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

Steve MacDiarmid

President & CEO, retarus (North America) Inc.

Steve MacDiarmid is the President and CEO of retarus (North America) 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 (North America) Inc., Steve successfully headed up the Sales department at Retarus’ headquarters in Germany.

Tim Valentine

EVP Global Accounts, retarus (North America) Inc.

Tim Valentine serves as EVP Global Accounts at retarus (North America) Inc. 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

Martin Hager

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.

Sascha Wellershoff

CFO Retarus Group

Sascha Wellershoff joined Retarus in 2013. He is the CFO and heads Retarus Group’s Finance, Controlling, Procurement and Legal departments. 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.

Bianca Bacher

Director HR Retarus Group

Bianca Bacher joined Retarus in 2005. She is the HR Director and reports directly to the CEO. Bianca has constantly been engaged in expanding the HR department to enable the group’s international growth. Bianca studied Business Administration in Munich and Beijing. Prior to joining Retarus, Bianca was part of BMW’s Recruitment Marketing team and Infineon Technologies’ Personnel Development department.

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