Opinio Group appoints non-exec director
Wright's role will be to work with and advise the board on how best to manage and maintain its rapid growth. Key focus will be on the development and deployment of new services, providing investment advice and helping to steer Opinio’s global expansion plans, including its entry into the USA and Chinese markets via MyJobMatcher.com, effectively a confused.com for jobs, in 2014.
Wright, one of the most experienced deal makers in the recruitment and staffing sector, currently has more than 20 transactions to his name - realising a total value in excess £350m. With a background in engineering, Jonathan joined James Caan at Alexander Mann in 1993 where they invested in the start-up of AMS, one of the world’s leading Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) businesses, he has gone on to enjoy an exceptional career in resourcing and recruitment including positions as the CEO of Hexagon Human Capital and non-executive director at Spring Group.
Wright says, “Opinio is a true rising star in the recruitment sector and I’m glad to be involved in its ambitious expansion plans. It is an exciting time for Opinio - MyJobMatcher.com in particular, has seen unprecedented growth in a short space of time with over half a million jobseekers signing up to the free service since its launch in April. I believe the Opinio team not only has the right mix of technical skills and entrepreneurial flair but, more importantly, a genuine pedigree – unquestionably together we will do great things in the sector!”
Chris Smith, CEO of Opinio Group, said, “It is humbling to have Jonathan join the team. It is also a great testament to what we have achieved at Opinio Group in such a short time. Jonathan’s expertise, experience and encyclopaedic knowledge will enable us to move at an even faster pace and ensure that everything we do delivers value to our users and clients alike.”
The new appointment comes just weeks after Freeserve founder and tech guru Rob Wilmot joined Opinio Group as Non-Executive Chairman.
Launched in December 2011, Opinio Group comprises of a suite of digital services focussed on the jobseeker, of which MyJobMatcher.com is the company’s lead product. Jobseekers simply upload their CV and within seconds they will be matched to the most relevant jobs for them and get daily alerts of new matches thereafter. The business has 700,000 live UK jobs sent daily from all the best and leading job boards.
Opinio Group has two other core products Applitracker and IMPS - both enable a recruiter/hirer to reach jobseekers quicker and better than ever before through its Intelligent Mass Posting System.