– USA, CO – Startek, Inc. (NYSE:SRT), a global provider of customer experience management, has appointed Julie Schoenfeld to its board of directors, succeeding Ben Rosenzweig effective January 7, 2019. She will also assume Rosenzweig’s position on the audit and governance and nominating committees.
Schoenfeld brings more than two decades of executive experience to the board and has founded, grown and sold multiple technology companies over the course of her career. Currently, she serves as vice president of Cruise Automation, a GM company that acquired Strobe Inc., which Schoenfeld founded to create high-performance, low-cost LiDAR systems for autonomous vehicles.
Prior to Cruise Automation, Schoenfeld was president and CEO of Perfect Market (acquired by Taboola), OEwaves, and Net Effect (acquired by Ask Jeeves for $319 million). At Net Effect, a call center software provider for customer service and business-to-business applications, Schoenfeld founded the company, created a product roadmap, built out multiple teams and drove rapid growth within two years before its eventual sale.
“Julie’s strong background as an executive and board member for a variety of technology companies will be an invaluable asset to our board,” said Aparup Sengupta, chairman of the board of directors for Startek. “She is a proven entrepreneur with extensive experience in assembling teams and developing strategies to drive growth. We look forward to her guidance, insight and contribution as we further integrate the Startek and Aegis businesses and capitalize on our new global platform.
“I would like to thank Ben for his many years of service and dedication to Startek. His involvement was instrumental to the combination with Aegis, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors as he remains a supportive shareholder.”
Schoenfeld currently serves on the board of directors for Prodege and OEwaves, as well as the advisory board for Taboola. She previously served on the board of directors for Net Effect, Perfect Market, Strobe Inc. and How2 TV. Schoenfeld was also responsible for forming the audit and compensation committees for both OEwaves and Net Effect.
Schoenfeld commented on her appointment: “The business combination that Startek completed last year has created an exceptional platform with the necessary global reach to provide innovative customer experience solutions to clients all over the world. I look forward to leveraging my background to help Startek capture synergies and drive growth in newer verticals and markets.”
Schoenfeld holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Tufts University. She has received multiple accolades for her notable work throughout her career, including: Innovator of the Year from the National Association of Women Business Owners, Top 50 Digital Women by Digital LA, and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Award.
Startek is a leading global provider of customer experience management solutions. The company provides business process outsourcing and technology services to corporations around the world across a range of industries. Operating under the Startek and Aegis brands, the company has approximately 45,000 outsourcing experts across 66 delivery campuses worldwide that are committed to enhancing the customer experience for clients. Services include omni-channel customer care, customer acquisition, order processing, technical support, receivables management and analytics through automation, voice, chat, email, social media and IVR, resulting in superior business results for its clients.
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