Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development
Stefan E. Merz currently serves as the senior vice president, corporate strategy and development. In his role, he is responsible for driving the organization’s transformation strategy, helping execute on the multi-year realignment plan and identifying other areas of improvement that will drive future growth.
Most recently, Merz served as the senior vice president, strategic projects, for Diebold, Incorporated, beginning in August 2013. Prior to that, Merz held a series of senior leadership positions at Hewlett- Packard Co. (HP). Most recently, he served as vice president of sales strategy and operations at HP Enterprise Group. In this role, he was responsible for planning and optimizing sales and field selling costs, compensation design and effectiveness and sales productivity. In addition, he oversaw major transformational initiatives.
Before his time at HP, Merz worked at Siemens AG, where he spent 13 years in sales, marketing and strategy working in Germany as well as in the United States. In his most recent role at Siemens, he served as vice president of strategy and marketing for the Communications division. In this position he was responsible for defining the organization’s enterprise services strategy and growth initiatives.
Merz is a native of Sindelfingen, Germany. He received a master’s degree in economics from University Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart, Germany.