Magicard US Office Hires Two Biz Development High-Flyers

Written By John Fieldsend

Magicard is pleased to announce two industry-leading hires as Leanna Pontow and Shaun Cody take up Business Development Managers roles in North America.

Leanna Pontow

Originally from Rolling Prairie, Indiana, Leanna has almost a decade of experience with printers, software, access control and event badging products. She has worked for Laminex, Day & Zimmerman and latterly at Securitas where she won awards in recognition of her sales success.

Luis De La Cruz, VP Americas said:

“Leanna’s got the skills and knowledge to be able to work with a variety of vertical markets and can present to diverse audiences. She has the ability to build relationships and truly understand what her customers’ needs are. In the short time, she has been with the team she’s already helped several current and new customers find the right ID card printer for their needs.

Leanna said:

“I joined Magicard because I always seek a new challenge and the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

“I like the Magicard products and brand and wanted to be a part of a winning team. I have enjoyed seeing the US team grow this year and want to help contribute to that as well.

“I love the diversity and winning mentality of the Magicard team both here in the US and around the globe. I’m often assisting our customers with my product knowledge and supporting them through the entire purchase process and I love having the opportunity to meet them all out on the road”.

Shaun Cody

Shaun Cody is from Greenville, South Carolina – a hub for national distribution companies in the IT consumer electronics and security space. He’s been in professional sales for 22 years – mainly in the consumer electronics and IT markets.

A lot of his experience has been in B2B sales and sales management, but the last five years has been focused on the security and photo ID division with one of the industry’s leading distribution companies.

Luis De La Cruz said:

“Shaun is well-known name and face in the industry. He has plenty of knowledge and experience which he can bring to augment the team. We know Shaun well from his role in ID distribution and he also knows our products intimately – so he can hit the ground running.”

Shaun said:

“All the dealers I’ve spoken with in the past have only had positive things to say about Magicard. The quality of the products and customer service is recognised worldwide.

“As I looked more into Magicard and realised where Magicard is at in the US market and the potential of where it could grow to it made me really want to be a part of this team and utilise my knowledge to help grow an already strong and successful business and be a part of it to the next level.

“I love this company, everyone is willing to help and the open-mindedness to new ideas is refreshing”.