- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 30, 2005

For Phil Bond, the new general manager of Monster Government Solutions, the missions of the private and public sectors aren’t necessarily at odds.

“As someone who wants to serve the public agenda, the agenda of Monster helping people to better their lives is not too different than that of the government,” said Mr. Bond, who was promoted after six months as senior vice president of government relations for Monster Worldwide. “That’s what drew me to Monster.”

Monster Government Solutions, which is based in McLean and is a subsidiary of Monster Worldwide Inc., manages human resources for federal, state and local government agencies. In August, the federal Office of Personnel Management renewed “fishing rights” for the company to continue to manage the federal government’s job sites — a contract worth up to $27 million over five years.

In his new role, Mr. Bond is responsible for overseeing Monster Government Solutions’ business activities in the public sector.

“We have a real good team of senior folks here,” Mr. Bond said. “I help them see the long-term vision to make sure that we are making our offerings consistent with where the government needs to go and where the technology’s going.”

Doug Klinger, president of Monster North America, said Mr. Bond’s extensive experience in government and technology made him an ideal candidate. His resume includes senior positions at the Department of Commerce, Hewlett-Packard and the Information Technology Industry Council, as well as a long stint on Capitol Hill as chief of staff to Reps. Jennifer Dunn, Washington Republican, and Bob McEwen, Ohio Republican.

“He’s very well-known in Silicon Valley and, obviously, D.C.,” Mr. Klinger said. “We felt like he understands the people we’re dealing with, he understands the Washington scene, and he’s an effective leader of people.”

Mr. Bond also will continue to serve as senior vice president of government relations for Monster Worldwide, reporting directly to Monster Worldwide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew J. McKelvey.

“I think in all business, as the global economy grows more integrated, CEOs and senior managers are realizing that understanding the government is a critical part of the job,” Mr. Bond said. “Public policy really matters — it matters for the business environment and for the individual job seekers’ environment.”

Mr. Bond says he looks forward to enhancing Monster’s government services, including the USAJOBS online portal, which has attracted 128 million visitors since it was created in 2003.

“Like any innovator, we have some new products out there. Some of it is pulling data together in a better way for managers at each agency to have better business intelligence,” Mr. Bond said. “We want to be able to offer whatever they need to be more efficient on behalf of the taxpayer.”

Mr. Bond, 49, lives in Fairfax Station with his wife, Diane, and two daughters, Jackie, 13, and Jessie, 11.

— Kara Rowland

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