, Tel: (818) 636-4391; Mr. Martin Auclair, VP Finance and CFO, Tel: (418) 523-6663, ext. 337