Miles Jennings, CEO of Recruiter.com, said “Wayne Cooper is an exceptionally talented business person that we are proud to add to our advisory board. He not only has decades of operational and financial experience, but specific work in the recruitment sector. Wayne built up Kennedy Information into a very strong business and its “Red Book” of recruiters into the largest directory of its kind in the world before eventually selling the business to BNA. His experience, network, and advice will be invaluable to our company as we expand.”
About Recruiter.com, Wayne Cooper said, “I’m excited to help Recruiter take a leadership role in the employment ecosystem and build strategic value for the business. With an incredible network, wealth of career and recruiting content, and cutting edge technology platform, Recruiter is uniquely positioned in the marketplace. Recruiter’s Job Market platform makes sourcing candidates from thousands of recruiters friction-less.”
Wayne is currently Chairman of Chief Executive Group, which publishes Chief Executive magazine and operates the Chief Executive Network and Senior Executive Network, as well as the Chairman of Bongarde Media. He was also the Chairman of Pyramid Research, a company Greenhaven acquired from the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2001, turned around and sold to United Business Media in September 2008 for a 10x increase in equity value.
He served as CEO of Kennedy Information, which offered the Red Book of recruiters, from 1996 through 2003; as CEO, he grew the company by over 650% during his tenure and orchestrated the sale of the company to The Bureau of National Affairs for a 30x increase in shareholder value.
He was also the Chairman and CEO of Vizium, a marketing services company founded by Greenhaven Partners and sold to Carat Worldwide. Prior to Greenhaven, Wayne was a consultant with Bain & Company and Monitor Company in Boston, London, Milan and California (working with leading corporations to improve their strategies and business performance) and managed Monitor’s L.A. office and expansion to Korea. Before that he worked at Goldman Sachs and The World Bank.
He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Stanford University. Wayne is the past Chairman and President of the Specialty Information Publishers Association (SIPA). He also serves on the boards of several civic non-profit organizations, and is an active member of Young President’s Organization, AIPAC and various organizations that promote tolerance education throughout the world.
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