Steven Martinez was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of School Specialty in January 2017. In this role, he oversees all of the Company’s information management and technology infrastructure programs, focused on advancing its CRM, eCommerce, WMS, and ERP platforms. He brings to School Specialty more than 20 years of experience in specific project management/implementation specialties such as CRM design and conversion, data base management, business automation, cloud solutions, and business intelligence reporting and metrics. Throughout his career, he has also developed and executed IT and sales effectiveness programs, with a focus on revenue growth, operating cost reductions, sales quota establishment and forecasting, performance management, and headcount design and analysis.
Prior to assuming the SVP and CIO roles, Mr. Martinez served as a strategic consultant for School Specialty’s CRM system transformation efforts, where he led critical analysis, design and implementation processes. Previously, he worked with leading IT and consultancy firms in various management capacities, including as Chief Strategy Officer at Execution Specialists Group; Senior Director of Automation and Corporate Program Office at Local Insight Media; and Director of Automation and Reporting at Dex Media. Mr. Martinez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing (minor in Accounting) from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.