Read this post in German.

While LinkedIn have launched their own Advertising Network, XING are extending their B2B services. In order to achieve this, the international Top Manager Davide Villa has been appointed Senior Vice President B2B.

Yes, exactly the Davide Villa who had started his career by working for Adecco, who then became VP of Sales and Business Development of Jobpilot and who finally, after the acquisition of Jobpilot by Monster, was assigned CEO CEE for Monster.

Congratulations to XING! They found themselves a professional insider of the internet, and in particular the recruiting market. I’m very interested to see in what way the XING recruitment platform is going to develop. Their “marketplace” job board had generated practically 2 million euros during the first six months of 2008 and this without much active sales activities.

Good luck, Mr. Villa.