Facebook College Recruiting Leader Adam Ward Joins Readyforce Advisory Board

San Francisco, California – December 12, 2012 Readyforce, the career network for students building the easiest way for companies to hire college students for internships and jobs, announced today Adam Ward, Global University Recruiting Manager at Facebook, has joined the Readyforce Advisory Board to counsel the rapidly growing company.

With a rich, extensive background in recruiting college and university talent, Adam Ward is renowned for both his vision and execution abilities. He is uniquely qualified to critically advise Readyforce as the company positions to take the lead amidst overwhelming demand to find and hire the right tech talent. Mr. Ward will assist Readyforce with product and market strategies as well as accelerate key business development initiatives.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of Readyforce and to have this chance to help shape the company’s promising future.  Readyforce has highly respected founders, and CEO Alex Mooradian has assembled an impressive, smart, and nimble team. In just a short period of time, they’ve enlisted a notable and diverse set of employers and a deep database of engaged students to meet the demand for this critical talent pipeline,” said Adam Ward, Global University Recruiting Manager at Facebook.

Adam is well known and respected as a leader in the college recruiting world. Prior to joining Facebook in 2011, Adam spent years building and leading the staffing and campus teams at Qualcomm and Trilogy. He was also a founding member of CollegeHire, a tech recruiting start-up focused on students.

“I’m very excited about Adam joining the Readyforce Advisory Board, and the timing couldn’t be better.  We’re coming off an incredibly successful HackerTour with hundreds of companies and thousands of students joining Readyforce as members in the last few months.  Adam’s perspective, experience and network are invaluable to the Advisory Board as we build on this momentum and continue to innovate in this space,” said Alex Mooradian, Readyforce founder and CEO.

Bill Trenchard, Readyforce founder, chairman of the board and First Round Capital partner said, “Readyforce is redefining the way tech companies and start-ups recruit students. The reception Readyforce has seen from both businesses and students clearly demonstrates the need for a better model of connecting these two groups. We’ve seen fantastic success from our recent HackerTour 2012 in the form of connections, interviews and hires, and I’m excited to have Adam join our team as an advisor to help us do great things in 2013.”

Readyforce is designed to facilitate enduring matches and help launch meaningful careers, by focusing on proven interpersonal factors that contribute to job satisfaction, such as work style, personal preferences, interests and cultural fit.

Readyforce invites companies to join Readyforce and find and connect with college talent that matches their needs. Students and recent grads  can join, complete profiles and request introductions through Readyforce to get started interviewing with great companies now.

About Readyforce
Readyforce, the career network for students,  is building the easiest way for companies to hire college students for internships and jobs. Companies search, review profiles and get introduced directly to students from around the country. Readyforce investors include Menlo Ventures, US Venture Partners, Pivot North, Founder Collective and First Round Capital.  www.readyforce.com

###

Media contact:
Suzanne Matick
831-479-1888
suzanne@matick.net