Natalie Matalon (pictured) will be appointed chief people officer (CPO) at Germany-based recruiting platform StepStone on May 4, 2023. She will be responsible for the work of the company’s global HR team.

Matalon began her career in banking before moving to human resources more than a decade ago, working for the likes of Capital One, Google and Farfetch. Matalon, who was born in Israel, attended Cornell University and graduated from London Business School with an MBA.

She comes to StepStone from FarFetch, a leading global luxury fashion e-commerce platform, where she was vice president of people operations.

According to a press release, she draws on more than 25 years of “business and people transformation experience.”

“I am delighted to welcome Natalie Matalon to StepStone. As a global company with around 4,000 employees, a strong people function is critical to the foundations of our organization,” said StepStone CEO Sebastian Dettmers. “Our ability to attract and retain the best talent will be crucial to our very success as a business.”

Matalon commented: “I’ve always felt there is no greater impact one can have on an organization than finding the right individual for the right role and creating the conditions that allow them to thrive. It is so inspiring to have the opportunity to do this as part of StepStone, whose sole vision is finding the right job for everyone.”

StepStone is owned by Berlin-based media company Axel Springer. According to StepStone’s website, the platform links more than 100 million applications with over 150,000 employers annually. StepStone earned around €1.0 billion ($1.1 billion U.S.) in revenue in 2022.

Headquartered in Düsseldorf, StepStone operates in 30 countries with such brands as StepStone in Germany, AppCast in the U.S. and TotalJobs in the UK.

In December 2022, Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner teased a possible IPO for StepStone in 2023.


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