Riversand Expands Advisory Board to include Senior Consumer Products Executive

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Seasoned Retail & CPG Executive Ben Barras to Join Riversand’s Board of Advisors

It has been a unique and fascinating experience over the last eight years to work with this team of technological visionaries

Riversand Technologies (RTI), a worldwide provider of Product Information Management (PIM), Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Quality solutions, is pleased to announce that Ben Barras, a senior executive in the consumer products industry, has accepted a role on the RTI Board of Advisors. Ben comes to the Board with 28 years of varied leadership experience in wholesale and retail consumer products, working for companies like Sara Lee Branded Apparel/Hanesbrands, Inc., Wilson’s Leather and Fingerhut Direct Marketing/Bluestem Brands, Inc., and with international brands such as Hanes, Champion, C9, Playtex, and Isotoner. Throughout his career he has held various consumer products leadership positions in Sales, Marketing, Merchandising, Operations and Merchandising Technology. In his most recent role as VP of Merchandising Operations and Global Supply Chain at Bluestem Brands, Inc., Ben developed a strong relationship with the RTI Leadership Team over his eight year tenure, and was responsible for overseeing Bluestem’s collaborative PIM technology development work, in conjunction with the RTI Team.

“It has been a unique and fascinating experience over the last eight years to work with this team of technological visionaries. In only a few short, and recent years, the RTI master data and product information management technologies have emerged to be recognized as best in class in the wholesale and retail consumer products industry. The fresh relevance of this timely emergence of the RTI technologies, will serve the industry well in this unprecedented time of rapid change in the product information management space”, says Barras about RTI’s PIM and MDM technologies. “I look forward to a continued relationship with RTI in this advisory role, where I can continue to work collaboratively with the RTI team to influence innovative development in this critical technological space, for the benefit of US consumer products companies”

About Riversand Technologies
Riversand Technologies, Inc. is a worldwide provider of Product Information Management (PIM), Master Data Management (MDM) and data quality solutions. Customers include VF Corporation, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Beiersdorf, Domino’s Pizza, Schneider Electric, ESAB, Teva Pharmaceuticals, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil. Riversand's PIM and MDM solutions allow clients to manage accurate, timely and up-to-date information through their supply chains, providing accelerated time-to-market, vendor data on-boarding, product assortment growth and an enhanced cross-channel customer experience. For more information, visit Riversand.com and follow @RiversandMDM on Twitter.

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