Momentum Around Planned NCR Separation Continues
NCR Board of Directors Announces Tim Oliver and David Wilkinson as CEO-Designates
ATLANTA, May 4, 2023 – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leading enterprise technology provider to banks, retailers and restaurants, announced as part of its first quarter 2023 financial results today that significant progress continues to be made against its previously-announced plan to separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies, expected in the fourth quarter of 2023. NCR‘s first quarter 2023 financial results demonstrate the strength of its business, reinforced by the company’s ability to deliver continued back-to-back quarter performance in parallel with separation activities.
NCR’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce NCR’s current Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Tim Oliver, and David Wilkinson – Executive Vice President and President of the NCR Commerce business – have been named as CEO-designates for SpinCo and RemainCo (company names yet to be determined), respectively. Additional leadership team appointments are expected to follow in the weeks and months to come.
“This Board has had the pleasure of watching Tim and David in action for some time, and we are unanimous in our belief that they are the right leaders to take these two industry-leading, technology-driven companies forward,” said Joseph Reece, Chairman of the NCR Board of Directors. “Tim and David have the acumen and deep experience necessary to successfully drive shareholder value while ensuring our customers and employees continue to be at the center of all we do.”
“I am pleased these exceptional, experienced and proven NCR leaders will take our customer-focused, as a service businesses to the next chapter,” said NCR CEO Michael D. Hayford. “I look forward to working with Tim and David to execute a smooth and effective transition as the companies take their final form.”
Oliver and Wilkinson will continue to work with NCR leadership as they serve in their current roles while simultaneously building out each company’s leadership team. Since announcing its intention to separate in September 2022, NCR has generated and continues to generate cash flow to support its plan to reduce debt ahead of the separation. The company has begun the work necessary to re-launch and name each company as a separate and unique business this Fall. NCR will continue to evaluate all opportunities for shareholder value creation through the date of the separation.
Oliver, 55, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of SpinCo, which is expected to be a cash-generative business positioned to focus on delivering strategic solutions including ATM as a Service to a large, installed customer base across banks and retailers. SpinCo will build on NCR’s position in self-service banking, ATM network innovations and managed services to meet global demand for ATM access and leverage new ATM transaction types, including digital currency solutions, to drive market growth. The company will also continue shifting to a highly recurring revenue model to drive stable cash flow and capital returns to shareholders.
“I am honored to become CEO-designate of SpinCo,” said Oliver. “With our unparalleled capability in self-service banking, combined with ATM as a Service and other innovative ATM network offerings, I see a very bright future for this business.”
Oliver is currently NCR’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining NCR, Oliver was the Chief Financial Officer of Springs Window Fashions, where he was responsible for the company's overall financial strategy. He previously held chief financial officer and other senior-level finance positions with Goldstein Group, MEMC, Metavante Technologies, Rockwell Automation, and Raytheon. Tim started his career in operational Finance at Allied Signal and was a bond trader at Bear Stearns & Co. He is chairman of the board for NCR Foundation, board member and past chair of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, and board member of the St. Louis AAA Blues Hockey.
Wilkinson, 50, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of RemainCo. The company will leverage a software-led model to continue transforming, connecting and running global retail, hospitality and digital banking for its customers. The company will also reinvest in the business to accelerate growth and recurring revenue.
“I am humbled by the Board’s decision to designate me as CEO of RemainCo. I look forward to further building our strong position in retail, hospitality and digital banking technology,” said Wilkinson. “I am honored to work alongside my NCR colleagues to accelerate and grow this business.”
Wilkinson, currently Executive Vice President and President of NCR Commerce, is responsible for creating and executing NCR’s overall vision and strategy for the retail and hospitality industries. Prior to joining NCR, Wilkinson held various leadership positions at leading IT and telecom firms including Avaya, Nortel and Verizon. In addition to his current duties, he is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the NCR Foundation, a board member for Junior Achievement of Georgia and serves on the board of directors of the National Retail Federation.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in transforming, connecting and running technology platforms for self-directed banking, stores and restaurants. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with 35,000 employees globally. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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