ChannelAdvisor Expands European Team to Accelerate Growth

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“We are poised for incredible growth across Europe and are thrilled to have Johan and Simon on board to further accelerate our performance," said James Scott, ChannelAdvisor’s EMEA managing director.

ChannelAdvisor, a global software and services solution provider that enables online retailers to sell more across e-commerce channels, today announced the addition of two new members to its European team to support the region’s rapid growth. Simon Bushell has joined as European sales director from OPEX Corporation and Johan Valind has joined as EMEA marketing manager from VeriSign.

“The first quarter of 2011 was our most successful to date,” said James Scott, ChannelAdvisor’s EMEA managing director. “We are poised for incredible growth across Europe and are thrilled to have Johan and Simon on board to further accelerate our performance.”

Bushell joins ChannelAdvisor from OPEX Corporation where he was EMEA sales director. Prior to that, he served as vice president of sales Western Europe with Premiere Global Services, a global leader in the hosted communications services market. With more than 15 years of experience in leadership positions for both private and publicly traded technology businesses, Bushell has a track record of building and leading European sales teams in high-growth, global environments.

“I am delighted to join ChannelAdvisor at this exciting time in the company’s global expansion,” commented Bushell. “With ChannelAdvisor’s market-leading position and the European e-commerce market forecast to grow by at least 11 percent per annum, I’m looking forward to growing our sales operations in Europe, winning new clients and supporting our existing clients’ expansion in new regions.”

Valind joins ChannelAdvisor from VeriSign where he served as both EMEA marketing manager and sales and marketing consultant. He worked as senior marketing programs manager for Adeptra and spent more than eight years in various roles at Visa. Valind has 13 years of experience in global blue-chip companies and nine years of experience in B2B marketing roles in the UK and international markets.

“ChannelAdvisor is well-poised for European growth, and I look forward to the opportunity to employ my global marketing expertise to help expand the company’s presence in the EMEA market,” said Valind.

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ChannelAdvisor is a software provider that helps retailers worldwide sell more online through channels such as marketplaces, paid search and comparison shopping, and with webstore and rich media solutions. ChannelAdvisor is the only company that calms the chaos of online selling by enabling retailers to submit one inventory feed to the ChannelAdvisor platform, where it is translated to fit the specifications of e-commerce channels and distributed accordingly. The robust reporting capabilities of the ChannelAdvisor platform allow retailers to track their progress across e-commerce channels to make immediately actionable, performance-based decisions. For retailers of all levels of expertise, ChannelAdvisor’s industry-certified services team offers expert advice and custom service packages. Widely respected as the essential partner in e-commerce, ChannelAdvisor manages over GBP 1.7 billion in annual gross merchandise value (GMV) on behalf of retailers of all sizes including Joe Browns, Republic Retail, Speedo and Carphone Warehouse. ChannelAdvisor’s European headquarters are located in London, United Kingdom, with additional offices in Ireland and Germany; global headquarters are in North Carolina, USA and other offices are located in New York, Seattle and in Australia.


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