After a 12-year career leading Dice Holdings (NYSE:DHX), chairman, president, and CEO Scot Melland has opted to step down, and will be replaced by current Dice Executive Vice President, Industry Brands Group, and CFO Michael Durney on Sept. 30, the company announced today.

Melland will remain a director on the Dice board, but will step down as chairman and be replaced by current board member Peter Ezersky.

Commenting on Melland's decision to give up his positions with Dice, Ezersky said, "His leadership and long-term vision through multiple employment cycles was instrumental in building Dice Holdings into a global leader in online recruiting." Durney joined Dice in 2000 as its senior vice president, finance, and CFO, and has since led nine acquisition efforts and was instrumental in taking Dice Holdings public.