London, March 29, 2011
StrongMail, a leading provider of online solutions for email marketing and social media, today announced the appointment of Steve Pantelick as chief financial officer.
A seasoned financial executive, Pantelick has more than 20 years of experience driving growth, refining operations, and developing and implementing strategy for such global brands as Kodak Imaging Network (formerly Ofoto, Inc.) , Blockbuster, Inc. and Cadbury Schweppes Plc.
In his new role, Pantelick will manage all finance, legal, administration and human resources for StrongMail as the company builds on 11 consecutive quarters of record revenue.
"With record revenues, a strong demand from Fortune 2000 brands and rapidly expanding solutions and services for email and social media, Steve is joining StrongMail at an exciting time in the company's history," said Sam Cece, CEO of StrongMail. "Steve has an impressive résumé with a solid track record of pushing companies into new frontiers of growth and innovation, and we are excited to have him apply those talents here at StrongMail to make us an even more valuable brand for customers, employees and other stakeholders."
Most recently, Pantelick served as CFO of online ad infrastructure company Aggregate Knowledge, where he provided the financial leadership and operational excellence necessary for the company to become a leading innovator serving major brands and ad agencies.
Prior to Aggregate Knowledge, Pantelick was CFO and vice president of operations for Kodak Gallery where he was instrumental in driving the company's rapid growth as the world's leading online digital sharing and printing service. Pantelick has also held numerous senior executive positions at Blockbuster, Inc., where he helped take the company public in 1999.
At Blockbuster, Pantelick served as chief operating officer of the company's New Media Division, senior vice president of strategic planning, senior vice president of finance responsible for the company's U.S. financial operations, and vice president of worldwide planning. Prior to Blockbuster, Pantelick spent seven years with Cadbury Schweppes, in a variety of roles in the U.S. and Europe including, vice president of finance for Dr. Pepper/7Up and Planning Director for Schweppes Europe. Pantelick earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an A.B. degree from Harvard College.
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