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CareerBuilder has appointed Irina Novoselsky as its CEO less than a year after she joined the tech firm as its president and chief operating officer, the company announced today. She replaces Matt Ferguson who has served as CEO for 14 years.

CareerBuilder Irina Novoselsky CEO

Irina Novoselsky (PRNewsfoto/CareerBuilder)

Novoselsky (LinkedIn Profile), who has a reputation for leading companies through digital change and driving growth, is CareerBuilder’s first female CEO.

She previously served as CFO and then president of Novitex Enterprise Solutions. She is credited with turning the 9,000-person company into a modern, tech-based services firm that experienced double-digit growth.

Before her work at Novitex, Novoselsky was an investment strategist at Dubin & Co., an investment professional at Apollo Global Management in the Private Equity Group and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in the M&A group.

Now that he has stepped down as CEO, Ferguson will assume the role of executive chairman. He’ll oversee the company’s continued evolution as it invests in mobile, artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide end-to-end employment and HR solutions.

Under his leadership, the company grew from 16 million unique visitors and 400,000 jobs per year to 200 million unique visitors and nearly 8 million jobs, globally. CareerBuilder now serves 90 percent of the Fortune 1000 and has expanded into 185 markets worldwide.

Chicago-based CareerBuilder is a global company that helps employers, find, hire and manage employees. It is majority-owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC. and operates in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia.