iVend Retail appoints European head to drive expansion

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 Retail by CitiXsys is a global provider of integrated omnichannel solutions for retail and hospitality chains. Our software solutions integrate vital systems to produce a flawless ecosystem where data flows instantly and freely, with minimal IT investment. Designed to provide exceptional customer experiences throughout the entire shopper and dining journey, iVend Retail solutions for point of sale, loyalty, eCommerce, digital passes, analytics and mobility will increase revenue, improve customer retention, and bring in new business, all while lowering your operating costs. Our suite of solutions is available through a worldwide distribution network of certified partners. For more information about iVend Retail, www.ivend.com or email us at contact@citixsys.com.