Marketing firm strengthens senior management team
BOCA RATON, Fla. — DubLi, a global marketing company that provides consumers around the world with a variety of innovative, online shopping and entertainment opportunities, announced that it has strengthened its senior management team with the appointments of Eric Nelson to CFO, Ricardo Daglio to chief technology officer and Thomas Sikora to chief product officer.
Having served as a consultant to DubLi since November 2012, Nelson joins DubLi as chief financial officer, following an extensive career as a financial expert. He is a partner with the Southern Florida practice of The SCA Group, LLC., a premier solution provider for board advisory and consulting services for companies ranging from private/small businesses to billion dollar public corporations, a position he has held since 2008. In 2011 and 2012, Nelson was the acquisition advisor for The Legacy Companies and in 2009 through 2012, Turnaround Specialist for Promise Healthcare and Success Healthcare. Earlier in his career, he was CFO/Turnaround Specialist for public company QSGI and CEO/restructuring officer for Gibraltar Metals. In 2007, he was partner, turnaround professional and on the board of directors to six portfolio companies in private equity firm Sun Capital Partners. Prior to Sun, from 2000 to 2002, Nelson served as controller and then from 2003 to 2006 as CFO for West Marine, a $750 million retail public company and is credited with securing four credit facilities, negotiating, purchasing and integrating several companies, implementing Sarbanes Oxley, increasing stock analyst count from three to ten, and led profit improvement resulting in record earnings. Previous to West Marine, Nelson has served as CFO in manufacturer Dental Components, Inc., distributor Fluid-Air Components and retail company Etcetera. Nelson started his career with the May Department Stores where he held several financial and operational positions. Nelson specializes in operational and financial leadership, turnarounds, mergers & acquisitions, raising capital and CFO mentoring in public as well as private companies.
Nelson holds a BS in accounting and economics from Portland State University and has taken advanced business training from UCLA Anderson School of Management, Wharton, Purdue, Northwestern and Loyola. Nelson is a certified director in NASDAQ, a certified turnaround professional, a certified mergers and acquisitions advisor and a certified financial and valuation modeler.
Daglio joined DubLi in March 2011 as director of information technology and business continuity where he has been responsible for managing all IT related functions as well as establishing an IT governance process that meets SEC, government and financial regulations. Prior to joining DubLi, from 1995-2004, Daglio advised Fortune 500 companies worldwide in infrastructure development projects, and assumed a key role at Microsoft's Consulting Services division, which was that of a direct advisor for the CIOs of those companies. Daglio left Microsoft in 2004 to become VP and CIO of Quest Management, one of the largest privately held behavioral health companies in North Central Florida.
Sikora joined DubLi in August 2012 as Product Manager for DubLi.com. Sikora is the founder and CEO of NetZone Media GmbH, a German consulting firm specializing in e-commerce, online marketing, development and operation of Internet portals, online stores and professional websites, search engine marketing and search engine optimization, a position he has held since 2008. From 2004-2007, Sikora was an independent management and marketing consulting advising a variety of companies with management strategies, tactics and analysis, business plan development, finance and controlling, Internet strategies and development, online marketing and related online avenues. From time to time, Mr. Sikora provided Interim Management support to his clients. From 2003-2004, Sikora was CEO of Costa24 Estates, S.L. in Marbella, Spain where he was responsible for the firm's Spanish Real Estate clients, including Online Marketing, Development of Real Estate Internet Portals and online reputation management and customer acquisition. From 1990-2002, Mr. Sikora held positions of increasing responsibility with Siko Containerhandel GmbH, a member company of Touax S.A. of France, most recently as CEO of both Siko Polska, the Company's Polish division and the parent company, Siko Containerhandel GmbH, Hamburg. At the same time he was the Chief Representative with full power of attorney for Gold Container GmbH, Hamburg, also a member of Touax Group, France. Earlier in his career, Sikora held various positions related to import/export, purchasing, sales and logistics management. He completed in-firm training and vocational studies at Emil Weingartner u. Co KG in Hamburg, Germany where he earned his Certification in Wholesale and Foreign Trade. From 1988-1989, he completed a work/study program in Management and Marketing of the Carl Duisberg Society at the University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana. Sikora is a graduate of Commercial College in Hamburg, Germany.