Management: The big picture – and the individuals
The top management at Retarus has one objective for all the company’s offices around the globe: one big cohesive picture. Because this picture is the basis for the success experienced by each and every customer, partner and employee.
Management North America
President & CEO, retarus Inc.
Steve MacDiarmid is the President and CEO of retarus Inc. Steve, who grew up in the US and Germany, has been working in the international telecommunications and IT sector for many years. His experience includes, for example, managerial roles in the global systems and services businesses of Telefónica Global Solutions. Before joining retarus Inc., Steve successfully headed up the Sales department at Retarus in Germany.
EVP Global Accounts, retarus Inc.
Tim Valentine serves as retarus Inc.’s EVP Global Accounts. Before moving to Retarus in 2011, Tim worked as the Regional Vice President for Xpedite Systems in New York City, a division of PGi, where he ran the Eastern and Southern regions of North America. Prior to joining Xpedite, Tim worked for market-leading telecommunications companies; his most recent experience at MCI, where Tim was responsible for direct sales in Philadelphia for Enterprise Accounts.
Management Board Retarus Group
CEO Retarus Group
Martin Hager is the CEO, founder and managing director of Retarus. Prior to the creation of Retarus in 1992, Martin Hager worked with several global companies in various positions including sales, product management, development, support, and consulting, all of which gave him the vision and drive to turn retarus into a global leader in messaging services. Martin currently serves as the Chairman of the board for retarus Inc.
COO Retarus Group
Johannes Hecker joined Retarus in 1993. As COO he heads the Group’s Global Sales and Marketing organization, and is also responsible for Strategic and Commercial Business Development. He spent several years in the US studying at the University of Virginia and holds a degree in Business Administration from Munich University of Applied Sciences. Prior to Retarus, Johannes worked in Controlling, Business Development and Contract Management at Betaresearch, a Kirch Group company.
CFO Retarus Group
Sascha Wellershoff joined Retarus in 2013. He is the CFO and heads Retarus Group’s Finance, Controlling, Procurement and Legal departments, and reports to the COO. Following key management positions at Mannheimer AG Holding and the Allianz Group, he was responsible for the financial performance of Telefónica Germany’s B2B business. Sascha holds a MBA and a Master of Arts and is a Certified Financial Analyst and a Certified Valuation Analyst.
Director HR Retarus Group
Maximilian Bergmann is the interim Head of HR and reports directly to the CEO. He has been with Retarus since 2010 and is responsible for HR for the Sales and Marketing departments. During and after completing his degree in psychology, he gained experience in market research, employee development, and aptitude diagnostics.