Monster’s Former Face Joins First Advantage

Apr 10, 2008
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Former Vice President of Alliances for Monster (profile; site) Neal Bruce is headed to the First Advantage team, according to several reports.

One high-level First Advantage executive spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday, and on Thursday, Rena Levin wrote on the Hire Calling blog that Bruce would, in fact, be joining the company’s ATS team. The rumor started swirling on Tuesday, when Joel Cheesman announced it on his blog.

Levin wrote that while at Monster, Bruce “brought such a wealth of knowledge to the table. Monster customers sought out his opinions and trusted his vision. I had a great deal of success when the product was under his direction. My career path eventually lead me to First Advantage Corporation and I’m so thrilled to say Neal is joining our ATS team here. I can’t believe Monster let him go. He is such a valuable asset. He will certainly have a dramatic and positive impact here at First Advantage.”

Back in May 2006, Monster first announced its full product integration and availability with First Advantage.

“Monster is continuously in discussions with leading HR providers in order to steadily develop solutions that are more effective and valuable than independent offerings,” said Bruce, at the time.

Monster also boasted that this would allow for joint products to help customers minimize the time required to post jobs, increase the number of qualified applicants, and more efficiently identify and upload candidates from Monster’s database of more than 50 million resumes.

Apparently, it worked. First Advantage seems to have efficiently found one particularly qualified applicant to join its ranks.

Stay tuned for more coverage of Bruce’s first steps on the First Advantage ladder.

This article is part of a series called News & Trends.