NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, announced today that it has named John Benson, Managing Director, Energy, which includes Rigzone and WorldwideWorker.
Mr. Benson has been with the company since the acquisition of eFinancialCareers in 2006. Mr. Benson founded the eFinancialCareers business in 2000 and oversaw its successful international expansion; today eFinancialCareers serves 18 financial markets around the globe. More recently, Mr. Benson has been leading Dice Holdings' international business development, including overseeing the WorldwideWorker business since its acquisition in May 2010. The global nature of the energy business allows Mr. Benson to build upon his expertise in publishing and cross-border recruiting, while leveraging Dice Holdings' international infrastructure to further expand our energy business.
Mr. Benson will be working closely with David Kent, Founder and President of Rigzone, to deliver the best information and career opportunities to oil and gas professionals globally and to connect that talent with the industry's premier employers.
"Nearly a year after the acquisitions forming our energy business, we couldn't be more excited about the opportunity," said Michael Durney, SVP, Finance & CFO of Dice Holdings, Inc. "Both John and David have considerable expertise in building terrific businesses from scratch. Together, we will leverage their strengths and move even faster towards our goals."
Today, Rigzone and WorldwideWorker serve more than 600,000 oil and gas professionals monthly and Rigzone is the world's go-to source for oil and gas news and data, including in-depth information on the exploration, drilling and production markets. In addition, our sites have created a vibrant recruiting community with more than 700,000 resumes combined covering every corner of the global energy market.
John Benson has over 20 years experience in the publishing and finance industries and has worked in the United Kingdom, Asia and the United States. Mr. Benson holds an M.A. from Edinburgh University in Scotland.
About Dice Holdings, Inc.
Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) is a leading provider of specialized career 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, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
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