Monster, as part of its recent mission to better users' job search experience, has expanded its executive team with the new hire and industry veteran Bob Melk as incoming Chief Commercial Officer.
Since joining the company in February after nearly two years as President of Dice, Melk has focused on enhancing Monster's commercial strategy and the ongoing development of the sales organization to keep the customer top of mind at all times. In his role, Melk leads the North American business segments, customer service, and sales effectiveness and optimization teams.
"These are challenging times for the recruiting industry," said Melk. "With a tighter job market than we've seen in recent years—or even decades, some industries are facing a surplus of talent, while others are experiencing a shortage. Our customers have the important responsibility to help our economy thrive by finding and placing the best candidate in the right role. We see it as our responsibility as their partners to empower them—through our end-to-end solutions that go beyond the job ad—to reach candidates wherever they are."
Melk brings to Monster deep experiences in recruitment business leadership—with both Dice and his prior role as president of Rigzone, a career platform focused on the oil and gas industry—and also executive leadership, having previously served as president of tech media company IDG's Consumer and SMB Group, where he won several industry awards. He has a degree in broadcasting from the State University of New York at Oswego and a passionate commitment to accelerating customer value.
Melk has already taken several steps to recalibrate Monster's businesses to better serve its customers, including announcing a newly formed Enterprise Talent Solutions segment. Led by Senior Vice President and General Manager Penny Queller, Enterprise Talent Solutions aligns Monster's Staffing and Enterprise business units in North America and Talent Fusion by Monster on a global basis.
Since joining Monster in May 2017, Queller has driven significant change and business results in Staffing and Talent Fusion, leveraging new operational strategies and with several recent client engagements and expansions. As part of the new alignment, Queller has announced a series of new appointments within the group, including:
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