Indeed Announces Appointment of New CEO

Indeed, the worlds number one job site, announced today that it has named Chris Hyams as its new CEO. Chris will replace Hisayuki Idekoba (Deko) who has served in that role since October 2013. Indeeds parent company, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. today appointed Deko to its Board of Directors in addition to his responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer.

Chris appointment becomes effective on April 1, 2019, and Deko will join the Recruit Holdings Board of Directors in June subject to shareholder approval. Deko will continue to live and work in Austin, Texas, USA, and will continue to be involved in management decisions as a director of Indeed.

Indeed has always been a successful company defined by its mission of helping people get jobs. During his eight years at Indeed, Chris has always embodied and embraced this mission, Deko said. The entire leadership team at Recruit and Indeed are confident in Chris ability to drive Indeeds mission, strategy, and culture, and continue its growth.

Chris has served as President of Indeed since October 2015 and has been responsible for innovation and growth. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Product at Indeed and was responsible for Indeeds product and operations. During his tenure, Chris helped build and grow Indeeds global technology team.


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Indeed’s mission is to help people get jobs. I am grateful to the Recruit leadership team for the opportunity to lead an organization that helps so many people all over the world, Chris said. I feel a tremendous responsibility to Indeeds employees, job seekers, and clients, and I look forward to working with our senior leadership team to carry on Indeeds mission.

About Indeed

More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job site in the world (comScore, March 2018) and allows job seekers to search millions of jobs in over 60 countries and 28 languages. More than 250 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed. For more information, visit

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