Jibe Hires Top Executives to Increase Momentum in 2012

The Company Adds Recruitment Industry Experts to Sales Team to Meet Increasing Demand


New York — February 16, 2012 — Jibe, the software company that provides consumer-facing recruiting solutions to enterprises, today announced the addition of three executives to its sales team: Cindy Songne, Vice President of Agency Relations; Cindy Dole, Director of Enterprise Sales; and Tom Strauss, Director of Enterprise Sales.

These hires come during a time of accelerated growth for the company. In the last six months Jibe’s user base has grown more than 130 percent. Additionally, the company has added a significant number of enterprise clients.

Cindy Songne, who joins Jibe as Vice President of Agency Relations, brings more than 25 years of experience and relationships with recruitment ad agencies. Prior to Jibe, Ms. Songne served as Vice President of Advertising Agency Relations at JobTarget. Before that, she served as the Director of Global Advertising Agency Relations at Monster Worldwide for 11 years.

Cindy Dole joins the Jibe sales team as Director of Enterprise Sales. Based on the West Coast, Ms. Dole most recently focused on recruitment advertising as a Senior Account Manager at Monster following its acquisition of Yahoo! HotJobs where she had been a Major Account Executive since 2004. Prior to joining Yahoo!, she was a National Sales Executive at CareerBuilder.com and CareerMosaic.com, a division of Omnicom Group.

Tom Strauss joins Jibe as Director of Enterprise Sales and is based in the Midwest. Most recently, Mr. Strauss served as a Strategic Account Manager at Monster after its acquisition of Yahoo! HotJobs. Mr. Strauss spent over a decade at Yahoo! as a National Sales Executive, specializing in building recruitment strategies for Fortune 500 accounts.

“Our focus at Jibe is on the enterprise and we’re committed to providing our clients with the best resources to achieve their hiring objectives,” said Joe Essenfeld, Founder and CEO, Jibe. “We are expanding our team to include some of the most experienced executives in the recruitment technology industry. These new hires will accelerate our efforts to deliver our referral and mobile solutions to new and existing enterprise clients.”

Jibe enables enterprises to recruit top quality candidates, who were previously unreachable, by using solutions that easily integrate with all major applicant tracking systems (ATS). By integrating Jibe solutions and streamlining their recruitment process, companies save valuable in-house resources and are able to better target recruitment marketing spend, improving the overall talent acquisition process.

Today, Jibe unveiled a new suite of enterprise recruiting software solutions:

  • Get Referred — With Get Referred, Jibe is turning the traditional employee referral program on its head. The Get Referred button lives on job listings on a company’s career site. When an interested candidate clicks the button they can see who at the company they are connected to through Facebook and LinkedIn. From that list they can request an employee referral. When an employee receives the referral request, the Get Referred platform gives them a simple way to pass the referral directly to HR.
  • Jibe Apply — By using the ATS integration technology built for Jibe.com, Jibe is now able to make the job application process portable for every major ATS with Jibe Apply. Enterprises can offer mobile career sites allowing candidates to apply to jobs directly from their mobile devices.
  • Jibe Post — With Jibe Post, employers are no longer limited to the job distribution service bundled with their ATS. When a recruiter hits the Jibe Post bookmarklet in their web browser, the job posting they are viewing in their ATS is immediately extracted and sent to the cloud. It can then be distributed to social networks and job boards in a few simple steps at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions.

These products enable enterprises to keep their existing applicant tracking system (ATS) while simultaneously capitalizing on the latest tools — from social networks to mobile technology — to reach the right applicants more efficiently. To learn more about these solutions visit www.Jibe.com/products.

About Jibe, Inc.

Launched in 2009, Jibe provides cloud-based recruiting technology solutions for talent acquisition teams to help them identify, attract and engage candidates. Adopted by many of the world’s top companies — including Accenture, Macy’s and Walmart — the Jibe Recruiting Platform features an analytics engine at its core that pulls recruiting metrics from disparate back-end systems and turns them into insight to guide hiring decisions. The Jibe Platform simplifies job distribution, enables mobile recruiting and optimizes the referral process, significantly improving the candidate experience. Full integration with applicant tracking systems, combined with a SaaS delivery model, provides a seamless solution without disrupting processes or impacting IT resources. Jibe is headquartered in New York City and is backed by top investors, including Longworth Venture Partners, Polaris Partners, DFJ and Gotham Ventures. For more information, please visit www.jibe.com and follow us @JibePR.