SOURCE: Zapoint

October 08, 2007 08:30 ET

When It Comes to Career Management, New Board of Advisors Gets Zapoint

Zapoint Names Human Resources, Technology Luminaries to Advisory Board

BROOKLINE, MA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - Eight prominent leaders within the human resources and technology industries will lend their expertise to Zapoint as members of its board of advisors. Richard Moore, Dr. Lewis Rambo, Larry Stybel, Michael Yung, Laura Avakian, Barbara Addison-Reed, James Jandl and Martha Whyte have agreed to play pivotal roles in the growth of Zapoint as the Company takes the recruiting and career management industry by storm.

Founded in 2007, Zapoint helps tech-savvy, career-minded individuals take charge of their career. Unlike dated, inefficient job boards, Zapoint incorporates the latest components of social networking with search and career management tools to bring the next generation of online recruiting to employees and employers.

"We are entering an established industry with a whole new approach," said Chris Twyman, Zapoint's founder and CEO. "Our board knows the human resources and technology industries inside and out and that knowledge will be indispensable to us as we launch our product offering and navigate the challenges and opportunities that come our way in the coming months and years."

The members of the Zapoint Board of Advisors include:

--  Richard Moore has more than 30 years experience in technology and is
    currently the CEO of Odeo, a digital media search and delivery company
    aimed at improving the podcasting experience.  Richard has held multiple
    executive-level positions including serving as president and COO of
    Financial Fusion Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase Inc.
    
--  Dr. Lewis Rambo brings more than 20 years of experience with
    leadership roles within the human resources industry.  His area of
    expertise includes human resources management, organizational development,
    team building and diversity.
    
--  Larry Stybel is a seasoned executive within the career management
    industry.  He is the former president of the Boston Human Resource
    Association and has served on multiple boards within the human capital
    space, which include The National Human Resource Association and The New
    England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
    
--  Michael Yung has been in the financial industry for almost twenty
    years.  He was formerly senior vice president of the Union Bank of
    Switzerland (UBS PaineWebber) and was also a vice president with CitiGroup.
    

Also joining the board are Laura Avakian, the former vice president of human resources at MIT; Barbara Addison-Reed, the vice president of Human Resources at Bentley College in Waltham, MA; James Jandl, the vice president of executive recruitment at Oxford Global Resources; and Martha Whyte, the head of alumni relations at Hult International Business School in Cambridge, MA.

"The job market is becoming increasingly more compact as employers and job seekers alike are growing more selective in their search for the perfect fit," said Richard Moore. "Zapoint is addressing this issue in a fresh way that other career-oriented tools are not. I believe Zapoint has hit on something unique -- it's virtually changing the way we all approach career management."

About Zapoint

Brookline, MA-based Zapoint aims to fundamentally change the hiring process by combining online recruiting, career management and social networking into a tool that serves employers and employees alike. Zapoint lets people create LifeCharts that more effectively showcase their experience and skills to prospective employers and forge meaningful connections with past and present colleagues. Employers gain from the Zapoint system's ability to quickly narrow down a candidate pool to only the most qualified people. Founded in 2007, Zapoint is privately held and funded. For more information, visit www.zapoint.com.

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