Shravan Goli Named President of Dice to Guide Tech and Clearance Segment;
Michael Durney Promoted to Lead the Company's Industry Focused Brands
NEW YORK, March 14, 2013
NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a
leading provider of specialized websites, today announced changes bolstering
its senior leadership team. Shravan Goli has joined the company as President
of Dice to guide Dice, ClearanceJobs and the Slashdot Media brands. Michael
Durney, SVP Finance and CFO, has been promoted to Executive Vice President,
Industry Brands Group, to lead eFinancialCareers, Rigzone and HealthCallings,
while continuing his role as the Company's Chief Financial Officer.
"In our next phase of expansion, Mike and Shravan will play critical roles in
leading the future of our company," said Scot Melland Chairman, President &
CEO, Dice Holdings, Inc. "Both bring unique and valuable experiences to their
positions, have creative minds, entrepreneurial spirits and track records of
driving innovation and growth."
An internet and media veteran, Shravan Goli brings a deep understanding of the
technology space to his role building and executing the growth strategy for
Dice.com and overseeing ClearanceJobs and Slashdot Media.Before joining
Dice, Mr. Goli served as Chief Executive Officer of Dictionary.com which he
joined in late 2009 as President, where he sparked impressive growth through
product innovation, increasing engagement and uncovering additional revenue
"Shravan's deep functional experience in product management covers digital
media, video, mobile, communities and social media," said Mr. Melland. "His
expertise, innovative thinking, and collaborative leadership are assets for
our next phase of growth that is just beginning with our Open Web
transformation. Needless to say, we are thrilled to welcome Shravan to Dice."
Mr. Goli has more than 18 years of internet and technology experience with
proven success in online services, digital media, and social media. At Slide,
Mr. Goli was GM for Social Media Business and at Yahoo!, Mr. Goli served as GM
for Yahoo! Video and as Head of Products for Yahoo! Finance where his vision
and execution contributed to strong traffic and revenue growth. Earlier, Mr.
Goli was at Microsoft, where he started out as an early member of the MSN.com
team and led the launch of several MSN services and subsequently held roles of
increasing responsibility in the home and entertainment division and the
business solutions group. Mr. Goli holds an M.B.A. from the University of
Washington and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
"Helping tech professionals discover new opportunities and manage their
careers, while assisting companies to find exceptional talent is simply a
great way to positively impact millions of people," said Shravan Goli,
President of Dice. "I'm excited to bring my background of innovating and
growing a slew of internet services to Dice, building on its success as the
leading tech recruiting brand for more than 20 years."
In his new role, Michael Durney will lead the Company's services that are
targeted towards unique industries, including eFinancialCareers, Rigzone, and
Health Callings. In addition, he will continue his position as the Company's
Chief Financial Officer.
"Mike's contributed significantly to our company's success over many years
having earned the respect of peers, partners and colleagues," said Mr.
Melland. "His list of accomplishments is long, but fundamentally it's his
ability to think strategically on a global scale and to drive results. I am
very excited about Mike taking on a larger role in the company."
Mr. Durney has successfully overseen the integration and global expansion of
Dice Holdings' Rigzone service since the acquisitions of the Company's energy
brands in 2010, with Rigzone doubling its revenue, while increasing traffic
and engagement. Mr. Durney joined the Company's predecessor, as SVP, Finance
and CFO, in June 2000 and has led eight acquisitions, taken the company public
and provided strategic and operating counsel to all of the Company's
Mr. Durney holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the State University of New
York at Oswell, where he is the Chair of the Advisory Council of the School of
Business and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the College Foundation.
About Dice Holdings, Inc.
Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) is a leading provider of specialized websites
for professional communities, including technology and engineering, financial
services, energy, healthcare, and security clearance. Our mission is to help
our customers source and hire the most qualified professionals in select and
highly skilled occupations, and to help those professionals find the best job
opportunities in their respective fields and further their careers. For more
than 20 years, we have built our company by providing our customers with quick
and easy access to high-quality, unique professional communities and offering
those communities access to highly relevant career opportunities and
information. Today, we serve multiple markets primarily in North America,
Europe, Asia and Australia.
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