3stepIT appoints new Senior Group Communications Manager to lead brand development
- May 16, 2022
3stepIT has appointed Maria Lini as Senior Group Communications Managerto lead the development and execution of the company’s strategy for brand, external and internal communications.
Maria brings 15 years’ experience to role, with corporate communications expertise including media strategy, executive communications, and employee engagement.
A technology, mobile and IoT specialist, Maria has previously managed the brand and reputation of Vodafone Business, where she supported the company’s global external communications programme and analyst relations.
Reporting to 3stepIT’s Group Marketing Director, Maria is charged with building a global brand for the sustainable Technology Lifecycle Management provider, as the company undergoes rapid expansion across Europe as part of its joint venture with BNP Paribas.
She will work closely alongside CEO, Carmen Ene, to ensure the brand proposition clearly reflects the support 3stepIT can offer both enterprise and the public sector organisations working to deliver the net zero transition and comply with an increasingly complex regulatory landscape.
In addition, Maria will be responsible for motivating the 3stepIT team around a strong common purpose and driving engagement with the company’s strategic objectives through a dynamic internal communications programme.
3stepIT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jason Skidmore, said: “Maria is the best in the business and her skills will be an important asset as we strive to support organisations through unprecedented digital transformation, inspire our people and scale our services across Europe.
“We have a strong proposition to take to market and clear goal to be the leading provider of Technology Lifecycle Management. It’s crucial we educate organisations about the important impact alterative ownership models and sustainable IT management can have on managing key areas of business risk.”
3stepIT’s Senior Group Communications Manager, Maria Lini, said: “Businesses are undergoing huge change as data volumes increase, the workplace fragments and risk shifts from dollars to carbon. As reliance on technology skyrockets, we have a crucial message to share with organisations all over Europe – tech can and should be your most sustainable business asset; by partnering with us, you can take advantage of the circular economy now, before it becomes mainstream.
"It’s exciting to work for an organisation that is tackling the top business challenges of today and supporting its customers to navigate a complex landscape of sustainability, compliance and data security to get the best - and make the most - out of their technology.”
3stepIT is a sustainable Technology Lifecycle Management provider with an ambition to reduce e-waste and global emissions by helping businesses to consume technology more sustainably.
3stepIT offers an end-to-end approach to acquiring, managing and refreshing IT devices that is cost-efficient, convenient and environmentally friendly.
The company’s asset management platform provides IT and finance managers complete control and visibility of all IT devices to simplify budgeting, upkeep and renewal. AssetIQ® minimises IT security risks by providing real-time insights into device health, including information on anti-virus and protection software. A powerful reporting engine provides complete visibility of every asset by cost centre, product group and location.
The company, which serves more than 3,000 businesses worldwide, has over 25 years’ experience embedding the circular economy into organisations, by ensuring end of life technology is refurbished and given a second life. In doing so, it prevents over half a million devices from being destroyed and sent to landfill each year.
Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, 3stepIT employs more than 400 people across Europe and operates refurbishing centres in Finland, Sweden and Norway.