by Meridith Levinson

Monster’s New CIO Gets New Responsibilities Amidst Executive Realignment

Jun 07, 20072 mins

Plus: New IT exec at Experience and a new blog on

Monster Worldwide yesterday announced a realignment of its senior management team’s responsibilities. The realignment is designed to simplify and streamline the online recruiting company’s operations and to support growth opportunities in the international online recruiting and Internet advertisting markets. As a result, global CIO Darko Dejanovic, who joined the company in April, was made an executive vice president, and he assumes additional technology responsibilities from Brad Baker, formerly the president of product, technology and service who was yesterday named EVP of product, marketing and customer service. 

Chris Vento joined Experience Inc. earlier this week as the career services provider’s EVP of technology and product strategy. Vento most recently worked for Blackboard and WebCT, where as the EVP of product development and CTO, he helped develop e-learning software that facilitated collaboration, integrated classroom activity and helped students and faculty manage projects and assignments. A veteran software developer, Vento previously worked for Lotus, Avid Technology, Centrical, Vertigo and Wang. launched a new blog earlier this week that’s worth checking out: The Math/Science Imperative is a conversation about the deplorable state of math and science education in the United States. CIO‘s charismatic publisher, Gary Beach, is the voice behind the blog, and he wants your thoughts on the symptoms of the problem and solutions to it. He also wants your help raising awareness about the educational crisis underway in America. Gary has long been involved in technology education causes. He founded TechCorps in 1994, a nonprofit whose mission is to improve K-12 education through the use of technology. He serves on the Board of Directors of NetDay, a nonprofit organization that focuses on education technology, and he sits on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National IT Workforce Committee. A recognized authority on the IT industry, Gary has testified before Congress and is frequently quoted in the media.