FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16 2002
HR Portal poised for growth with appointment of new Managing Director
HR Portal announced today that it has appointed David Silverman as its new Managing Director in a move that signals the company’s aggressive plans for growth over the next twelve months. Founder of the company, and former MD, David Charitos, becomes Chief Executive Officer.
On the left is David Silverman with David Charitos on the right.
Silverman joins the company from multinational FMCG giant, Unilever, where he has held a number of senior financial roles – latterly the Finance Director for its European detergents business, which has leading brands such as Persil and Surf and an annual turnover of £1.0bn.
He brings to HR Portal a wealth of strategy, finance, and operational business management skills. His brief will be to ensure that stretching growth plans are developed and successfully implemented.
Looking forward to the new challenge, Silverman said: “This is an extremely exciting time to be joining HR Portal, and I will be focusing on building on the excellent achievements of the business to date. The on-line recruitment market is now mainstream and a great asset to both the job seeker and the recruiter. It has huge potential for further growth and I believe the company is in an excellent position to capitalise on this”.
CEO, David Charitos added “We’ve needed the market to mature sufficiently and for employers’ to become confident that online recruitment delivers real benefits. We have a proven track record in reducing the average cost of hire by 2/3rds, so now is the time to expand our operations. David’s experience and drive will be the catalyst for this growth.”
David Silverman has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath, and was recently awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA).
Notes to editors
HR Portal was established in 1998, and has now become the UK’s leading dedicated online recruitment media buying company. The company is based in Redhill, Surrey. Its market leading products include ADManager and HRExtranet.
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