“When I joined Pitney Bowes, I said that this company’s best days are ahead of it,” Lautenbach said. “In Mark Shearer and Mark Wright, we have two executives who strongly share this view, and have the rich experience to make it happen. I am very excited to have them on board to help create a better experience for our clients around the world.”
The company also announced the departure of Leslie Abi-Karam, Executive Vice President and President, Pitney Bowes Communications Solutions, and John O’Hara, Executive Vice President and President, Pitney Bowes Software Solutions, both of whom will be assisting in the transition over the next several months.
Abi-Karam joined Pitney Bowes in 1984 and served in numerous leadership positions over the course of her career. Prior to her current role, she served as Executive Vice President and President, Document Messaging Technologies. Abi-Karam’s work ethic, commitment and world-class execution resulted in successfully growing the DMT organization. In her current role, she has led significant transformational change focused on client retention and enhanced operational efficiency. She has also expanded Pitney Bowes’s global presence, and improved the company’s go-to-market strategies. Among her many other achievements, Abi-Karam was the initial architect of Pitney Bowes’s move into the software business, overseeing the selection and integration of the company’s purchases of Group 1 Software, Emtex Software, and MapInfo.
O’Hara joined Pitney Bowes as part of the MapInfo acquisition in 2007, and was named President of Pitney Bowes Software in 2010. O’Hara is a charismatic, inspirational and motivating leader with a solid base of international business experience. With his strong global perspective, O’Hara has helped expand the company’s software product portfolio.
“Leslie Abi-Karam has had a long, distinguished and influential career at Pitney Bowes, and deserves the many accolades she has earned from across the industry. Within John O’Hara’s tenure at Pitney Bowes, he has helped to drive a global culture and inspired innovation within the software business,” said Lautenbach. “We wish both Leslie and John well as they move on to the next phase of their professional and personal lives”