Candela Places Marianne Marck as SVP & CIO at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers


We are delighted to announce that Candela has successfully placed Marianne Marck as SVP & CIO at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers based in Vancouver, Canada. In this position, Marianne will report to Jim Barr, EVP & Group President, Emerging Businesses, Brand Innovation and Technology. As CIO, she will have end-to-end responsibility for all technology initiatives including developing and implementing the corporation’s long-range IT strategy and for leading the company’s investment in developing and managing technology, data and back-office business solutions. She will formulate and implement a digital strategy in support of the company’s goals and financial objectives.

Marianne joins Ritchie Bros. from a progressive five year career with Starbucks where she most recently served as Senior Vice President Customer Facing Technology. In addition to owning all customer facing technology, she was also responsible for regional IT in Asia with direct reports in Hong Kong and Japan. Under her guidance, the coffee giant radically grew in mobile and digital offerings to its global customer base, with the mobile payments platform and solutions she introduced now accounting for over a fifth of all customer transactions globally.

Prior to her tenure at Starbucks, Marianne spent three years with Blue Nile, Inc., an online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry. She also previously held positions with Walt Disney Internet Group, CNET Networks and IBM.