CEO Insights Team
Cielo Global Holdings, a Texas-based Information Technology and solutions provider has announced its appointment of Richard Anicetti as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Richard is a business executive, teacher, mentor and motivational speaker with more than 38 years of experience, almost a third of which he has spent leading as CEO for food retailing companies such as Food Lion, The Fresh Market, and 99 Cents Only.
“In addition to the disruptive technology, service reach, and quality deployed by Cielo Global Holdings, I am extremely impressed with the organization’s experienced leadership team. I look forward to assisting the team in its journey of continued excellence and growth,” says Richard, COO, Cielo Global Holdings.
As COO, particularly given his breadth of experience, Richard will be assisting internal leaders with important change management projects, clarifying company mission, vision, and values, developing strategic planning processes, providing ongoing leadership assessment and development, and fostering a strong, diverse, and inclusive culture. Richard will also be overseeing investments and investor relations as the company continues along its path of growth.
Rick brings a wealth of retail experience and a career full of success and professional accomplishments and we will lean on him heavily as we grow our portfolio of disruptive technology companies
“Having worked with Rick Anicetti for nearly 10 years, I couldn’t be more excited that he is joining our team as COO. Rick is the consummate professional with unmatched integrity and leadership skills. Rick brings a wealth of retail experience and a career full of success and professional accomplishments and we will lean on him heavily as we grow our portfolio of disruptive technology companies,” says BJ Carter, CEO and Chairman, Cielo Global Holdings.
Cielo Global Holdings specializes in managing and investing in disruptive technology companies specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), and Financial Technology (FinTech). The company’s US operations are headquartered in Lubbock, Texas with nearshore operations in Monterrey, Mexico, and Bridgetown Barbados. Cielo Global Holdings leadership team has over 50 years of combined experience with big data technology, information technology services and system integration. With a global presence in seven Countries, 800+ team members and over 2500 engagements, Cielo Global Holdings continues to provide solutions at a cost designed to make our clients profitable. Cielo Global’s brands include CieloIT, CieloPay, CieloAlliance, and CieloGov.