Yell Names New Group COO
Mr Payne will be responsible for the company's day to day activities at Group level, including supply chain, information technology, procurement, facilities, customer services, call centre operations and processes.
From July 2006 until December 2010, Mr Payne was vice president of worldwide operations of Linksys, the home networking division of Cisco Systems. Prior to this, from May 2003 to September 2005, he was vice president, operations of the Polaroid Corporation responsible for all of Polaroid's supply chain activities worldwide.
Mr Payne joined Polaroid from SymphonyRPM, an enterprise software solutions company, where he was director product development from October 2002 to March 2003.
In 1998, Mr Payne joined Compaq Computer Corporation as director, responsible successively for North American Operations, commercial direct initiative, and then customer to cash integration to support the merger of HP and Compaq.
Between 1991 and 1998, Mr Payne worked with Uncle Ben's/M&M Mars, becoming operations planning manager.
Yell offers marketing solutions to small and medium sized enterprises in the UK, US, Spain and some countries in Latin America through an integrated portfolio of cost effective advertising. Yell's products are available through printed, online, telephone and mobile based media.
Mr Pocock said: â€œI am delighted Mr Payne is joining us. He has formidable skills and experience in realigning organizations, integration and the management of supply chain activities, including logistics, procurement, forecasting and planning, information technology, call centers and facilities.
â€œMr Payne complements Yell's strong team and will help make a big difference as we transform Yell's business model group-wide.â€
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