Monster, a leading solution for connecting people and jobs, today announced that it has named Steve DeLisle as Chief Technology Officer. DeLisle, who will join the company on October 22, 2018, will be responsible for all aspects of the global technology organization, including infrastructure, business applications, security, product engineering and architecture.
DeLisle joins Monster from IBM, where he led a global team of over 500 engineers in his role as Vice President of Engineering, Watson Commerce and Supply Chain. DeLisle will leverage his experience in transforming the Watson Commerce and Supply Chain engineering organization, where he implemented agile practices, migrated the product suite to the cloud, introduced microservices, and evolved the product and engineering culture, in his role at Monster.
“Monster is constantly working to improve its core products, as well as develop innovative new products to produce better quality candidates for recruiters and better outcomes for candidates, and it was clear we needed a technology expert who could help us deliver on our ambitious roadmap,” said Scott Gutz, Chief Executive Officer, Monster, who joined the company in July. “Bringing someone with Steve’s background and leadership skills in to continue the transformation and lead the team is an important next step. His strong track record of successfully building software in large globally distributed technology organizations, coupled with his start-up experience, makes him a great fit to lead the next phase of our technology turnaround.”
“Monster is at a critical point in its evolution and its technological capabilities are paramount to its continued future success,” said DeLisle. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the team to ensure Monster is able to realize its core purpose of delivering quantifiable value for candidates and employers.”
Prior to IBM, Steve held architecture and engineering leadership positions at Unica, a marketing software maker that was acquired by IBM in 2010. He has also been in technical leadership roles at several start-ups. DeLisle holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science, from the University of Connecticut. He will be based in Weston, Mass.
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Monster is a global leader in connecting people and jobs. Every day, Monster makes meaningful human connections that advance lives and strengthen businesses by helping individuals find better jobs and employers find the best talent. For more than 20 years, Monster has worked to transform the recruiting industry. Today, the company leverages advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, including the flagship website Monster.com®, Monster’s innovative app, and a vast array of products and services. Monster is a digital venture owned by Randstad North America, a subsidiary of Randstad Holding, a $26 billion (US) global provider of HR services.