Robert J. McGovern is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of CareerBuilder Corporation, which he sold to Tribune and Knight Ridder companies in 2000 and 2002. McGovern has been a fast tracker throughout his career and was often the youngest executive where he worked. After a long and successful career at large companies like Hewlett Packard, McGovern founded CareerBuilder with a mission to help people get ahead in life.
Currently, he is the founder and CEO of mkt10, an online job service based in Washington D.C. He also advises national leading venture capital firms and technology companies on strategic issues like hiring and recruiting a winning executive team, mergers and acquisitions.
McGovern was named the Entrepreneurship Institute's "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1998 and KPMG's "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1999. He's frequently invited to speak to Human Resource Professionals, Investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs. He lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife and two children.