(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Secure-24, Inc. announced today that 20-year industry veteran Joe Szmadzinski has joined the company as Chief Strategy Officer. Szmadzinski will lead advancement of market and technology positioning, as well as development of key partner service alliances and new products.
“We are thrilled to have Joe join our executive team,” said Volker Straub, Secure-24’s Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. “He brings deep experience and knowledge along with impressive, repeatable success in change management and business transformation. Joe will play a key role in developing an integrated business strategy that will help us fully leverage the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead for Secure-24.”
Previously, Szmadzinski was a Consulting Partner at KPMG and PwC, formerly Coopers and Lybrand. He has served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer for numerous companies, including GMAC, Edcor Services, WorldCom (post-bankruptcy), Amerisure Insurance, Barr Pharmaceuticals, Continuum Health and Champion Industries, among other firms.
In these roles, he led transformations that increased shareholder value and improved technology development. Szmadzinski also directed the IT and Business Systems Transformation Practice for AlixPartners for more than nine years.
Szmadzinski holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Physics from Grand Valley State University and a master of business administration from the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers and frequently speaks on business change, strategy and IT systems.
“I’m excited about this opportunity to contribute to a company with such an outstanding track record of success and innovation,” Szmadzinski said. “I look forward to working with Secure-24 and helping bring the company to its next level of growth.”