Big data discovery and data sharing firm 1010data, Inc., named former Oracle exec Richard Michalec as its AVP of retail strategy and strategic accounts.
Michalec previously served as global vp for retail industries at Oracle where he spent 14 years and led efforts between the companys field sales teams and global customers. In his new role at 1010data, Michalec’s expertise in developing strategic solutions for leading retail brands will be central to his responsibilities as will executing the company’s vision of data-driven retailing and enhanced collaboration between retailers and their suppliers.
“1010data is excited to welcome such a highly respected and renowned retail expert as Michalec to its team,” said Sandy Steier, CEO of 1010data. “Richard understands how technology can propel retailers to increased success and greater customer loyalty. Richard’s experience working with companies such as Nordstrom, Walmart, Starbucks, and Gap will prove invaluable to the company as we work to help retailers realize the benefits cloud-based Big Data analytics offer up and down the retail value chain.”
Michalec’s tenure at Oracle coincided with the company’s push across the retail industry landscape. He was directly involved in helping Oracle expand its software portfolio and strategically target market segments as the company became the retail industry’s largest software vendor. In addition to his executive roles at Oracle, Michalec spent 16 years at Unisys Corporation, where he held a number of high-level positions in sales, pre-sales, marketing, product management, and business development.
“I am proud to be helping to drive the adoption of 1010data’s capabilities and innovations that were first created for Wall Street and are now available for Main Street,” Michalec said. “1010data has incredible technology and world-class data scientists. Their innovative uses of both external and internal datasets are delivering the solutions and insights that are so badly needed by today’s consumer industries. I am excited to be a part of a proven offering in the industry that is my passion.”