Ron Totaro, of New Canaan, has joined Pitney Bowes Inc. as general manager of global financial services.
Totaro will be leading a team that is responsible for the strategic planning, execution and profit and loss of the global payments and leasing businesses for Pitney Bowes, which is based in Stamford. He will report to Mark Shearer, executive vice president and president of Pitney Bowes' small and midsized business solutions.
"As we continue to unlock value for our clients, shareholders and employees, Ron's strong financial services and global leadership experience will be directly applicable to his role at Pitney Bowes," Shearer said. "Ron will drive revenue growth by optimizing our existing global payments and leasing business, expanding it to new geographies and across business lines, and leading innovation efforts for new offerings."
Totaro has an extensive background of building global organizations, driving top and bottom-line growth and leading innovation in payments, financial services, technology and e-commerce businesses.
He has had leadership positions at GE Capital, American Express and America Online, and has led strategic transformation and growth at FICO, ACI Worldwide and private equity-backed companies.
Totaro holds a master's degree in business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Albany.
A Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, he is an active member of the Executive Forum and the Electronic Transaction Association.