New top management at StepStone

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New top management at StepStone

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The StepStone Group, one of Europe's most successful online job exchanges, has a new top management team. After the sale of the “Solutions” software division, Ralf Baumann, 54, was appointed CEO and Christian von Hohnhorst, 43, was appointed CFO/COO. Former CEO Colin Tenwick and former CFO Ian Cole have left StepStone.

Ralf Baumann has been working for the StepStone Group since 2002. As managing director, he was initially responsible for StepStone's operations in Germany, before assuming responsibility for the expansion of StepStone's online business in October 2005. At StepStone since 2000, Christian von Hohnhorst started as Finance Manager of StepStone Germany. Since 2003, he has been in charge of the finances of the StepStone job exchanges in every country. As COO, he will also be responsible for Human Resources and IT.

Dr. Jens Müffelmann, Head of the Electronic Media division at Axel Springer AG: “With Ralf Baumann at the helm, we are entering a new phase of growth and internationalization at StepStone. We are delighted to fill this key position with a manager from the StepStone Group. Together with Christian von Hohnhorst, he will continue to improve the excellent position of StepStone with his expertise, management experience and personality, and thus further strengthen Axel Springer in its core business of classified online advertising.”

About the StepStone Group:

StepStone is one of Europe's leading online job exchanges. Companies successfully use the StepStone website in nine countries to recruit qualified specialists and executive staff. With over five million visits each month in Germany alone, StepStone is one of the most frequently visited online job sites in Germany. The StepStone Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Axel Springer AG.

Press contact: Christian Garrels
Tel: +49 30 2591 77651