Technology company Xerox announced the appointment of John Visentin, who was a consultant to Icahn Capital, as chief executive officer and vice chairman and Keith Cozza as chairman.
The US-based Xerox earlier scrapped its decision to be acquired by Fujifilm. Xerox is likely to seek investors for another deal.
Xerox in its website said John Visentin has managed multibillion dollar business units in the IT services industry — at both Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
John Visentin, who graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, has the track record transforming complex operations to consistently drive profitable growth.
Before joining Xerox, John Visentin was an advisor to the chairman of Exela Technologies. He was an operating partner for Advent International and provided advice, analysis and assistance for operational and strategic business matters in the due diligence and evaluation of investment opportunities.
John Visentin was also a consultant to Icahn Capital in connection with a proxy contest at Xerox Corporation from March 2018 to May 2018.
John Visentin served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Novitex Enterprise Solutions from October 2013 through July 2017.
John Visentin was an advisor with Apollo Global Management and contributed to their February 2015 acquisition of Presidio, a provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions. John Visentin was chairman of Presidio from February 2015 to November 2017.