San Francisco, August 19, 2014 – Intershop, the leading independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce solutions, today announced that it has appointed e-commerce industry veteran David Ricketts to lead the sales organization in North America. It has also added twenty-year industry veteran Mike Ensor as VP of Technical Pre-Sales and Managed Services. The addition of these top e-commerce talents reflects the continued growth and investment strategy by Intershop in its strategic US region.
Mr. Ricketts brings to Intershop nearly 20 years of experience in software sales and sales management – most of which was spent in e-commerce. Ricketts previously served as senior vice president of sales at Insite Software, vice president of sales, North America for hybris, executive sales at ATG (Oracle) and director of national retail sales at Sterling Commerce, Inc. (now part of IBM). His knowledge and experience gained in helping both b2c and b2b enterprise-level accounts grow their online sales and transform their approach to digital customer experience will be a significant asset as Intershop continues to expand its customer and partner portfolio in the US.
“Intershop is an e-commerce platform pioneer and is consistently ranked as a leader by the industry analysts; they’re perfectly poised to help companies transform their digital customer experience,” said Ricketts. “I’m delighted to have joined the Intershop team of experts and to both participate in the expansion of the company’s footprint in North America and help our customers realize their omni-channel goals and objectives.” Mr. Mike Ensor, VP of Pre-sales and Managed Services has also been added to the team bringing with him over 20 years of deep technology experience in e-commerce.
Mr. Ensor was most recently e-commerce practice principal architect at digital agency pioneer Acquity Group (now part of Accenture). Mike’s technology career also includes planning, analysis, recommendation and deployment of large technology solutions for companies such as AT&T, Carter's/OshKosh, SkyMall, RealNetworks, Nintendo, VMWare and Kohls. Mike will lead Intershop’s technical pre-sales organization and directly assist and advise b2b and b2c organizations on best practice approaches to digital transformation via e-commerce. He will also take on the leadership role for Intershop’s thriving managed services practice that hosts and manages clients’ e-commerce sites.
“The e-commerce market is unique and highly specialized,” said Jochen Moll, CEO, Intershop. “Hiring top talent with deep industry experience in our strategic growth region will help us better serve our customers, our partners and our shareholders. We are very pleased to have added David and Mike to our growing team in the U.S.,” Moll added.
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Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
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.