Board of Directors

John Barter became Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee in February 2016, having served as a Director since April 2007. From 1988 to 1994, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AlliedSignal, Inc., now known as Honeywell International, Inc., an advanced technology and manufacturing company. From October 1994 until his retirement in December 1997, Mr. Barter was Executive Vice President of AlliedSignal, Inc. and President of AlliedSignal Automotive. After retiring from AlliedSignal, Inc., Mr. Barter served briefly as Chief Financial Officer of Kestrel Solutions, Inc., a privately-owned early stage company established to develop and bring to market a new product in the telecommunications industry, from January 2000 to May 2001. Mr. Barter also serves on the Board of Directors of TASC, Inc. and Quality Tech, L.P.

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Carol Carpenter is an experienced technology executive who is passionate about high-performance teams that create new market categories. She’s currently the VP of Product Marketing for Google Cloud, one of the fastest growing parts of Google’s business. Prior to joining Google Cloud, Carol served as the CEO of ElasticBox, a multi-cloud management platform which she sold to CenturyLink in June 2016. As GM of the Consumer and Small Business Units for Trend Micro, a global security company, Carol grew the revenue by 4x over a 6 year period. She has led marketing at both large and small companies, including ClearSlide, Keynote Systems/Enviz, Tumbleweed and Apple. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and her MBA from HBS. Additionally, Carol serves as a mentor for the HBS Women in Technology group, for Monte Jade, and advises a few high-growth tech companies.

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Jennifer Deason was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in July 2016. Ms. Deason has over two decades of experience in corporate leadership. Most recently in her role as executive vice president at Bain Capital, Ms. Deason has partnered with CEOs and other senior level executives to improve company performance and drive transformations through strategic initiatives and performance management. While at Bain, Ms. Deason served in several interim operating roles such as President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer and was a Board member of several portfolio companies. Most recently, Ms. Deason served as Interim Chief Financial Officer at the Weather Channel, where she worked to reposition the organization from a more traditional TV media company towards a data-focused, mobile-first advertising platform, prior to the recent sale of the digital and B2B businesses to IBM. Ms. Deason holds a MBA from Stanford University and a B.A. from Yale University, and is closely involved in both schools. She is also on the Board of Trustees at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Jim Friedlich was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in January 2015. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Empirical Media Advisors. In his role as CEO at Empirical Media Advisors, Mr. Friedlich advises large media clients, focusing on revenue growth, change management and digital media transformation. He is the co-founder of private equity firm ZelnickMedia and was a general partner there until 2011, specializing in equity-backed turnarounds and restructuring media companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Friedlich served as VP of Business Development – Digital Publishing and Vice President of International Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Dow Jones & Company/The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Friedlich attended Dartmouth College, earned an MBA from the Stanford University School of Business and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.

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Burton M. Goldfield was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in December 2014. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at TriNet (NYSE: TNET). Mr. Goldfield has more than 25 years of experience in sales, operational, and technology leadership positions and is known for driving product innovation and business growth. Since joining TriNet, Mr. Goldfield has transformed the company into a leading cloud-based HR provider and Professional Employer Organization (PEO). In addition to expanding TriNet’s market reach, he has invested heavily in TriNet’s Software as a Service technology platform. Prior to TriNet, Mr. Goldfield was the CEO of Ketera Technologies. Previously, he held executive level roles at Hyperion Solutions Corporation and IBM Corporation’s Rational Software division. Mr. Goldfield holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and an MBA from Villanova University.

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Skip Schipper was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2014. Mr. Schipper has extensive experience as a Human Resources executive at technology-focused companies and currently serves as the Chief People Officer at Yext, a leading global location management platform. Prior to joining Yext, he led Human Resources at Twitter and was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Groupon where he oversaw the HR and administrative organization globally and was integral in building the infrastructure to support the company’s global expansion efforts. Previously, Mr. Schipper was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Cisco Systems and has held executive level human resources and administrative roles at Microsoft, DoubleClick, Pepsico, Compaq and Harris Corporation. Mr. Schipper holds a M.B.A from Michigan State University and a B.A. from Hope College.

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Golnar Sheikholeslami was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in September 2012. Currently, Ms. Sheikholeslami is the CEO and President of Chicago Public Media.  Prior to that position, Ms. Sheikholeslami was the Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Everyday Health, Inc., a new media health company, from July 2010 until March 2013. In addition, she worked for The Washington Post from 2002 to 2010 where Ms. Sheikholeslami held several positions of increasing authority culminating as Vice President and General Manager of digital operations. In that role, she was responsible for the overall strategic direction, product development, innovation, technology and day-to-day operations for the company’s digital properties. Previously, Ms. Sheikholeslami led Condé Nast’s as Senior Vice President and Managing Director from 2000 to 2002 after joining the company in 1997. Ms. Sheikholeslami holds a MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.S. from Georgetown University.

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Art Zeile is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and also serves as a director. Prior to joining DHI, Art co-founded HOSTING, a cloud computing services company, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2008 until 2016. At HOSTING, Art formulated a strategy for a rollup of cloud services companies in the U.S. and focused on managing security and compliance for mission critical web applications. Earlier in his career, Art served as CEO of QTC Management Inc, a healthcare technology company, from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining QTC Management, Art co-founded Inflow Inc., a public data center company, and Link-VTC, one of the first companies to deliver videoconferencing services. Art earned a bachelor’s degree in Astronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served in the United States Air Force from 1988 until 1993. Art also received a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.

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Audit Committee

  • Jennifer Deason (Chairperson)
  • Burton Goldfield
  • Goli Sheikholeslami
Audit Committee Charter
The DHI Group, Inc. Audit Committee assists the board in monitoring the audit of the company’s financial statements, the independent auditors’ qualifications and independence, the performance of audit function and independent auditors, and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The Audit Committee has direct responsibility for the appointment, compensation, retention (including termination) and oversight of the company’s independent auditors, and the independent auditors report directly to the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee will also review and approve related-party transactions as required by the rules of the NYSE.

Compensation Committee

The DHI Group, Inc. Compensation Committee reviews and recommends policies relating to compensation and benefits of the company’s directors and employees and is responsible for approving the compensation of the company’s Chief Executive Officer and other executive officers. The Compensation Committee also administers the issuance of awards under the company’s equity incentive plans.

Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee

The DHI Group, Inc. Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee selects or recommends that the board select candidates for election to the company’s board of directors and develops and recommends to the board of directors corporate governance guidelines that are applicable to the company. It also oversees board of directors and management evaluations.


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