(Turin, Italy and Miamisburg, OH – January 4, 2024) Panini North America is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members, Jim Harris and Monica Dema to its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2024.

Jim has over 40 years’ experience serving the North American Financial Services market. He joined Panini in 2010 as the Executive Vice President of Sales leading Panini’s team in building and maintaining trusted relationships with financial institutions in North America.

In addition to his board responsibilities, Jim will lead strategic initiatives with our newly formed Customer Advisory Council and select strategic accounts.  His leadership responsibilities for the sales organization are being transitioned to Shawn Hilliard, Senior Vice President.

“I am honored to welcome Jim to our Panini North America Board of Directors,” said Richard Kane, Chief Executive Officer. “As we implement our strategic plan into the identity and verification KYC (Know Your Customer) space with our BioCred solutions Jim’s advisory will be invaluable.  The structural planning of this initiative and hand-off of his current daily responsibilities to Shawn Hilliard will ensure a seamless transition for our customers and sales organization”

Monica Dema joined Panini in 2009 and is the Chief Financial Officer and on Panini Group of Companies Board. She will be expanding her board responsibilities to include Panini North America.  The U.S. market place operations are part of her structural responsibility.

“We are rolling out several operational initiatives in the United States to better serve our customers and support Panini’s evolving long term strategy”, said Richard Kane, Chief Executive Officer.  “Monica has been a trusted advisor and collaborative team member since my arrival in January, 2021 in defining with me a unified commercial, strategic, operational, and financial blueprint to the other board members and shareholders.  This has led to Panini maximizing business success on several opportunities.   She is very deserving of this additional responsibility”

Congratulations Jim and Monica!