Xing targets recruiting – hires exec

Apparently the first web 2.0 company to go public, it now seems like Xing is keen to target the lucrative recruiting market, as its new Senior VP seems to have spent a lot of time in the recruiting industry.

The Executive Board of XING AG ( appointed Davide Villa as Senior Vice President B2B. Villa will assume responsibility for the newly created department from today and shall manage all German and international B2B activities, including XING Marketplace, Advertising, Best Offers, Company Pages and Enterprise Groups.


Mr. Villa has international experience in recruiting, and has established an active contact network in the industry. He is an Italian and is fluent in five languages (German, English, Spanish, French and Italian). His last position was CEO of Central and Eastern Europe for


After receiving a Master’s in Business Informatics from the Business School Lausanne, Davide Villa began his career working for Adecco. In October 2002, he joined jobpilot GmbH as VP of Sales and Business Development. In May 2003, he was promoted to COO and assumed responsibility for European Operations.




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Posted on September 17, 2008, in networking, online, recruiting and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Xing targets recruiting – hires exec.

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