News : Atento Elects David Garner to its Board of Directors
New York, NY, USA, Aug 8, 2016 -- Atento S.A. (NYSE: ATTO), a provider of customer relationship management and business process outsourcing services (CRM BPO) in Latin America, announced that the Board of Directors has elected David Garner to serve as a Class I Director, effective August 3, 2016.
Alejandro Reynal, Atento´s Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased to welcome David to our Board. With more than 30 years of experience in the customer relationship management industry, he brings significant expertise and leadership to our board."
From 2013 through March 2016, Mr. Garner served as executive Chairman and a member of the board of directors of BellSystem24. From 2010 through 2013, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sitel Worldwide. From 1998 through 2003, Mr. Garner was President and Chief Executive Officer of SHPS, Inc. Mr. Garner currently serves as a member of the board of directors of National Directory Assistance, LLC. He holds a B.A. in Technical Communications from Louisiana Tech University.
Mr. Garner has replaced Mark Foster who resigned from the Board of Atento to pursue a professional endeavor. His resignation was not due to any disagreement with the Company. Mr. Garner has been determined to be an "independent director" for purposes of the New York Stock Exchange corporate governance standards and will serve on the audit committee of the Board.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Atento is one of the largest employers in Brazil, recognized in the country and the world as one of the Best Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute. The company has operations in six major Brazilian urban centers Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Goiania, and in the cities of Campinas, Sao Bernardo do Campo, Santo Andre, Sao Jose dos Campos, Santos, Ribeirao Preto and Feira de Santana. Additionally, Atento provides in-person services in more than 900 cities throughout the country. Atento is recognized in the CRM BPO sector in Brazil, providing the best customer experience through innovative solutions, its integrated multichannel platform and the investment in new technologies.
Published: Tuesday, August 9, 2016