ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Kate Kavanagh, a long-time international sales director and managing director with more than 20 years of marketplace experience, has joined the AIM Group as general manager, founding principal Peter M. Zollman announced today.

Kate Kavanagh

Kavanagh joins the senior leadership team of Katja Riefler, Jonathan Turpin, managing editor Pavel Marceux and Zollman at the 26-year-old company, the world’s leading business intelligence and consulting company for marketplaces and classified advertising companies.

“We’re entering another year of strong growth, and we now have almost 50 people working with us worldwide for more than 150 clients,” Zollman said. “Kate will strengthen our management team, help us add new products and services, and take some of the workload off Katja and Jonathan as our expansion continues.”

Kavanagh was most recently managing director and group international sales director for The Network, a global sales alliance of 60 recruitment marketplaces serving 140 countries. She managed four annual shareholder meetings and three international conferences each year, and coauthored The Network’s regular research report, “The Global Talent Survey,” with the Boston Consulting Group.

She was responsible for quadrupling international sales in four years across the StepStone businesses. She worked with CEOs at the various recruitment marketplaces to support their sales efforts, and managed daily business operations of The Network, including customer service, marketing, partner relations and shareholder management.

“This is a new and exciting chapter for me, where my passions meet my profession,” Kavanagh said. “I was an AIM Group client for a long time, and it helped me understand where our industry is heading. In our fast-changing markets, all of our future success will require strong connections, in-depth knowledge, innovation and powerful collaboration. At the AIM Group, I’ll be working with the people who help make this happen.”

Before joining The Network, Kavanagh was sales manager for enterprise sales throughout EMEA for Glassdoor, and previously worked for Totaljobs Group in various roles. She’s based near London where she lives with her partner Dan, their four sons and two dogs.

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