Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced the appointment of Joe Schmitt to the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Schmitt was also elected an officer of the company. He will report to Kevin Connolly, Vice President, Global Client Services.
Schmitt succeeds Greg Buoncontri, who recently retired from Pitney Bowes. In his new role, Schmitt will lead information technology strategies and teams worldwide. He will have a particular focus on developing and deploying an innovative information and IT infrastructure for the company, including all data and technical service centers, communications networks (both voice and data), and enterprise software applications.
“Joe has all the qualities you look for in a strong CIO,” said Connolly. “He’s experienced, strategic, has a global perspective, and is an energetic agent for positive change. He is a great addition to our leadership team.”
Schmitt previously held Chief Information Officer positions at Steward Health Care System and Cerberus Capital Management. He started his career with Accenture, the global management consulting and technology services firm, and then spent twelve years in roles of increasing responsibility at General Electric.Schmitt graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with Bachelor of Science degrees in economics and industrial management. About Pitney Bowes Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. The company’s solutions for financial services, healthcare, legal, nonprofit, public sector and retail organizations are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications. Pitney Bowes is the only firm that includes direct mail, transactional mail, call centers and in-store technologies in its solution mix along with digital channels such as the Web, email, live chat and mobile applications. Pitney Bowes has approximately USD $5 billion in annual revenue and 27,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com