Demandware Appoints Tony Leach EVP of Worldwide Client Services

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Former Oracle and E.piphany executive joins leading on-demand ecommerce platform provider to lead growth in Demandware services business.

Demandware (, developer of the breakthrough On-Demand eCommerce Platform, today announced the appointment of software industry veteran Tony Leach to Executive Vice President of Worldwide Client Services. In this role, Leach will assume responsibility for worldwide client services, support and training with a focus on scaling Demandware's customer service program through the company's dramatic growth phase. Demandware grew more than 200 percent in 2007 with similar growth forecasted for 2008.

Leach has more than 20 years experience leading some of the world's largest services businesses. Prior to joining Demandware, he was the EMEA Executive Vice President and General Manager for E.piphany since 1999. Leach also served as the Senior Vice President, Worldwide Consulting for Oracle and was employed by Oracle from 1994 through 1999, running an organization more than 13,000 people strong. Leach began his career with KPMG, becoming a partner of the firm in 1984. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Accounts, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

"We are pleased to have Tony Leach on board to support Demandware and our customers as we continue to grow and become a global player in ecommerce," said John Pearce, President and CEO of Demandware. "Having a seasoned leader in this critical role will help us scale to meet the increasing international demand for Demandware solutions and services."

With Leach on board, Demandware continues to focus on client success and best-of-breed customer service across geographies. Demandware serves dozens of U.S.-based and international brands, including $2 billion toy manufacturer Playmobil (running in 11 countries), U.S.-based Timberland (which recently expanded internationally), and House of Fraser (one of the UK's largest department stores). As Demandware grows its business, it is expanding its operations to better serve its global customers.

About Demandware, Inc.
Demandware drives the success of high-growth brands with its breakthrough On-Demand eCommerce Platform that empowers merchandising and marketing talent with total control over the shopping experience and continuous competitive differentiation. Leading brands such as Bare Escentuals, House of Fraser, Playmobil, Sally Beauty Supply and Timberland leverage Demandware's best-in-class eCommerce functionality and automatic upgrades to help achieve higher conversion rates, increase average order size, and improve customer retention. Demandware is the only on-demand eCommerce solution that enables the rapid rollout of new sites, provides ubiquitous access to business and technical users, and is backed by a patented grid computing architecture that delivers capacity as needed for performance and reliability that exceeds industry standards. For more information about Demandware, visit, call 888-553-9216 or email

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