Stamford, Conn. – Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of shipping, mailing, data and ecommerce, today announced the election of Mary J. Steele Guilfoile and Robert M. Dutkowsky to its board of directors, effective July 9, 2018.
“Both Mary and Bob are proven business leaders with a long track record of success,” said Marc B. Lautenbach, President and CEO, Pitney Bowes. “Together, they will provide new insights and expertise to help drive our long-term strategic transformation, while delivering a valuable and lasting contribution to the board and ultimately Pitney Bowes. Not only do Mary and Bob have a wide range of experiences that will provide valuable insights for the company, but they each bring specific expertise valuable for the company’s future. Mary has deep expertise in the area of financial services and Bob brings valuable knowledge in the areas of technology, logistics, and company transformations.”
The election of Ms. Guilfoile and Mr. Dutkowsky to the Pitney Bowes board of directors will bring the total number of directors to 13. Ms. Guilfoile will serve on the Finance and Audit Committees and Mr. Dutkowsky will serve on the Governance and Compensation Committees.
Mary J. Steele Guilfoile
Mary J. Steele Guilfoile is the Chairman of MG Advisors, Inc., a privately-owned financial services merger and acquisition advisory and consulting services firm.
Ms. Guilfoile’s professional history includes 25 years on Wall Street and another dozen years with professional service firms focused on Wall Street. Her banking career was with JP Morgan Chase and its predecessor companies, Chase Manhattan Corporation and Chemical Banking Corporation, as Executive Vice President and Corporate Treasurer, Chief Administrative Officer for its Investment Bank and various merger integration, executive management and strategic planning positions. Prior to her most recent tenure with JPMorgan, Ms. Guilfoile spent five years with the private investment and merger and acquisition advisory firm, The Beacon Group, as an owner/partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. She continues as a partner of the investment arm of that firm. Early in her career, Ms. Guilfoile was with Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and Booz Allen & Hamilton, a strategic consulting firm based in New York. She has maintained her CPA license throughout her career.
Ms. Guilfoile currently serves on the boards of The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW), and Hudson Ltd. (HUD). Previously she was on the Board of Trustees of Boston College for 18 years and the board of directors of Viasys Healthcare Inc. (VAS) and Valley National Bancorp (VLY). She continues as a Trustee Associate for Boston College.
Ms. Guilfoile received her BS in Accounting (summa cum laude) from Boston College Carroll School of Management in 1976 and her MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1984. In September of 2001, Mary was presented with the Award for Excellence in Commerce by Boston College.
Robert M. Dutkowsky
Robert M. (“Bob”) Dutkowsky was appointed executive chairman of Tech Data’s board of directors in June 2018. In this role, he serves as a strategic advisor to Tech Data’s chief executive officer (CEO), providing support in vendor, customer and community engagement, as well as special projects, as directed by the CEO or board. Mr. Dutkowsky joined Tech Data Corporation in 2006 as CEO and a member of the company’s board of directors. In June 2017, he was elected Chairman. Under his leadership as CEO, Tech Data has transformed into a global end-to-end IT distributor with an offerings portfolio that spans from endpoint devices to the most advanced data center solutions and next-generation technologies.
During his 12-year tenure, the company's revenues grew from $21 billion to more than $36 billion, while non-GAAP earnings per share increased by more than 550 percent. Bob has more than 40 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, including senior executive positions in sales, marketing and channel distribution with leading manufacturers and software publishers IBM, EMC, and J.D. Edwards.