QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - WANTED Technologies (TSXV: WAN), the leading supplier of big data analytics for the human capital marketplace, announces the election of the Board of directors of the Company. The shareholders of WANTED approved at the annual shareholders' meeting held on December 4th, 2014 the re-election of Meredith Amdur, Tim Baskerville, Jean Énault and André Forest as well as Mr. Jean Lavigueur who joined the Board in May 2014.
The shareholders of WANTED also approved the addition of Moe Khosravy and Steve Sieck as Board members, to bring the total number of members to seven.
"I'm very pleased to announce the addition of Moe and Steve to WANTED's Board of Directors," said Chairman Tim Baskerville. "Their backgrounds in successfully shaping the future of technology and business information companies makes them a great complement to the leadership team."
Mr. Khosravy is an experienced software, data platform, and analytics executive. He currently serves as General Manager and Head of Applications & Developer Platforms at Intel Corporation, working on the cloud-connected Wearable computing initiatives. He was previously VP of Mobile & Cloud Data at VMware and before that spent 8 years at Microsoft, where he led the company's marketplaces and information brokerage business for data and apps. Mr. Khosravy is responsible for 70+ patent disclosures spanning data monetization, big data computation and analytics, and information based experiences across both consumer and enterprise. He received his MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and studied Neuroscience/Computer Science at the University of Minnesota. He advises several MIT-spawned startups on technology, IP, product and go-to-market from his base in Palo Alto, CA.
Mr. Sieck is President of SKS Advisors, Inc., a strategy consulting firm specialized in business and professional information services. He has served as an information industry analyst, research/advisory firm executive, and strategic management consultant to leading global providers of high-value information services to professionals and business decision makers., Mr. Sieck previously served as Managing Partner for EPS, Ltd., a UK-based information industry advisory firm, and led the global Media industry practice of iXL/Scient, one of the largest internet-specialized business integrators of its day. He worked in the Information, Communications & Entertainment practice of PwC Management Consulting Services, and before that was Vice President, Electronic Services at Link Resources and IT industry research leader IDC.
The Company also announces that, at the annual shareholders' meeting, the Stock Option Plan adopted on August 26, 2005 and amended on May 15, 2014 has been approved. The May 15, 2014 amendment provided for the extension of stock options whose expiry falls during a blackout period.
The Company also announces the ratification and approval of the Shareholders Rights Plan adopted on November 4, 2014 during the annual shareholders' meeting.
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 data analytics 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: Meredith Amdur, President and CEO, Tel: (917) 653-0904; Mr. Martin Auclair, VP Finance and CFO, Tel: (418) 523-6663, ext. 337