Chief Executive Officer
Harada san took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of GGS in April 2016. Having joined GLORY Ltd. in 1985, Harada san brings an enormous amount of industry knowledge and experience to the company, with a focus to drive the international business forward, through further unification, achieving long-term growth plans and maintaining support of valued customers around the world.
Since joining GLORY Ltd. Harada san has worked in a number of areas across the business and has been key in establishing a new factory in Saitama and logistics center operations in Japan. Between 1998 and 2005 he went from Head of Parts Manufacturing Department of Himeji Factory to Head of Production Engineering and also served as a Director of a number of manufacturing subsidiaries. Responsible for new products, new projects and product cost down programs at this time, Harada san developed a medium-term strategic plan for all GLORY factories.
More recently, he was the President of GLORY’s factory in the Philippines from 2006 and 2008, and took up the role of Head of Management Planning Department before moving to the UK in 2012 to lead the integration of GLORY and Talaris. Harada san has been Chairman of GGS since April 2015 and a GLORY Ltd. board member since June 2015.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
CFO since May 2014 and COO since April 2018, Michael is responsible for the company’s Finance, Supply Chain and IS functions. He joined Glory Global Solutions from Hitachi, where he was most recently European Finance Director. Michael’s extensive experience has included consistent delivery of growth and profitability in established global businesses as well as that of large-scale projects such as mergers, acquisitions and divestments. ‘Big Four’ accountancy firm qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Michael has led technical accounting conversion projects, process efficiency drives and IT implementations. He has also been instrumental in developing and bringing to market start-up solution businesses. He has experience across a range of sectors including retail, rail, manufacturing, leasing and motor.
Vincent was appointed President EMEA in April 2016 and is responsible for running all the company’s operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa including direct and indirect operations in over 100 countries with over 1000 staff. Vincent is also an Executive Officer of GLORY Ltd.
After graduating from the Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris, where he obtained a Masters in Management, Vincent started his career at Xerox as a Sales Executive. He was the top Regional Sales Representative for three years before promotion to management. He left Xerox in 1990 to undertake a consultancy position for Learning International. Vincent joined De La Rue in late 1991, where he spent 17 years gaining extensive company and industry experience across a wide range of roles including Sales and Marketing Director, progressing to Managing Director of De La Rue France in April 2000. In 2008, Vincent was part of the team who led the management buy-out to form Talaris and became President, EU Region.
Chris is responsible for all operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. As President, Chris is responsible for Glory Global Solutions’ overall business strategy, from Sales and Marketing programs to Field Service operations and Business Development initiatives.
Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Texas State University and brings 30 years of industry experience to his current position. Prior to joining Glory, he was one of six individuals that engineered a management led buy-out (with the support of The Carlyle Group) of the Talaris business unit from De La Rue PLC. He joined De la Rue Cash Systems in March 2005 as the Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, where his leadership ushered in a double digit compound annual growth rate. Prior to that, Chris worked for Deluxe Corporation, where he was responsible for $1.2 billion in revenue and a Sales, Marketing and Support organisation of more than 800 direct employees and more than 600 indirect representatives.
Chief Development Officer & President, China
Bogaki san was appointed Chief Development Officer in April 2018 and is responsible for all Glory Global Solutions’ International Engineering activities including Quality Assurance, Software Development, Support, and Software Professional Services. In addition to his CDO role, Bogaki san leads the company’s business in China.
Bogaki san started his career as an IT Engineer at GLORY Ltd. in 1986, after graduating from Kwansei Gakuin University. In his first role, Bogaki san reformed the GLORY factory MRP system and went on to be appointed Marketing Manager for GLORY’s domestic gaming business in 1994. In that role he generated a new CRM solution and helped GLORY become one of the leading companies in the Japanese gaming market. Bogaki san was promoted to lead the GLORY Group System Development Department in 2009, where he directed system development projects for the financial, retail, gaming markets and key overseas customers. He was invited to join Glory Global Solutions in 2014 and in 2016 was promoted to the position of EVP Global Commercial Sales.
Chief Marketing Officer
Mike is a member of the Main Board and Executive Committee and is responsible for guiding Glory’s international hardware and software technology roadmap, creating product and software solutions that deliver real, measurable value for our clients. He also leads our 1,800-member global Customer Services team, ensuring that our clients receive the very best experience we can deliver – every day. Additionally, he guides our international marketing activities and our international long-term innovation efforts.
In his 23 years with Glory Global Solutions (and predecessor companies Talaris and De La Rue), Mike has served in various leadership roles in North American Direct and Indirect Sales, Customer Services, and global roles as noted above. He has managed a number of business integration efforts around the world during our growth to $2B in global revenue. Prior to joining the company in 1995, he spent 10 years in the electronic security industry with Kastle Systems, an innovator in outsourced security management. Mike received his BA degree from Rice University, Houston, Texas.
General Counsel, Chief Information Security Officer & Company Secretary
Martin is an international lawyer managing the Legal, Intellectual Property, Data Protection & Security and Insurance & Risk Teams within Glory Global Solutions.
Martin has an extensive background in international acquisitions and in negotiating significant product sales and service orders with large multi-national and blue-chip clients, private and state-owned banks as well as multi-national retailers and suppliers.
He has worked at several leading international law firms and held a number of senior legal positions within global private equity portfolio companies, prior to joining the organisation in early 2008. Passionate and energetic, Martin brings a wealth of international experience to legal, compliance and governance matters within the company.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
As Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Ben is responsible for the successful strategic direction of the local offices, engaging with retailers, banks, security companies and regulators across the region to drive significant growth for Glory Global Solutions.
Ben has a degree from Cambridge University and prior to taking on his current role was Director of Global Marketing and Strategy working with business partners and regional teams to develop the strategy for the enlarged Glory Global Solutions organisation. Ben was part of the core team integrating the GLORY and Talaris businesses using his experience from living and working in Asia for 17 years, latterly as Talaris’ Managing Director Asia Pacific, to help create Glory Global Solutions.
Director - Corporate Development and Business Planning
Tomoko is a member of the GGS Board and Executive Committee and is responsible for guiding Business Planning, HR and Internal Audit of International Business. Tomoko is tasked to provide high-value strategic support to the CEO of International Business including M&A, and to ensure we maintain focus on developing our people and expanding our business with strong controls.
Tomoko joined GGS in May 2012 just after Glory announced the acquisition of Talaris and was fully involved in integration of the two businesses as a member of Project Management Office closely working with the management teams of both. Prior to joining GGS, Tomoko worked in financial industry in Japan and the UK including for Citigroup and Nikko Securities and gained extensive experience in corporate and commercial areas.