- Customer Centric
- Data Driven
As Snehta’s Chairman and co-founder of Snehta.com, Matt overseas Snehta’s mission, values, and strategy, ensuring it’s commitment to delivering great services to small businesses around the globe.
Matt Ferguson is the CEO of CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions. Ferguson took CareerBuilder to the No. 1 position in the online recruitment industry within five years. Under his direction, CareerBuilder continues to outpace competitors in traffic, revenue and technology innovation, and is quickly expanding its global footprint with a presence in 55 countries worldwide.
Working with the nation’s top employers on a daily basis, Ferguson is often called upon to provide insights on emerging trends, the impact of the economy on the job outlook, and advice for job seekers. 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 Money, among others. He was named to Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40″ and ranked in the top ten list of Glassdoor.com’s “Highest Rated CEOs.”
Ferguson first joined the company following CareerBuilder’s acquisition of Headhunter.net, where he had been serving as senior vice president of business development. Prior to that, 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.
As Snehta’s co-founder and CEO, Farhan Yasin is responsible for executing Snehta’s vision to deliver great products and services to small businesses. Yasin leads sales, customer operations, business development, offshore development and technology at Snehta. Yasin has over 10 years of consumer and business to business internet experience, ranging from building sales teams across different industries to leading organizations in Europe, India & Asia.
Prior to Snehta, Yasin served as Groupon’s Chief Operating Officer, International. At Groupon, Yasin focused on international growth through acquisitions and organic business launches, as well as growth of existing international entities. Yasin also led Groupon’s national sales efforts during part of his tenure at Groupon. Prior to joining Groupon, Yasin was President of CareerBuilder’s EMEA Group. In this role, he directed the company’s international strategy for becoming the global leader in online recruitment. He built a successful presence for CareerBuilder in Europe, Canada, China and other key markets across the globe. Prior to his international role, Yasin held various leadership roles in government sales, advertising sales, consumer products, legal affairs and business development. Yasin holds a JD/MBA from the University of Denver, and is currently pursuing a M.Sc. Degree from New York University.
Snehta is a local search company empowering local businesses to connect with relevant, local consumers. Snehta also provides its local businesses with technology and services to help manage their customer acquisition and retention in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Through the use of advanced technology and superior customer service, Snehta is changing the way local businesses reach, communicate with and retain their customers. We aspire to the best in the world at accomplishing these things for several billion local consumers and sixty million local businesses around the globe.
You may be wondering how we came up with the Company name, ‘ Snehta ’.
Here is the story behind Snehta:
Around 500, BC, Ancient Athens invented the concept of democracy which is so important to the full expression of human dignity. In any society, a vital ingredient supporting democracy is a robust economy of strong local businesses. Athens started with democracy which at that time supported local business development and a strong market economy. We looked at the landscape today. The Internet is changing the way all people around the world live and work. We see local businesses and their use of the Internet and technology as crucial to the support of their societies and furthering the cause of democracy itself. Therefore, the name Snehta arose as we are starting at the opposite end of the spectrum from Athens and are starting with the local business and its success as supporting democracy. Hence, the name Snehta , which is Athens in reverse.