Respected industry executive joins OPI management

OPI has restrengthened its senior management team following the recent departure of the company’s former Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Chris Exner.

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OPI has restrengthened its senior management team following the recent departure of the company’s former Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Chris Exner.

With effect from 1 March, the position of CCO at OPI will be occupied by Jade Wilson. Another well-known, respected and highly experienced executive, Wilson is currently Managing Director Europe at leading international sales, marketing and e-commerce agency Highlands.

Wilson has enjoyed a distinguished and varied career in the business products industry, working in a variety of sales and business development roles for Staples Advantage UK, Stat Plus, Integra, and The Business Performance Group – which was acquired by Highlands in 2014.

As CCO, Wilson will have lead responsibility for delivering growth in several key areas of the OPI business, including events where the company has identified several opportunities to diversify and expand its existing portfolio in multiple continents. He will also oversee a significant drive to deliver growth in memberships and subscriptions, and in service offerings such as research, recruitment and executive search.

Commenting on the appointment, OPI CEO Steve Hilleard said: “We are delighted that someone as respected as Jade Wilson, with more than two decades of relevant industry experience, is joining our team.

“Despite the substantial challenges and transformations unfolding across our industry, we are confident that these circumstances present new opportunities. The addition of Jade to our team will help us to effectively advance these projects and further enrich the already unparalleled array of services we offer to the global business and workplace supplies industry.”

Wilson added: “I am genuinely thrilled to be a part of the innovative and progressive OPI team. Having been a satisfied customer for many years, I now look forward to working within the company itself, enhancing its portfolio of services and driving diversification and expansion across multiple regions.”

Halls Green, UK