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Print disruptor, Gelato, appoints Steve Harding as SVP Gelato Globe; Search by Renovata

Headquartered in Oslo and founded in 2007, Gelato is delivering eco-friendly print management and printshop optimisation to 50 countries worldwide. Following a successful Executive Search conducted by Renovata, Gelato has appointed Steve Harding as SVP, Gelato Globe, the company’s key service offering.

Gelato’s customers are big companies which previously printed thousands of brochures and papers, then distributing them far and wide with waste increasing from every process. Gelato disrupts this model by providing customers with a central print portal beyond which printing and distribution are local. This saves large businesses millions in efficiencies (especially transportation), reduces their carbon footprint, supports local print businesses and optimises the use of print resources. The company has raised $29M in three funding rounds, from Dawn Capital and the SEB Pension Fund.

Steve is a proven G2M leader with a 20+ year career in the world’s best-known mobile and technology businesses, he has consistently developed fruitful and profitable strategic partnerships:

  • BT: Global Programme Manager, Hong Kong based, rolled out mobile email in 8 territories
  • Telefonica UK (O2): Strategic Partner Manager, drove the relationship between O2 and Microsoft.
  • Orange: Channel Director, developing new business revenue streams
  • Antenna Software (acquired by Pegasystems in 2013) Sales Director, then VP Sales EMEA, mobility sales leadership
  • Salesforce: Marketing Cloud, Regional VP, developing omnichannel experiences for the world’s leading CRM business

Reporting to Founder and CEO, Henrik Müller-Hansen, Steve will own all key operations on the Globe brand, including Sales, Marketing, Product and Customer Success; driving new business and taking full responsibility for achieving revenue targets.

About Gelato

Gelato is the world’s most cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly printer for global companies that want to print locally around the world. In a ‘sharing economy’ business model, print machines are shared and excess capacity allocated intelligently, to maximise throughput and profitability while minimising the cost to the environment.

By printing and delivering locally, Gelato customers can reduce print volume by 50% and transportation by 90%. This, together with digitising old workflows, has the potential to reduce the total cost of printing by up to 50%. Today, Gelato delivers printed materials to over 6.1 billion people in more than 100 countries, cutting both cost and carbon emissions significantly.

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