a leading provider of end-to-end e-commerce solutions for top retailers
and brands, today announced that Andrea
Weiss and Robert
Rosenblatt have joined its board of
directors. With decades of experience guiding some of the retail
industry's most successful and recognizable brands, Weiss and Rosenblatt
bring first-hand knowledge of what retailers need to compete in an
increasingly omni-channel environment.
With 30 years of retail expertise, Andrea Weiss has been a key player in
retail's transformation into the digital space. An early innovator in
multi-channel commerce and a pioneer in creating seamless customer
experiences, Weiss' executive positions have included president of
Guess?, chief stores officer of Limited Brands and senior vice president
of Ann Taylor. Her extensive bard service includes current roles at
Chico's, Pep Boys, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and
Nutrisystem. She also served on the board of GSI Commerce during its
rise to becoming a leading e-commerce platform and, ultimately, its sale
Weiss is the CEO of Retail Consulting, Inc. (RCI) and founder of The O
Alliance, an innovative consulting model designed to help retailers
align their organizational practices with the needs and expectations of
today's digitally savvy consumer.
"Putting the consumer at the center of the retail ecosystem is vital to
success and growth in today's omni-channel environment," said Weiss.
"With a true end-to-end offering and a clear vision for how they can
help retailers deliver the seamless experience that consumers have come
to expect, Newgistics is a pivotal partner to forward-thinking companies
in our industry. Helping them bring that vision to market is an exciting
opportunity for me."
Robert Rosenblatt has more than 25 years of experience leading mid-sized
and large retail organizations, including Tommy Hilfiger, HSN (formerly
the Home Shopping Network) and Bloomingdale's, and recently served as
interim president of Ideeli.com, a flash sales company that was acquired
by Groupon. As group president and COO of Tommy Hilfiger, Rosenblatt
grew revenues and profitability and built the company's first
transactional website. Before that, he held positions as CFO, COO and
president of HSN, where he introduced and built its online operation,
leading it to profitability three months after inception. As CFO of
Bloomingdale's, he was responsible for the company's P&L, financial
planning and administrative management and, before that, served as vice
president of store operations.
"The retail industry is clearly at an inflection point where digital
commerce, including omni-channel offerings that are intuitive for
consumers, is what's going to propel growth," said Rosenblatt. "Instead
of trying to patch all the pieces together, Newgistics presents a
compelling value proposition to its clients - one that I believe in and
can help guide to meet retailers' and consumers' needs."
In addition to his extensive experience working for leading retail
brands, Rosenblatt currently holds a number of board seats for leading
companies in the technology and retail industries. He also runs
Rosenblatt Consulting, which specializes in helping investment firms
determine value in both public and private consumer companies, as well
as helping retail firms maximize profitability.
"Andrea and Bob bring a tremendous wealth of knowledge to an already
impressive board," said Bill Razzouk, Newgistics' CEO. "Newgistics has a
history of innovation, going all the way back to our introduction of the
Newgistics SmartLabel, which revolutionized e-commerce returns at an
important point in the industry's growth. We haven't stopped since then
and now have all the pieces to lead the charge into true omni-channel
experiences. Andrea and Bob will be important players in helping us do
so more quickly."
About Newgistics, Inc.
Newgistics, a leading provider of parcel delivery and returns management
for top retailers and brands, combines logistics and leading
omni-channel commerce technology into a complete e-commerce solution.
Integrating every step in the order life cycle, our end-to-end
e-commerce solution includes: web design, implementation, integration,
web hosting and support, order fulfillment, parcel delivery and returns.
Our e-commerce platform is powered by hybris and we have partnered with
Manhattan Associates to bring its leading order management solution to
our customers. Since 1999, Newgistics has provided top merchants with
innovative technology-driven solutions that improve the customer
experience and accelerate growth-from customer acquisition through
fulfillment, delivery and returns. To find out more, visit http://www.newgistics.com.
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