Employer review and jobs site Glassdoor named Christian Sutherland-Wong as its new chief executive officer on Monday, Aug. 26. Current Glassdoor CEO and co-founder Robert Hohman will step down but remain with the company as chairman. Both appointments will be effective on Jan. 6, 2020.
Sutherland-Wong was named Glassdoor president in early 2019 and appointed as the company’s 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 monetization. Prior to Glassdoor, Sutherland-Wong was LinkedIn’s director of product, managing its premium subscription business, payment platform and API program. He also worked at Bain & Company.
“I am honored 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,” Sutherland-Wong said in a press release announcing his promotion. “My vision is to build on Glassdoor’s excellence, as a business and as an employer, that Robert has established over the past 12 years.”
Hohman co-founded Glassdoor in 2007 and launched it online in 2008. Employees and job candidates use the site to anonymously post reviews of employers, rate their CEO, share salary information and disclose interview questions. As of 2018, the company reported 59 million unique users per month and 7,000 corporate customers that pay to post job openings and use the company’s employer branding products.
In 2018, Glassdoor was purchased by Japan-based Recruit Holdings for $1.2 billion. Recruit Holdings is also the owner of jobs aggregator Indeed, which it acquired in 2012, as well as job search engine Simply Hired, bought in 2016.