Island Pacific is led by an experienced and passionate team, many with more than 30 years’ experience in software development for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. The team is led by Executive Chairman Shaun Rosen. Shaun and his brother Davy started Divergent Technologies, the humble beginnings of 3Q Holdings (Island Pacific’s parent company), in South Africa in 1983. Today, more than 30 years later they remain passionate about developing software solutions to drive efficiency and increase profits for retailers and wholesalers around the world.
CEO, Island Pacific USA and UK, Executive Director – 3Q
Davy, along with his brother Shaun founded Divergent Technologies (the humble beginnings of Island Pacific’s parent company 3Q), in South Africa in 1983. In 1986 they brought the company to Australia where Davy served as Technical Director. Davy returned to South Africa in 1994 where until 2002 he was the Technical Director of the JSE-listed Softline Group responsible for R&D, and the Managing Director of VST, Softline’s retail software division.
In 2002 Davy re-joined Shaun Rosen and Clive Klugman, and now lives in the USA, serving as the CEO of Island Pacific USA and UK. Davy also provides leadership for the Island Pacific group product strategy across the US, UK and Australia.
CEO, Island Pacific Australia and AdvanceRetail
Mark joined the group in April 2007 as part of the acquisition of AdvanceRetail Technology Limited, where he had served as Managing Director, and currently has the role of Chief Executive for Island Pacific (Australia and New Zealand) and AdvanceRetail. Mark has more than 30 years’ experience in business software and channel sales, as well as consulting experience with a number of the region’s leading retailers. While Mark lives in Auckland, his role sees him commute between New Zealand, Australia and the company’s international partner operations.
Executive Director & Company Secretary – 3Q
Also originally from South Africa, Alan emigrated to Sydney and joined Divergent Technologies in 1994 where he worked for almost eight years as Financial Controller and then Finance Director. He has had more than 20 years’ experience in the information technology industry.
Alan now combines the role of Mergers and Acquisitions with that of Chief Financial Officer while also serving as the Company Secretary and Executive Director on the 3Q board since its inception in December 2005.
Managing Director, Island Pacific UK
With a degree in Retail Marketing from MMU, and several years’ experience in Senior Merchandising roles, Nicola joined Island Pacific in 1999 and has worked in Pre-Sales, Account Management, Customer Relationship Management and as Global Marketing Director. As well as working with global large international retailers on large scale point of sale rollouts. Assisting in coordination of activities and strategic plans whilst supporting a business partners network in the delivery of these projects across EMEA.
Nicola is UK Managing Director which includes responsibility for overseeing European sales, global marketing and managing the UK operation. She is charged with increasing sales as well as developing the global brand, and ensuring the services, support and customer experience is maximized in the European division.
VP Product Strategy, Sales and Marketing
Richard Gaetano joined Island Pacific in 1995 in the development organization after spending six years at JC Penney as a Merchandising Assistant. He completed his BA in International Business with a minor in Finance and Sociology from California State University Fullerton in 2001. In 2000, he started the Technical Service arm of Island Pacific Systems Inc and then took over product direction by 2003 and has been managing the operation of the business since 2004. Richard has nearly 20 years of retail systems experience including systems integration across platforms and many of the major point solutions across the industry. He currently holds the role of EVP Product Solutions and Strategy and Chief Operating Officer for Island Pacific Systems (North America).
Managing Director, Island Pacific India & VP of Software Development
Suresh began his career in India in software development. He moved to the US in 1998 to work as consultant for wholesale & retail software solutions and subsequently joined Island Pacific in 2001 as a Senior Programmer Analyst. He has 20+ years of software development experience with 18+ years of Retail software solutions, together with an MBA in Technology Management & Bachelor of Engineering (EEE). In 2011 Suresh relocated back to India and established Island Pacific India in Chennai, which is a strategic center of excellence working with different technology stacks serving multiple products. Suresh currently holds a dual roles of Managing Director of Island Pacific India & VP of Software Development.