Brings Nearly 20 Years in Product Management & Leadership Roles with Tech Giants eBay, Microsoft
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (JANUARY 7, 2016) – Glassdoor, the leading jobs and recruiting marketplace, today announced Heather Gordon Friedland has joined the company as chief product officer (CPO). She is responsible for the company’s product vision and strategy of its global marketplace, leading its growing product, mobile, design, user experience and content teams.
Friedland brings nearly two decades of experience in product management at some of the largest global technology companies in the industry. She joins Glassdoor after nearly six years at eBay, where she most recently served as vice president of local and seller experience, managing products and services that enabled individuals and businesses to sell and connect with buyers. Prior to that role, she was responsible for the overall product vision and strategy for eBay’s buyer experience. Before eBay, she spent 11 years at Microsoft, holding a wide variety of product and leadership roles and working on global MSN communication tools such as MSN Hotmail and Calendar, Windows Desktop Search, Windows Live Q&A and Bing search functionality. She joined Microsoft in 1999 through the acquisition of startup Jump! Networks.
As a leader in business and technology, Friedland was recently named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence for 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cornell University.
“Heather brings incredible product expertise, deep customer empathy and leadership to Glassdoor, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to the executive team. Glassdoor’s products are the backbone of our business, and Heather’s leadership and deep knowledge of marketplace dynamics combined with our world-class product teams will help take us to the next level,” said Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor, Inc. “I am proud to work alongside such a strong leader in the technology space who will contribute immensely to our mission to help people everywhere find a job and company they love, while also helping companies recruit top talent.”
“I’m proud to join such a mission-driven company at a time of rapid growth. Glassdoor has changed the way people research companies and discover new job opportunities by offering a transparent lens into a company’s culture. This same transparency has fueled a terrific internal culture at Glassdoor,” said Friedland. “And this is only the beginning – in my new role, I look forward to building innovative offerings that help job seekers and employers connect worldwide.”
Glassdoor has more than 550 employees across the U.S. and parts of Europe and continues to expand. The company recently announced plans to open new offices in Chicago and Dublin, Ireland in early 2016 and is actively hiring.
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