MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
Gustavo A Pospischel
Senior Director, Core Mobile Engineering
Sears Holdings Corporation
Gustavo Pospischel is Senior Director of Core Mobile Engineering at Sears Holding Corporation LLC, a leading integrated retailer with almost 2,500 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. As such, he is responsible for Sears and Kmart mobile web and mobile applications.
Prior to joining Sears, Pospischel was the Director of Technology and Principal Mobile Solutions Architect at Staples. During his tenure at the office products company and internet retailer, Gustavo defined the company’s API Channel Architecture and led the implementation of Staples Mobile web initiative for the U.S., Canada, and Europe. His professional accomplishments also include a stint as Chief Technology Officer at YellowPepper Wireless, where he defined the application architecture and implemented the company’s mobile banking application in five different Latin America countries and more than 14 financial institutions.
In addition, Pospischel was Chief Security Officer at Owl Digital Security, an international internet security solution provider; COO and Chief Technology Officer for Telcom Net, a global internet software development and hosting solution provider; and Chief Information Officer for IFX Corporation, an internet service provider with a presence in nine Latin America countries.
Early on in his career, Gustavo was the Director of Management Information System Department at Worldpass Communications Corporation and served as Technology Advisor to the President of Argentina for the national network of science and technology.
Pospischel's background in information technology includes complex multi-platform infrastructure setups, network and software development, disaster recovery, continuity planning, digital and physical security, general management, operations, and top-level negotiations with vendors, internal managers, and customers. Gustavo has applied technology solutions to meet business and financial companies' initiatives and has built strong management teams comprised of members with complementary strengths. Over the past twenty-plus years, he has generated cost savings and increased the productivity and profitability of several businesses.
Pospischel says that the experience he gained during his MIT Sloan course of study played an integral part in his professional development. "Aside from expanding my knowledge base, I found the methodologies and business cases very beneficial and was able to apply what I learned to great success. The courses at MIT Sloan allowed me to be more efficient in my day-to-day responsibilities. I found them extremely helpful in advancing my career and continue to recommend them to friends and co-workers."
As a seasoned sailor, Gustavo often compares his way of doing business with sailing trips. He says, "You have a boat and you know where you want to go. The challenge is to pick the best route to reach your destination. The MIT Sloan Executive Education programs have provided me with a key set of tools for my day-to-day business decisions. The information gleaned has taught me how to pick the best path to reach my business goals."
Gustavo holds a BS in Systems Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University, as well as an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT Sloan School of Management.
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