Intershop Strengthens Key Positions in Marketing and Sales

Jena, Germany, 1 November 2016 – Intershop Communications AG has made two major new appointments in the areas of marketing and sales. Effective immediately, Carsten Schröder is the new head of marketing for Europe. An experienced industry expert, Carsten brings a wealth of experience from his twelve-year management career in marketing and public relations. Prior to joining Intershop, Carsten was most recently head of marketing for one of SAP’s leading e-commerce partners in southern Germany.

Axel Köhler, Intershop’s Chief Operating Officer, is excited about the new appointment: “With Carsten Schröder, we’ve brought an expert on board who has an excellent understanding of the e-commerce market—both B2B and B2C. Together with his team, Carsten will boost Intershop’s visibility in target markets by raising our profile among decision-makers of key clients and partners, as well as in the expert networks that really matter for us. I’m confident he will succeed in sharpening our market focus and generating significant new impetus for sales.” Working closely with Carsten Schröder will be Intershop’s new head of sales for the German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland), Thorsten Desch. After joining Intershop as a key account manager in December 2013, Thorsten quickly cemented his reputation through the acquisition of a large number of new customers and has overseen various complex migration projects for major clients.

Axel Köhler: “Thorsten’s trademarks are his unerring client focus and goal-oriented collaboration with our implementation partners. In our highly competitive sector, his market knowledge, technical expertise, and personality give him a level of authenticity that could almost be emblematic for Intershop as a whole. He is the best candidate to lead our sales team forward in what is one of our most important regions.”

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About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Intershop Public Relations

Heide Rausch
Head of Corporate Communication