The international information management business services provider, EDM Group (EDM), has announced the appointment of Richard Thompson as sales and marketing director.
The newly created role is designed to support EDM’s ongoing growth strategy, including further international expansion of both headcount and revenues over the next 12 months.
Reporting to group CEO Sam Ferguson, Thompson will be responsible for working with new and existing clients to develop information management and business process management workflow solutions designed to address specific inefficiencies across their organisations.
Thompson joins EDM from Pitney Bowes Management Services (PBMS) where he was vice president sales and marketing. Previous roles include managing director for the UK and Republic of Ireland at PBMS and managing director at Riso UK.
He said: “I was attracted to EDM because of its unique position as a technology-led business with a proven track record in enterprise document and information management, with huge market potential. Unlike some providers, EDM is not constrained by a legacy business model and is free to focus on building genuine value and innovative solutions for clients. EDM has a loyal blue chip client base, excellent quality service and support and highly motivated employees.”
Outside of work Thompson enjoys racing yachts, skiing and snowboarding, golf and spending time with his family at his home in London.
Ferguson, said: “We are extremely pleased to have attracted a sales and marketing director of Richard’s calibre to the group. He has significant industry experience gained with respected organisations and an enviable reputation in the marketplace. He will play a vital role in the on-going expansion of our business, including the development of high value client solutions.”
EDM’s solutions are based on services such as Digital Mailroom as well as information management processes including audit, storage, scanning and secure disposal. It claims to address business challenges such as the need to reduce costs through property rationalisation or document management automation, meeting regulatory requirements for data protection and data quality and to provide a superior customer experience.