Chief Executive Officer
Dolph Westerbos joined Staples Solutions on November 2017.
Dolph has over 15 years of CEO and executive management experience. He held various executive management positions at large-multi-national listed companies around the world, with a focus on B2B sales & services: supply chain, technology and asset management. Prior to joining Staples Solutions, he was CEO of Westcon Group (trading as Westcon-Comstor), a global technology distributor providing solutions in cyber security, networking and communications. He has also held executive management positions at Brambles-CHEP, Dell, and ModusLink.
Dolph holds a degree in Management from Stanford University.
Head of Commercial (Acting)
Andy joined the Staples Solutions team on February 2017.
He is also an Operating Executive for Cerberus Capital Management. Andy has more than 25 years of experience in both operational and consulting roles across multiple industries and service lines. As a consultant he has worked for AlixPartners where he was responsible for managing the implementation of complex performance improvement programs for clients in retail, logistics and distribution, consumer goods, health care, and industrial products and services across Europe, the US and the Middle East. He previously worked for McKinsey & Co. as a manufacturing and supply chain expert in the Global Operations practice. Andy’s industrial credentials are from the automotive industry where he held senior production management responsibilities for car assembly operations at Toyota and General Motors plants in the UK. Andy began his career in the British Royal Navy, where he served as an engineer officer in the submarine service.
Andy holds a degree in engineering gained at the Royal Naval Engineering College in the UK.
Head of Retail
Patrick joined Staples in October 2014 as Managing Director Retail UK. In early 2016, he was appointed to his current role of Head of Retail Europe & Managing Director Retail UK.
Patrick has over 17 years of experience in the Food and Non-Food Retail & Wholesale sector and has operated at Board level across Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Staples, he was Group Director with Netherlands-based wholesale distribution company Hanos Internationale Horecagroothandel. He also served as Vice-President and Operations Director with Makro Cash & Carry in the United Kingdom, and held various commercial roles with Makro and Metro Cash & Carry International, a self-service wholesaler.
Head of Corporate Development and Managed Services
Werner joined Staples Solutions in 2017 as Head of Corporate Development and Managed Services to lead the expansion into adjacent service offerings and build out key product categories beyond office supplies.
Werner has 27 years in brand, sales and marketing holding executive roles in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Interbrand and Diageo. Most recently, he held the role of Vice President Global Customer Excellence at Coveris, a private equity owned global leading plastic packaging company.
He holds a Masters of Economics & Social Sciences focusing on Marketing, Retail and International Trade from Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Head of Merchandising
Sharon joined Staples as Category Director Print-Technology in September 2015 and was appointed as Head of Merchandising in June 2016.
Prior to joining Staples Europe, Sharon previously served as Chief Procurement Officer at BAS Group The Netherlands, where she led a team of category management, demand, forecast & analysis, channel marketing senior reports across entire organization. Throughout her career, Sharon also held various commercial roles in Asia and Eastern Europe.
Sharon has over 20 years broad experiences and knowledge in running an Omni-channel business platform in FMCG segment specialized in Procurement, Supply-Chain including DF&A with high level experiences in T&C negotiations and CGL coverage with major MNC. She had involved in various M&A in the past years with core management scope of business strategy.
Head of Supply Chain
Eugenio joined Staples Solutions in December 2000. His current position is Head of Supply Chain and he is a member of the extended European Leadership Team (eELT). Eugenio is responsible for leading our supply chain team across Europe.
Eugenio has rapidly progressed with his career in our supply chain function, his former most recent role as Supply Chain Director for France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Prior to Staples Solutions, Eugenio worked in logistics and consulting.
He holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance) from the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of Sarriko in Spain.
Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth Murdoch joined Staples in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer.
Previously, he was the CFO for Bumi Armada, an international offshore oilfield services provider. Prior to Bumi Armada, he was CFO for Maersk Oil, before which he held regional and global leadership roles in finance in Rolls-Roys and Schlumberger.
Kenneth holds a degree in Business Economics from Paisely University, Scotland.
Head of Human Resources
Monica joined Staples in January 2014.
Monica began her career with Tesi, an Italian consulting firm specializing in human capital services, before moving to Randstad Italia as HR Director in 2000. Promoted to a central role in the Netherlands as HR Processes Director, Monica became responsible for creating and implementing international standards. Monica then moved in to the role of Director Organizational Development and Change. Prior to her Staples transition, most recently Monica held a dual role as HR Business Partner supporting countries in Europe and Asia as well as Director of Rewards and Performance Management.
Monica brings 20 years of well-rounded HR generalist experience to Staples, along with experience in both operational and strategic HR roles plus specialist skills in recruitment, talent development, change management and consultation.
Chief Information Officer (Acting)
Keith joined Staples Solutions in January 2018.
Keith is a seasoned IT professional with CIO experience across various industries and within FTSE 100 to 250 companies. He has extensive management experience in consultancy and portfolio companies. He is also an IT consultant for Cerberus Capital Management. In his previous roles, Keith was a key player in leading and delivering on all aspects of the deal lifecycle from dilige to divesture, in addition to managing significant merger and initial public offering activities.
Head of Legal
With over 20 years European legal experience, Yvonne joined Staples as Head of Legal in October 2013.
Prior to joining Staples, most recently Yvonne served 10 years as Head of Legal at ChelloBenelux (an affiliate of media company Liberty Global) after transitioning from a Dutch law firm, where Yvonne specialized in intellectual property, media, marketing, and privacy law.
Chief Operation Officer
Jappe joined Staples in September 2018
Previously, he held a number of leadership positions at KLM. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President Transformation Office and before that as Chief Information Officer.
Jappe holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Erasmus University, Netherlands.