Jobster Inc. CEO Jason Goldberg is stepping down and handing the company to Jeff Seely, who for the past nine years served as CEO of ShareBuilder Corp., an online investment firm acquired by ING Direct in November.
Seely is taking his new post at the online job board in January, 12 months after a restructuring plan at Jobster resulted in the termination of 40 percent of its 148 employees.
Despite the layoffs, Jobster made some important gains this year.
The company recently joined forces with more than 230 employers to enhance its career networking platform on social networking site Facebook. It includes such big-name companies as Verizon and Boeing.
Goldberg, who founded Jobster in 2004 and raised $48 million in capital, will be actively involved in the company as vice chairman of the board.
“Ultimately, I want Jobster to succeed,” Goldberg said. “I don’t care if it is me or a purple frog—whatever it takes to get this thing successful.”