MILL VALLEY, Calif. (MAY 29, 2015) – Glassdoor, the fastest growing jobs and recruiting marketplace, today announced Dawn Lyon has been named vice president of corporate affairs, responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate communications and public relations, government affairs, social media and its new economics bureau globally.
Most recently, Lyon served as managing director of LyonSHARE Communications Group, a strategic communications consultancy she founded in 2004, which has served as Glassdoor’s agency of record since its launch in 2008. Under Lyon’s leadership, LyonSHARE has also served as agency of record for Zillow since 2007, supporting the company’s data-driven, brand-building PR programs by managing communications around its 2011 IPO and most recently its $2.5 billion acquisition of Trulia. Lyon’s other clients that remain with LyonSHARE include Battery Ventures, HotelTonight, Glympse, Liftopia and more.
Lyon previously served a senior vice president in FleishmanHillard’s consumer marketing practice, and she also spent more than 15 years running in-house communications and public affairs programs for several large brands including eBay, a division of Cendant Corporation now called Travelport, Chevron, Cheap Tickets and Amtrak. Her range of experience includes creative story telling, leveraging data programs to build brands, growing global communications departments, managing communications around more than 25 mergers and acquisitions, supporting IPOs and secondary offerings and building and revamping financial communications programs.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dawn Lyon to Glassdoor as she brings a wealth of experience to the company that will help us effectively reach new audiences and solidify Glassdoor’s position as a leader in workplace transparency and the global employment industry,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. “Dawn is passionate about Glassdoor and driving necessary and positive change in the jobs space. We are fortunate to have her join the team – her commitment to the company and our mission has been evident from day one.”
Lyon holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science from San Diego State University and an executive certificate from the Center for Public Policy and Management from the University of Washington. She remains a senior advisor to LyonSHARE and a number of technology startups. She also serves on the board of T4A.org, a non-profit that facilitates dialogue between technology leaders and public officials to identify and develop results-focused initiatives that help communities.
Along with Lyon’s addition to the executive team, Glassdoor now employs approximately 450 people at its global headquarters in Mill Valley, Calif., across the U.S. and in London, and continues to hire.
While best known for its user-generated content, Glassdoor is also the fastest growing jobs-related website in the U.S., according to comScore1, that recently topped more than 30 million members in 190 countries. In addition to offering unique user-generated insights about working at 400,000 companies, Glassdoor offers employers a suite of job advertising, recruiting and employer branding tools and analytics.
Learn more about the Glassdoor Executive Team.
1 comScore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform report – March 2015
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Glassdoor is the most transparent jobs and career marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines free and anonymous reviews, ratings and salary content with job listings to help job seekers find the best jobs and address critical questions that come up during the job search, application, interview and negotiation phases of employment. For employers, Glassdoor offers recruiting and employer branding solutions to help attract high-quality candidates at a fraction of the cost of other channels. Glassdoor, which has nearly 30 million members and content from more than 190 countries, operates one of the most popular job apps on iOS and Android. The company launched in 2008 and has raised approximately $160 million from Google Capital, Tiger Global, Benchmark, Battery Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, and others.
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