Former NRF ARTS director joins board of software solutions provider

AUSTIN, Texas — Software solutions provider Starmount has named Richard Mader, president of Mader International Consulting and director emeritus of the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), to its board of directors.

As executive director of ARTS, a division of the National Retail Federation (NRF) — a position he held from 1999 to 2012 — Mader led the development of industry standards that would lower the costs of retail technology.

Mader has over 40 years’ experience in retail information management, having served as SVP and CIO for Boscov’s and Bon-Ton Department Stores, among other executive positions. He is recognized as a leader in retail technology and has presented at conferences throughout the world.

“I am delighted to join the board of Starmount,” Mader said. “I've known Jerry Rightmer and Joe Halloum since their days at 360Commerce — a company that was instrumental in shaping the direction of retail POS. I have worked closely with Jerry and his team on ARTS standards for many years, and their understanding of the retail industry has now elevated Starmount to a leadership position in mobile POS and mobile selling. Starmount applications embody the ARTS vision of building on standards that protect retailers’ investments and provide the flexibility to support rapid innovation and change.”


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