Matt Ferguson Chief Executive Officer
Matt Ferguson is the CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of "The Talent Equation." An award-winning leader who has always challenged the status quo, Ferguson took CareerBuilder to the No. 1 position in online recruitment within five years. Under his direction, CareerBuilder continues to outpace competitors in technology innovation and revenue, and is quickly expanding its global footprint as it evolves into a leading HR SaaS provider.
Focused on empowering employment, Ferguson has transformed CareerBuilder into a world-class organization that has revolutionized recruitment and job search with the convergence of advertising, software and data. He has taken CareerBuilder beyond operating the largest job board in the U.S. to a global company that offers everything from labor market intelligence to talent management software and other recruitment solutions. His ongoing commitment to delivering the greatest ROI to clients has driven dynamic growth that sets the bar for the industry.
Working with top employers in more than 60 markets worldwide, Ferguson is often called upon to provide insights on the labor market, as well as job search and workplace trends. He has appeared on CNBC Squawk Box, ABC World News, CBS Evening News, Bloomberg TV, the TODAY Show, FOX Your World with Neil Cavuto, Nightly Business Report and CNN, among others. He was named to Crain's Chicago Business "40 Under 40" and ranked in the top 10 list of Glassdoor.com's "Highest Rated CEOs."
Ferguson joined CareerBuilder in 2000, serving as Senior Vice President of Business Development and COO before taking on the role of CEO in 2004. Prior to CareerBuilder, Ferguson developed strategic partnerships for DigitalWork.com. He also started two entrepreneurial ventures, and practiced law at Baker & McKenzie. Ferguson holds a master's in business administration from the University of Chicago and a law degree from Northwestern University.