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McGourty arrives at a time of huge growth for the Northamptonshire-based company, which has seen a million jobseekers joining its flagship service, since its launch just over a year ago.

McGourty is an ambitious business leader with over 15 years sales management and commercial experience, and a proven track record of developing new business and achieving stretching sales targets.

He joins from IXP Group where he was head of global recruitment. Before that he spent five years at, where he climbed through the ranks to Commercial Director. He also spent two years as Business Development Manager at Monster in his native Ireland.

McGourty will be based in’s recently-established London office.

He said, “To work for such an innovative company as is a great opportunity for me, and I’m looking forward to concentrating on strengthening our relationships with the jobs boards.

“What we’re all about is supporting jobs boards- not competing with them and we’ve invested in technology which means we can offer an innovative solution to jobseekers. is so different to anything else on the market, and we’re convinced our technology can help people land their dream job.” CEO Chris Smith commented, “Shane’s track record of delivery at an operational and most importantly strategic level speaks for itself, and it’s a real coup for to have him as part of the team.

“Shane’s understanding of how our technology works means he has hit the ground running, and I’m looking forward to him strengthening further our relationships with the top job boards in the UK and Ireland. He has great expertise at managing teams and will play a key role in both building out in the UK and European markets and our forthcoming international roll-out.”


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