Kevin Datoo Named as a Member of the Simply Hired Board of Directors
News Corp Veteran Joins as Board Member of the Largest Job Search Engine
Mountain View, CA – January 13, 2009 – Simply Hired, Inc. (http://www.SimplyHired.com), the largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network, announced today the appointment of Kevin Datoo to serve on its Board of Directors. Datoo was instrumental in FIM’s decision to invest in Simply Hired in March 2006, and replaces Michael Kirby, FIM’s Executive Vice President, who served on the company’s board since 2006.
“Kevin’s involvement with Simply Hired dates to the beginning of News Corp’s 2006 investment. His vast experience with new media and FIM’s internet acquisitions brings a wealth of knowledge and industry insight that is pivotal in taking our business to the next stage," says Jerry Crowley, Chairman of Simply Hired. “I am pleased to welcome such a visionary business leader to our Board."
As Vice President of Corporate Development, Datoo is responsible for determining the strategic direction of Fox Interactive Media’s (FIM) portfolio of leading social networking, entertainment, sports and information sites, which includes MySpace, IGN, Photobucket, RottenTomatoes, FOXSports.com and others. He also vets incoming opportunities and helps determine which outside acquisitions and investments would benefit the company overall.
Previously, Datoo has served in various roles both within News Corporation – at FOX Entertainment Group – and at various other media and entertainment companies. He holds a B.S. from Swarthmore (PA) College and an M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.
About Simply Hired
With more than 5 million job listings worldwide and over 5,000 job search partners, Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com) is the largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network. The company has exclusive partnerships with MySpace and LinkedIn as well as the largest set of professional apps on Facebook. The company has international sites in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and India. Simply Hired has been lauded as one of the "50 Coolest Websites" by Time Magazine and declared "Best of the Web" by Business Week. Simply Hired has raised $17.7M in funding from News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media, Foundation Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and individual investors. The company is privately held and is based in Mountain View, California.
About Fox Interactive Media:
A division of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A), Fox Interactive Media (FIM) is a portfolio of leading social networking, entertainment, sports and information sites that offer a platform and tools for consumers to express themselves, communicate with each other, and engage with media. The company's worldwide network includes such category leaders as MySpace, Photobucket, IGN, FOXSports.com, RottenTomatoes, AskMen and more that together comprise one of the largest audiences on the Web.