Glassdoor has announced president and chief operating officer Christian Sutherland-Wong has been promoted to chief executive officer. Meanwhile, former CEO and co-founder of the business, Robert Hohman, will step down and stay with Glassdoor as chairman. Both appointments become effective on January 6, 2020.
Sutherland-Wong was named Glassdoor president earlier this year and appointed as the company’s first COO in February 2018, overseeing day-to-day operations, strategy and business for Glassdoor. He joined the company in 2015 as vice president and general manager of monetisation. Previously, Sutherland-Wong held roles at LinkedIn and Bain & Company. He currently sits on the board of Toolworks, an organisation that helps people with barriers to employment successfully enter the job market. Sutherland-Wong is especially passionate about helping people grow their careers, acquire new skills and innovating around the candidate experience.
“I am honoured and thrilled to lead Glassdoor into our next chapter as we remain focused on achieving our mission of helping people everywhere find a job and company they love,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong. “My vision is to build on Glassdoor’s excellence, as a business and as an employer, that Robert has established over the past twelve years. I can’t thank him enough for his leadership and for making Glassdoor one of the best technology companies in the world today.”
“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,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. “I am extremely proud of what Glassdoor has accomplished and it is well positioned to further disrupt the employment industry.”
In 2007, Robert Hohman co-founded Glassdoor, launching it online in 2008 and has since served as Glassdoor CEO. He has led the company to become the second largest job site in the US, and one of the largest in the world. Hohman helped pioneer greater transparency in the workplace by building a platform that aims to provide job seekers with powerful, relevant information to help them make more informed decisions about where to go to work. Hohman currently holds a 94 per cent CEO approval rating among Glassdoor employees.