— Glassdoor CEO and co-founder Robert Hohman will step down on Jan. 6. The former Microsoft and Expedia exec will remain chairman as Glassdoor COO and president Christian Sutherland-Wong takes over as CEO of the job review site.
Hohman co-founded Glassdoor in 2007 with Expedia and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton, and former Expedia executive Tim Besse. The Mill Valley, Calif.-based company operates a recruiting and jobs platform with 67 million active monthly users and data on more than one million companies across 190 countries.
Last year, Japanese HR giant Recruit Holdings Co. acquired Glassdoor for $1.2 billion in an all-cash deal.
“Christian is one of the most strategic and thoughtful leaders I’ve ever known. This promotion is well-deserved as it reflects his day-to-day responsibilities and I have full confidence that Christian will build on the success he’s brought to Glassdoor, doing what’s best for job seekers, employers and our employees,” Hohman said in a statement. “I am extremely proud of what Glassdoor has accomplished and it is well positioned to further disrupt the employment industry.”
Hohman spoke at the GeekWire Summit in 2015.
“I’m spending a few days exploring and learning about our history, race and injustice in the birthplace of the civil rights movement,” he wrote. “I have time because I just left Microsoft and will be starting a new role I’ll announce in a few weeks!”
Skillman is a tech industry veteran, holding design leadership roles at companies such as Palm and Nokia, where he worked for nearly five years before joining Microsoft in 2015. He spent time across various arms of Microsoft, including Windows, Skype, and IoT.
Update: Skillman has joined Amazon as a director of design for AWS UX.
— Pushpay added Justine Smyth to its board of directors. Smyth is currently chair of Spark New Zealand; chair of The Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand; and a director of Auckland International Airport. She previously worked at Lion Nathan and Deloitte.
Pushpay also announced that board member Daniel Steinman is stepping down. The company creates mobile platforms for nonprofit organizations to gather donations. It has offices in Redmond, Wash. and Auckland, New Zealand.