Hirematch announces the appointment of Joseph Abrams to its board of advisors.
Mr. Abrams, co-founded Inter-Mix Media Inc., launching an entertainment destination portal with annual revenues of more than $100 million. Intermix’s MySpace was sold to NewsCorp in 2005 for $580 million and attracted close to 79 million unique monthly visitors to the website. At the time, it was the single biggest sale of a website on the Internet. Mr. Abrams also co-founded The Software Toolworks Inc., a software publishing company for $460 million.
“We are delighted to have Joe Abrams as a member of Hirematch board of advisors,” said Chad Kettering, co-founder of Hirematch. “He has built successful emerging technology companies and is a seed investor in Recruiter.com. He is an expert at creating tremendous value for investors and we expect his contributions will be critical to Hirematch as we seek to revolutionize the job market space through technology.”
As founder, Mr. Abrams was responsible for all operation functions in its growth from startup to $50 million in revenue. Mr. Abrams directed more than 10 M&A transactions and negotiated and raised two secondary offerings for more than $100 million, opened offices and joint ventures in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and Southeast Asia. This ultimately led to the company’s acquisition in 1994 by Pearson, PLC. For $462 million.
“I have witnessed first-hand the power of technology to transform industries,” said Mr. Abrams. “I believe Blockchain is going to change the way so many industries, businesses and consumers transact and interact, and I am excited to be sharing my experiences and lessons, and working with the innovative people behind Hirematch.”
Mr. Abrams was a seed investor and advisor to ZAGG, a mobile accessory company for whom he co-engineered a public offering and whose market capitalization increased from $13 million to $300 million during his tenure as an advisor. Mr. Abrams sits on the corporate boards of a diverse range of public and private companies and has extensive experience in strategic planning, capital structure, public market launches and research. He specializes in emerging growth companies in several areas including: big data, consumer products, drug discovery technology services, online job placement and technology.
Mr. Abrams was an adjunct graduate faculty member and professor of accounting, finance and statistics, MBA Program at Central State University. He is a member of the Simon School Executive Advisory Committee and the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester.
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