ARCA Worldwide Leadership Team
Mort O'Sullivan, Founder and CEO
In 1998, Mort O'Sullivan founded ARCA in New York City as a distributor of cash dispensing equipment. Since then, he has built a global company focused on delivering solutions that improve the efficiency of financial transactions for banks and credit unions, retail stores, and self-service kiosks.
Under Mort's leadership, ARCA has rapidly grown into an international organization employing more than 400 people. The company's success can be attributed to an emphasis on continuous improvement, development of a culture that embraces change, and dedication to developing and applying technologies that solve real-world problems.
Mort has received the ML100 Visionary Leadership Award, been a National Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year and honored by the Triad Business Journal's List of 40 Under 40. He earned his BA in Literature and Religion from New College of Florida and a BS in Chemistry from The City College of New York. Mort and his wife live in Chapel Hill, NC. They have three children.
Joseph Hancock, Chief Technology Officer
Joe Hancock comes to ARCA from having over 20 years at the Xerox Corporation where he most recently held the position of Innovation Portfolio Director. In this role, he selected and incubated $20M+ projects for delivery to Xerox businesses, primarily for the purpose of transitioning traditional income streams to new and adjacent markets.
Prior to this position, Joe held multiple positions of increasing responsibility and scope including Director, Office Solutions Development & Engineering, Systems Image Quality Manager, and an Electromechanical Drives Engineer as well as spending 5 years as a Design Engineer for Interspec.
Hancock received his Masters of Science In Product Development from Rochester Institute of Technology and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. He will oversee all technology development for ARCA.
Hancock is fluent in both English and Italian, having spent several years in Bologna after college. He and his wife live in Italy in the Bollengo area.
Joel Leslie, Chief Sales Officer
Joel Leslie has over 30 years of experience working with financial institutions to execute strategic programs enabled by technology deployment initiatives. He leads the ARCA sales team from Atlanta, Georgia.
Joel is a subject matter expert in driving front office sales and productivity enhancements for financial institutions. His expertise includes converting functional business requirements of financial institutions into technology solutions that drive program goals.
Formerly with NCR, Joel is a leader in building cross functional teams to drive the strategic imperatives of client organizations. He is an honors graduate with a degree in Banking & Finance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
Stefano Parmegiani, Chief Manufacturing and Supply Chain Officer
Stefano Parmegiani has over 25 years of experience in Lean Production, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Quality and Product Engineering. He came to ARCA from Safilo SpA, the second largest global manufacturer of eyewear with 29 brands such as Polaroid, Dior, Fendi and Carrera.
Stefano was formerly the Director of Operations and Product Engineering for “Made in Italy” Acetate and Injected Eyewear division and was responsible for manufacturing at two industrial sites in Italy. His work experience includes the Director of Operations at Franke, an international industrial manufacturer, and many leadership positions within Whirlpool Europe.
Stefano holds a Master Engineering degree in Electronics from Politecnico di Milano. He has also studied finance and business administration at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, and leadership development at the IMD Business School in Switzerland and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Stefano oversees all manufacturing and supply chain operations from ARCA's R&D Center of Excellence located in Bollengo, Italy.
Hank Winfield, Chief Financial Officer
Hank Winfield brings over 27 years of financial expertise to ARCA. He oversees all financial and IT aspects of the company globally from Mebane. Hank began his career with 8 years as a CPA at PwC. He has been CFO at several technology and service businesses ranging from startups to companies with revenue of 4 billion.
Hank has extensive experience both domestically and internationally with private equity backed companies. He received his Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Hank is a big Pittsburgh Penguins fan. He and his wife live in Chapel Hill, NC. They have three children.
Francisca Yanez, Chief People Officer
Francisca Yanez brings over 30 years of experience in Human Resources in various industries including hospitality and service, pharmaceuticals, and production/distribution for both domestic and international organizations.
Overseeing the People and Talent function for all ARCA global locations from the company’s headquarters in Mebane, NC, Yanez and her team strive to implement practices that benefit the organization through short-term goals, a long-term vision for development, and cultivating the ARCA culture, effectively positioning People and Talent as a pivotal strategic driver of company success.
Yanez has formerly held leadership positions as National Director, Human Resources for Classic Party Rentals, Vice President, Human Resources at Inspire Pharmaceuticals, and Regional Senior Director, Human Resources for Marriott Vacation Club International. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Arizona State University.
When not working, Yanez loves relaxing with her family and dogs, spending time traveling, exploring new restaurants, and enjoying time outside as much as possible. Yanez and her family live in Holly Springs.