Another Symbol Alum Joins Monster Exec Team

Talk about one big family over at Monster (profile; site). When CEO Sal Iannuzzi’s executive team gets together for meetings these days, the new faces are the Monster veterans; half the 10 executives are now expatriates from Symbol Technologies, the company Iannuzzi captained until he sold it to Motorola in January 2007.

The latest addition to the team is James Langrock. He’s the new SVP Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, taking over from Jonathan Trumbull who had been Vice President, Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer until May 9th. His departure was discovered in a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Langrock was Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller under Iannuzzi when both were at Symbol. The other Symbol alums now on the Monster executive team are:

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  • Iannuzzi, who first joined Monster as a member of the board in Fall 2006 then was elevated to CEO, president and chairman of the board on April 12, 2007;

  • Tim Yates, EVP and Chief Financial Officer. He held the CFO job at Symbol. Yates joined Monster in June 2007;

  • Lise Poulos is EVP and Chief Administrative Officer. Her last job at Symbol was enior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. Interestingly, her LinkedIn profile describes her title as EVP and Chief of Staff.

  • Art O’Donnell, EVP Customer Service, joined Monster in Sept. 2007, the same time as Poulos. At Symbol he held the title SVP and General Manager of the Global Services Division and Chief Quality Officer.

The others on the management team are Edward Lo, EVP of China operations; Darko Dejanovic, EVP Global Chief Information Officer and Head of Product, joining Monster in April 2007 from Tribune, Co., the newspaper publishing company and co-owner of CareerBuilder; Mark StoeverEVP, Internet Advertising & Fees; Robert Jones, VP Investor Relations, and; Evan Kornrich Acting General Counsel, who was named to the job after Monster fired Myron F. Olesnyckyj over the stock backdating scandal.

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