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 been awarded 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.
David Griffin, Chief Commercial Officer
David Griffin is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in successful business development and operational improvement.
During his 20 years with Radiant Systems and NCR, Griffin consistently increased business through sales leadership, corporate acquisitions, and the development of channel partner relationships. As ARCA’s Chief Commercial Officer he oversees commercial operations globally in the US, Italy, the UK and France from the company’s headquarters in Mebane, NC.
Griffin received his MBA in Leadership and General Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.
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 Ivrea and Bollengo Italy.
Francisca Yanez, Chief People Officer
Francisca Yanez brings over 21 years of experience as a Human Resources professional and effectively positions ARCA People and Talent as a pivotal strategic driver of company success. Her industry background includes hospitality, pharmaceutical, distribution/supply-chain, service and production environments domestically and internationally. She leads all global People and Talent operations from ARCA headquarters in Mebane, NC.
Francisca has previously served in Human Resources leadership positions as National Director at Classic Party Rentals, Vice President, Senior Director at Inspire Pharmaceuticals, and Regional Senior Director at Marriott International. She holds a Batchelor's degree in Communications - Journalism, Broadcasting from Arizona State University.