MRP Appoints Joe Smolarski as Senior Vice President, Sales Operations

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MRP (LSE:FDP), a global provider of end-to-end predictive marketing and sales solutions powered by data, software, and services, today announced the appointment of Joe Smolarski to Senior Vice President, Sales Operations. In this newly created role, Smolarski is charged with driving operational efficiencies and building consistency across the sales organization, creating an improved customer experience. 

Prior to joining MRP, Smolarski spent more than 12 years at IPC Systems, where he held various executive roles, including senior vice president of global sales and operations, and senior vice president of global information technology. During his tenure at IPC Systems, Smolarski led multiple strategic programs to maximize company performance, drive revenue, and use technology to increase efficiency and improve the customer experience. Smolarski was responsible for all IT strategy development and execution, including apps, network, infrastructure, integration, and security, through divestitures as well as six major acquisitions. He led the enterprise-wide implementation of technology platforms such as SAP, Oracle ERP, and Under his leadership, Smolarski led his global sales and operations teams to double digit growth in revenue and profitability.

“It’s an exciting time to join MRP.  Our clients include many of the world’s leading technology firms. MRP’s Delta Marketing Cloud offers unparalleled predictive analytics integrated with end-to-end execution capabilities, allowing us to deliver enhanced value to our customers. My mission is to standardize MRP’s sales operations to deliver a consistent, best-in-class solution to our clients globally,” Smolarski said. 

“I am extremely pleased to announce Joe’s appointment as Senior Vice President, Sales Operations,” said Kevin Cunningham, CEO of MRP.  “Joe has a proven track record of driving growth and an improved customer experience in a wide range of sales, operations, and technology roles, and we look forward to seeing the same positive impact here at MRP.”

Smolarski is a graduate of Temple University, where he holds a B.B.A. in Information Systems from the Fox School of Business.

About MRP
MRP is a global provider of marketing intelligence, software, and services. For 14 years, clients have relied on MRP to drive pipeline and deliver the insights needed to more effectively sell to their key target markets. MRP combines predictive intelligence with integrated marketing tactics to deliver closed-loop marketing programs generating industry leading ROI and conversion. MRP has 12 offices and covers 100 countries around the globe.

MRP is a division of First Derivatives plc (FD). FD is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (AIM:FDP.L) and is a global supplier of software and consulting services.

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About First Derivatives
First Derivatives plc (FD) is a global technology provider whose services and solutions are used by many of the world’s largest companies. In addition to MRP, the FD Group includes Kx and Capital Markets Consulting, CMC.

Kx is the world-leader in high-performance, time series computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. For more than 20 years the world’s largest banks, brokers and regulators have been relying on Kx technology to address the challenges posed by exploding volumes of data, regulatory requirements and the need for ever-faster processing.

CMC supports financial institutions in designing, developing, implementing and supporting a broad range of mission critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations. Services are provided both on-site and from its strategically located Near Shore centers.

FD is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (AIM:FDP.L) and has had double-digit revenue growth every year since it was incorporated in 1996. FD has over 1,500 employees around the world, including in London, New York, Stockholm, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, Palo Alto, Toronto, Philadelphia, Dublin, Belfast and its headquarters in Newry.

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