Pitney Bowes Reorganizes; Shearer, Wright Named to Senior Roles
STAMFORD, CT—April 9, 2013—Pitney Bowes is planning to reorganize its business operations and is making two leadership appointments in newly-constituted SMB Mailing and Software businesses. Mark Shearer is joining the company as executive vice president and president of Pitney Bowes SMB Mailing Solutions; and Mark Wright is joining as executive vice president and president of Pitney Bowes Software Solutions. These appointments are a continuation of the reorganization of business operations that began with the previously-announced establishment of the Global Client Services organization and the appointment of Kevin Connolly last month.
Shearer and Wright will join the company on April 15, and both will report directly to President and CEO Marc Lautenbach.
As president of Pitney Bowes SMB Mailing Solutions, Shearer takes on the leadership of an organization that will be focused on mailing products and technologies worldwide in the small- and medium-sized marketplace. Pitney Bowes has been a world leader in this business for 93 years. Shearer’s role is to drive an ever-improving client experience to this marketplace, to move best products and practices rapidly across national borders and markets, and to simplify the ways in which clients can interact with the company in the future.
Shearer had a 30-year career at IBM, where he held a broad range of general management, business and product strategy, and marketing senior leadership positions. He led both startup and mature businesses, with deep experience in the SMB space, and excelled at leading complex global organizations. Notable accomplishments at IBM included leading IBM’s first pre-defined services package for small- and medium-size clients, leading worldwide sales relationships with large financial institutions and creating growth with telecom and media clients in Asia Pacific. He also held senior roles in marketing, which included the successful re-launch of the IBM mainframe, leading the $2 billion IBM System I business, and, in his last role at IBM, serving as vice president of marketing and strategy for IBM’s $20 billion hardware businesses.