SoftwareONE, a global large account reseller that specializes in software and cloud services, announced the appointment of Dieter Schlosser as its new CEO.
SoftwareONE got a new CEO with the arrival of the new year. The Switzerland-based LAR appointed Dieter Schlosser to the company’s top post. He succeeds Patrick Winter, the former CEO who died of a heart attack in June 2018.
The Lowdown: A global transformation leader, CIO, and COO with a proven track record of achievements spanning 30 years throughout Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa, Schlosser has worked at some of the world’s most notable organizations, a leading German automotive company, a leading Swiss market expansion and supply chain company, and a leading Anglo-Australian resource company.
The Details: Since joining the company in 2012, Schlosser grew his accountability from a single country to the APAC and LATAM region and most recently parts of EMEA, while being instrumental in building SoftwareONE’s agile and scalable shared-services backbone.
The Impact: During his tenure, Schlosser embraced customer intimacy across industries and geographies to identify and build the right portfolio for a successful ongoing transformation of SoftwareONE to a global platform, solutions, and services leader.
Background: “Over the past six months, SoftwareONE has gone through a tremendous tragedy with the passing of Patrick Winter and our team has shown amazing perseverance in this difficult time,” said Schlosser. “Not only did we persevere, our family, our culture and our value-proposition with customers is stronger than ever. Our passionate team of colleagues has continued to execute on our vision and we have continued to grow organically and through M&A, with the acquisition of COMPAREX.”
The Buzz: “Dieter has been a proven leader with vision and leadership as SoftwareONE has transformed from being a pure global software reseller and license management company to a global platform, solutions, and services leader,” said Daniel von Stockar, SoftwareONE’s founder and chairman of the board of directors. “With his closeness to our customers across the world, Dieter established a dynamic service portfolio designed for innovation and growth.”