Diebold Nixdorf announces management appointments

NORTH CANTON, Ohio and PADERBORN, Germany, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf today (Oct. 6, 2016) named two seasoned technology professionals to lead the company’s forward-looking efforts in researching and developing innovative software and solutions for the next generation.

Ashvin Mathew has joined Diebold Nixdorf as vice president and chief technology officer, Software. He will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic development of cloud-based solutions and software-as-a-service (SAAS) offerings. Mathew, 48, comes to the company from Microsoft Corp., where he spent most of his 20-plus year career in cloud and enterprise-level software development.  Most recently, Mathew served as a general manager in the Microsoft Business Solutions / Dynamics product group within the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise division.

To lead next-generation development for solutions, Diebold Nixdorf has named Reinhard Rabenstein to serve as senior vice president and chief technology officer, Solutions. He will be responsible for integrating and consolidating the company’s technology roadmap.  Rabenstein, 62, has worked with Wincor Nixdorf and its predecessor companies for more than 30 years, primarily in retail banking, most recently serving as chief technology officer for Wincor Nixdorf.  Rabenstein also currently serves as managing director of AEVI, a payments technology subsidiary of Diebold Nixdorf.

“Our ability to attract someone of Ashvin’s caliber to our company illustrates that Diebold Nixdorf, as one of the world’s 75 largest software companies[1], is a serious player in the financial and retail software arena,” said Andy W. Mattes, chief executive officer, Diebold Nixdorf. “His experience will help us to shape the future of connected commerce and keep our customers in front of emerging trends.

“Reinhard’s vast knowledge and experience in a large variety of retail banking applications make him a trusted source and opinion leader in the financial industry, and an ideal person to lead our efforts to seek out ‘what’s next’ on the solutions front,” Mattes continued. “Combining Ashvin and Reinhard’s diverse experience will help us leverage our increased global scale and knowledge to more effectively drive innovation in both the financial and retail industries.”

Both Mathew and Rabenstein will report to Mattes and their respective line of business leaders for software and systems.

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers,Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn,Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.


Michael Jacobsen, APR
Media Relations
Email: michael.jacobsen@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: +1 330.490.3796

Andreas Bruck
Media Relations – Germany
Email: andreas.bruck@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: +49151 1512 3018

Steve Virostek
Investor Relations
Email: stephen.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: 330-490-6319

Source: Diebold Nixdorf

Topco announces management appointments

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL., 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topco Associates, LLC announced the appointment of two officers. Anjani Bhargava has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Danell O’Neill has been promoted to Vice President, Corporate Communications.

As Topco’s CHRO, Bhargava will have overall responsibility for the company’s Human Resources function, which includes developing and implementing Topco’s human capital strategy through comprehensive initiatives and programs. Bhargava will report directly to Topco’s President and CEO, Randy Skoda. “The most valuable part of Topco is our people. Moving our business forward begins with this intellectual capital, and Anjani brings thought leadership, a collaborative style and a hands-on approach to achieving results through people and processes,” Skoda said. “I look forward to Anjani’s leadership across our Human Resources initiatives as we continue to develop a world-class human capital strategy that further advances Topco’s mission of helping drive value for our membership.”

Bhargava comes to Topco with extensive experience working with senior executives on leadership effectiveness, talent management, organization design and building strategic human resources functions at companies such as Best Buy, Biogen, Con Agra, CDW, McDonalds and Xerox. Prior to her consulting work, Bhargava held a key leadership position at Lenovo where she led the Global Organization Development, Talent Management, Culture and Human Resources M&A functions. She also held senior Human Resources roles at Pepsi and Motorola. Bhargava has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside and her advanced training in Organizational Psychology from Northern Illinois University.

In the newly created role of Vice President, Corporate Communications, Danell O’Neill will continue to manage messaging that promotes and enhances Topco’s brand reputation for all stakeholders across all channels. A key pillar of this role will include the development and implementation of an integrated strategic communications plan that is aligned to the organization’s strategic planning process. This plan will advance the company’s brand identity, broaden awareness of its programs and priorities, and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences. “Under Danell’s leadership, the role of communications within Topco has become an invaluable asset that has helped to advance our position with relevant constituents, driving broader awareness, understanding and support for the organization. The need for strong communications remains critical as Topco continues to evolve its work with the membership,” said Skoda.

O’Neil joined Topco in 2013 after leading Topco’s Corporate Communications functions as a consultant for more than a year. Prior to joining Topco, O’Neill was a managing partner of a consulting company. She also held communications roles at Honeywell, Accenture and The Nielsen Company where she was Vice President of Corporate Communications.

Topco Associates LLC is a $15.3 billion, privately held company that provides aggregation, innovation and knowledge management solutions for its leading food industry member-owners and customers, including grocery retailers, wholesalers and food service suppliers. Topco leverages the collective volume, knowledge and commitment of these companies to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace by reducing costs and offering winning business building capabilities. For more information, please visit www.topco.com.

Media Contact:
Adam Schoor
Manager, Corporate Communications

Source: Topco


Rakuten announces management appointments

TOKYO, 2016-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. (4755: Tokyo) today announced the following personnel appointment as approved by its Board of Directors.

Management Change (Effective July 1, 2016)

■Name: Kenji Hirose
New Title: CCO, Group Managing Executive Officer
Previous Title: Director, EU RHO

Name: Akio Sugihara
New Title: CPO, Group Executive Vice President
Previous Title: CCO & CPO, Group Executive Vice President

Name: Takahito Aiki
New Title: Director, EU RHO President, Digital Contents Company
Previous Title: President, Digital Contents Company

Source: Rakuten