26 March, 2015 – Watlington, Oxfordshire, UK – Leading omnichannel retail solution specialist, iVend Retail, has announced the appointment of Richard Kolodynski as Senior Vice President of European Operations as it looks to expand its presence within European markets.

With an established global footprint across 45 geographies, iVend Retail (part of Citixsys worldwide) will focus on further market penetration within the UK and across Europe.

With over 30 years of professional experience in global sales and channel development, Richard is well known in international retail circles thanks to his skills in business development and management of accounts of scale and complexity.  Heading up the European team, Richard’s role at iVend Retail will see him leading a channel-centric sales policy, deploying alliance strategies and channel partner engagement as well as commercial management and retail policies.

Prior to joining iVend, as well as holding senior positions at NCR, Santa Cruz Operation and Business Objects, Richard was Senior VP International Operations for Retail Pro for over 7 years. Having specialized in channel, his knowledge of building and subsequently managing specialist international partner networks over 35 years is widely recognized and has resulted in multiple awards, both in channel marketing innovation and revenue generation.

Kamal Karmakar, CEO of Citixsys, commented: “We’re very excited to have Richard onboard. – With previous high profile roles with international retail firms and suppliers, Richard comes with an unparalleled knowledge of the industry.  His involvement will be invaluable as we look to expand our European operations and grow the business across these markets.”

About iVend

iVend delivers onmichannel retail management solutions for the way retailers work today, implementing technology that is built to enable change, not just built to last.

We believe that retailers shouldn’t have to worry about managing hardware, software licenses, upgrades – they just need the tools to deliver great customer service.

Part of Citixsys worldwide, iVend stands for innovation in retail technology and leadership in Cloud management and mobile retail. In addition to providing traditional fixed till and back office server solutions as required, we are experts in developing solutions for complex retail – multi-format, multi-location, multi-channel and multi-sector retailers.


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