NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, today announced Bennett Smith has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, Mr. Smith will be responsible for developing and executing the technology strategy for the company, including overseeing our engineering, development and technology operations teams and driving innovation through the development and use of new technologies. "Bennett is known for outstanding execution and technology skills, as well as creating dynamic environments for tech teams to thrive," said Scot Melland, Chairman, President and CEO of Dice Holdings, Inc. "His innovative thinking and team-building makes him an ideal fit for this newly created role." Mr. Smith brings extensive technology and entrepreneurial experience to the company, including positions at FedEx, Mid America Group, and Orbitz Worldwide where he had roles of increasing responsibility culminating as Vice President, Global Enterprise Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Business Analysis from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. in Information Systems Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas. "I've joined the Dice team because I'm excited about the opportunity in front of the company. Of course, it helps that I can personally attest to the value of hiring tech professionals through our largest site, Dice.com," said Bennett Smith, CTO of Dice Holdings, Inc. "I look forward to working with our customers and community participants to help position our company for continued success." About Dice Holdings, Inc. Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) is a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, including technology and engineering, financial services, energy, healthcare, and security clearance. Our mission is to help our customers source and hire the most qualified professionals in select and highly skilled occupations, and to help those professionals find the best job opportunities in their respective fields and further their careers. For more than 21 years, we have built our company by providing our customers with quick and easy access to high-quality, unique professional communities and offering those communities access to highly relevant career opportunities and information. Today, we serve multiple markets primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Investor & Media Contact:Dice Holdings, Inc. Jennifer BewleyVice-President, Investor Relations & Corp. Communications212-448-8288 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Dice Holdings, Inc.