About

Our Team

About

Unser Team

Nihat Arkan

Nihat Arkan

Chief Executive Officer
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Nihat Arkan

Nihat Arkan

Chief Executive Officer

If there is anyone who truly understands the value of product information, it's Nihat Arkan. Nihat's background in global business has provided multi-national perspectives, cultural insights and a blue print for delivering product information in a scalable, efficient and high quality manner.

Nihat is excited to witness global industries, including retail and healthcare, leverage trusted product information in order to meet consumer needs. Adhering to 1WorldSync's "Follow the Sun" philosophy, which holds that, wherever the sun is up, 1WorldSync customers are up, and have an obligation to serve those customers. Nihat enjoys working with colleagues and customers in different countries around the world.

With more than 25 years of extensive experience in the global economy, Nihat has supported customer strategies on almost every continent, including: The U.S., Switzerland, Turkey, Japan, and Germany. Prior to joining 1WorldSync, Nihat worked at SA2 Worldsync, in 2008 after co-founding the company Agentrics. At Agentrics, Nihat was the Senior Vice President of Global Customer Management, responsible for all regional strategies, business development, customer acquisition, and operations.

Stefan Schweikart

Stefan Schweikart

Chief Information Officer
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Stefan Schweikart

Stefan Schweikart

Chief Information Officer

Stefan brings more than two decades of Information Technology systems and services experience to 1WorldSync. As Chief Information Officer, Stefan is responsible for the IT strategy and IT operations infrastructure.

Prior to joining 1WorldSync, Stefan worked at Baumarkt Praktiker Services GmbH, and was responsible for IT strategy, managing the operations of IT systems and infrastructure. Before Baumarkt Praktiker, Stefan was the Division Manager at METRO Systems GmbH, a global operating retail company, that develops solutions across the complete value chain by providing an IT infrastructure which ensures the worldwide retail processes are managed efficiently. In this role, Stefan was responsible for the definition, implementation and deployment activities of software solutions for all international sales lines and service companies of METRO.

Stefan holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Information Technology.

Dan Wilkinson

Dan Wilkinson

Chief Commercial Officer
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Dan Wilkinson

Dan Wilkinson

Chief Commercial Officer

Dan is responsible for ensuring that 1WorldSync's clients derive maximum value from its services and solutions. Dan works with the world's leading brands to identify their pain points and successfully manage their product information, driving efficiency and revenue growth. No matter their company size or industry, Dan works to truly understand 1WorldSync's clients and their needs, aligning its solutions to meet their specific goals.

Dan brings over 20 years of strategic business development and general management experience to 1WorldSync. Dan was previously held positions as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Commercial Operations at 1SYNC and Vice President of GS1 US Foodservice before moving over to 1WorldSync. With deep knowledge of product information management and supply chain processes, Dan plays a key part in developing 1WorldSync's strategic direction. Dan began his career at General Dynamics in 1986, and honed strategic sales and management talents with senior positions at companies such as Nortel Networks and Juniper Networks.

Dan holds a BS in Marketing from Villanova University and has been recognized several times for his outstanding sales and service performance.

Ulrich Blanke

Ulrich Blanke

Chief Financial Officer
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Ulrich Blanke

Ulrich Blanke

Chief Financial Officer

Uli brings more than two decades of financial management experience and proven leadership to 1WorldSync. As the Chief Financial Officer, Uli leads the overall strategic and financial business planning to deliver on long-term and short-term organizational goals. Prior to joining 1WorldSync, Uli's past roles included: Head of Finance and Controlling at GS1 Germany GmbH, Head of Controlling for Deutschlandradio and Head of Finance and Controlling at Versum.de, an internet-startup.

Uli is a graduate of Business Administration Studies and holds a master's degree from the University of Marburg and Dortmund.

Ruben Castano

Ruben Castano

Managing Director, Americas
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Ruben Castano

Ruben Castano

Managing Director, Americas

Ruben Castano leads commercial operations for the Americas region of 1WorldSync and is responsible for driving adoption, usage, and revenue growth. For the past 12 years, Ruben has partnered with the world's leading multi-national brands in CPG/General Merchandise, Foodservice, Hardlines and Healthcare industries for both 1WorldSync and GS1 US.

Ruben brings more than 20 years of proven industry business advancement experience in the B2B and software application industries. Prior to joining 1WorldSync, Ruben honed his strategic sales and management skills at Sterling Commerce, Parametric Technology Corporation, and Automatic Data Processing respectively.

Ruben holds a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Texas and has been recognized several times for his sales and service performance throughout his career.

Klaus Schmid

Klaus Schmid

Executive VP, Managing Director, Europe
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Klaus Schmid

Klaus Schmid

Executive VP, Managing Director, Europe

Klaus brings more than 20 years of experience in retail, global trade and supply chain management to 1WorldSync, where he is responsible for furthering the development of the European market. Klaus works closely with multi-national brands and partner organizations, developing and implementing business strategies and processes to advance their global business. Before joining 1WorldSync, Klaus held various management positions at Checkpoint Systems and Gunnebo GmbH leading the development and implementation of new solutions and services as well as sales, operations and marketing activities.

Klaus holds an MBA from University (VWA) in Mannheim, Germany, and served in the German Air Force. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, tennis and running, often with his Labradoodle. He lives in Heidelberg, Germany, with his wife and four children.

Soo Suk Park

Soo Suk Park

Executive Manager, 1WorldSync Japan LLC.
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Soo Suk Park

Soo Suk Park

Executive Manager, 1WorldSync Japan LLC.

Soo Suk is the Executive Manager of 1WorldSync Japan LLC and manages all customer accounts and new business development. Prior to joining 1WorldSync in 2013, Soo Suk was a Solution Consultant for the WorldWide Retail Exchange specializing in delivering supply chain solutions. For more than 10 years, Soo Suk was the key figure in the GDSN® (Global Data Synchronization Network™) and master data management project leader in several countries including: Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan. Additionally, Soo Suk supported major brands, local GS1 Member Organizations and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Soo Suk's experience in supply chain efficiency includes multiple areas of sourcing, negotiation, collaborative planning and product life-cycle management.,

Soo Suk started his career at Sanjo City Office, Niigata Prefecture, Japan where he worked at the Mayor’s Office responsible for the city’s international relations. Before coming to Japan in 1998, Soo Suk lived in South Korea for fifteen years in Canada for eight years.

Soo Suk holds a BA in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto.

Tammy O'Donnell

Tammy O'Donnell

Global Vice President of Professional Services
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Tammy O'Donnell

Tammy O'Donnell

Global Vice President of Professional Services

Tammy O’Donnell is the Vice President of Global Professional Services and is globally responsible for deploying and delivering education, implementation and advisory services. Professional Services integrates 1WorldSync solutions and services to help customers with business processes, technology efficiencies and product data management which ultimately drive growth and create value. Tammy has over a decade of experience streamlining business processes with an extensive understanding and knowledge of the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), product information management, and data governance. Tammy’s industry expertise includes: Retail, CPG, Hardlines, Healthcare and Foodservice.

Prior to joining 1WorldSync, Tammy held various leadership positions with a focus on customer implementation and training; honing her expertise in providing guidance on business process design and governance. Throughout the years, Tammy has received numerous organization awards and accolades for her dedication and outstanding contribution.

Ken Sickles

Ken Sickles

VP, Product Strategy
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Ken Sickles

Ken Sickles

VP, Product Strategy

Ken Sickles is the Vice President, Product & Strategy at 1WorldSync. Ken has over 20 years experience in the information management and business intelligence industries. Currently, Ken is helping the 1WorldSync launch a new platform that will enable the retail industry to meet the demands of today’s connected consumer. Previously he has been involved in the development of technology solutions that make information more timely, relevant, and accurate from many different perspectives including development, marketing, and sales with technology companies such as Cognos, Factiva, and Dow Jones.

Brian Batjer

Brian Batjer

Global Head of Human Resources - Vice President
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Brian Batjer

Brian Batjer

Global Head of Human Resources - Vice President

Brian brings more than 20 years of Human Resources experience to 1WorldSync. As the Global Vice President of Human Resources, Brian is responsible for the Human Resources strategy and global people operations.

Prior to joining 1WorldSync, Brian led the Human Resources organization at Canon within a subsidiary located in the Americas region. Before Canon, Brian held various Global Human Resources leadership roles within the Technology and Information Services industry. Brian's expertise in Talent Management, Organizational Culture and Global Human Resources strategy help define organizational opportunities that influence industry growth and deliver positive business results at 1WorldSync.

Brian holds a Ph.D. with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Additionally, Brian holds a B.S (Psychology), M.S. (Psychology) and M.B.A. (Human Resources).