AUSTIN, Texas--()--Starmount today announced that Richard Mader, president of Mader International Consulting and director emeritus of the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), has joined the Starmount board of directors.
“Starmount looks forward to continuing our long working relationship with Richard, as we welcome him to a new role on our board of directors.”
As executive director of ARTS, a division of the National Retail Federation (NRF) — a position he held from 1999 to 2012 — Mader led the development of industry standards that would lower the costs of retail technology. Under his leadership, ARTS became the preeminent retail standards association as part of NRF.
Mader has over 40 years’ experience in retail information management, having served as SVP and CIO for Boscov’s and Bon-Ton Department Stores, among other executive positions. He is recognized as a leader in retail technology and has presented at conferences throughout the world.
“I am delighted to join the board of Starmount,” Mader said. “I've known Jerry Rightmer and Joe Halloum since their days at 360Commerce — a company that was instrumental in shaping the direction of retail POS. I have worked closely with Jerry and his team on ARTS standards for many years, and their understanding of the retail industry has now elevated Starmount to a leadership position in mobile POS and mobile selling. Starmount applications embody the ARTS vision of building on standards that protect retailers’ investments and provide the flexibility to support rapid innovation and change.”
”Richard Mader is one of the most influential technology executives in retail, and Starmount will benefit greatly from his vision and insight,” said Jerry Rightmer, president and CTO, Starmount. “Starmount looks forward to continuing our long working relationship with Richard, as we welcome him to a new role on our board of directors.”
Starmount software solutions bring the richness of the Web and the power of mobile into the store, where retailers can create more personalized, relevant and dynamic interactions with customers. From mobile selling and omni-channel engagement platforms to digital signage, our retail solutions transform the store environment to a more connected, engaging shopping experience. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Starmount works with a diverse client base of leading retailers around the world, such as Pep Boys, Urban Outfitters and Home Depot. For more information, visit www.starmount.com/news, read the Starmount Blog at www.starmountshare.com, and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/starmountretail.