Richard Mader, President of Mader International Consulting and former Executive Director of the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), has joined the Starmount board of directors.
“I am delighted to join the board of Starmount,” Mader said in a press release. “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.”
Mader has worked in retail information management for more than 40 years. During his tenure at ARTS, a division of the National Retail Federation, Mader spearheaded the development of industry standards that would help lower the cost of retail technology. Prior to joining ARTS in 1999, he served as SVP and CIO for Boscov and Bon-Ton Department Stores, among other retail executive positions.
“Richard Mader is one of the most influential technology executives in retail, and Starmount will benefit greatly from his vision and insight,” noted Jerry Rightmer, President and CTO of 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.”