March 23, 2018
Nuance Communications, Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Mark Benjamin as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Mr. Benjamin, who will join Nuance on 23 April 2018, is described as a dynamic leader who brings 25 years of experience in technology markets to the position. He succeeds Paul Ricci, who will retire from Nuance on 29 March 2018.
A proven leader, Mark Benjamin currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of NCR Corporation, a technology company with software and hardware solutions for businesses. In his role, Mr. Benjamin is responsible for leading NCR’s sales, solutions management, business and product development, services and supply chain operations. Mr. Benjamin has established himself as a leader and expert in cloud-based services, software recurring revenue models and go-to-market strategies. He offers extensive experience in markets, sectors and solutions that are directly relevant to Nuance, including the cloud, software-as-a-service, mobile, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Prior to joining NCR, he spent more than 20 years in various leadership assignments for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP). Most recently, Mr. Benjamin served as the president of ADP’s Global Enterprise Solutions division, leading a team of 20,000 employees, and managing a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of businesses serving clients in more than 100 countries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international finance and marketing from the University of Miami.
“After a comprehensive search process, on behalf of the Board and the Company, I am excited to welcome Mark Benjamin as the next Chief Executive Officer of Nuance,” said Robert Frankenberg, Nuance director and chair of the CEO Search Committee. “With a shareholder focus, proven history of results, stellar reputation in the industry, and wealth of leadership experience, we are confident that Mark is the right leader for Nuance.”
“I am appreciative to the Board and am honoured for the opportunity to lead this tremendous organisation of innovative, talented and driven professionals,” said Mark Benjamin. “I am excited to join Nuance at this important moment in the Company’s history and am eager to work closely with the team. As I look ahead, I am confident that the Nuance team will continue to deliver important innovations for our customers and lead this dynamic field while creating meaningful value for our shareholders.”
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