This week we announced the addition of two executives to the Newgistics team and we couldn’t be more excited to have them on board. To help the readers of our blog get to know these two leaders a little better we’ll be posting about both Michael Hill and Debbie Lesser this week. First up, please meet Michael Hill…
Mike has more than 20 years of experience in e-commerce, where he leveraged his expertise to help transform companies like ATG and Guidance into major players in the industry. Mike has worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Nike, DirecTV, Warner Music Group, Symantec, HP, Restoration Hardware, Sephora, Disney, Footlocker, Stamps.com and more. At Newgistics, Mike will focus on helping customers increase their bottom line by providing a highly flexible, omni-channel solution to respond to changing customer behaviors and demands.
Mike is excited to bring his entrepreneurial spirit to Newgisitcs and is looking forward to driving sales “like a hockey stick.” We sat down with Mike and picked his brain about some of the trends he’s seeing in the industry and here’s what he had to say:
There are a lot of exciting things going on in the world of e-commerce, particularly with the rapid adoption of mobile and its role in omni-channel retailing, but what I’m seeing my customers get most excited about lately is a technology that’s been around for awhile – the cloud.
While it may seem like old-hat to some, many enterprise customers are just now starting to dive into cloud services. It’s an exciting time, as the benefits for these larger companies are pretty remarkable and it’s been enlightening to watch the business transformation that the cloud allows.
Working with Newgistics I have the opportunity to see this transformation in the order management space. Two and a half years ago no CIO was interested in moving their order management to the cloud, but improvements in security and overall education have changed that. I’m excited to be working at a company that touches every point of the e-commerce sales process and look forward to learning from a group that stays ahead of these trends that affect the entire industry.
For more information on Mike’s background, or to connect with him, you can find his LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miketoddhill
Newgistics has always been a leader in forward and reverse shipping, with many of the world’s top brands trusting us as a partner. Last month, we shared our biggest news yet when we announced our capability to deliver a complete, end-to-end e-commerce solution.
We’ve worked with eTailers for more than 10 years, and we’ve gotten to know their unique challenges intimately. As a result, we sought to deliver an end-to-end e-commercesolution that would meet their needs from start to finish. This new offering provides retailers with web design, implementation, integration, hosting and support services as well as order management technology and order fulfillment, parcel delivery and returns management.
Our commitment to excellence led us to hybris, an SAP company and the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform provider, to be the platform that powers our new end-to-end e-commerce solution.
The hybris platform offers Newgistics’ e-commerce customers the tools to provide state-of-the-art shopping experiences across channels and unify commerce processes on one highly flexible platform. This highly modular and omni-channelB2C Commerce platform also scales seamlessly with retailers as they grow, eliminating the need to re-platform in the future.
hybris was founded in 1997 with a simple mission: to create superbly engineered commerce solutions. Today, hybris has expanded well beyond its central Europe roots to operations in 15 countries, accelerated in 2011 by the acquisition of another highly ranked on-demand commerce provider in North America, iCongo, which gave it a strong presence in the U.S. and Canada.
hybris now serves over 400 customers, including some of the most-recognized companies in the world: global B2B brands as well as consumer brands. It is now by far the fastest-growing major commerce platform company with a compound annual growth rate since 2009 of83%.
Newgistics CEO Bill Razzouk summed it up well when Newgistics made our initial hybris announcement saying, “hybris is at the forefront of providing the technology solutions that retailers need to succeed in this dynamic environment.”
We are extremely excited about this new chapter in our company history, and are proud to have a solution backed by the continual innovation and proven expertise of hybris.
We’re thrilled to report that the Austin Business Journal named Newgistics’ Michael Twomey one of “Austin’s Best CFOs of 2013!” In a recent ceremony at the Driskill Hotel, Twomey was honored for his leadership and accomplishments at Newgistics. He currently serves as Newgistics’ CFO and SVP of Corporate Services.
“When he joined Newgistics, financial and operational processes were still in development. Now, it’s deemed by executives there as a well-oiled machine,” the Austin Business Journal stated. “Mike provides strong financial and operational leadership in all areas of Newgistics. He has had a heavy emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and sales activities.”
Twomey joined Newgistics in 2006 as CFO of the company, which provides innovative technology-driven solutions that help retailers improve the shopping experience while driving internal efficiencies. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Twomey has built a distinguished record of accomplishments in all aspects of financial management and operations. Prior to joining Newgistics, he was CFO at NetBotz, Inc., an IP-based security solutions company. Twomey also served in a number of executive positions at IBM, including CFO and VP of operations for the company’s Tivoli software business; controller and treasurer for IBM Credit Corporation; and director of operations and CFO for IBM Greater China.
“I am honored to have been named as one of the CFOs that is helping to build Austin as a national and international hub of commerce,” Twomey said. “It has been a pleasure to play a role in Newgistics’ growth from a startup to a highly successful logistics and technology company, trusted by top retailers across the U.S and internationally.”
The Austin Business Journal has posted a slideshow of this year’s honorees that you can view here.
The Newgistics team is back at home in Austin after a fast and furious few days at IRCE 2013 last week in Chicago. We want to give a huge thanks to everyone that came out to the networking party Wednesday night at the House of Blues. We had a fantastic time, and we hope you did, too.
Here are a couple of pics from the party.
Newgistics CTO Joe Phillips had the pleasure of welcoming the crowd (at last count, 1800 tickets were sold!) to the House of Blues networking party.
The great live music was just the icing on the cake. Here’s one last cheer for 2013! See you next year, Chicago.
Multichannel Merchant’s second annual Operations Summit is off to a great start. Here are a few photos from the first day of the show.
It was a full house at Patrick Allard’s session “Creating Your Best Omnichannel Returns Process.” Allard, our director of sales, discussed a road map that will make retailers’ returns handling a reason customers shop with them.
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The Newgistics team had a great time at RLA this week in Las Vegas!
Newgistics’ VP of Sales spoke today on the panel Raising the Awareness of the Importance of Reverse Logistics to a High Level in your Organization. The panelists offered their perspectives on how to get senior management to recognize the worth of reverse logistics to the company.
Thank you to everyone that came by our booth and attended the panel. We sincerely appreciate your time and enjoyed meeting you. If you missed us in Vegas, we hope to connect at our next stop–details to come.
Newgistics Vice President Ken Johnson to lead organization targeting enterprise customers
Newgistics, Inc. (www.newgistics.com), a leading provider of small parcel delivery, parcel returns management and freight and e-commerce shipping solutions, today announced that it has created a National Accounts sales organization in response to expanding market opportunities, which will be led by eight-year company veteran and Vice President Ken Johnson.
“Year after year, Ken has been tireless in his commitment to the success of both our company and our clients,” said Bill Razzouk, President and CEO, Newgistics. “As Newgistics looks to the future, we will continue to rely on Ken’s leadership to help us reach our expanding goals.”
Johnson has 30-plus years of sales, marketing and operational experience and has held senior positions in companies such as IBM Corporation and ACS, Inc., prior to joining Newgistics in 2002.
“Given the breadth of parcel shipping and reverse logistics services we now offer, Newgistics has a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on market demand for cost-effective solutions,” Johnson said. “The development of this new sales organization focused on enterprise shippers further enhances our ability to strengthen Newgistics’ position as an industry leader.”
ABOUT NEWGISTICS, INC.
Newgistics offers the most robust suite of delivery, returns management and freight shipping services for direct-to-consumer merchants. Since 1999, Newgistics has put its clients in the driver’s seat of their shipping strategy by lowering costs, improving service, providing end-to-end visibility and building lifetime value. We know shipping, backwards and forwards. For more, visit www.newgistics.com and www.newgisticsblog.com.
Anticipating continued strong sales and market growth for its small parcel shipping and freight management services, Newgistics bolsters its executive staff
AUSTIN, TX – January 4, 2011 – Newgistics, Inc. (www.newgistics.com), a leading provider of small parcel delivery, returns management and freight and e-commerce shipping solutions, today announced the hiring of David T. Marinkovich as Vice President, Marketing & Field Sales. An industry veteran with extensive executive leadership experience, Marinkovich will be responsible for all marketing programs and field sales, reporting to Newgistics’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Razzouk.
“David is a proven leader who has played a critical role in the development and expansion of numerous high-growth companies in the logistics industry,” said Razzouk. “As Newgistics looks forward to a future bright with opportunity, the addition of David to our executive leadership team further solidifies our ability to manage that growth.”
Prior to joining Newgistics, Marinkovich held executive positions with industry-leading companies including SmartMail and DHL Global Mail. Marinkovich will be based out of Newgistics’ corporate headquarters located in Austin, Texas.
ABOUT NEWGISTICS, INC.
Newgistics offers the most robust suite of parcel delivery, returns management and freight shipping services for residential shippers. Since 1999, Newgistics has put its clients in the driver’s seat of their shipping strategy by lowering costs, improving service, providing end-to-end visibility and building lifetime value. We know shipping, backwards and forwards. For more, visit www.newgistics.com and www.newgisticsblog.com.
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