The Executive Update is a company blog written by Kathy Simmons, the CEO of Netshare, Inc.
Netshare, Inc. is a confidential, membership based service for business executives across all disciplines and industries. Since 1991, we have been providing our executive members with quality $100K+ job listings and networking opportunities. Over the years, NETSHARE has evolved into a strong community of executives who exchange strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices.
NETSHARE continues to grow and respond to our membership, developing new offerings (link to timeline in History section) and delivering an unparalleled level of personal service. Members who have questions or just want advice may call us toll-free 1-800-241-5642 and speak with anyone on our staff – including the CEO. Our company has been recognized in many leading publications, including Forbes Magazine, which has named NETSHARE, Inc. the "Forbes Favorite" among executive job sites for eight consecutive years (2000 - 2007).
About Kathy Simmons
Kathy Simmons joined NETSHARE in 1992. She is the guiding force behind the company and the architect of NETSHARE's online business strategy. Simmons is responsible for the ongoing evolution of NETSHARE as a Web-based community for executives who are seeking jobs as well as opportunities to network with their peers and build a personal "brand" online – a prerequisite for success in the Internet era.. Since assuming the role of CEO in 2004, Simmons has made it her mission to help NETSHARE members harness the Internet to advance their careers.
Under her leadership, NETSHARE has evolved into the Web address where executives go to meet all of their career management needs.
Prior to joining NETSHARE, Simmons spent 15 years in customer service and technology positions in the telecommunications, construction and healthcare industries. Her eclectic background includes stints as a buyer for an international trading company and founder of an administrative services center in Tehran, Iran.
Born in Southern California, Simmons spent most of her formative years in Asia, the daughter of an international executive with assignments in Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Korea. She credits her ability to size up situations and make connections quickly to her early years and the many times she was the "new kid" in school!
Simmons' passion for connecting people has served NETSHARE well. She recalls the night in 1993 when she took a call from a recruiter who was having a tough time filling an international assignment. The client had very specific multi-lingual and cultural requirements. Earlier that day, the perfect resume had been faxed to NETSHARE by a new member. Calls were made, faxes exchanged. Within two weeks the job was filled by the NETSHARE member. Today such connections are made more efficient by the Internet, but Simmons' passion for connecting the right people with the right jobs remains the guiding philosophy behind NETSHARE
Simmons commentary frequently appears in major media outlets. She has been a guest on MSNBC's Morning Call and has been widely quoted in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and Smart Money Magazine, discussing issues related to executive employment. Email her: firstname.lastname@example.org