Careerminds, a leading virtual outplacement firm, has announced a new leadership structure to oversee the company's growth. Sabrina Basht, who has been with the company since 2011, has been appointed CEO, effective immediately. The current CEO and founder, Raymond Lee, will serve as Chief Product Officer and expand his focus on ensuring that Careerminds continues to provide a superior virtual product and service.
“Raymond and Sabrina have added tremendous value to the business. Now is the right time to align their positions to support the growth of the company.” said Jack Gavin, Chairman of their Board and former President of Right Management.
Ms. Basht, the company's new CEO, has over 20 years of experience in business-to-business sales, marketing and client management. "I'm excited to lead an entrepreneurial, technology-focused company. I've always been energized by building businesses that challenge the status quo and Careerminds is at a very exciting point in its lifecycle."
Mr. Lee noted that her experience was a prime driver in the decision to select her to lead the company. "Since her arrival, Sabrina has driven tremendous value and helped the company grow significantly by building an attractive client base and helping to develop the innovative approach that Careerminds deploys," said Lee. "Now is the time to fine-tune and increase our focus on growing the business and continuing to cultivate long-term relationships."
Ms. Basht previously held the position of Chief Client Champion and worked with clients daily. The move signals a deeper focus on customer service and a strong alliance between the company's sales and marketing functions. This was reflected in the company's decision to build out industry-specific products earlier in the year.
"I am incredibly excited about leading them into the next stage of the growth," said Basht. "Our commitment to helping job seekers re-enter the workforce quickly and providing superior, cost effective services to organizations is unparalleled.”
About Sabrina Basht
With 20 years of experience, Sabrina has successfully led sales and marketing teams and cultivated and managed business relationships with some of the most attractive Fortune 500 companies. Her experience selling and building strategic alliances crosses many different industries including travel and entertainment, retail, financial services, technology and telecommunications. In addition, her background includes client acquisition marketing, CRM, loyalty marketing, new product development and branding. Sabrina joined Careerminds in 2011 with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion building businesses that challenge the status quo.